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Weddings during Covid-19: How couples got married all over the world

If there is an industry that really needs massive help this season, it’s the wedding industry. With social distancing and lockdowns, weddings are being postponed, moved up and some, even cancelled until the skies opened up. There are rumours of destination weddings not happening for a long time to come – so that romantic Italian wedding that will be a winner on Instagram is not likely, this year. But a select few people have taken the opportunity head-on, moved on with two-people weddings, ultra-minimal fare and shared their happiness on Zoom. Here are our favourite weddings during Covid-19 and how these couples pulled off the impossible in pretty, effortless and creative ways. 

Drive-by honking


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An “impromptu wedding” in the bride’s parent’s living room and her dad managed to make a sign and hang it. People wished them well by driving around and honking – that’s how this bride ended up creating her magical day.

This Instagram-Live wedding


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Just three people who attended the wedding and these two lovebirds managed to marry each other on a ‘Live’.

Unique wedding at a unique space

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Jen Andonian is a project manager for the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Disaster Medicine, and Matt Shearer is the senior analyst at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and Research Associate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. They were supposed to get married on March 20 in Ann Arbor, Michigan but alas that was not to be, so instead they got married . Due to travel restrictions because of the coronavirus pandemic, they got married in the famous Ether Dome, known for it’s  first public surgery using anesthetic.

Empty church, full hearts

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Tyler and Caryn Suiters did not want to change the date and had their wedding in an empty church ceremony performed by Rev. Andrew Merrow at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church April 18, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. The reverend and his wife were the only other attendees at the ceremony. A simple kiss and a small ceremony – that’s how this couple got married.

Social distancing and masks: newest wedding accessories

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Two healthcare professionals in Turkey, just knew how to make their wedding work. Anaesthetist Elif Akova and General Surgeon, Alisan Berk Deniz got married at the Wedding Hall in Cekmekoy, Istanbul, Turkey on April 20, 2020. Everyone followed the guidelines – maintained social distancing and made sure it was a beautiful day.

Masks and marriage

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This wedding in Bhandup is as simple as it can get – and that’s saying. lot for Indian weddings. People are seen wearing protective mask as a precaution from Coronavirus during wedding at Bhandup, on March 18, 2020 in Mumbai, India.

Rome wedding with social distancing

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Armed with masks, this newlyweds couple stands in a empty square prior to the wedding. The Italian government has specified that Only spouses and wedding witnesses are allowed to participate in weddings – and this picture says it all.

Backyard wedding


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The wedding was originally supposed to be at the end of May. But this couple knew that it will take time so they decided to hurry it up. On March 23, they decided to make it happen – a few calls to family and the planner and yes, they decided to have the wedding in the backyard of their new house that they bought to move in after the wedding.

Zoom ceremony


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Hannah and Elijah hosted a Zoom ceremony with a first dance and a virtual champagne toast – in an empty hall. This is how weddings during covid-19 are working out.

A beautiful church wedding


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With just parents, face time, a couple of zoom calls and its done. The bride was beaming at this Rhode Island wedding.

Rooftop wedding


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Now, can there be a more romantic spot the this? This couple in Greenpoint, Brooklyn got married their rooftop so their friends, family and neighbours can watch from their fire escapes. The officiant stayed six feet away and there were enough purrell and face masks.

Family home wedding


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Can there be an Indian wedding with guests you can count on your fingers? This couple, Ruchi and Brian decided to adjust their wedding celebration. They had an intimate ceremony at her dad’s house in Florida with both sets of parents were there and siblings.

Latha Sunadh
Deputy Editor
When she's not trying on a new serum, researching on yet another classic fragrance and sharing lip balms with her 5-year old daughter, Latha Sunadh keeps it reined in with a nice song and a good book. Special skills include obsessing over handmade, home-made and handcrafted luxuries.