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Residents Exchange Vows In Front Of Hospital Staff After Their Wedding Gets Canceled Due To Coronavirus
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Residents Exchange Vows In Front Of Hospital Staff After Their Wedding Gets Canceled Due To Coronavirus

The coronavirus is messing up our plans big time. B-days, vacations, and other exciting things are canceled. Imagine your big day is canceled too. I mean, no wedding dress, no cake, no vows. Just you, your other half, and eternal PJs.

But these two quarantined lovebirds ain’t ditching their dream that easily. Shelun Tsai and Michael Sun exchanged their vows in an improvised “wedding” ceremony staged at the OB/GYN department of Duke University Hospital. Of course, there had to be some alterations made. The groom attended the ceremony via Zoom, just like the friends and families who cheered the newly “wed” couple along the way. Staff members dressed as bridesmaids and the bride looked stunning in a hand-crafted gown inspired by the medical setting. When love is in the air, there’s no place left for viruses!

More info: Twitter | Facebook | obgyn.duke.edu

This doctor at Duke Hospital shared the improv ceremony the staff members hosted for their co-resident 

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The groom tuned in to Zoom to exchange the vows

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The medical staff even made some DIY wedding props that helped to create the special atmosphere

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Friends and family members attended the big day virtually

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Duke OB/GYN Resident Dr. Shelun Tsai and her fiancé Dr. Michael Sun decided to commemorate their wedding day that was canceled due to the crisis at the Duke Birthing Center. The two New Yorkers, who met in college, have now postponed their official wedding date to October.

But Tsai was over the moon for her commemorative ceremony. “It was absolutely amazing.” She told ABC News that it was particularly touching to see her colleagues care “so much about us and the things that mean so much to us.” While Duke medical staff takes care of patients every day, moments like this are truly moving. “We’re always so thoughtful and love what we do,” Tsai praised her colleagues.

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Someone got concerned whether it’s all for real

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And she soon received a clarification!

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People got crazy excited about the idea and happy for the couple

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Carol Emory
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

With all the depressing new from this pandemic..it's nice to see something positive and hopeful! Congrats to the happy couple. Both of you stay safe so you can enjoy that future wedding in October.

~~ZoEy~~
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Congrats to the couple of course!! I seriously mean it, however.... Shouldn't they still be distancing themself?? Especially hospital staff members. I know it's something they felt doing for their coworker/ friend, but the virus doesn't care if their is a wedding ceremony taking place.

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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Strong decision.. I have captured few couple with mask and will upload soon on my website https://imagestudio.com

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Carol Emory
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

With all the depressing new from this pandemic..it's nice to see something positive and hopeful! Congrats to the happy couple. Both of you stay safe so you can enjoy that future wedding in October.

~~ZoEy~~
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Congrats to the couple of course!! I seriously mean it, however.... Shouldn't they still be distancing themself?? Especially hospital staff members. I know it's something they felt doing for their coworker/ friend, but the virus doesn't care if their is a wedding ceremony taking place.

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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Strong decision.. I have captured few couple with mask and will upload soon on my website https://imagestudio.com

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