Tying the knot

High-tech wedding allows cancer-stricken mom to watch daughter get married


Here comes the… GoPro? Bride Samantha Carisch and groom Taylor Sinclair had a high-tech wedding last week in Sonoma County, California, after winning the annual The Knot Dream Wedding contest earlier this year. A drone swooped around taking beautiful shots of the ceremony, a GoPro was tucked inside the bride’s bouquet, a robot butler was on-site, 3D-printed favors awaited guests, and a crew of producers were livestreaming the event on The Knot’s website. The livestream allowed thousands of viewers to watch the ceremony, including the bride’s mother, who is battling late-stage cancer and viewed it from her hospital bed. Her mom was also able to participate in the wedding’s planning; important elements of the wedding were crowdsourced online. Voters were able to select critical aspects like the bride’s dress, the bride’s hair, the invitations, the flowers, and the honeymoon destination. Where will the lucky couple be traveling to after their tricked-out wedding? The voters chose Tahiti–and their honeymoon, thankfully, will not be livestreamed.

Read the full story at Mashable and ABC7.

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