Story By: Jonathan Macias, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Newsflash
This is the heartwarming moment a young couple get married at their window in front of neighbours during a lockdown in Spain to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The touching ceremony was filmed in the city of A Coruna in the north-western Spanish region of Galicia, and the footage was later widely shared on social media.
According to local media, the couple, named Dani and Alba, had to cancel their wedding after the Spanish government announced a two-week lockdown.
However, the happy couple decided to get married at their apartment window in the company of several neighbours who recorded the occasion.
Alba told local media: “This Saturday, the day of our wedding, we got up somewhat confused. We had to cope with a lot of things in a short period of time. My boyfriend told me ‘why don’t we get married at the window?’ But we were feeling a bit down.”
Reports said the couple changed their mind when several friends started to send them pictures of the outfits they were going to wear for the wedding ceremony.
Alba said: “It was in that moment that we decided to do it. We only knew the neighbour in front of us and we asked her to film us. The rest was spontaneous.”
In one snap, the bride is seen wearing a casual white outfit as she did not have her wedding dress at the apartment.
They originally planned to get married in the town of Monforte de Lemos and nearly 200 guests had been invited.
According to the Spanish Ministry of Health, 11,178 people have contracted COVID-19 in the country as of 17th March.
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