Indian couple celebrates blockchain wedding with NFT vows, digital priest

A young couple from India used nonfungible tokens (NFTs) to digitize their love for each other till eternity over the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain. 

The recently married couple from Pune, India, Shruti Nair and Anil Narasipuram decided to take their court marriage to the next level by hosting a blockchain wedding. According to Anil, the husband:

“I read some articles on how people in other countries were doing blockchain marriages and it motivated me.”

Other prominent crypto entrepreneurs to follow the trend include Rebecca Kacherginsky, Coinbase’s staff product designer.

Most people get married in a place of religious worship, on a beach, or in the mountains. Peter (@_iphelix) and I are NOT most people. We got married on the #blockchain. 1/7 pic.twitter.com/2ExexrlLbZ

— Rebecca Kacherginsky (@rgoldilox) April 2, 2021

As a part of the Indian blockchain wedding, the couple was accompanied online by Anoop Pakki, who was responsible for minting the NFT — a.k.a. the digital priest. 

“We read out the vows and after receiving the blessings of our digital priest, I confirmed the transaction to transfer the NFT to my wife’s digital wallet,” said Anil explaining the “The transaction took a few minutes (and about $35 in ETH gas fees) after which we were pronounced husband and wife by our digital priest!”

Indian couple Anil and Shruti. Source: LinkedIn

The couple unanimously read the vow, “We won’t make any big promises, but we will do everything we can to make this work. Through all our disagreement and conflict, we hope to grow our understanding of each other and ourselves. We don’t expect to be the whole village for each other, but we will be by each other’s side, hand in hand, walking through this adventure, together.”

Wedding vow NFT. Source: OpenSea

The wedding vow, which was in the form of a digital image was then minted as an NFT by the digital priest on the OpenSea platform. The description of the NFT read:

“This contract is between Shruti Sathian Nair, born March 17, 1988, and Anil Mohan Narasipuram,…..

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