SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — Every young girl has visions of her perfect wedding.
For Ashley McFall and her then-fiance Ryan Luke, they spent the last two years making sure it was a dream come true.
“Everything was in place. Everything was paid for in full,” said McFall.
But just days before their March 21 wedding date, news of the coronavirus and venue closures started to spread.
“Reached out to friends and family and kind of let them know the scenario of coronavirus,” said Luke.
Discouraged, the couple decided to postpone the ceremony and just sign papers with a close friend officiating their wedding, who is the founder and general manager of the Sacramento Comedy Spot in midtown.
“But he kind of had mentioned, ‘There are some small things that I have to do in order to solidify everything,’” said Luke.
So, that’s when they decided to have a ceremony, livestreaming it online for friends and family.
“You know, it was great,” said Sacramento Comedy Spot owner Brian Crall. “And we just decided to livestream it at the last minute so that maybe some of the people that were going to come to the wedding could be apart of something that we put together at the last moment.”
Right down to exchanging vows, saying I do, their first kiss as a couple and a new last name — it was all livestreamed.
“I guess now Luke is fine,” laughed McFall.
The couple found a way to turn their bad situation into a memory they will now hold onto forever.
“You plan something for a year and it all disintegrates in a matter of days,” said Crall.
They’re now planning to reschedule their ceremony with all of their original guests for the first week of August.
“If anything, it brought us closer,” said Luke.