Jenny and George’s elopement in Chicago was incredibly special. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, their large wedding celebration was postponed, but nothing was going to stop these two from getting married on their original date – May 23, 2020.
These two were determined. Jenny and George found out they couldn’t get a marriage license in Illinois until June, but instead of giving up they found a way. They drove to Indiana to get legally married, and then came back to Illinois for an intimate backyard ceremony at Jenny’s childhood home in Des Plaines.
Jenny and George are proof that even in the midst of a pandemic love wins. With only 6 guests in attendance, the rest of the family watched the ceremony over Zoom. Afterwards, Jenny and George headed out front. To their surprise, cars lined the street and their loved ones cheered and congratulated them. Neighbors across the street even started lighting off fireworks to celebrate!
Jenny and George had their first dance in the backyard and then cut their cake. They even had Lou Malnati’s pizza in individual boxes for each of their guests.
The date May 23, 2020 has such special significance for Jenny and George, because it is exactly 23 months from when they started dating. How cool is that?!?
Jenny and George met on an online dating app and were talking for about 4 months before they met in person. They decided to make their first time meeting even more fun by going to a location on their travel bucket list. They chose Colorado.
The COVID-19 pandemic might have affected Jenny and George’s original wedding plans, but I admire how they remained positive through it all, and still had a day that was incredibly special and meaningful.
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