Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Turkey's first Twitter wedding

Love and romance have been transformed forever, thanks to the digital age. Some people think conducting love affairs over the internet is cold and impersonal, but personally I think it's an efficient way of using your time, since many of us are online all day anyway. 

And it seems newlyweds Cengizhan Celik and Candan Canik agree with me. Their wedding was Turkey's first to be officiated via social networking site Twitter. Uskudar mayor Mustafa Kara conducted the ceremony entirely via Twitter, using an iPad to ask the couple in a tweet if they take each other to be lawfully wedded husband and wife.

Techno love: this couple married via Twitter.

"I do," came the tweeted reply from the techno-savvy lovebirds.

However, the mayor and the couple were not actually apart - they were all in a restaurant in Uskudar, Istanbul, where hundreds of guests had gathered to celebrate.

After the Twitter session was over, the mayor personally gave the marriage certificate to the bride, wishing the couple happiness. 


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