The coronavirus has intervened with the plans of many people who, for security reasons, have been forced to cancel family vacations, birthdays, baby showers, weddings, etc.
But this couple from North Carolina, United States, was not going to let the virus get between them and their wedding plans, so they gathered their family and friends by video call to say “yes, I accept” and link their lives to forever.
The hospital was their hall
Both are residents of Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Shelun Tsai is in the Obstetrics and Gynecology department, and Dr. Michael Sun is in the Psychiatry department.
Their marriage was to be celebrated on April 11, although due to the contingency, it was not possible, and they decided to postpone it until October, but their colleagues were not going to let the date go unnoticed, and they organized a symbolic party.
Caring for patients and preparing a wedding was not easy
Shelun said her partners were aware of their marriage plans, but did not realize that the day had finally come until the bride-to-be showed up for work and mentioned that, if not for the pandemic, she would be on the verge of uniting her life to the man she loves.
Without thinking twice, the other inmates began preparations at eight in the morning. They managed to attend to their patients and, at the same time, make a dress and a veil of paper, make bouquets, buttons and decorate a conveyor to carry the bride.
Separated but more united than ever
Since Tsai and Sun work in different departments, they used the Zoom video conferencing platform to say “yes” and for their relatives in New York to witness the happy day.
Regardless of whether they were seen behind a screen, smiles and emotions were present.
I now pronounce you husband and wife!
The bridesmaids, the groomsmen, and the judge were not lacking, since the colleagues from the Obstetrics and Gynecology wing boasted of their chameleon skills and put themselves in the role of hosts.
Although Shelun and Michael couldn’t kiss to close their makeshift bond, they managed to relive the magic of what that day must have meant since they planned it.