Florian Unghetti and Liz Nunez are making history by being the first couple from the United Arab Emirates to marry in the metaverse later this week. The event, which will be attended by close family and friends of the couple, will be held at Decentraland.
Dressed in a chic, custom black and brown suit and a beautiful white dress bought from the biggest NFT Open Sea market for around $100, Florian and his wife Liz will stroll down the aisle of their own private lot on Decentraland .
They will be joined by 20 of their closest friends and family, who will join them in the metaverse from the comfort of their homes. They will exchange vows followed by speeches from best man and bridesmaid. Then, the small group will travel to an unknown location in the metaverse to party the night away.
“I come from France and my wife is Paraguayan,” said Florian Unghetti.
“We dreamed of bringing our family and friends from France and Paraguay to Dubai to attend our wedding. However, Covid and legal hurdles played spoilsport. That’s when we decided to bring things into the metaverse.
The couple who got legally married in Georgia in 2019 faced many legal issues due to our different nationalities while trying to register their marriage. “That’s one of the reasons we chose to fly to Georgia to register our marriage,” Florian said.
The couple are really excited about their wedding which is due to take place on May 19, 2022. “We had several training sessions,” Florian said.
“But I’m really nervous. The biggest challenge we face is connectivity. If someone’s computer crashes or has a problem with connectivity, we’re going to have a problem. That’s why we have recorded backups of everything, including our vows. But we’re crossing our fingers that everything goes well.”
Inspired by their legal hassles, the couple decided to start their own wedding planning business. “Once back, we decided to start our own business to help couples like us who face legal nightmares when trying to register their marriage,” Florian said.
“In a city like Dubai where people from all over the world come, meet and fall in love, we felt that a service like ours would help people immensely”
The company has grown since its inception and now has offices in Seychelles and the United States in addition to its parent company in Dubai. The couple hope to experiment with their Metaverse wedding before offering the same service to couples around the world. Although the final cost of the wedding is still not available, it is estimated at more than 3,000 Dh. The couple hope the service will be helpful to those facing legal and other restrictions in the post-pandemic period.
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