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India’s first meta-verse wedding reception attracted 3000 guests

The couple hosted the wedding reception in a virtual world because of coronavirus pandemic measures. The celebration titled “Asia’s first-ever metaverse marriage,” lasted nearly two hours. The wedding reception attracted 3000 guests.

India’s first meta-verse wedding reception attracted 3000 guests, a report emerged on Monday. Dinesh Swamy, 24, and his fiancé Janagananandhini Ramaswamy, 23, married on Sunday in a traditional ceremony in India’s southern state of Tamil Nadu.

The couple hosted the wedding reception in a virtual world because of coronavirus pandemic measures. The celebration titled “Asia’s first-ever metaverse marriage,” lasted nearly two hours. The couple works with blockchain technology and is a cryptocurrency enthusiast. Ramaswamy is an IT professional and both of them are Harry Potter fans. The couple set up a Hogwarts-themed metaverse for the reception with the help of a tech start-up called TardiVerse.

Groom Dinesh also shared his experience on Twitter. In a tweet he said: “I feel so proud and blessed that I have seen and taken advantage of many great opportunities in this world before millions of people have seen them, Beginning of something big! India’s first #metaverse marriage in Polygon blockchain collaborated with TardiVerse Metaverse startup.”

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India’s first metaverse wedding

“We are the first couple in the nation getting married in Metaverse. I have been working on blockchain for the past year, so I know more about it and Crypto. Metaverse is a technology working in blockchain,” said the groom, while speaking to Indian Express.

Twitter users were amazed and even expressed excitement on the news. Some posted a light-hearted comment as well. One Twitter user said, “Marriages made in heaven, and giggles in the #Metaverse. What more can one ask for?!”

“One fine day, I came across a video on Metaverse on YouTube. I thought why can’t we do an event in [the] Metaverse? I know the future is big in Metaverse,” said the groom.

Interestingly, the bride’s father, who passed away last April, was also part of the virtual wedding reception.

“My girlfriend’s father passed away last April. I want to surprise her. I have been planning to bring him in virtually and make him a part of the event. He will be there as a 3D avatar, bless us in the Metaverse. That’s the gift I can give her,” said Dinesh.