It has been such a disappointment to many couples who made plans to get married past this year. All those plans now had to be changed. It hasn't been easy. And there is no guarantee that this spring or summer will see us out of the woods for this pandemic! If you still would like to be married you can choose Weddings With a Heart to give you a wonderful and romantic ceremony and beautiful photos with safe and sensible procedures. We are elopement and small wedding specialists located in Newport RI. We have been officiating and photographing small weddings for 20 years. Many couples are still choosing to have a small intimate wedding or elopement with just them and 2 witnesses and having their original plans in the future or maybe save their money and have a big party later.
All of our staff are fully vaccinated including boosters. But with the arrival of the highly transmissible Omicron, and now the even more transmissible Son of Omicron, we are only offering our services for outside weddings .. and yes, I know it's cold outside! If things change with this situation, we will of course be adaptable, but the new variants are breaking through vaccination protections and while we want to perform your wedding, we are not wanting to risk getting gravely ill or possibly dying for it!
So what does that mean for all of us and your wedding plans? If you are not vaccinated, you or any of your unvaccinated guests must be wearing a mask out of respect for the health of others. As long as we all keep our distance from each other, even while outside, masks are optional, but when we need to be close, like when your witnesses sign your marriage license, masks are required.
This is not a political thing for us or some kind of violation of anyone's "liberty", just common sense. How hard is it to wear a piece cloth over your face anyway! If this is a problem, please choose another wedding officiant. Geez.....
FAQ re the restrictions
Are restaurants open? Yes, restaurants may open but with some possible restrictions as businesses decide what to do with the latest CDC guidance. There may be fewer people allowed to go into a restaurant. Tables are 8 feet apart. And guests will have to wear a mask when not seated. The menus will be disposable or you will read from your phone.
Are hotels and B&B's open? Yes they are open!
How will we know where to meet and what to do? We will be talking with you on the phone anytime you would like and also the day before your ceremony. We will go over all the details.
What about town or city halls to get our marriage license? If you are RI residents, your license can be had from your city clerk, but there are restrictions and requirements in place, so contact them right away as there may be time delays if business must be done mostly by email instead of in person, and appointments are most likely required. Our officiant mails licenses back to the appropriate city hall immediately after your ceremony, or will return in person to local city or town hall drop boxes (Newport/Middletown/Portsmouth/Jamestown). You may also return your license to your city hall yourselves if you like.
Corona Virus funny tweets
I now understand why retired people eat dinner so early.
Me in 2019: If I could just have like a week with nothing to do and nowhere to go I could finally get this house clean and organized.
Me now: Nope, that wasn't the problem....
QUARANTINE SELF-DISCOVERY: I am still regularly late to things even when they don't involve traveling any physical distance
ME, 10: I want everyone to like me
ME, 20: I hope most people like me
ME, 30: I'm leaving society to go live with a family of raccoons in the forest & don't care how anyone feels about it
I’m really afraid I’m going to learn something about myself during this
Emails now be like: I hope you are staying safe, sheltered in place, stocked with toilet paper, and healthy during these absolutely unprecedented, wild, chaotic, terrifying times. Just wanted to follow up-
Day 3 in quarantine. My mom made me check my 11 year old brother’s search history. He has searched “how tall is goofy” and “why do Mormons have so many trampolines.” For his sake, I almost wish I found something bad
really glad that one month ago, I chose a neutral nail color
Day 1: This'll be fantastic. I get to stay inside and eat toast on a paper towel.
Day 8: Engages in conversation with a lamp.
pre-isolation: ah there's a bug in here kill it!!!
now: hello Kendra the bug welcome to our home may we interest you in a glass of wine?
i want to check on my extroverted friends but i'm afraid they will want to talk to me
fighting every urge in my body telling me to eat a second lunch
One thing I’ve learned so far in quarantine is that my husband refuses to microwave anything for 45 seconds, he always does 44. When I asked him why, he said, “For Obama.”
during isolation it’s important to have a variety of activities. Sometimes I read twitter on my phone; other times, my laptop. It’s all about balance.
What is a "weekend"?
s/o to all the genuine introverts who still aren't showing up even when all the social engagements have moved online
CDC: please don’t touch your face
Me: what if I get something in my eye
CDC: just try not—
Me: or like, a bad itch on my cheek
CDC: then wash yo—
Me: THIS IS TOO HARD, I CAN’T DO IT
Me: SEE YOU CAN’T DO IT EITHER
Somehow "don't touch your face" to me turned into "you can only touch your face at home where all the bacteria that can be found is like family and def not corona virus"
CDC: don’t touch your face
My face: Your nose itches. You have an eyebrow out of place. Your cheek itches. You have a sharp booger. Your eye itches. Now your nose itches again
**reads you shouldn't touch your face because of the Coronavirus***
**SPENDS THE REST OF THE DAY WITH ONE HAND IN MY MOUTH AND THE OTHER IN MY EYE OH MY GOD HAVE I ALWAYS BEEN LIKE THIS?!?**
But, if I don’t touch my face who is going to?
When this is all over I’m gonna touch my face so fucking much
Friend texts and asks ‘how’s your coronavirus experience going’? Recounts how his 4 year old went to school and told the class ‘my mommy has coronavirus’ which wasn’t true. Principal called. School is now shut. Kids, dude.
wow.. bars, clubs, and gyms all closed?? my life is about to seriously be exactly the same
WORK FROM HOME TIPS:
Have a routine. Shower/dress like normal. Keep a dedicated workspace. Fill a briefcase with sausages & carry it at all times. Stick to usual work hours. NEVER let raccoons trick you into trusting them with the beefcase: they dont have your interests at heart
GOING OUT TO BARS:
• are you out of your mind
SECLUDING YOURSELF AT HOME IN A TATTERED WEDDING DRESS PLOTTING REVENGE ON ALL MEN:
• weirdly hot
• no one gets infected
• he will live to regret the day he broke your heart
Sometimes I’ll just be living my ordinary, irrelevant life and out of nowhere I’ll remember that Priyanka Chopra referred to Pitbull as “Pardesi Babu” on her single “Exotic” and life loses all sense and meaning for those three seconds
How long before the JK Rowling tweet telling us Dobby had Coronavirus this whole time
can we all just agree to gain 15 pounds. that way none of us have to feel weird about it
Day 1: I have stocked up on enough non-perishable food and supplies to last me for months, maybe years, so that I can remain in isolation for as long as it takes to see out this pandemic
Day 1 + 45 minutes: I am in the supermarket because I wanted a Twix
The World Health Organization has announced that dogs cannot contract Covid-19. Dogs previously held in quarantine can now be released. To be clear, WHO let the dogs out.