Photos: Simple, short and small— weddings in the time of COVID-19

Coronavirus lockdown restrictions have affected the peak wedding season across the world. So how are people coping with pandemic clouds hovering over their big day? While some may have postponed the event entirely, others are either making use of video calls in the case of saying ‘I do’ online or going ahead with compact ceremonies ensuring social distancing precautions and norms are in place.

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Groom Vitthal Koditkar (L) of Hirpodi village speaks with his bride Vrushali Renuse (R) of Pabe village and family members after their wedding in the middle of a nationwide lockdown, in Pune. (Sanket Wankhade / AFP)

Groom Vitthal Koditkar (L) of Hirpodi village speaks with his bride Vrushali Renuse (R) of Pabe village and family members after their wedding in the middle of a nationwide lockdown, in Pune. (Sanket Wankhade / AFP)

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A livestream recording of the wedding of Liu Wenchao (L) and Sun Hanxiao is seen on a laptop screen in Beijing. Coronavirus lockdowns and travel restrictions have forced couples around the world to delay their wedding plans or adapt to these unusual times by holding ceremonies via online video platforms. But in China, where livestreaming is extremely popular, young couples are allowing people to not only watch their big day online, but also send them cash as gifts. (Greg Baker / AFP)

A livestream recording of the wedding of Liu Wenchao (L) and Sun Hanxiao is seen on a laptop screen in Beijing. Coronavirus lockdowns and travel restrictions have forced couples around the world to delay their wedding plans or adapt to these unusual times by holding ceremonies via online video platforms. But in China, where livestreaming is extremely popular, young couples are allowing people to not only watch their big day online, but also send them cash as gifts. (Greg Baker / AFP)

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Newlyweds Jenny Gutierrez (L) and Eduardo Camacho look outside to friends and family on the street after getting married at a civil status registration office amid the coronavirus outbreak in Uruguay. A month ago, a glamorous wedding celebration in the Carrasco neighbourhood became a hotspot after it emerged that 44 guests contracted the coronavirus at the wedding. (Mariana Greif / REUTERS)

Newlyweds Jenny Gutierrez (L) and Eduardo Camacho look outside to friends and family on the street after getting married at a civil status registration office amid the coronavirus outbreak in Uruguay. A month ago, a glamorous wedding celebration in the Carrasco neighbourhood became a hotspot after it emerged that 44 guests contracted the coronavirus at the wedding. (Mariana Greif / REUTERS)

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Newly married couple Rachel and Sebastian Vasquez talk (via Facetime) to relatives who could not attend their wedding ceremony on May 9 at the Glencliff Manor in Rustburg, Virginia. The Glencliff Manor officiates free, socially distanced ceremonies for couples left with no wedding plans during the coronavirus pandemic. Only ten people are allowed at each hour-long ceremony. (Olivier Douliery / AFP)

Newly married couple Rachel and Sebastian Vasquez talk (via Facetime) to relatives who could not attend their wedding ceremony on May 9 at the Glencliff Manor in Rustburg, Virginia. The Glencliff Manor officiates free, socially distanced ceremonies for couples left with no wedding plans during the coronavirus pandemic. Only ten people are allowed at each hour-long ceremony. (Olivier Douliery / AFP)

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Newly-wed Italians Ester Concilio (L) and Rafaele Carbonelli show wedding rings under the protective gloves following the ceremony at the Briosco’s town hall, on May 11. In light of the Mayor’s restricting any ceremonies during the lockdown, the couple decided to get married without a banquet or any guests. (Miguel Medina / AFP)

Newly-wed Italians Ester Concilio (L) and Rafaele Carbonelli show wedding rings under the protective gloves following the ceremony at the Briosco’s town hall, on May 11. In light of the Mayor’s restricting any ceremonies during the lockdown, the couple decided to get married without a banquet or any guests. (Miguel Medina / AFP)

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An Indian couple performs marriage rituals wearing protective masks in New Delhi. As the lockdown prevails, couples do not have much choice except postponing their wedding or opting for a simple one. (ANI)

An Indian couple performs marriage rituals wearing protective masks in New Delhi. As the lockdown prevails, couples do not have much choice except postponing their wedding or opting for a simple one. (ANI)

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(L to R) Mother and wedding groom witness Francesca Armillota, Briosco’s mayor Antonio Verbicaro, Italian bride Ester Concilio, Italian bridegroom Rafaele Carbonelli, his father and wedding bride witness Francesco Concilio pose for a group picture while maintaining social distance during the wedding ceremony. (Miguel Medina / AFP)

(L to R) Mother and wedding groom witness Francesca Armillota, Briosco’s mayor Antonio Verbicaro, Italian bride Ester Concilio, Italian bridegroom Rafaele Carbonelli, his father and wedding bride witness Francesco Concilio pose for a group picture while maintaining social distance during the wedding ceremony. (Miguel Medina / AFP)

UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2020 03:56 PM IST
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