New Orleans couple ties the knot on front porch, sidewalk first dance

A New Orleans couple said "I do" on their front porch Saturday

A New Orleans couple didn't let Covid-19 stop them from saying "I do" as they held their wedding on their front porch, according to a report from NOLA.com. 

The couple Alex Cotant and Darla Edin-Cotant said their vows Saturday and held their first dance on the sidewalk in front of their home as neighbors looked on from a safe distance.

FRONT PORCH CHRONICLES, video version: Here’s true New Orleans community spirit. Alex Cotant, 35, and Darla Edin, 34, had planned to get married today with a full reception filled with family and guests. But coronavirus threw them a curve ball, canceling their wedding plans. But their neighbors weren’t going to let their big day go without a (socially distant) porch celebration. The couple said their vows in front of an officiant in City Park and then came back to their house in Mid-City, where neighbors made a cake, called for a photographer (me) and arranged to have guitarist @mikedoussan (who doesn’t know the couple) perform on the street in front of their house. Here is their first dance. As you can see, everyone is sitting more than six feet apart. Listen to the words of the song. It will bring a smile to your face and a tear to your eye. Video by Chris Granger @cgranger

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Several weddings along with other events in New Orleans have been cancceld as a restult of the Covid-19 pandemic. Gatherings of more than 10 people have been banned by the state and local governments with the goal of slowing the spread of the coronavirus.