The First Google Glass Wedding – Marsha and Curt
Digital wedding bells were ringing at the Social Media Wedding of the year of our favorite Tweethearts, Marsha Collier and Curt Buthman.
Marsha and Curt once again made social media history on November 8, 2013 at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA, where they tied the digital knot to the crowdsourced Twitter hashtag of #MarshaandCurtWedding.
This wedding was the first-ever where a Bride walked down the aisle wearing Google Glass to capture both video and photos of the ceremony. As the couple said their marriage vows, again they recorded yet another social media first, where they captured their “I Do’s” in a six second Twitter vine video for their friends and followers to enjoy as they followed the digital festivities.
It was an honor and joy to share this beautiful day with my friends and to share this social media love story with you.
So how did this Twitter love all begin?
As the author of over 40 books, host of the #custserv chat on Twitter, and named by Forbes as one of the Top 10 Women Social Media Influencers, when it came to her love life, there was no doubt that she’d attract a handsome man with her social media presence.
The couple, both social media enthusiasts, originally started following each other as friends on Twitter in 2009. As I sat with them in the Bridal suite before the wedding ceremony, they shared their favorite Twitter moments with me.
“One day I was stumped as to how to change a lightbulb,” said Marsha. “I turned to the twitterverse and asked, ‘Can anyone help me? Is there an electrician out there?’” Curt came to her rescue and send her a private message and their friendship turned into a digital crush.
Marsha had the opportunity to return the favor. Curt recalls sending out a tweet, which said, “I need 5 more people on Facebook to get my Vanity URL.” Marsha tweeted back with, “And now you need 4 more.”
The two eventually met in person (IRL) at BlogWorld, the world’s largest social media conference, where Marsha, author of over 40 books, was autographing copies of two of her books, eBay For Dummies and Facebook and Twitter For Seniors For Dummies at the Wiley booth.
The rest is Twitter history. Their crush turned into a digital romantic journey, complete with the first Twitter vine video marriage proposal in May of 2013.
It was no surprise that their wedding ceremony would be filled with a few more social media firsts…The first Google Glass bride and the first Twitter vine video marriage vows. As Marsha was selected to be one of Google’s exclusive “Glass Explorers” and is the co-host of the Computer and Technology radio show, she couldn’t resist the urge to continue to be a leader in technology on her wedding day.
In an elegant wedding to remember, the Bride was walked down the aisle by her first cousin, British Army Colonel Simon Goldstein MBE. She was wearing a vintage A-line bridal gown she selected from Unique Vintage in Burbank, CA. As the dress was a few sizes to large for her, she had it completely custom fit and added a pocket to carry her Samsung Galaxy Note 2 phone and lipstick.
“A bride needs a pocket,” said Collier during my conversation with her in the Bridal Suite. Her shoes were purchased on eBay. “Why spend money on shoes that you’d never wear again?”
Social media friends were snapping photos throughout the evening and posting to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Google+. The service was officiated by social media friend Jeff Rago and the Bride’s daughter Susan Dickman was the Maid-of-Honor.
As expected, their wedding hashtag of #marshaandcurtwedding became a trending topic on Twitter.
At the end of the digital day, Curt admitted he was attracted to Marsha’s Twitter profile photo when he started following her. Need I say more? It’s all about the profile photos.
Photo Credits: Josh “CuriousJosh” Reiss
Julie Spira is an online dating expert and founder of CyberDatingExpert.com. She creates irresistible profiles for singles on the dating scene. For more online dating advice, follow @JulieSpira on Twitter and sign up for the free Weekly Flirt newsletter.