The show must go on; Lexington couple ties the knot despite pandemic

Posted at 1:15 PM, Apr 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-15 16:34:05-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Pandemic or no pandemic, this was one event Kevin and Shannon Short were not going to postpone, even if the guest list had to be scaled back.

“We went through with it because once you get your heart set on a wedding date, it’s really hard to change your heart on something as big as your wedding,” Kevin said. “So we made it work.”

They made it work by keeping their very limited number of guests separated by a safe distance and by keeping those at higher risk behind closed doors.

“We had it right outside her grandparents where they’re living, so they just peaked through the window,” Kevin said.

The wedding turned out to be a great event, even if it had to be lightly attended.

“We brought it down to 60 (guests) and that was still a lot," Shannon said. "So we said ‘let’s just have immediate family, which turned out to be beautiful."

The couple, like everyone else, is hunkered down while honeymooning in quarantine.

“We’ve played scrabble almost every day, and we started a 2,000 piece puzzle,” Kevin said of how they’re keeping busy while stuck inside.

Mom came up with the idea to spray paint the words “quarantined for life” on Kevin and Shannon’s car, and the couple is planning a larger celebration sometime in September. By then they, like all of us, are hoping we will have returned to some sense of normalcy. Their marriage, however, has not had to wait very long to feel “normal” at all.

“We’ve had a few fights, but we’ve been able to work through them,” Shannon joked. “They’re mostly disagreements.”

It sounds like the perfect couple, even if Shannon and Kevin had to have an imperfect wedding ceremony.