Couple wed on sidewalk as friend officiates from apartment window

Couple wed on sidewalk as friend officiates from apartment window

As the COVID-19 situation worsens, people across the globe are cancelling their big days to do their part in flattening the curve. This couple decided to go through with their wedding while still maintaining social distancing in a very creative way.

Reilly Jennings and Amanda Wheeler from New York City were set to marry in October. However, the current climate has shown that even the best laid plans can go awry.

“We were supposed to get married in October. The reality of that happening in our current climate seemed slim,” explains Reilly in an Instagram post. “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.”

Luckily for the couple, they had a very good friend who could lend them a helping hand.

“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).”

While still maintaining social distancing, the couple tied the knot in an incredibly creative, memorable way. While unusual, this moment was meaningful for the pair.

“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. ❤️”

Watch the amazing video below:

We’re happy to see couples still keeping the love and positivity alive. Please remember to stay safe and responsible during this time

Feature image: Instagram / Reilly Jennings

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