White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows hosted a large wedding for his daughter that appeared to violate a Georgia order and city of Atlanta guidelines aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19, an Atlanta newspaper reported Thursday.
Photos of the event show that social distancing guidelines were not followed during the May 31 nuptials at the Biltmore Ballrooms Atlanta, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
About 70 guests, including U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, wore tuxedos and ball gowns but no masks at the indoor wedding, and photographs show groups of people clustered closely together in the same room throughout the evening, the newspaper said.
Gov. Brian Kemp’s orders at the time banned gatherings of more than 10 people. The governor later loosened some coronavirus restrictions.
The Biltmore Hotel was one of Atlanta’s most lavish gathering
Australian states and territories are currently under different levels of restrictions to contain Covid-19.
Here we answer some of the most common questions people have about the restrictions in each state, based on the information available as of 28 September.
This article should not be treated as legal advice. It will be updated as new restrictions are announced, implemented or repealed.
You can find the official state and territory restriction guides for NSW, Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia, South Australia, the Northern Territory and the ACT here.
Victoria coronavirus outbreak: what are the rules and do they apply to me?
Melbourne entered stage four restrictions from 6pm on Sunday 2 August, and a statewide mandatory mask policy took effect from midnight Sunday 2 August. On Thursday 17 September, regional Victoria moved to “step three” of the state’s roadmap out of lockdown.
You can read all about the rules and recommendations
ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Jessica Ly and her fiance, Ryan, are scrambling after they say they learned last week about St. Louis City’s restrictions on dancing, a cocktail hour, and mingling for their wedding, which is happening on Saturday, October 10.
“Being on social media, I could see so many weddings happening that allowed dancing and cocktail hour but mine didn’t,” said Ly. “I was confused as to why am I the only bride that can’t have dancing or a cocktail hour.”
The couple is having their ceremony and reception at the Fox Theater. Ly said she and her wedding planner received an email from the city last week stating: “We have asked venues to restrict dancing, suggesting that the only dancing be traditional bride/groom and parent dances.”
The email also states traditional cocktail parties are not allowed. Instead, the email states: “We have authorized a seated event with cocktails
A couple got married in front of more than 200 people when they held a drive-in wedding in Essex.
Roma Popat and Vinal Patel got around current coronavirus restrictions when their guests watched the four-hour ceremony on a big screen outside while sitting inside their own cars.
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Only 15 guests are allowed to attend wedding ceremonies and receptions at COVID-secure locations in England – but the occasion was organised in just three weeks to create the special drive-in experience and allow more people to enjoy the couple’s big day.
The ceremony was held directly in front of a small number of immediate family – and shown on a screen outside where guests were watching from more than 100 parked cars.
(CNN) — On August 15, friends and family members from all over the world gathered in a church and reception hall to celebrate the wedding of Karen Dowling and Raghav Krishnapriyan.
Naturally, because of the pandemic, the wedding was a little different than usual. In addition to a small, in-person ceremony and reception, in Menlo Park, California, the bride, groom, and guests from as far away as India partied together online. They were represented as tiny, pixelated, two-dimensional characters on a website called Gather, which combines the nostalgia of retro video games with the face-to-face of video chat.
Nothing can replace being together in person, Karen Krishnapriyan, née Dowling, conceded. Still, “These tools can help us make the most of it while we can’t be together,” she said.
Since the pandemic has squashed plans for face-to-face socializing, the Krishnapriyans are among the many people taking celebrations, classes, office work, and
As soon as the Government announced that capacity limits at weddings would be doubled to 100 from yesterday, bride-to-be Sheryl See whipped out her alternative guest list and started making telephone calls.
The 31-year-old said she was well-prepped for any sudden changes in plans, given the uncertainties of the Covid-19 pandemic. She had even created four guest lists – for up to 20, 50, 80 and 100 people – to accommodate different scenarios for her wedding on Oct 18.
“We had always hoped that government regulations would change in time for us to invite more people, and it really worked out. We knew exactly whom we wanted at our special day, so it was just a matter of informing them as soon as it was possible to include all of them,” said the bride-to-be, whose guest list will now have almost 100 names.
Ahmedabad/ Vadodara/ Surat/ Rajkot: Being among the most adversely affected sectors due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there’s finally some silver lining for the hospitality sector — weddings! As couples firm on tying the knot in 2020 are opting for weddings even with a limited guest list, the demand for bookings at city hotels has significantly improved, providing the much-needed cushion to the industry to help sustain revenues. With more inquiries pouring in by the day, many hotels are also looking at a few sold out days in November-January period.
Industry estimates suggest that hotel occupancies in Ahmedabad stood at an average of 20%, soon after hotels resumed operations after the lockdown. However, wedding bookings for post-Diwali period have kept hotels’ cash registers ringing. “Our hotel is looking at a good occupancy level after Diwali as there are significantly good bookings and inquiries for wedding occasions. The ones that are on