Is this the most embarrassing groomsman ever? Tech billionaire Larry Page wears his Google Glass at the altar during brother-in-law’s glitzy wedding in Croatia
By Louise Boyle Daily Mail PUBLISHED: 16 July 2013
While most brides fret about being upstaged by glamorous bridesmaids on their wedding day, spare a thought for this wife-to-be who had to compete with one of the tech world’s best-known billionaires showing off his latest gadget at the altar.
Google co-founder Larry Page was seen last Friday showing off the company’s high-tech specs at the wedding of his brother-in-law McLain Southworth to Yasemin Denari in the town square of Motovun in Croatia.
The tech tycoon wore his Google Glass as he stood in a line of groomsmen at the altar, fiddling with the eye-piece as the ceremony took place.
Attention-grabber: Larry Page shows off his innovative Google Glass, not yet on the market, while standing at the altar at his brother-in-law’s wedding
Page, 40, looked like he was having a great time with his high-tech toy – which allows the user to snap pictures with just a wink.
The gadget, which is not yet on the market, appeared to be attracting plenty of attention from wedding guests.
The city’s two main squares were closed on July 12 as hundreds of guests watched as the stunning Miss Denari married Mr Southworth. The newlyweds had spent several days sightseeing in the city prior to their big day.
The Google CEO and his wife Lucinda, who married in 2007 on Richard Brain’s Necker Island, have been staying at the secluded Villa Vela in Buzet after arriving by private jet.
The Google billionaire skipped the annual tech conference in Sun Valley, Idaho to attend his brother-in-law’s wedding.
Capturing the moment: Larry didn’t miss a beat escorting comely bridesmaids at the ceremony as he wore his Google Glass which has a built-in video camera
The four-day gathering attracts some 300 of the wealthiest and most powerful executives in media, finance, politics and technology and has a history of launching landmark media deals.
Guests who attended billionaire-studded convention last week included Bob Iger, the CEO of Walt Disney Co., Les Moonves, the CEO of CBS Corp. and Barry Diller, the chairman of IAC/InterActive Corp., with his wife, the designer Diane von Furstenberg.
Despite not joining his colleagues, Page did not waste the chance to gain more publicity for Google Glass during the glitzy wedding held in the town’s public square.
Distraction: Page talks to a wedding guest from behind his Google Glass
Google Glass, which could be on sale this Christmas for around $1,500, has become the latest ‘must-have’ tech gadget.
The frames, made from titanium and plastic, allow users to take photos, film video and, of course, make Google searches with the information popping up in their line of vision via a Wi-Fi connection.
In May, Congressmen wrote to Larry Page to ask what steps Google was taking to protect the privacy of non-users. Google reassured government officials that they were carefully considering the ‘new issues’ the glasses might raise.
Perhaps how to deal with an irate bride might be one of them.