The First Metaverse Wedding in the United States

The Rose Law Group's Decentraland estate married on February 6, 2022, in what was billed as the first ever metaverse wedding in the United States.


1st U.S. Metaverse Wedding
Metaverse Wedding | Image: Optimisus

Ryan and Candice Hurley of Phoenix, Arizona, are the first couple to marry utilizing their digital identities in the metaverse.


Rose Law Group has granted legal recognition of the validity of the marriage by constructing a "meta-marriage framework" that includes a "Virtual Premarital Agreement," making it the first law firm in the United States' metaverse to do so.


However, there were a few hiccups throughout the ceremony. Decentraland struggled to accommodate a significant number of virtual visitors, totaling over 2,000.


All of the NFT gifts handed to the attendees were swiftly seized about 20 minutes into the event. In the aisle, there was an avatar of Ryan. For some guests, Candice's avatar did not appear, while others saw a change in the bride's attire and color.


People got married in the Metaverse


A non-fungible token symbolizing the marriage has been uploaded to the blockchain, according to Rose Law Group. Guests were given a wedding favor made out of an NFT to remember the occasion.


Despite this, there has been a lot of debate about the marriage's validity.


"The appearances of the officiants and couple should not be modified in a virtual online wedding," according to American Marriage Ministries.


They must be able to hear and see each other using video-conferencing equipment." As a result, unless the legislation changes, Metaverse marriage will not be regarded lawful.


The "metaverse is the only location where one's perfect fantasy wedding becomes a reality since there are no limits in the metaverse, unlike in the real world," according to Jordan Rose, the founder and president of the Rose Law Group.


Indian's first metaverse wedding


Dinesh SP, 24, and his fiancee Janaganandhini Ramaswamy, 23, tied the knot in a traditional ceremony in the southern state of Tamil Nadu on Sunday.


However, due to the pandemic, they were only able to invite 100 guests to the wedding, so they opted to host it online.