Online-marriage-proposalDespite the recommendations to “social distance” during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, many people are finding ways, or adjusting their plans, for weddings and marriage proposals. While are store hours are on pause until the pandemic ends, we know there are many people still heading to our website to peruse engagement rings! Thank you! Here are some stories to make you smile, but we do encourage people to continue following the CDC recommendations.

Walk Around National Mall

A marriage proposal is one of the biggest moments of anyone’s life. Eric Zoepfl was ready with the ring and the plan: proposal during a date at one of the Smithsonian Museums they frequent so much. Well, they closed down, so Eric changed his plans with Taylor Hiden and they took a walk, with proper social distance, around the National Mall. That’s when Eric’s mom and sister decorated the apartment Taylor and Eric lived in and when they walked in, he proposed!

Video chats are how they are telling everyone the news as they have self-quarantined. The only issue was the bride-to-be’s parents couldn’t fly-out for the proposal.

It’s OK to change plans. Make it safe and memorable.

Wedding Via Zoom and Google Hangouts

online-wedding-coronavirusBy now, many of us are well aware of Zoom Video Conferencing if we weren’t before, as well as Google Hangouts. A clever couple, planning to elope to Iceland, were thwarted by the Coronavirus Travel Ban to Europe.

Instead of eloping, the couple realized they could have their “wedding” with their friends…online! They sent everyone an invite to a Zoom meeting and their friends logged on but after 40 minutes, it kicked everyone off! Watch out for those free versions! There was another stream on Google hangouts and another friend also moved everyone to their corporate Zoom account.

And then the magic happened and the couple read their vows, or stories of why they loved each other and the guests were crying, toasting and laughing.

Love during the Coronavirus Pandemic!

It’s hard on everyone right now and everyone should stay safe, follow the guidelines as best as you can. Change plans and make it work!

Marriage proposals and weddings can still be memorable during all of this!