- A frontliner couple in Louisiana took a day off from their responsibilities in the hospital to tie the knot
- Their family surprised them with printed out photos of the guests they invited and pasted them on the seats
- When the ceremony was over, other friends and family members who were waiting for them inside their cars surprised them with honks and cheers to congratulate them
A couple working as nurses decided to take a day off from the front lines to exchange “I Dos” inside a church with printed out photos of their guests to witness their union.
Clare Seghers and Mel Keefer are working at the emergency room of Baton Rouge General Medical Center in Louisiana where they met and became a couple three years ago.
The two have been planning for their wedding so even with the COVID-19 pandemic, they decided to proceed with the scheduled ceremony and cut down the number of guests from 200 to just 10, so they could follow social distancing protocols.
“We were just happy to be there and be out of the hospital for a minute. Delaying the wedding didn’t make sense for us so we tried not to worry about things out of our control,” GMA quoted Keefer as saying.
The idea of printing out photos of their guests was from Keefer’s mom’s. She said she did not want the couple to walk down the aisle without seeing familiar faces.
The gesture was a surprise that the couple really appreciated.
“I turned around and couldn’t believe it. It was crazy to see because I know how much time and effort they had to put in to print all those out. It felt really nice,” he said.
But Keefer said everything else became a blur when his bride started walking down the aisle.
When the ceremony was over, their family and friends who were waiting inside their cars surprised them with honks to congratulate them. “They were all honking the horns and cheering. It was a heartwarming surprise.”
While their honeymoon was placed on hold, Keefer said he is happy that the wedding materialized.
“It was a good break for both of us to put a lot of sad and negative things to the side and focus on each other for a day. It felt like a vacation from everything that’s going on and I’m thankful for my family and friends that helped us celebrate our marriage,” he ended.
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