Well, it’s been a disappointing bridal season to say the least, with spring brides and grooms postponing the big day or downsizing their dream weddings. But the itch to get hitched is stronger than the desire to have a big do and maybe even stronger than the virus.
PIX11 News reporter and Westchester County resident Rebecca Solomon wasn’t about to let the virus stop her from wedding Eitan Ahimor even though the couple have wisely postponed a big celebration until next year. Still, love will find a way and, in the meantime, they were wed July 24 on the steps of the Michaelian Office Building in White Plains, with County Executive George Latimer officiating.
“The week our formal wedding invitations went out was around the same time we made the difficult, yet safe, decision to postpone our highly anticipated wedding with 250-plus guests,” Solomon recalled in a statement. But, she adds, “like so many 2020 brides and grooms to-be, we weren’t going to let Covid-19 stand in the way of our love story. Instead, we’d officially tie the knot where our relationship flourished, in our beloved Westchester County. As proud residents who hope to continue to live and raise a family here, we’re honored the leader of the county, County Executive George Latimer, said ‘yes’ to making our marriage official.”
Added Latimer: “Getting married is a rite of passage for so many young couples, a special day filled with love and laughter that you remember fondly for the rest of your life. I feel badly for so many Westchester County couples who were forced to put their weddings on hold as we all struggle through the aftermath of Covid-19. And, while it may not be the grand ceremony she had envisioned, I am honored to play a small part in Rebecca’s vows to her husband Eitan. I wish them many more long years of happiness together and a fantastic celebration in 2021.”
We at WAG add our best wishes to the pair and to all those spirited couples making lemonade punch out of the lemons they’ve been handed. A toast to you!