Because we were so thankful that the new Adventist Forum brought us together, we decided that a unique online wedding would
give publicity to the new forum throughout the Adventist Church. Discovering that a legal online wedding had never been done before and that it was not difficult to make the
ceremony legally binding, arrangements were made with the SYSOP of the Adventist Forum to get married online.
Randy proposed in a thread in the Adventist Forum, Rachel accepted in his thread. The Adventist Forum meeting rooms were
scheduled for the wedding and reception. Conference Room A was changed for the service to the Wedding Chapel, and Conference Room B to the Reception Hall.
Over 150 computers worldwide (full capacity of the Forum) were connected to the Adventist Forum for the wedding. Many more wanted to get into the Wedding
Chapel but were not able to get in. Guests attended from all over the world . . . Hawaii, Australia, England, and the Czech Republic to name a few countries. Computers were
surrounded by people wanting to attend the first-ever service . . . we were told one home had 30 people there!
Forum members had a wedding shower for us in the Town Hall section of the forum. In the Singles Network section members participated
in the bridal bouquet and garter toss. The Health Department of the General Conference hosted our wedding reception. They suggested that those online celebrate with Little Debbie Snack
Cakes (white snack cakes) and Martinelli's sparkling grape juice!.
In telling our story on national television, "I've
been assured," quipped Tom Brokaw on NBC Nightly News, "that the honeymoon will not be in virtual reality!" (Our honeymoon was at Casa
Sedona, in Red Rock Country, Arizona)! You may read the text of our cyber wedding complete with the names of all who participated
in the ceremony. Click here for more news media coverage of our wedding.
Click here for more information on how to do a legal cyberwedding.