Here at MaddowBlog, we don’t spend a lot of time on the wedding page, but this one gave me pause.
Fast-lane New Yorkers David Friedlander and Jacqueline Schmidt were married recently. Any resemblance to a traditional wedding was purely accidental. Their nuptials were meant to instruct. According to the New York Times:
“The wedding was probably the first in the city to be held as a kind of TED conference. After the ceremony, in which chants were chanted and vows, written by the couple’s friends, were exchanged, guests sat down to a series of talks, with PowerPoint presentations, on subjects of interest to the couple — ecological efficiency, neuroscience, holistic healing. Those who did not care to listen wandered about eating dumplings and popcorn, which made up the entire nuptial meal.”
They had a PowerPoint presentation. At their wedding. And they invited the media.
Wow so many questions – is this the wedding of the future? I don’t have answers – please let us know what you think about all this. I now pronounce you awesome.
(New York Times: With Vows Exchanged, Break Out the Slides)