The pandemic created havoc for couples who planned to get married in 2020 and 2021. Thousands (if not more) of couples had to cancel or postpone their big days.
The Lincoln Centre in New York City played host to 500 couples who couldn’t get married due to the pandemic.
The event was billed as a celebration for couples whose weddings had been disrupted during the pandemic.
Although many of the 500 couples were already married, they still participated because they had one thing in common.
Some of the couples had to settle for much smaller weddings while others had to make peace with not having a wedding at all.
The couples walked in procession with an imam, rabbi and a pastor waiting for them to perform a symbolic ceremony.
New York city’s Mayor Eric Adams tweeted: “Can you hear the wedding bells? Tonight @LincolnCenter hosted “Celebrate Love: A (Re) Wedding” to let every New York City couple who saw their wedding postponed by #COVID19 have that chance to walk down the aisle and love was in the air!”
Erica Hackman told AFP how the pandemic impacted their engagement and wedding.
“We were supposed to get engaged on 24 March 2020 in Hawaii, but obviously the pandemic cancelled everything.”
They managed to get married in 2021 on a rooftop with only immediate family members being allowed to attend and everyone had to wear masks.
“It was a very small wedding so now this feels like a really big deal.”
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