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It's Like Tuberculosis On Your Wedding Day: Sick Groom Gets Married Via Skype

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During the year or so that many couples take to plan their nuptials, low on the to-do list tends to be figuring out a back-up plan in case the bride or groom comes down with a debilitating illness that requires them to be quarantined. Well, that might be the next niche in the wedding industry, after the experiences of one Orange County pair. Samuel Kim and Helen Oh had planned the fairy-tale wedding, complete with 500 of their closest friends and relatives, when Kim was inconveniently diagnosed with tuberculosis the day before they were to exchange vows.

But everyone knows that grooms are dispensable accessories in weddings anyway, and so the plans went forward. Guests flooded the church, and the couple was married via Skype. According to ABC7:

Oh and the hundreds of guests continued with the white wedding at the church, as Samuel and his groomsmen carried on from his hospital room, and the couple pledged "I do" via video screens.

Oh had her bridesmaids "fill his shoes" at the cake-cutting and reception, reports ABC7, and the couple now plans to go to Paris for their honeymoon. Together.