Love is love regardless of a pandemic. Just ask Elaine Welteroth and Jonathan Singletary who tied the knot amidst COVID-19.
Welteroth has had many amazing titles — New York Times best-selling author, Project Runway judge, and former editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue — but becoming Mrs. Singletary was, perhaps, one of her most treasured titles.
Welteroth and her now-husband, musician Jonathan Singletary initially planned to tie the knot on a private estate in California on May 10, 2020 — a day that was significant to them.
“It fell on a Sunday—the day we met as kids and saw each other every week growing up,” Welteroth told Vogue.
But, when the pandemic hit, they had to decide whether to postpone their wedding or drastically change their plans. Although they were devastated, they refused to let the pandemic stop their love and their union.
“I am marrying you on 5-10-20,” Welteroth said. “It may have to be right here on our stoop. And I might be in sweats. But, we are still doing this, come hell or high water.”
And, the couple did just that. On May 10, 2020, they tied the knot on their Brooklyn, NY stoop amongst a small group of friends.
“5.10.20 Some things only come around once in a lifetime,” Welteroth captioned on Instagram. “This love. That day. Our moment. Too divinely aligned to let it pass us by. Let this be remembered as the day LOVE. COULD. NOT. BE. CANCELLED. #LoveLockdown”
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5.10.20 ❤️💫 Some things only come around once in a lifetime. This love. That day. Our moment. Too divinely aligned to let it pass us by. Let this be remembered as the day LOVE. COULD. NOT. BE. CANCELLED. #LoveLockdown Photo by @micaiahcarter . Thank you to our BELOVED community for helping us transform an otherwise disappointing reality into the virtual stoop wedding of our dreams. And for helping us bring some light into otherwise dark times. The gratitude in our hearts is endless. We DID it, fam!!! Officiated via Zoom by our childhood Pastor, Dr. Stanley Long Most whimsical #flowerflash of our dreams by @lewismillerdesign @irini_arakas Photography by @micaiahcarter Photography by Annabel Braithwaite of @belathee Video by @better_call_sacredpact DJ’d by our sister-friend @Adeline Live strings by @rootstock.republic Violin by @JanninaN Cello by @mparsoncello Speech of the century “live in the streets of Brooklyn!” by my dad via Zoom Veil (my “something borrowed”) mailed in by my mom @tita.dee Custom @brothervellies shoes by my boo @aurorajames Wedding hair direction via FT by @vernonfrancois Production + styling support by @SinclairBolden of @everydayppl Zoom Emcee + Video by @redisdancing Zoom Motherboard Managed by @swim_bike_di Broom design by @chloe_dulce Block secured by @BrookeCHall Zoom bonding exercise by @feibz First married meal by @risboBK First dance song by @snohaalegra Creative thought partnership by @priyaparker Everything above and beyond and in-between by @Melana.joy.freelove @ggggavin @makeenz . Story by @voguemagazine @vogueweddings in bio
“Thank you to our BELOVED community for helping us transform an otherwise disappointing reality into the virtual stoop wedding of our dreams,” Welteroth continued. “And, for helping us bring some light into otherwise dark times.”
Congratulations to the couple!
Check out more photos from their special Brooklyn stoop union: