Coronavirus News: Long Island couple defies all odds, ties knot amid pandemic and Isaias

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LI couple ties knot amid pandemic and Isaias
Naveen Dhaliwal has more on a couple on Long Island that tied the knot despite the obstacles caused by the pandemic and Tropical Storm Isaias.

LONG BEACH, Long Island (WABC) -- A couple on Long Island tied the knot despite the obstacles caused by the pandemic and Tropical Storm Isaias.

It's not how they planned it, but Chris and Kristina Seeger's wedding could not have gone better.

"If we had to pick, this is the wedding that I wanted," Chris Seeger said.

Their wedding was set on the ramp behind their condo on Long Beach, with their close family, friends, and neighbors looking on.

"All the obstacles mean nothing when i walk down that aisle and said I do," Kristina Seeger said.

And boy did this year come with a lot of obstacles, especially for the Seegers, both of whom are elementary school teachers planning a wedding.

"The pandemic, the construction on our building, the sharks in the water, a hurricane, we lost power at 8 p.m.," Kristina Seeger said.

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August 7 was always the pair's original wedding date, and then on top of everything else, a tropical storm came earlier this week and they didn't even have a chance to rehearse.

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"We came today and walked the ramp, that's basically it," Kristina's mother Linda Rabich said.

And they did it like pros. While many couldn't make it like Kristina Seeger's good friend Allyson, a nurse working with COVID patients, they still won't miss out.

"June of next year we are going to have a big celebration with 254 of our guests," Kristina Seeger said. "We get both weddings, it's the best of both worlds."

Another celebration, and more love for two souls starting a life together.

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