Categories: Art & Culture

The UAE Just Celebrated Its First Metaverse Wedding

Keeping on its mission of innovation, the UAE recently hosted its first metaverse wedding with a French-Paraguayan couple tying the knot on the digital platform. Unarguably one of the biggest stories of last year, much has been written about the metaverse, although not much is known about it. 

Speaking at length, the metaverse, often dubbed as the future of the internet, can be described as an alternative online world where users can create, buy and sell goods and services through a cyber version of themselves. People can also accomplish daily tasks and celebrate life-marking moments. And that’s exactly what these newlyweds have done. 

Florian Ughetto and Liz Nunez both made history by being the first couple in the UAE to get married online earlier this week. Held on Decentraland, a 3D virtual browser-based platform, the solemn event, which was attended by close family and friends, was reportedly followed by a metaverse afterparty where attendees partied for hours.

Dressed in gowns and suits purchased on OpenSea, the idea proved to be quite convenient when the couple started facing organisation and scheduling issues. 

“I am from France and my wife is Paraguayan,” said Florian Ughetto.

“We dreamt of flying inour family and friends from France and Paraguay to Dubai to attend our wedding. However, Covid and legal hurdles played spoilsport. That is when we decided to take things to the metaverse,” the groom continued. 

Well inspired by their own cyber experience, the couple wish to democratise virtual weddings by offering the service to couples around the world as they are now the proud founders of their own matrimonial business specialised in digital weddings.

Published by
Yassine Hariss

Recent Posts

  • Art & Culture

The 9th Edition of 21,39 Jeddah Arts Examines the Concept of Place and Belonging

Affectionately called the “Artist of the Arabs,” Saudi singer Mohammed Abdu is renowned across the Middle East and beyond. The…

16 hours ago
  • Art & Culture
  • Fashion

On the Move With the Launch of Montblanc’s Latest Collection, 3.0

Summer is officially upon us, and with it comes trips to a variety of locales. As many of us will…

4 days ago
  • Art & Culture

The Last Chapter for Cairo’s Houseboats

For many locals and foreign tourists, the brightly painted wooden houseboats dotted along the River Nile are an iconic part…

4 days ago
  • Art & Culture

Gucci Introduces New Line for Pets So You Can Match With Your Furry Friends

If us humans are allowed to wrap ourselves in some of the world’s most luxurious fabrics and elevated designs, why…

4 days ago
  • Fashion

Review: Loewe Spring 2023 Menswear

Jonathan Anderson presented Loewe’s spring 2023 Men’s show in Paris last week at Tennis Club de Paris against the minimal…

4 days ago
  • Art & Culture
  • Interviews

From Beats and Bars: Interview with Moroccan Rapper Draganov

Growing up, the more you knew and niched about music, the cooler you were. It was a competition we, the…

5 days ago