Shawn King, host of the Your Mac Life internet radio show, is getting married on Thursday evening in a totally Macworld wedding.
Shawn met his bride, Lesa Snider, three years ago at Macworld. He proposed to her last year — at Macworld.
And when the couple were trying to decide the most convenient place in the country for all their friends to meet, they realized it had to be — Macworld.
The couple are getting married after the show closes at San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall.
Mac author Andy Ihnatko is performing the ceremony. David Pogue, former Macworld columnist now with the New York Times, is giving away the bride. And Chris Breen, also a Mac writer, is playing the piano.
Lesa is chief evangelist at iStockphoto.com. The couple live in Nashville, but Shawn’s family is in Canada and Lesa’s in Texas.
“Every place we mentioned, we thought it would be tough to get them there, and then we realized, ‘Wait a minute, they’ll all be Expo,’” said King, laughing.
“We met here at Macworld Expo three years ago,” he said. “We had a long distance relationship. I asked her to marry me here at the show.”
The civil ceremony will be performed by Ihnatko, who earlier in the week went to San Francisco City Hall to became a deputy marriage commissioner in the State of California, which allows him to perform only one wedding, King said.
After the ceremony, Shawn is throwing a shindig at the Great American Music Hall to promote his radio show.
The party is underwritten by Griffin Technology, Shawn’s long-time sponsor, and when company founder Paul Griffin found out about the civil ceremony beforehand, he jokingly asked Shawn: “Am I paying for your reception?”