COVID-19 has become the ultimate wedding crasher for many engaged couples across the globe, causing some to rethink how they say their ‘I dos’. Here, we share stories from 5 happy couples who live streamed their vows…
From a live-streamed wedding down-under, to a rescheduled day in Walsall, Purely Diamonds have put together a list of the best wedding ceremonies under lockdown to spread the love during the pandemic.
James and Lily
James and Lily Balderston decided to get married in his family’s garden in front of a small group of family in Auckland. The Couple fast-tracked their wedding and live-streamed the service on Facebook as New Zealand entered strict lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.
They originally planned to have 140 friends and family at their wedding but were forced to drop the guest list to meet restrictions. The couple even brought some humour to their nuptials by sanitising their hands before the ceremony.
Kirsten and Richard
Kirsten and Richard Groom spent 18 months planning their April nuptials, but with the government’s announcement to stop all social events including weddings, fearing the worst the couple decided to bring their wedding forward and live stream the big day.
The couple married at St Matthew’s Church in Walsall, West Midlands, with a few friends who were isolating with them and their wedding guests watched on via a Facebook Live Stream.
Brian and Rose
The coronavirus outbreak prompted Brian and Rose from Northern Virginia to spread the word about social distancing, their message was so strong that they decided to live stream their own wedding ceremony!
The two said that instead of rescheduling the service they invited their pastor and a few family and friends over to hold a small, last-minute celebration in their backyard – and they live streamed it for all to see! Proving that love wins even in the most uncertain of times.
Watch their special day below!
Elsie and Bree
Atlanta couple Elsie Brotherton and Bree Beal got married despite the coronavirus pandemic. Their 140 guests watched from their own homes and reacted to the couples wedding with their thumbs up and heart emojis.
The couple chose to exchange vows in a neighbour’s backyard on Facebook’s livestream with the video now having over 1.6K views.
Jenny and Joe
Mount Prospect couple, Jenny Van Wakeman and Joe Stecher, didn’t let the pandemic stop them from saying ‘I do’. Instead, with the help of their neighbours, friends, and pastor the couple streamed their ceremony on Facebook Live while their guests and complete strangers tuned in to watch.
They had over 100 people from all over the world watching the ceremony live. The video now has 1K views.
With many couples opting to live stream their wedding Channel 4 has announced it will air a new series called Wedding in Lockdown. The show will feature a couple getting married online after they were forced to cancel the biggest day of their lives due to coronavirus. The show will allow engaged couples to get married in front of more guests than they had ever imagined as the nation will tune in and watch them get married.
Have you live streamed your wedding? We’d love to hear from you! Email [email protected] with your story and pictures.