It has been a dream for many to fly to the moon on their romantic ventures, and while it has been physically impossible, technology has allowed people to fulfill their dreams through the metaverse. European football star Kevin-Prince Boateng became the first person to hold a metaverse wedding on June 11 with his partner, Valentina Fradegrada.
The Hertha Berlin forward took advantage of technological innovation to marry Italian model and businesswoman Valentina Fradegrada with the help of Italian wedding organizer Enzo Miccio.
Boateng and Valentina held a live and virtual wedding on June 11. The live wedding took place in Tuscany, Italy, with their loved ones. Meanwhile, German news site Spox reported that fans and other parties attended the virtual wedding on the moon.
The moon wedding in the metaverse sold tickets that cost 50 euros each, and it was immediately sold out.
“I wanted something special for Valentina, something that has never existed before,” explained Boateng. “Thanks to OVER, we can celebrate our love like no one has done before, in a space location.”
Organizer Enzo Miccio shared shots of the metaverse wedding on Instagram and explained the process of putting the wedding together.
“Imagine putting together a slightly crazy wedding planner who loves challenges and Over the Reality (the decentralized platform for the AR metaverse) and the love that unites two people such as soccer star Kevin-Prince Boateng and Valentina Fradegrada – famous influencer, entrepreneur, DJ, and five-time Wushu Kung Fu champion,” he said.
Miccio described the event as a space wedding and revealed that the newlyweds wanted to be able to marry where no one had done so before.
“The collaboration between us and OVER has given life to a personalized location created entirely with 3D technology,” said the organizer. “The couple, however, also wanted their fans to participate in their wedding. And so it will be. In fact, all participants will be able to access it through an exclusive NFT.”
Apart from the newlyweds, the metaverse wedding also featured the couple’s pet dogs and the wedding organizer’s virtual avatar.
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