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Local couple gets married via zoom during COVID-19 outbreak

Local couple gets married via zoom during COVID-19 outbreak
Posted at 2:42 AM, Apr 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 02:12:33-04

BAKERSFIELD,Calif. — A local couple in our community has postponed their in-person wedding day scheduled for this weekend, to late summer. Instead of waiting, they married via zoom with their loved ones online.

Taylor Fahsbender and Shawn Davis, in front of 20 family members and friends, via Zoom said I Do.

"It was literally a backyard wedding and it was just the two of us," said Fahsbender. "We went out there, set up a laptop and got married."

Their planned wedding ceremony would have happened on April 18 until their venue pushed the date to August.

"Last weekend we were talking about how the date change gave us the blues," said Davis. "We didn't feel attached to the new date and still felt attached to our old date. And we discussed if we could find a clerk who would issue a wedding license we were doing this."

The two love birds share that they met on Tinder. Since their engagement, they had been planning the big day for nearly two years.

This week they didn’t want to wait any longer tie the knot. Over three days, they planned their new wedding.

The Davis’s then remembered receiving a note from their unknown neighbor at the time Makenzie Hollar.

"We woke up one weekend and had a note on our door saying our neighbor wants to do some quarantine potshots outside," said Fahsbender.

Soon, they called Hollar to help with the virtual wedding day.

"We texted her and told her we were interested and she was just four doors down from us. She’s an amazing person and even better photographer."

Hollar is the owner of Makenzie Hollar Photography. She was inspired to offer this limited service to bring joy during a dark time.

She has completed 15 quarantine photoshoots while practicing social distancing.

"There is so much happening in your neighborhood that you aren’t aware of," Hollar said. "I would have never met them if it wasn’t for me leaving a note on their door."

Hollar was able to capture the pairs moment on Saturday by walking down the street.

"I walked into their backyard they had their string lights on, it was really sweet," Hollar said.