This Lesbian Couple Got Social-Distance-Married On The Streets Of NYC

One lesbian couple has gotten creative with how to show their love during this quarantine: getting married in the street. New York City residents Reilly Jennings and her fiancée Amanda had planned their wedding for this October, but worried around how Covid-19 would affect the event put the wedding on hold. However, the couple could not let the uncertainty of the future get in the way of their love, so they held their ceremony on the street this week instead.

 

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While getting married on a Manhattan block wasn’t always in the cards, it became apparent after Amanda’s business closed that their October wedding would face quite a bit of obstacle. To solve the problem, the couple decided the best course of action was to get married at the courthouse, but then, the New York City Marriage Bureau was shut down due to the pandemic.

Having already received the marriage license but without anyone to officiate, Reilly and Amanda felt as though their plan wouldn’t come together. Then came Matt Wilson, a friend of the bride. Wilson was not only ordained but had presented his certification to the county clerk’s office before it closed and had been recognized as a marriage officiant in New York state. He was the perfect person to perform the ceremony.

As Wilson shouted nuptials from his window to the brides below, onlookers hung out of their windows — and even stood six feet apart on the street — to watch the beautiful celebration of love take place. Watch the trending video below, and awwwww with us as we celebrate undying (and inpatient) lesbian love!

 

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