EASTERN BRUNSWICK (1010 WINS) – A nurse and her fiancé, who is in remission for Hodgkin’s lymphoma, were married in a small ceremony in New Jersey on Sunday after months separated by the coronavirus.
New York Presbyterian Hospital nurse Ashley Isaacs and Israel Rich tied the knot at a 1010 WINS backyard ceremony in East Brunswick and broadcast live on Facebook.
The couple married in a chuppah, decorated with white flowers, in a ceremony limited to close family and wedding parties due to worries about the virus.
The couple married shortly after 6 pm with the breaking of the cup, a custom at Jewish weddings.
“It’s so much, I don’t want it to end,” Isaac said. “I want to let it sink.”
“I told her that under the fold,” Rich added. “I said,” I feel we have to do this every day. “
The gifts given to the guests included black and white masks with the initials “A&I” on them, as well as hand sanitizer – a reminder of the hearth that kept the bride and groom separated this year.
While Isaacs worked to rescue patients with COVID-19 last spring, Reches battled a stage of Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The ceremony was a joyous reunion for the two, who have only seen each other twice since mid-March due to Reches’ health concerns.
Prior to the ceremony, Reches showed off a personalized tuxedo whose entry included a collage of photos of him and Isaacs over the years. Rich wore a special tuxedo while the two shared their first dance.
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