- Mina Sotoodeh and Amir Jahromi got married virtually amid the coronavirus pandemic
- The two had initially decided to cancel the wedding following the COVID-19 pandemic
- But after giving it a thought, they decided to proceed with a virtual wedding
- The groom's cousin acted as the officiating minister delivering the vows via the internet
- Another couple, Karen Love and Justin Guiffre, opted for a creative and socially distant wedding ceremony
A popular Bible verse says Love is patient and people wanting to get married during the coronavirus pandemic may find their patience being tested.
Travel restrictions, border closures and size limits on gatherings have affected ceremonies that have long been in the works.
The wedding industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 and as more couples are forced to put their big day on hold, others have been forced to come up with ways of getting married.
From live-streamed ceremonies to virtual after-parties, vendors are also providing unique services so their clients can still get married.
One such couple is California's Mina Sotoodeh, a new bride and Amir Jahromi, the new groom who got married virtually amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The two had initially decided to cancel the wedding following the COVID-19 pandemic but after giving it a thought, decided to proceed with a virtual wedding.
"We were bombed obviously by everything that is happening but knowing that it was bigger than us, we knew he best thing was to cancel the wedding," said Mina.
" We did not know what to do and up until the night before we decided what would happen if we did this virtually?" she added.
A cousin of Mina's husband officiated the nuptials via the internet as the couple stuck an iPad on the wall so he could see them while officiating the wedding.
They still plan to have a regular old fashioned wedding at a later date after they agreed with vendors supplying for their wedding to push the ceremony to a later date.
Another couple, Karen Love and Justin Guiffre, opted for a creative and socially distant wedding ceremony.
“Our original [wedding was] scheduled for Saturday, March 21 at the United States Institute of Peace,” said Karen.
With their venue forced to close and DC’s updated limits on gathering sizes, the couple had to rule out any type of in-person celebration.
So, they decided to have a private legal ceremony and move their wedding celebration to the fall.