Coronavirus outbreak has some limitations that we might not have thought of deeply. Some people have set wedding dates – then lockdown and social distancing law came to the fore. Some had no choice but had to go ahead with their wedding plans.
In Indonesia, Irra Chorina and her Turkish partner exchanged vows at Al Akbar mosque in Surabaya as friends and families sat two meters apart.
They wore facemasks and kept their distance through the ceremony to comply with strict rules imposed by authorities.
Mass gatherings including weddings have been banned with limited exceptions for marriages booked before the pandemic began.
The wedding was a wrap in 30 minutes though more than 25 guests would have been a crime. There were temperature checks at the door and hand sanitisers were readily available.
WHAT A DRASTIC WAY OUR WORLD HAS CHANGED!
No kissing was allowed but the groom was allowed to be fed a wedding cake. Their reception party had been cancelled – they were only favoured by the mosque to hold the wedding.
Spokesperson for the mosque say every guest had to pass their disinfectant gate to gain entrance.
The bride says she was happy with the wedding even with restrictions “We were worried that if we stuck to March 29 for the vows things might have happened and we would not have been able to marry in the end,” she said.
In a related development in Nigeria, a couple and their guests observed social distancing at their wedding ceremony in Benue State, Nigeria on March 28. The photo was posted by one of Linda Ikejis’ Blog readers.