The courthouses may have been shut down at the time, but one engaged Alabama couple still found a way to improvise.
One Alabama couple proved that not even a quarantine could stop love, and they enlisted the help of an AmFirst branch to pull it off.
Jennifer and Jacob Lindsey were originally scheduled to be married on May 2, but unfortunately, they had to call off their wedding due to closures.
“We were heartbroken when we had to cancel our wedding to protect our family and friends,” Jennifer said. “I couldn’t stand the thought of not knowing when we could be married and start our lives together.”
The courthouses may have been shut down at the time, but they still found a way to improvise.
“With so much uncertainty in the future, we knew we wanted to be at each other’s side through it all,” Jennifer said. “COVID-19 took so much away from us, and we didn’t want it taking away our joy of being married and having each other.”
She said since everything was closing, they had to think outside of the box to make their dream a reality.
Couples are still able to be married in the state of Alabama as long as they have a notary.
“AmFirst was open, working diligently to serve our community the best they could with plenty of hand sanitizer and social distancing,” Jennifer said.
On March 20, they made an appointment at the AmFirst branch Gardendale and were married on the premises by notary and branch manager Ericka Webb.
“Everyone there was so accommodating and kind,” Jennifer said. “It was certainly not what we had envisioned, but we are so thankful that we got to be married in this crazy time, and have a fun story to tell our children one day.”
Congratulations to the newlyweds!