The Sandbox, 1-Group, and Smobler Studios held their first metaverse wedding at Singapore’s Alkaff Mansion. The wedding took place both in real life and in The Sandbox metaverse.

The Sandbox, 1-Group, and Smobler Studios collaborated on the wedding, with web3 design agency Smobler Studios recreating the Alkaff Mansion and its distinctive architecture in The Sandbox. The 1-Group was in charge of running the real-world mansion clone.

In a 70s disco-themed wedding, Clarence Chan, the founder of Bandwagon, married Joanne Tham on Saturday, September 17. Sebastien Borget, co-founder of The Sandbox, officiated at the digital ceremony.

Borget tweeted his congratulations to the couple:

Loretta Chen, the co-founder of Smobler Studio, emphasized the benefits of the metaverse by emphasizing how it would be useful for family and friends who could not attend the wedding but could now be present virtually.

In the future, 1-Group and Smobler intend to collaborate to create phygital and metaverse know-how and products for weddings and other events.

As a result, this is one of Singapore’s first metaverse weddings. The first metaverse wedding occurred in December 2021, when the couple married in metaverse while taking vows in the real world.

The virtual avatars mimicked the real-life couple’s actions and even wore the same wedding attire, paying homage to how they met nearly a decade ago.