Friend Officiates From Window for Couple Getting Hitched on N.Y.C. Street Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
Not even this horrible virus can ruin these guys big day!
Just because a pandemic has taken away all of the fun from us, doesn’t mean people shouldn’t be able to get married.
Reilly Jennings and Amanda Wheeler were planning to tie the knot in October but knew things might not play out due to the fact that the coronavirus continues to rapidly spread around the country.
“The reality of that happening in our current climate seemed slim,” Jennings, 28, wrote in an Instagram post on Friday. “Amanda’s business closed and everything has just blown up.”
The couple decided to ditch their plans for October and tie the knot in the streets of New York City instead — made official by their friend and marriage officiant, Matt Wilson.
After getting their marriage license, the pair immediately agreed, finished their work meetings, and then headed down to their friend’s apartment, where they tied the knot beneath Wilson’s fourth story window, according to the post.
“The neighborhood looked on alongside 4 of our best friends @kktapper @harold_gibbons @joselynmujica (& @erikahenningsen through a car because #socialdistancing),” Jennings wrote, emphasizing how they adhered to the CDC’s recommendation of staying six feet apart from others to avoid spreading the virus.
The fabulous moment was captured in several photos and videos, which Jennings recorded on Instagram. In the shots, Jennings wore a white romper with sneakers, while Wheeler opted for a white V-neck shirt, black jacket, and dark jeans.
The whole shebang was captured on video for our amusement.
“What a day,” Jennings captioned the photo of Wheeler dipping her in the street. “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.”
“The most perfectly New York moment amidst a crazy time,” Jennings added. “The magic of this city, our down AF friends, and most importantly @wheelsfit will never be lost on me. Also. Hire @iknowmattwilson for EVERY WEDDING EVER!”