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March 24, 2020

The Island Packet

Jennifer Uzcategui and her now-husband Tonny, of Hilton Head Island, were scheduled to get married April 10 when they realized they weren’t sure if the pandemic would be under control.

“We decided we didn’t know how long all of this is going to last, and we know everything was going to be really uncertain,” she said.

Last week, she called up her officiant, Sarah Holzer Vazquez, and told her they weren’t able to wait.

The pair were joined by Jennifer’s daughter and Tommy’s close friend at the King Neptune statue in Hilton Head’s Shelter Cove Marina, where they took their vows.

“It was such a nice little ceremony and it was really very special,” officiant Vazquez said of the spur-of-the-moment nuptials.

Like others, Uzcategui said she had wanted to get people together to see her and her husband married. But that was before the

coronavirus. Gatherings of three or more people were discouraged by S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster this week, and businesses and event offices are beginning to close.

As the industry changes to adapt to what no one surely saw coming, Harris said she was able to re-book every local vendor for her wedding next year.

“All the vendors have been wonderful,” she said. “And most of them did not have pandemics in their contracts.”