Nigerian couple who met on Twitter 5 years ago, wed in Abuja

It was a joyful celebration for Nigerian couple Fatima and Salem, who met on Twitter 5 years and decided to take their meeting one step further.

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Friends, loved ones and family members turned up for the wedding ceremony of the Nigerian couple, which was held in Abuja.

Fatima who shared photos from their wedding ceremony on Twitter, tweeted;

5years ago i met the LOML on twitter. Now we are about to tie the knot. Alhamdulillah ya Allah !!16.02.18.My fiancé and I shall be most obliged if you can honour us with your presence at the event. However, if you are unable to do so, kindly pray for us. Thank you

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Still on Twitter couple stories, a couple have become the first to share 280-character wedding vows as they celebrated their wedding ceremony – which will officially take place on 3 March – at the Twitter head office in London.

Simon Savidge, 35, met his fiancé Chris Burton, 46, on Twitter and the pair fell in love after initially bonding over a mutual love of cheese and beards. Following some flirtatious Tweets and messages, their relationship blossomed and the couple, both from Wirral, Merseyside, got engaged before being invited to exchange 280-character vows in a ceremony at Twitter HQ. Back in 2012, Simon dedicated his Twitter bio to his love for ‘cheese, books and beards’, which caught Chris’s eye, prompting him to send a tweet to Simon saying: ‘I work in cheese and have a beard, so two out of three isn’t bad’.

There was an instant spark for the couple, who started DMing before meeting for a first date a week later. Despite family and friends finding Twitter an odd way to meet, their love continued to grow, both online and offline. In 2017 Chris popped the question while on a holiday in Cyprus.

To celebrate the couple finding love through the platform, Twitter invited the couple to the first ever ‘Twitter ceremony’, just in time for Valentine’s Day. The couple even exchanged their wedding vows using the 280 character extended character count, which was introduced to Twitter back in November.

 

 

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