Couple Makes History With First Twitter Wedding [Video]
If you thought the first wedding to ever happen on Twitter would come in America, you’d be wrong. Groom Cengizhan Celik and his lovely bride Candan Canik (seen above in the comical wedding photo posted on Twitter) took to their iPads at the end of their ceremony Monday when prompted by the officiant to confirm their vows on Twitter.
Yahoo blog Shine reported they both tweeted the word Evet, which is Turkish for yes. The couple also signed a traditional marriage certificate. While the wedding was no doubt a special day, it was not unlike a day at the office for the groom. social media editor for the news website Ensonhaber.com.
The Today Show reported that while Celik is a prodigious tweeter — he actually live tweeted the ceremony — his bride is less obsessed with everyone’s favorite 140-character limited social media site. She’s only posted one tweet ever, the one saying “Evettttttt” to her husband. Txtra letter Ts at the end add emphasis, like someone might say ‘Yessssssss’ in English.
By contract, Celik began his nuptial Twitter party by posting “Let the fun begin.” The wedding received international coverage and Celik retweeted congratulatory messages from countless people.
Technological innovations at weddings have become more commonplace in recent years with services like Skype, Facebook and Twitter beying involved in everything from proposals to live streaming of wedding services themselves.
As far as anyone can tell, however, Celik and Canik seem to be the first pair to ever say ‘I do,’ or rather, ‘evet’ via Twitter.