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Couple hosts the first virtual wedding in Nueces County

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Posted at 10:35 PM, Mar 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-29 09:56:17-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Concerns with the coronavirus have caused strict stay at home orders and massive cancellations.

A couple had their wedding planned but no one would be allowed to attend due to the stay at home order.

However, the newlyweds did something a little different.

“We wanted to go ahead and have the wedding, but a lot of people couldn’t attend,” says husband Victor Cantu.

Dezerae and Victor Cantu decided that it was time for them to become one and tie the knot.

However, the outbreak of COVID-19 tried to break their union.

The couple picked up their marriage license at the Nueces County Courthouse and locked on March 27th, 2020 as their big day.

But with concerns of the coronavirus, they had to cancel their gathering but Judge David Stith had an idea and that was to have the wedding virtual via zoom.

Dezerae and Victor Cantu became the first virtual wedding in Nueces County and the newlyweds say this worked out best for them.

“Not only that but it was in the comfort of everyone's home so everyone was still practicing the social distancing and everyone wasn’t exposed to each other so that was the interesting part of it but it was actually pretty cool,” says wife Dezerae Cantu.

There were no bridesmaids nor groomsmen, and the Cantu’s say that’s okay because the focus was on them, their love for each other, and to say “I do.”