Iako i u SAD vlada zabrana okupljanja i mjera obaveznog socijalnog distanciranja tijekom pandemije koronavirusa, jedan lezbijski par iz New Yorka smatrao je da je prazan grad idealno okruženje u kojem bi se trebali vjenčati.
Naime, dvadesetosmogodišnje Reilly Jennings i Amanda Willer vjenčale su se ispred jedne klasične njujorške zgrade, dok je “obred” s kata vodio njihov prijatelj Matt Wilson.
Par se originalno planirao vjenčati u listopadu, pa su otkazali vjenčanje i odlučili to učiniti nasred prazne njujorške ulice.
Vjenčani list su dobile bez ikakvih problema, a planirale su organizirati obred za dozvoljeni broj ljudi. Organizator je otkazao, a Reilly je počela paničariti.
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we were supposed to get married in October. the reality of that happening in our current climate seemed slim. Amanda’s business closed and everything has just blown up. we got our marriage license yesterday and were walking out the door to get hitched at the courthouse when the mayor announced the immediate closure of the marriage bureau. after several hours of crying (& drinking), one of our dear friends @iknowmattwilson sent us a message saying he was ordained and could marry us through the state of NY (nyc has weird laws that you have to be married by someone ordained by this county clerk). we said YES, finished our work meetings, walked down the street to his apartment and got married below his fourth story window as the neighborhood looked on alongside 4 of our best friends @kktapper @harold_gibbons @joselynmujica (& @erikahenningsen through a car because #socialdistancing). what a day. amidst the uncertainty and despair we all feel right now, marrying the love of my life in the most NYC moment was perfect. i’ve waited 4 years to call @wheelsfit my wife and this was all just the cherry on top of the love i feel every day. ❤️
– Željela sam da se što prije vjenčamo.
Njihov prijatelj je licencirani matičar, pa je to mogao učiniti s prozora svoga stana.
Matičar je čitao odlomak iz romana “Ljubav u doba kolere”, a dvije djevojke su razmijenile zavjete u prisustvu nekoliko prijatelja i susjeda koji su promatrali skup sa sigurne udaljenosti.
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If you need a bright moment in the madness, we just hosted a ‘wedding from our window’. To say it was magic is an understatement. . @reillyjennings and @wheelsfit are officially wedded & @iknowmattwilson officiated from the 4th floor. . Our neighbors joined by blowing bubbles and cheering them on from their apartments. I’ve never witnessed a more beautiful wedding. . I know it’s uncertain times, but I feel so lucky to have so much love surrounding me. . Today I feel hopeful. I hope you feel a bit more hopeful now too. #windowwedding #bennettavenue #quarantinewedding #loveinthetimeofcholera #socialdistancing #nycwedding #weddingofficiant
Mnogi kršćani godinama upozoravaju na opasnosti nemorala, a koronavirus smatraju Božjom kaznom kao rezultatom ovakvih postupaka. Nisu li pokazatelj bolesnog društva u kojem živimo?