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"A fairytale wedding". This is how this California couple married their quarantined girlfriend


Lauren and Patrick Delgado had planned to get married on November 20 in a traditional ceremony, but five days before the event, she tested positive for COVID-19. Despite everything, the event was celebrated in a very peculiar way.

By Wilson Wong and Ali Gostanian - NBC News

The coronavirus pandemic forced couples across the country to cut back, postpone and cancel their weddings to avoid spreading the pandemic and to comply with regulations and restrictions.

But for this couple in California,

not even getting infected prevented them from getting married


Lauren and Patrick Delgado, who have been together for four years, have been looking forward to their big day on November 20 since they got engaged in May of last year.

What they didn't expect was that the pandemic would force them to change their venue and guest list three times.

Testing positive for COVID-19 five days before her own wedding was the last thing Lauren Delgado saw coming.

"Everything that could go wrong, went wrong," recalled Delgado, 29.

"It made me very sad because everything we had planned was already being canceled," he added.

As their marriage license expired the day after the ceremony, the couple finally decided to move on, organizing a quarantined wedding at the bride's mother's home in Ontario, California, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) east of The Angels.

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Patrick Delgado, 27, stood in a gray suit in front of the house.

The bride sat on the edge of a window in her second-floor bedroom.

"It was the most 2020 wedding I have photographed during the pandemic," said Jessica Jackson, the event photographer.

Family members, wearing white masks, stood in front of Delgado's window for the ceremony, which lasted 45 minutes.

There were 10 guests and they all took a previous test in which they were negative for the coronavirus.

Some watched from their cars parked on the street, Delgado said.

The couple each held the end of a flower-decorated ribbon made by their aunt when they exchanged their vows.

“It was a way of holding hands despite being so far away from each other

,” Delgado explained.

The young woman wore a white dress because she did not have enough time to pick up her wedding dress, in part due to the improvisation of the celebration, and she even put her hair and makeup herself, she said.

“I was so happy and excited to be surrounded by my closest loved ones there.

It was not a big wedding, it was just celebrate our love and our life together ,


he added.

Jackson said these non-traditional nuptials looked like a scene out of a "fairy tale."

"They are a beautiful, resilient couple who put themselves to the test, and there was only joy that radiated from them, through illness and health," Jackson recounted.

After the ceremony, the husband returned home while she stayed at her mother's house to recover.

The couple, while they were separated, ended the night with a dinner from a company that serves food at home while watching the movie



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"It's almost like a funny story that we will one day tell our children

. For example, that we couldn't sleep in the same bed the same day we got married," Delgado recalled.

On Monday, the newlyweds saw each other for the first time since their wedding day when they collected the keys to their first apartment together.

Of course, "following health protocols," according to the couple.

"We are excited to build a life together and move on to this new chapter," they added.

As for the future, Delgado hopes to host a larger ceremony with their entire family and friends once a vaccine is available.

"Maybe one day I can kiss him under the altar," said the young woman.

Source: telemundo

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