As if bridal magazines and social networking sites weren’t addictive enough, the publishers of Get Married magazine and GetMarried.com have teamed with New York startup RecreateMyNight to create Party On!, a site where the bride, groom and all the guests can post status updates and share wedding photos and videos from Facebook and Twitter. Following the site’s launch on December 15th, the inaugural event took place on New Year’s Eve with a live wedding in Times Square.
“We have a highly engaged audience on GetMarried.com that is also extremely active through social media. As part of our mission to provide innovative solutions that enhance the wedding planning experience, Get Married’s Party On!™ is an exciting and natural fit for brides and their friends to document experiences through this exceptional use of social media,” said Stacie Francombe, founder and editor-in-chief of Get Married Media in a statement. “We are thrilled to bring Party On!™ to our fans and revelers across the globe so they can be a part of the Get Married in Time Square celebration—even from their own homes—as well as share their own memorable events.”
Bethany Philips and Geoffrey Dubie, two Marine reservists who met in Iraq, were chosen from over 2,000 couples to have their wedding streamed live during one of New York’s most celebrated events. On the evening of December 31st, 632 people checked in to post photos and congratulate the couple while they exchanged vows.