The capital city of India is New Delhi
First wedding reception in the metaverse for newlyweds who wanted to avoid coronavirus restrictions on their big day attracted more than 3,000 guests.
It is a virtual reality platform that uses 3D avatars, augmented reality, and videos for social interactions in the metaverse. This past Sunday, Dinesh SP and Janaganandhini Ramaswamy, 23, were married in a traditional Tamil Nadu wedding ceremony in the state’s southern region.
However, due to the pandemic, they were only able to invite 100 guests to the wedding, so they opted to host it online. Strangers were drawn in by the spectacle, dubbed “Asia’s first ever metaverse marriage,” which began late Sunday night and lasted nearly two hours before it was over. Dinesh SP and Janaganandhini Ramaswamy, 23, greet guests on stage in avatars of themselves. A TardiVerse photo
Groom Dinesh SP, 24, and bride Janaganandhini Ramaswamy, 23, are represented by animated avatars who stand on a stage and welcome guests. Pictures courtesy of TardiVerse
India’s first metaverse wedding
It’s no secret that both the groom, who works in blockchain technology, and Ms. Ramaswamy, an IT professional, are Potterheads, or Harry Potter fans. They used TardiVerse, a tech start-up, to create a Hogwarts-themed metaverse for the reception.
As avatars of their guests arrive to congratulate the newlyweds, footage from the event shows the couple’s avatars dressed in their traditional wedding attire: the groom wears a white shirt and sarong, and the bride wears a white sari.
Harry Potter fans, the couple hosted their virtual reception in a Hogwarts-themed castle. TardiVerse’s photograph The couple, who are huge Harry Potter fans, decided to hold their virtual wedding reception in a castle modelled after Hogwarts. The picture was taken by TardiVerse.
An exhilarating experience, to say the least “The founder of TardiVerse, Vignesh Selvaraj, told The National. “The reception drew around 3,000 guests. The fact that it was such a huge success makes me feel good about all the time and effort I put into it.
Several of the guests took to social media to talk about their time there.
“Finally into Asia’s 1st Metaverse Wedding,” a Twitter user by the name of Divit wrote. The experience was fascinating,” he said. The bride’s father, who passed away in April, was represented at the reception by an avatar.
Because he didn’t want his special day marred by a small guest list, Mr. Dinesh had the idea to host a metaverse party and invite guests from all over the world to virtually share in his and his bride and groom’s joy.
Non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, were sent to the couple’s friends and family around the world in the form of exclusive, cryptographically linked digital content as an invitation.