BATON ROUGE, LA (BRPROUD) Most women dream of their wedding day from the time they’re young. Some even go as far as planning it all out long before the big day.
There is so much that goes into the planning of that special day. There’s the dress, cake, food, bridal party and colors to name a few things. But the most important things that make the day even more memorable is the wedding date and the venue.
Local bride Ashley Robertson and her fiance’ Johnthan Harrison should be preparing for their Cozumel beach wedding next Saturday March 21st. Instead the beautiful couples’ plan for a morning wedding in the sand has been halted due to the travel fears of the coronavirus.
On Friday, all cruise lines agreed to postpone all cruises scheduled to leave the U.S. over the course of the next 30 days. While the cruise line has agreed to refund cruise fares, the wedding venue Mr. Sanchos has not.
The couple spent nearly $4,000 and despite the cancellation being out of their control the venue is simply not budging. To make matters even worse, the wedding date chosen has a very sentimental meaning to the bride after losing both her mother and grandmother.
“It’s just really awful. As I sat down to plan I wondered what would be the perfect wedding day, says Robertson” Simple math led to the March date. “I took my moms birthday minus and add my grandmothers birthday and that’s how I came up with the date.”
Her mom was born 6/4/1957 and her grandmother was born 3/17/1937. Starting with the month 6-3 = 3. Next comes the day 4+17= 21 and finally the year 1957-1937 = 20. It’s truly a unique way to include the two most important people who are no longer physically with her.
Right now the couple is still in disbelief and slowly coming to terms with the fact that they will have to put their wedding day dreams on hold until they can plan for another wedding at a later date.
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