This man married his smartphone – for a very good reason

By Samantha Luiz
03 July 2016

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What if the love of your life is right in front you?

That was the realisation that Aaron Chervenak came to one day. But there was nothing conventional about his object of affection: his smartphone.

That's right.

The US man married his smartphone in a bizarre ceremony at the Little Las Vegas Chapel in the American state of Nevada.

Aaron took his love for his smartphone to a whole new level. PHOTO: YouTube Aaron took his love for his smartphone to a whole new level. PHOTO: YouTube

“If we’re gonna be honest with ourselves, we connect with our phones on so many emotional levels," he says in a video taken at the ceremony.

"We look to it for solace, to calm us down, to put us to sleep, to ease our minds, and to me, that’s also what a relationship is about.

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“So, in a sense, my smartphone has been my longest relationship,” he added.

“That’s why I wanted to see what it was like to actually marry a phone.”

Aaron took his love for his smartphone to a whole new level. PHOTO: YouTube Aaron took his love for his smartphone to a whole new level. PHOTO: YouTube

Michael Kelly, the owner of the chapel, was surprised to learn that Aaron had traveled all the way from Los Angeles to wed his smartphone in Las Vegas.

"At first it was like, 'what'?” he admitted.

“And then I was like... Alright let’s do it," adding that they don't "really have many people that marry inanimate objects."

Aaron took his love for his smartphone to a whole new level. PHOTO: YouTube Aaron took his love for his smartphone to a whole new level. PHOTO: YouTube

Regardless, he could understand the reasoning behind the wedding.

“People are so connected to their phones and they live with them all the time,” he mused.

“They're with them 24 hours a day. They go to sleep with their cell phone. They wake up with their cell phone, sometimes it's the first thing that they check."

After the unusual ceremony, Aaron said he's “I’m trying to ask the hard questions of myself as to what this relationship means".

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While the marriage isn't legally recognised by Nevada, Aaron still managed a powerful statement about how our increasing dependence on technology is affecting our behaviour.

“What I hope my wedding will do is to somehow act as a symbolic gesture to show how precious our phones are becoming in our daily lives.”

How much do you love your phone?

Watch the full ceremony below:

Sources: ktnv.com, youtube.com

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