When Greg Rewis popped the question via Twitter to his girlfriend, Stephanie Sullivan, more than a few eyebrows were raised. But when Stephanie said yes over the micro-blogging site, a lot of friends thought they were completely nuts. The pair didn't see it that way; they were in a long-distance relationship, they're self-described geeks, and Twitter is as easy a way to communicate, if not easier, than the phone or, gasp — in person!
Fast forward two years and the pair is just hours away from what Wired magazine is calling a "Twitter wedding." This evening family members will be tweeting the entire ceremony to the Twitterverse, vows and all. Greg even created the #tweetwed hash tag so his virtual guests can attend the event.
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"We’ve both had church weddings but this time, there was no way because we have friends all over the world,” she says. “My friends in New Zealand got married and people flew there to attend the wedding — that’s just so much to ask. We wanted to provide a way for people to participate and follow along and enjoy the happiness. We live on Skype and SMS and Twitter. That’s why we’re doing the wedding this way: Greg and I already live in a virtual world.”
While the "real" ceremony will be taking place in Phoenix with a guest list of only 10, thousands are expected to be following along via Twitter, Twitpics, and Flickr. The wedding starts at 6 p.m. PDT — will we see you there?
Source: Flickr User mcmay