3 years and a few months ago, I met Allison Vanore on Twitter. In 3 days, I’ll be married to her.
I won’t go into all the details here – I mean, I wrote a book about the first year of our relationship. We’ve been planning the wedding for the last 15 months, and during that time I’ve been racking my brain for a way to tweet the wedding. I mean, it’s fitting seeing that we met on Twitter, we get almost all our work from Twitter, almost all our friends are on Twitter, why not have the wedding on Twitter?
The trick is tweeting the wedding without being noticed. I can’t be under the gazebo on the beach, saying my vows, trying to tweet. A few weeks ago, while using TweetDeck, it hit me – scheduled tweets.
I have the script for the wedding from our officiant, and my vows, and the music that’s going to be played as we walk down the aisle (that I wrote for my proposal to Allison, and no one else in the world has heard).
So, I’ve scheduled the wedding on Twitter. Even if you don’t have a Twitter account, it’s easy to follow along. Go to www.twitter.com/robgokee, and watch the stream of tweets in real time. The wedding is Sunday, June 24th, and starts at 6:15pm Eastern Standard Time (3:15pm PST), and there will be tweets in real time, along with a link to the song I wrote, and a few secret pictures. If you have a Twitter account and want to interact, we’re using the hashtag #RAllieWed.
I’m pretty sure no one has live tweeted a wedding before, so maybe we’re doing something new. All I care about is that, at around 6:45pm EST Sunday, June 24th, I’ll be married to my best friend in the world.