With Family Separated By Border, Bride And Groom Get Creative To Tie The Knot.

Like many couples, Lindsay Clowes and Alex Leckie never anticipated having to plan their wedding around a global pandemic. It’s a difficult situation in and of itself, but it was made even harder with travel restrictions keeping them from their families in both the U.S. and Canada.

Despite every obstacle, the lovebirds were determined to have their big day — and share it with their loved ones in both countries! Now that everything is said and done, they wouldn’t change a thing!

The two of them had to jump through a lot of hoops to “host” guests from both countries. In fact, they ended up saying their vows along a river that borders each one, with Maine on one side and New Brunswick on the other.

Not only did they have loved ones watching on either side of the river, but they also had a handful of people cheering from a boat! While everyone could see Lindsay and Alex, only those who were close to them on the New Brunswick side could actually hear. Luckily, they had technology to fill in the gaps.


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“We did livestream it through a Facebook group we created, and we were able to livestream it to everyone across the water and everyone in Canada that wasn’t able to make it to the ceremony,” Alex explained.

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When the event began, Lindsay said it was like nature took a break to let them have their moment.

“The wind just seemed to stop just for our ceremony,” she said. “It was just wonderful.”

Even though it wasn’t their original plan, the unique setup proved to be more meaningful than the traditional one.

“What makes me really smile when I think about it is that everybody who was there at the wedding that day played a part in helping us to pull it off,” Lindsay added. “Having that group effort and knowing how much our friends and family cared for us and helped us to pull it off was just amazing.”

When restrictions lift, the newlyweds plan to gather their friends and family to celebrate in person, but they don’t feel cheated out of their experience.

In fact, Lindsay said, “There’s not an ounce of disappointment that we decided to go this route. It’s definitely a story that we will remember and be telling for years to come.”

We’re so happy for them! Don’t forget to share this story with your friends to spread the joy.

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