Doctors Don’t Let COVID-19 Stop Their Wedding, Exchange Vows on Zoom [PHOTOS]
When they were engaged in 2016, Duke Obstetrics and Gynecology resident Dr. Shelun Tsai and her fiancé, Dr. Michael Sun, a resident in Duke Psychiatry’s program could never have imagined that a worldwide pandemic would hit during the time they planned to exchange vows.
The two Duke doctors set a date for their wedding: April 11, 2020, and pandemic or no pandemic, those they work with were determined that the couple would be married on the date that they'd wished for.
In an interview with Good Morning America, Tsai said, "They knew I’d postponed my wedding but people didn’t realize it was that day until I was there [at work] and I said it was supposed to be April 11. It started out small, that they wanted to make me a wedding dress, then it was a veil, then flowers and then it became everyone chipping in and jumping on board."
Tsai explained that her colleagues began preparations at 8:00 a.m. but duties called them away from time to time, so they had to do things in bits and pieces. By 3:00 p.m., all preparations had been completed and the ceremony began.
The ceremony lasted for 15-minutes and took place in the Duke Birthing Center and was officiated by a nurse who worked in the Labor and Delivery unit. So that their friends, family, and actual wedding party weren't left out, the ceremony was shown on Zoom.
After vows were exchanged, the doctors sped away, as quickly as one can, on a transportation cart that had been decked out in "Just Married" signs. The couple told ABC News that they are moving the date of their officially official wedding to October of this year.