Groom 'tweets' marriage from altar

Agence France-Presse

Posted at Dec 04 2009 06:32 PM | Updated as of Dec 05 2009 02:32 AM

NEW YORK – A US groom who loves social networking as much as his bride pulled out a cell phone during their wedding to 'tweet' and update his Facebook page.

Youtube footage shows Dana Hanna, from Maryland, whip out a telephone from his suit, interrupting the minister. Thoughtfully, he then produces a second phone and hands that to the bride.

"Standing at the altar with @TracyPage where a second ago she became my wife! Gotta go, time to kiss my bride," Hanna wrote on his Twitter account from the altar steps.

He also updated his status on Facebook to married.

"I now pronounce you husband and wife. It's official on Facebook, it's official in my book," the minister says to laughter from guests. "You may now kiss the bride."