While some people are complaining about this global pandemic ruining their love lives, others are finding this the perfect time to take their love lives to the next level.
The Project Runway judge and former editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue, Elaine Welteroth, married her longtime love on their Brooklyn stoop on their planned wedding date, even though their original big wedding day plans were cancelled.
According to Vogue.com, their official wedding plans were cancelled shortly after Welteroth returned from her bachelorette party in the Dominica Republic. This also meant her now-husband Jonathan’s bachelor party in Mexico was cancelled by the coronavirus pandemic.
The Wedding Must Go On
Welteroth, the best-selling author, tells Vogue that getting married on Mother’s Day was supposed to be a tribute to their mothers, who are friends and sing together in the gospel choir to this day, so they were determined to make the date happen regardless of the planning setbacks.
“I kept seeing messages online that read, ‘Love Cannot Be Canceled,’ and it really resonated,” Welteroth tells Vogue. “So I woke up one day and walked into Jonathan’s home studio and said, ‘I am marrying you on 5-10-20. It may have to be right here on our stoop. And I might be in sweats. But we are still doing this, come hell or high water.’”
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5.10.20 ❤️? Some things only come around once in a lifetime. This love. That day. Our moment. Too divinely aligned to let it pass us by. Let this be remembered as the day LOVE. COULD. NOT. BE. CANCELLED. #LoveLockdown Photo by @micaiahcarter . Thank you to our BELOVED community for helping us transform an otherwise disappointing reality into the virtual stoop wedding of our dreams. And for helping us bring some light into otherwise dark times. The gratitude in our hearts is endless. We DID it, fam!!! Officiated via Zoom by our childhood Pastor, Dr. Stanley Long Most whimsical #flowerflash of our dreams by @lewismillerdesign @irini_arakas Photography by @micaiahcarter Photography by Annabel Braithwaite of @belathee Video by @better_call_sacredpact DJ’d by our sister-friend @Adeline Live strings by @rootstock.republic Violin by @JanninaN Cello by @mparsoncello Speech of the century “live in the streets of Brooklyn!” by my dad via Zoom Veil (my “something borrowed”) mailed in by my mom @tita.dee Custom @brothervellies shoes by my boo @aurorajames Wedding hair direction via FT by @vernonfrancois Production + styling support by @SinclairBolden of @everydayppl Zoom Emcee + Video by @redisdancing Zoom Motherboard Managed by @swim_bike_di Broom design by @chloe_dulce Block secured by @BrookeCHall Zoom bonding exercise by @feibz First married meal by @risboBK First dance song by @snohaalegra Creative thought partnership by @priyaparker Everything above and beyond and in-between by @Melana.joy.freelove @ggggavin @makeenz . Story by @voguemagazine @vogueweddings in bio
The same tenacity she has for her career was evident in those words. Minus the sweats, she meant what she said. The couple married on their Brooklyn stoop, surrounded by an array of flowers and close friends, like Lupita Nyong’o, and neighbors watching (and social distancing) from the street. Their virtual guests wore all-white from the waist up.
The couple’s ceremony was followed by a dance party (for two) in the street. This is modern love at its finest. Congrats to the happy couple!