From CrackBerry to Forever - How a couple brought far away friends close for their wedding with BBM

BBM Wedding
By Michelle Haag on 21 Mar 2012 02:38 pm EDT
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We love nothing more here at CrackBerry than seeing our community grow, and we've seen a lot of friendships start right here in our forums. Heck, Bla1ze and I met through CrackBerry, and we're still together three years later. However, there is another couple that met in the forums, and they not only are still together, but they got married this weekend!

John and Tara met back in 2010 through a BBM group that John started. Tara joined the group, and over time the two realized that they had a lot in common, and they grew closer. Eventually they met, and the rest, as they say, is history. Being BlackBerry addicts, they threw a twist in their wedding: they broadcast the whole thing over a BBM group, so their friends from CrackBerry could be there with them.

Twenty-six of their friends joined the BBM group, sharing the nuptials and pictures via chat. The wedding was lovely, with the happy couple on the beach surrounded by family and friends, both near and far. Is this the first wedding held via BBM? We're not sure, but it's the first we've heard of, and everyone at CrackBerry wishes John and Tara all the best. Congratulations!

Drop into the forums and leave your congratulations for the newlyweds

Michelle Haag Michelle Haag "@_Miche11e_ and C0001B3B5" 1197 (articles) 1684 (forum posts)

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From CrackBerry to Forever - How a couple brought far away friends close for their wedding with BBM

18 Comments

nice Congrats...its like a Blackberry love story..they should make a commercial.I'm pretty sure this would make good marketing for blackberry

Wow! I've heard of about a couple meeting up through Xbox Live before and getting married. Now BBM?! Pretty awesome! :D

I have the pleasure of knowing John and Tara. I met them both on BBM and traveled to meet them. They are wonderful people and I am so happy for them.

I was at the wedding, at least the BBM part and it was quite special. I agree this is a fine example of how BBM groups can be used and enrich our lives.

Congrats John & Tara

AND Michelle & Chris!

I'm a big time crackberry addict, but transcribing the ceremony live on BBM is a little much, even for me. To each their own though...

Really cool.. Congratulations! I know these kind of relationships.. I'm sure it will last a very, very long time :)