Reilly Jennings e Amanda Wheeler casariam em outubro que vem, mas decidiram antecipar a cerimônia no meio do furor com a pandemia. Na última sexta eles primeiro se casaram no civil no bureau de casamentos da cidade quando as medidas de quarentena e distanciamento social já estavam sendo implantadas. Logo em seguida os dois procuraram um amigo para ministrar a cerimônia religiosa no meio da rua.
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we were supposed to get married in October. the reality of that happening in our current climate seemed slim. Amanda’s business closed and everything has just blown up. we got our marriage license yesterday and were walking out the door to get hitched at the courthouse when the mayor announced the immediate closure of the marriage bureau. after several hours of crying (& drinking), one of our dear friends @iknowmattwilson sent us a message saying he was ordained and could marry us through the state of NY (nyc has weird laws that you have to be married by someone ordained by this county clerk). we said YES, finished our work meetings, walked down the street to his apartment and got married below his fourth story window as the neighborhood looked on alongside 4 of our best friends @kktapper @harold_gibbons @joselynmujica (& @erikahenningsen through a car because #socialdistancing). what a day. amidst the uncertainty and despair we all feel right now, marrying the love of my life in the most NYC moment was perfect. i’ve waited 4 years to call @wheelsfit my wife and this was all just the cherry on top of the love i feel every day. ❤️
O amigo Matt Wilson realizou o rito do quarto andar em um apartamento de Manhattan. Tudo ocorreu na rua mesmo. Wilson recitou um trecho do livro “Amor em tempos de cólera” de Gabriel Garcia Márquez. A noiva disse para a CNN “foi aquele momento Nova York mais incrível de todos. Compartilhamos nosso casamento com toda a vizinhança. Eu amo essa cidade”. O casamento em tempos de coronavírus repercutiu nas redes sociais e também na mídia internacional. O amor supera tudo?