CHEK Upside: Victoria couple has wedding on wheels amidst COVID-19 restrictions

WatchDozens of friends and family gathered on the streets of James Bay as not even a global pandemic could stop Simon and Kimberly Abud from tying the knot!

For most couples looking on having a traditional wedding this summer, COVID-19 caused a major hurdle to that special day.

Simon and Kimberly Abud, however, decided to power through the pandemic by celebrating with friends and family from a physically safe distance.

Dozens of people lined the streets of James Bay as Simon and Kimberly sat in the back-seat of a decorated Ford Mustang that cruised Oswego street to resounding applause from friends, family, and even strangers.

“It was a surprise, I didn’t know he made the decision,” said Kimberly, in her white wedding dress holding a glass of champagne.

“We were gonna do it really really small and then through the process of talking with people and communicating what it meant to us and what we wanted to honor with the wedding it just grew from there,” said Simon, dressed in a navy blue suit, tie and boutonniere.

“We put the call out to get some people to come out and celebrate with us in a distance way and this is what it turned into … a bunch of great people on an amazing day and a great life,” said Simon as he looked at Kimberly.

Once it’s safe to do so, Simon and Kimberly plan to have a bigger, more traditional wedding reception.

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