ⓘ Featured image: Dinesh Kshatriyan via Twitter
Tamil Nadu, India-based Dinesh S P and Janaganandhini Ramaswamy made headlines lately as the couple disclosed that they will host their reception ceremony in Metaverse.
According to the reports, the duo will tie the knot in early February and after the wedding ceremony they will switch on their laptops to enter into a Hogwarts themed virtual venue where their reception will be held. The reception will be attended by family and friends from all across the world.
Dinesh, a project associate with IIT Madras, approached Vignesh Selvaraj, the founder & CEO of TardiVerse, a Mixed Reality and Blockchain-based startup based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
Revealing his plan of hosting his reception in the Metaverse, Dinesh took on to Twitter to make the announcement – showcasing a video that provides a glimpse of how the Metaverse reception would look like,
“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.”
Speaking of his idea, Dinesh in a press statement said,
“I came up with the idea of having a Metaverse wedding reception, and my fiancee also liked the idea,”
“I have been into crypto and blockchain technology, and have been mining ethereum, a form of cryptocurrency, for the last one year. Since blockchain is the basic technology of Metaverse, when my wedding was fixed, I thought of having a reception in Metaverse,” Dinesh added.
Being Harry Potter fans, the couple has chosen the Hogwarts theme for their wedding reception. The couple avatars will sport traditional clothing being the groom and the bride, while guests will log in and choose their respective avatars.
The guests will be able to interact with the bride and the groom during the virtual reception and offer gifts. Speaking of which, Dinesh added,
“We are accepting marriage gifts via Metaverse,”
“Guests can transfer gift vouchers, or Google Pay, and we are also accepting cryptos as gift.”