Decentraland became the first blockchain platform to become a wedding host. The platform hosted a Phoenix, Arizona wedding of a couple in the digital world. The couple’s digital identities tied the know this weekend and this was the first of its kind in the metaverse.
The ceremony had everything, bells and whistles, along with witnesses and an officiant, Clint Bolick from the Supreme Court. A virtual gathering of 2000 guests also participated on February 5th, 2022, which was a Saturday. The Rose Law Firm/Group was hired by the couple Candice and Ryan Hurley to legalize the marriage formally. The group’s founder, Jordan Rose (also the President), said it was and is the first of its kind wedding to be hosted on a metaverse-based blockchain.
Jordan Rose says that their group developed the legal paradigm for a digital metaverse marriage, even if this technology is still in a nascent stage. The wedding ceremony took place on the Law Group’s Decentraland estate. The Law firm also developed a framework for meta-marriages by incorporating an online/virtual agreement for premarital procedures. Part of the process included the couple’s virtual identities along with their digital assets, as per blockchain records.
In the meantime, the license for this “meta-marriage” identified and recorded the couple’s virtual identities. Their place of marriage on the blockchain was managed and converted to an NFT token. Ms. Rose explained that there is no legal or written framework currently which deals with marriages in a metaverse space. It remains to be seen if it will be binding legally. It is more like a contract question.