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Couple says 'I do' ... via Twitter

Sep. 7, 2012 at 6:42 PM ET

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An attendee of the wedding of Cengizhan Celik and Candan Canik tweeted a photo of the happy couple.

We've seen Twitter used to enhance — and occasionally demolish — relationships in all sorts of ways, so it shouldn't really come as a surprise that a bride and groom chose to let the social network play a key role in their wedding ceremony. Yes, the pair said those magical words — "I do" — by tapping them out on an iPad and tweeting them into the void.

Actually, to be more precise, Cengizhan Celik and Candan Canik married on Monday in Üsküdar, Istanbul, with each tweeting "evet," the Turkish word for "yes," from an iPad. It was the equivalent of "I do" in their ceremony (a video of which has, naturally, been uploaded to the Internet already).

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Mustafa Kara, their local mayor, officiated the tech-friendly ceremony and even asked the bride and groom if they took each other as husband and wife by tweeting as well.

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While one might think that kicking off a marriage via Twitter signals that the newlyweds are far too obsessed with social media, it is worth noting that the bride has only ever posted a single tweet — the one she tapped out on her wedding day. The groom, on the other hand, is a social media editor for a news site, as the New York Daily News' Meena Hart Duerson points out.

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