'I Do!' Couple Weds On New York Streets While Friend Officiates Three Floors Above

Scarlett Adler

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New York couple, Reilly Jennings and Amanda Wheeler have been counting down for their October wedding for months now. Unfortunately, due to the sudden outbreak of the Coronavirus, the pair's wedding plans were starting to look more and more unlikely.

That's why they decided to make their own impromptu wedding on the very streets of New York City, and you're going to have to see it to believe it!

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we were supposed to get married in October. the reality of that happening in our current climate seemed slim. Amanda’s business closed and everything has just blown up. we got our marriage license yesterday and were walking out the door to get hitched at the courthouse when the mayor announced the immediate closure of the marriage bureau. after several hours of crying (& drinking), one of our dear friends @iknowmattwilson sent us a message saying he was ordained and could marry us through the state of NY (nyc has weird laws that you have to be married by someone ordained by this county clerk). we said YES, finished our work meetings, walked down the street to his apartment and got married below his fourth story window as the neighborhood looked on alongside 4 of our best friends @kktapper @harold_gibbons @joselynmujica (& @erikahenningsen through a car because #socialdistancing). what a day. amidst the uncertainty and despair we all feel right now, marrying the love of my life in the most NYC moment was perfect. i’ve waited 4 years to call @wheelsfit my wife and this was all just the cherry on top of the love i feel every day. ❤️

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It all started when their friend, Matt Wilson, "Sent them a message saying he was ordained and could marry them through the state of NY."

Not before long, the happy couple took him up on his offer: "We said yes, and got married below his fourth story window as the neighborhood looked on," Reilly shared.

With all of the craziness going on around the globe at the moment, it's refreshing to see that people like Jennings who are remaining optimistic during these trying times.

"Amidst the uncertainty and despair we all feel right now, marrying the love of my life in the most NYC moment was perfect," he continued.