The first wedding in the metaverse was held at the Alkaff Mansion in Singapore. It was put on by The Sandbox, 1-Group, and Smobler Studios. Basically, the ceremony took place in both the real world and a virtual location known as “The Sandbox.”
Inside The Metaverse Wedding
Smobler Studios, 1-Group, and The Sandbox all worked together on the wedding. A web3 design company called Smobler Studios made a copy of the Alkaff Mansion in The Sandbox, right down to its unique architecture. The 1-Group was in charge of watching over the copy of the real house that was made from a clone.
Clarence Chan and Joanne Tham got married on September 17, and the theme of their wedding was a disco from the 1970s. Their families and close friends were there for the ceremony. One of the people who started The Sandbox, Sebastien Borget, was in charge of the digital event.
In a tweet, Borget wished the happy couple all the best:
“Clarence and Joanne, who are making history today, have my best wishes. This is a great start to their life together as a married couple.”
He added that he hoped their love grows not only in the real world but also in the Metaverse!
Loretta Chen, the co-founder of Smobler Studio, praised the metaverse by saying that invited guests who couldn’t be there in person might feel like they were there in spirit.
In the future, 1-Group and Smobler want to work together to create phygital and metaverse knowledge and products that can be used at weddings and other events.
As a direct result of this, Singapore now has one of its very first marriages between people from different worlds. In December 2021, the first wedding ever to take place in the metaverse happened.
All in all, the couple exchanged vows in both the real world and the virtual world. The real-life couple’s actions were copied by their virtual counterparts. Accordingly, they even wore the same wedding clothes and paid tribute to how they first met almost five years earlier.