Couple tie knot in world’s first legal wedding over Zoom

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Filed on November 2, 2020

Scott Marmon from New York, who was separated from his fiancee Agustina Montefiori of Argentina, marries his partner in virtual ceremony

As many parts of Europe brace for the second lockdown in an attempt to stop the rapid increase of coronavirus, it seems that some couples who had postponed their wedding due to Covid do not want to wait any longer. In a first-of-its-kind case, a couple has sought refuge in technology to tie the knot as they live thousands of miles apart.

Scott Marmon from New York and Augustina Montefiori from Argentina have now become the first couple in the world to get married over Zoom while living in countries separated by 6,000 miles miles.

According to a report in the Daily Mail, the duo have known been together ever since they first met in Denver in May 2017, but were separated for the past year after Augustina returned to Buenos Aires.

Scott had proposed to his partner earlier in January and was planning on joining Augustina in Argentina in March before the pandemic disrupted his plans. Unable to get reunited, the duo decided to get hitched last week over a Zoom call.

Scott had earlier attempted to go to Argentina to be with his fiancee in March but flights were grounded due to the pandemic. A while later, when he tried to rejoin his partner, he was denied permission as the couple weren't married nor were they related.

However, the duo managed to beat the system when they were granted a marriage licence after conducting their wedding ceremony online. Scott can now apply for a visa to be reunited with his wife.

The 19-hour wedding ceremony took place on Wednesday with virtual guests.

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