COVID restrictions force Indian couple to hold event in virtual world, report says
Photo taken from twitter account of Dinesh Kshatriyan
India’s first metaverse wedding reception attracted over 3,000 guests, a report said Monday.
Dinesh SP, 24, and his fiancée Janaganandhini Ramaswamy, 23, who were married Sunday in a traditional ceremony in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, decided to hold their reception in the virtual world because of coronavirus pandemic measures that limit the number of guests to 100, United Arab Emirates daily The National reported.
The celebration, billed as “Asia’s first-ever metaverse marriage,” lasted nearly two hours.
The groom, who works with blockchain technology and is a cryptocurrency enthusiast, and Ramaswamy, an IT professional, both fans of Harry Potter, set up a Hogwarts-themed metaverse for the reception with help from a tech start-up called TardiVerse, the daily said.