With a little bit of help from technology, social distancing and thoughtful colleagues – this medical couple who have dedicated all their time to fighting the coronavirus crisis said their ‘I do’s’.
Dr Shelun Tsai, an obstetrician-gynaecologist, and her fiancé, Dr Michael Sun, a resident in psychiatry at the Duke Birthing Centre in the US, were due to tie the knot on 11 April.
But the rapid rise of Covid-19 in their country forced the couple from New York to put their big day on hold, NYPost reports.
The pair – who’ve been engaged since 2016 – are at the frontline during this crisis and in a bid to commemorate what would’ve been their special day, their colleagues organised an intimate indoor ceremony.
The couple – donning scrubs and masks, with a tissue-paper bouquet for the bride and their bridesmaids in scrubs too – said their vows in a makeshift ceremony at the hospital.
Unfortunately, the groom couldn’t be present in person at the time of the ceremony but said “I do” via video call on Zoom, where their loved ones also tuned in virtually to witness their union of love, Metro reported.
Although the couple aren’t officially married, the special occasion helped bring a little joy during a time of distress.
“It was absolutely amazing,” Tsai said.
Taking to their official Twitter page, the Duke Birthing Centre shared pictures of the couples heartwarming moment.