Travis and Kenna Grenier of Atlanta, Georgia, spent a year planning their wedding. Then came the novel coronavirus outbreak, and everything changed.
The couple knew they had to cancel their ceremony on March 21 so they didn’t put their 220 guests at risk. Or did they? As they ruminated on their big day, they realized they could still celebrate their love — from home!
When the time came, they agreed they didn’t want to wait any longer to tie the knot. Sure, they couldn’t have the ceremony they imagined, but they had what was most important.
“I didn’t care if it was just him here ’cause that’s all I really needed,” Kenna explained.
So after convincing their dog Dozier to step in as best man, they headed onto their deck to make the memory of a lifetime.
After privately saying their vows, the two began streaming their big day on Facebook Live. Their loved ones watched as they exchanged rings, enjoyed champagne, and shared their first dance together.
It wasn’t what anyone had pictured, but it couldn’t have been more romantic!
“I know everybody wants to have this awesome celebration and believe you, we wanted to have that too,” Kenna said. “But you can make the best of it. The day is what you make it, I promise you.”
Congratulations, Travis and Kenna!
In times like these, it’s important to look on the bright side. Thank you to this adorable couple for the reminder — and for sharing this special day with the world! For more stories of joy and hope, head to the Coronavirus Good News Dashboard.
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It was heartbreaking but prudent to cancel their wedding amid this pandemic. But when they woke up on their would-be wedding day, they decided they just couldn't wait another day. ??
Posted by Humankind Stories on Tuesday, March 24, 2020
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