People are getting creative in how to let friends experience important life moments during the pandemic. Reilly Jennings and Amanda Wheeler moved up their wedding because they weren’t sure it would go on as planned. They got their marriage license, but that office was closed indefinitely by the mayor before they could return and get married. Officiant Matt Wilson conducted the ceremony from his isolated fourth-floor window. There were plenty of witnesses and attendees, as neighbors up and down the street watched from their windows.
The couple visited the New York City Marriage Bureau on Thursday and obtained a marriage license. On Friday, as they were going back to the bureau to “actually get hitched,” the women received news that Mayor Bill de Blasio had shuttered the bureau indefinitely.”After a somber afternoon, one of our friends texted us on a group chat, letting us know he was ordained by the county clerk of New York and could do it,” Jennings said.”We texted, ‘Wanna marry us outside your window in the next 24hrs?’ and he said ‘YES!’ To that I replied, ‘How about in 90 minutes?’ We both finished up work meetings, got dressed, picked up some flowers, and headed to his apartment around the corner.”
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