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Couple has socially distanced wedding at nursing home so bride’s 89-year-old grandmother can attend

Steven Shoemaker and Kirsten Haigh tied the knot in the courtyard of a Los Angeles-area nursing home to ensure that Haigh’s 89-year-old grandmother wouldn’t miss it.”I joke, she’s such a fantastic host that it would be just like her to find a way to host our wedding,” Haigh told KABC.The newlyweds live in San Francisco but had always planned to get married in Orange County.”We were planning on having a big wedding in Costa Mesa on Sept. 6. Everybody was invited. Probably at least 100, 150 people,” Shoemaker said.But that all changed with the coronavirus pandemic, and it was back to the drawing board.”We had the epiphany of what really matters here, so we asked the facility if we could get married in the parking lot because her window faces the parking lot and of course, we got so much more,” Haigh said.Park Vista Health Center worked with the family … Read More

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Small, socially distanced wedding held outside Orange County nursing home so grandmother can attend

FULLERTON, Calif. (KABC) — Steven Shoemaker and Kirsten Haigh tied the knot in the courtyard of a Fullerton skilled nursing home to be sure Kirsten’s 89-year-old grandma wouldn’t miss it.

“I joke, she’s such a fantastic host that it would be just like her to find a way to host our wedding,” said Haigh.

The newlyweds live in San Francisco, but had always planned to get married in Orange County.

“We were planning on having a big wedding in Costa Mesa on September 6th. Everybody was invited. Probably at least 100, 150 people,” said Shoemaker. But that all changed with the pandemic and it was back to the drawing board.

“We had the epiphany of what really matters here, so we asked the facility if we could get married in the parking lot because her window faces the parking lot and of course, we got so much more,” Haigh.

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Engaged Couples Prioritize Health and Safety Measures at Wedding Celebrations With Smaller Guest Lists, Readily Available Masks and Sanitizer, Socially Distanced Seating and More

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, leading international wedding planning brands The Knot, WeddingWire US, WeddingWire India, WeddingWire Canada, Bodas.net and Hitched.co.uk, released findings from its Global COVID-19 Weddings Report. Data from the report provides insight into how couples around the world—with weddings originally planned for September 2020 through January 2021—are planning and hosting their celebrations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report, which surveyed nearly 10,000 to-be-weds globally*, reveals that couples with upcoming weddings plan to postpone their reception celebrations (50% global average) or keep their original wedding dates (41% global average) rather than cancel altogether (9% global average). With established event guidelines and more readily available personal protective equipment, more couples today (versus the start of the pandemic) are working with their vendors to create smaller events on their original wedding dates that follow local regulations and are intended to be safe for both couples and

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Live-stream wedding, or marriage postponement? How to plan an Instagram-friendly, socially distanced wedding ceremony in the time of Covid-19



a person standing in front of a fence: Social distancing and weddings don’t mix – many couples have had to postpone their marriage but others have shared their special day digitally. Photo: The Upper House


Social distancing and weddings don’t mix – many couples have had to postpone their marriage but others have shared their special day digitally. Photo: The Upper House

A month before the wedding, with 120 guests expected to fly into Hong Kong for a 200-person reception, the government banned large gatherings in an attempt to curb Covid-19. Wedding planner and designer Christine Ritter was tasked with crisis control.

The reception had to be cancelled but the marriage itself went ahead: she reduced the church service to less than 20 people, including the bride and groom’s parents, who had flown in weeks earlier to quarantine, along with bridesmaids and a bridesman, plus a photographer, videographer and the priest. Ritter, of Christine Ritter Designs, filmed the service herself on her phone for Instagram Live.

“We had to multitask due to the headcount,” she says. “The couple were unsure about a live-screened event as

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This couple fused American, Irish, Indian, and Iranian culture in their socially distanced wedding ceremony

It all started with “I love you”: Ahad and Kelsey became friends during their undergraduate years at the University of Missouri. They often hung out with a group of friends, but when Ahad invited Kelsey to accompany him to the South Asian Student Association dance and she felt nervous, she knew she had developed deeper feelings for her best friend. 

Shortly after, he offered her a ride from Columbia to the airport in St. Louis. After he dropped her off, Ahad called her to say how hard it was to not say he loved her when he said goodbye. She told him she felt the same way.

“We started with ‘I love you,’” Kelsey says. “It was a lot.”

From there the two—along with Kelsey’s dog, Nugget—quickly became even more inseparable. Because Kelsey’s roots are Irish Catholic while Ahad comes from an Indian and Iranian background, the early stages of

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A Socially Distant Wedding in the Bride’s Boho Backyard

When Harneet Sidhu met Sim Brar online in May 2019, they say “they felt as if they’d known each other their whole lives.”

It came as no surprise when Sim, a software engineer, proposed to his Harneet, a school teacher, just seven months later. He enlisted the help of Harneet’s sister when it came time to pop the question, creating a handmade scrapbook that would house the ring. “Already excited about the idea of a scrapbook, I opened it up, and on the very first page was written ‘Our Wedding Day,’ with the engagement ring resting on the page. It was thoughtful, sweet, and the best way I could have imagined,” exclaims Harneet.

With a ring on her finger, the bride knew exactly where she wanted to say “I do” to Sim: her parent’s backyard in Vancouver, British Columbia. “It had been a dream of mine to have a boho-style

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Couples planning socially distant weddings for another year

During the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many couples turned to Zoom and other virtual video platforms so they could still get married in front of loved ones. But as the pandemic continues, a lot of couples are now back to holding weddings in-person. With a little bit of distance between guests.

“I definitely think it’s going to be a thought on everybody’s mind whether: do you keep smaller numbers or do you have the large numbers you originally wanted and you just space the chairs? Do you have to have more tables and more people per table?” said Braden Sutton, a wedding planner, day-of coordinator and ordained minister with JBS Weddings and Events in Georgia.

He, like other wedding planners across the country, saw soon-to-be wed couples panic when the pandemic first erupted in the spring.

“Of course they want the big wedding they planned but they don’t know

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Couple who had viral State Fair of Texas themed wedding to host socially distant ‘Tate’ Fair Saturday

Well-known vendors from the Texas State Fair will be at the Tate Farm in Rockwall on Saturday from 2-8 p.m.

ROCKWALL, Texas — A Rockwall couple who made headlines nationwide in 2017 for having a State Fair of Texas themed wedding, is opening up their farm to well-known vendors from the fair this weekend. 

Their intent is to give vendors a chance to make up some money they’ll lose this year, all while offering an opportunity for folks to get their “fair fix” since it has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The only thing the state fair is offering this year is a drive-thru opportunity. 

The Big Tex Fair Food Drive-Thru opened Friday, which allows fair lovers to get food from some of their favorite vendors and a photo with Big Tex. The lovable mascot is now standing tall and wearing a mask.

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