- Sep 30, 2020
Like many other couples around the country, Rebecca Arellano Montez and her husband Jesse can’t celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary Sept. 2 the way they would like.
Julio Mora slipped away from his parents to secretly marry Waldramina Quinteros one February day. Both families disapproved.
As the COVID-19 pandemic settles into its fifth straight month, couples are adjusting to new health protocols when planning their weddings. In almost all circumstances this means downsizing the number of guests, and slashing any sort of reception afterwards— but some say the changes are not all bad.
As Ireland went into lockdown, many families struggled to deal with their problems, both new and long-simmering.
The Spinharneys originally chose April 18 for their wedding Mass at Holy Family Parish in suburban St. Louis Park. But, like some other couples in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, they changed plans because of restrictions on large gatherings imposed by both the state and Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda.