That very question was asked on Monday when two people met for the very first time at the altar! South East radio station, Beat 102-103 launched a competition entitled “Two Strangers and a Wedding” in which brides and grooms were shortlisted by listeners and had contact only over the airwaves. The chosen bride, known only as “Lady” and her groom called, “Batman” were part of what the radio station called, a social experiment and “possibly the greatest love story ever told”.
The wedding itself was completely sponsored and held in a Hotel in Kilkenny. The couple were promised a two week honeymoon in Portugal and a year of rent-free living, should they decide to fully legitimize the wedding by June 6th.
Bebhinn O’Keeffe and Alan Healy are as ‘newlyweds’ as it gets
As crazy as this whole concept sounds – it isn’t the first time Two Strangers and a Wedding has been attempted. In fact, it was done on 95.5 WPLJ (where I worked last Summer) in 2006, when the couple stayed together for just 6 months before divorcing. It was also done on Dublin’s 98fm and the couple is still together and has a child!
All through Beat’s competiton the word “genuine” has been used a million times. I’m sure the couple involved are totally up for meeting this new person and giving love a go – but it seems like an elaborate PR scheme on the part of Beat 102-103 to me!
Is love blind? I guess only time will tell!