Japanese couple married by robot priest

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They say no two weddings are exactly the same, but one Japanese couple tied the knot in a particularly unique fashion, when they were married by a robot!

Satoko Inoue and Tomohiro Shibata said their vows in Tokyo in front of the i-Fairy.

The robot, which is normally used to direct visitors through museums and science exhibits, was given a wreath and flowers and reprogrammed to act as the priest at the couple's wedding.

The couple chose to be married by the i-Fairy because it brought them together - the bride works at the company where it is made and the groom is a client.

After saying "I do", the bride also explained that she wanted to use the event as a way to make people think of robots as being part of their lives rather than just in a factory.

The ceremony was certainly different from the norm, but the couple's families supported the idea.