A California couple’s big day postponed due to COVID-19

By Michael Thomas
Medill Reports

High school sweethearts Jenae Torres and Bobby Carrington spent a year planning their dream wedding. The COVID-19 pandemic and California stay-at-home orders forced them to postpone everything.

The 27 year old bride was crushed. “I’m not going to lie and say I didn’t cry a little bit,” Torres said.

With social distancing orders in place, churches closed and event venues shut down, saving the wedding date seemed unthinkable. “It really did not seem like it was going to be a possibility.” Torres said.

After extensive research and many phone calls, the engaged couple found a way to make it official. The two were able to snag the last license from a local notary, on the same day they had planned to marry. “At the end of the day it’s about two people’s love for one another and overcoming things,” said the new bride. The newlyweds still plan to have their dream wedding, they just don’t know when.

Photo at top: Jenae Torres and Bobby Carrington sit on hay bales at a pumpkin patch. (Janae Torres)