While you may fall in love with someone who enjoys the same thing you do and both of you decide to tie the knot, not many people may get the opportunity to have a wedding like the one Desirai Labrada and John Henry are about to have next month. How often does a couple get married: 1) at a gaming event, 2) Halo-style, 3) with MTV recording your greatest moment in life, and 4) receiving the support of people and businesses in your community?
For a couple who met playing online, there’s nothing better than this. Read the following Full Sail press release for more info.
Aunque te enamores de alguien que disfruta lo mismo que tú y los dos deciden casarse, no mucha gente puede conseguir la oportunidad de tener un matrimonio como el que Desirai Labrada y John Henry están a punto de tener el próximo mes. ¿Con qué frecuencia logra una pareja casarse: ¿1) en un evento de juegos, 2) a la Halo, 3) con MTV presente grabando el gran momento de tu vida, y 4) recibiendo el apoyo de la gente y negocios en su comunidad?
Para una pareja que se conoció jugando en línea, no hay nada mejor que esto. Lean el siguiente comunicado de prensa para más información (en inglés).
From/De: Full Sail University [www.fullsail.edu]
Full Sail University Presents “A Match Made in Halo” Wedding Event
WINTER PARK, FL, December 19, 2008 – Full Sail University (www.fullsail.edu), an award-winning entertainment media university near Orlando, FL, presents the video game wedding event, “A Match Made in Halo.” The wedding will take place on Saturday, January 17 at 1:00 PM at the Orlando Science Center (www.osc.org).
The couple will be married during Otronicon (www.otronicon.org), the ultimate video game experience, in front of 3,000 local guests in a fully-themed Halo wedding event. Elements of the Halo theme include: game Master Chief serving as the officiant; bridal party attire featuring bride and groom’s Halo emblems; a string quartet to play Halo soundtrack music; a Halo-themed wedding cake; and Halo décor throughout the ceremony and reception.
The bride and groom and avid gamers, Desirai Labrada and John Henry, met while playing Halo online in December 2004 through the Xbox Live system. In August 2005, Labrada relocated to Florida and began her studies at Full Sail University in the Digital Media Degree Program. The couple continued their relationship while now living together in Central Florida.
“The ‘A Match Made in Halo’ wedding event will bring to life how interactive entertainment and digital media are changing the way we communicate with one another,” said Rob Catto, Program Director of Game Studies at Full Sail University. “Today’s generation is meeting through online platforms and it is only natural for this unique way to connect and date to find its way into multi-player video games.”
MTV Multiplayer Gaming Blog will be blogging about the progression of the wedding plans and featuring 60-second videos prior to the wedding day. MTV News will be traveling to Orlando in January to cover the wedding for a feature segment on MTV.
The couple has received numerous donations from businesses in the Central Florida area to create the Halo-themed memorable occasion. They are the following: Apple Blossom Florist & Gifts (www.appleblossomflorist.com), providing floral décor and bouquets; Aramark (www.aramark.com), providing food and beverage catering; Atlantis 9 (www.atlantis9.com), providing videography services; Becky Lantree – Art Under Glass, providing custom pendants with bride’s Halo emblem; Clambake Partners – String Quartet, providing live Halo themed music; Copperhead Salon (www.copperheadsalon.com), providing hair services for bridal party; Good 2 Go Event Management Inc. (www.g2gevents.com), providing wedding planning services; Heather Smith – Costume Designer, providing wedding dress alterations and customization; La Bella Storia – Weddings & Events (www.labellastoria.com), providing wedding planning services; RF Photography (www.rfphotography.com), providing photography services; Sacino’s Formal Wear (www.sacino.com), providing groomsmen tuxes; Safia Pulliam – Makeup Artist, providing makeup for bridal party; Sullivan’s S&S Jewelers (www.sandsjewelers.com), providing wedding bands; and Zoet Finest Cakes (ww.zoetcakes.com), providing custom wedding cake.
“As a graduate of Full Sail, I have had the opportunity to attend Otronicon and have always enjoyed this one-of-a-kind event,” said Labrada. “Now as a bride and a Halo fan, I cannot think of a more perfect setting to celebrate our wedding day. John and I are greatly thankful to all involved for their generous contributions in making our Halo themed wedding dream a reality.”