Twitter has hosted proposals and divorce announcements, so it was
only a matter of time before the site serviced an actual wedding
Recently, a Turkish couple made it official by tweeting ‘I Do,’ in
what’s believed to be the world’s first Twitter-hosted wedding. Actually
they wrote ‘Evet’—the Turkish word for ‘Yes’—on their iPads, and added a
few extra ‘T’s’ as is customary when expressing joy through digital
The groom, Cengizhan Celik, is a social media editor for the news
website Ensonhaber.com, so it almost makes sense that Twitter would
serve as his best man. The bride, Candan Canik, doesn’t seem to share
the same enthusiasm for the service, considering her vow was her first
tweet. But love is all about making sacrifices, right? See video after cut
In a video of the ceremony, posted on YouTube, an officiant prompts
the couple to confirm their vows and they both gaze into the faces of
their respective iPads. By that point, Celik was already deep into
live-tweeting the ceremony. Earlier, he’d kicked it off by posting the
update: “Let the fun begin.” It was an open invitation for the world to
virtually crash the party. And crash they did. The wedding received
international coverage and Celik retweeted copious congratulations with
How Skype made one couple’s wedding dream come true
After they made it official and signed a marriage license with pen
and paper (wah-wah), the groom tweeted a photo with his new bride,
exhibiting the precise amount of web-friendly sarcasm as he held a
finger-gun to his head and made a ‘what have I done?’ expression.
That photo joined the carousel of images on Celik’s personal Twitter gallery, also home to photos of Jeff Daniels and Webster.
It’s not the first wedding ceremony to rely on technological
innovations. Skype and laptops have been integrated into ceremonies when
one-half of a couple is separated by an ocean. Servicemen stationed
oversees have been patched in virtually to make their marriages official
when they’re far from home. One couple live-streamed their vows for
guests who couldn’t catch a flight to their Dubai wedding in the
aftermath of Iceland’s volcanic eruption.
More recently, a groom-to-be tracked his proposal process on Twitter,
and celebrities like Kelsey Grammer and Ashton Kutcher have used the
social networking site to release public statements about their
Celik’s decision to live-tweet his romantic milestone was simple. He
told a Turkish newspaper he wanted “a little surprise.” The bar was
already set pretty high with singing brides and zombie wedding photos.
But, Celik may have bumped it up a notch. If nothing else, he captured a
moment most newlyweds say flies by in an instant. Too bad so much of it
was spent looking at an iPad.
Culled from Yahoo