Ms Rona was not stopping the New York Times best-selling author, Project Runway judge, and former editor in chief of Teen Vogue Elaine Welteroth from tying the knot to her boo musician Jonathan Singletary.
The couple had envisioned an elegant “Sunday-gospel-brunch wedding” in California’s Mount Diablo on May 10 but had to alter their original plans due to the coronavirus pandemic.
According to Vogue, Elaine and Jonathan initially chose the wedding date, May 10, 2020, because it held special significance to them. “There was so much meaning wrapped up into the date we picked. Plus, we had a long engagement — 3.5 years! — so the idea of waiting any longer felt painful,” Elaine told the magazine. “More painful than losing out on celebrating our wedding the way we had initially envisioned. I kept seeing messages online that read, ‘Love Cannot Be Canceled,’ and it really resonated.”
“So I woke up one day and walked into Jonathan’s home studio and said, ‘I am marrying you on 5-10-20. It may have to be right here on our stoop. And I might be in sweats. But we are still doing this, come hell or high water.”
Once the couple knew they couldn’t follow through with their original plans, they decided to keep their meaningful date and throw a virtual ceremony from their home, so family and friends could still attend.
That’s right the pair got married on their Brooklyn brownstone stoop. Dr Stanley Long, from their California home church, South Bay Community Church officiated the ceremony via Zoom and neighbors joined the celebration from their own stoops. Everyone in attendance dressed in all white, both in-person and online.
The union was DJ’ed by Brooklyn-based singer and musician Adeline Bolden, and everyone there was provided with a mask and gloves while observing New York’s social distancing guidelines.
“Thank you to our BELOVED community for helping us transform an otherwise disappointing reality into the virtual stoop wedding of our dreams. And for helping us bring some light into otherwise dark times.” Elaine captioned in a photo.