We wrote and recorded a song to announce our COVID-delayed wedding #Features#canceled wedding#coronavirus wedding#disappointment#genderqueer#overcoming adversity#video Updated Sep 22 2020 (Posted Sep 18 2020) Guest post by Erinn Webb Still from Erinn & Chris' covid-delayed wedding announcement music video My partner and I were supposed to get married in June… but because of Coronavirus we had to move our date to 2021. In May, we wrote, recorded, and filmed the song together as a little project to help us feel better. A little bit about us: My partner Chris is nonbinary (they/them) and I am a queer cis woman (she/her), and we've been together for 6 and a half years. Our original wedding date was June 27th, 2020, and our new date is July 3rd, 2021. We live together in Milford, CT, but my partner is from Connecticut, and I'm from Alberta, Canada. We rescheduled for the obvious reasons related to COVID-19, but also because my parents and family all live in Canada, and the border was closed. We're planning to get married in Manlius, NY, and all our vendors have been very understanding of the situation, and simply moved our dates for us when we asked. We wrote this song to announce the change to our friends and family because we felt that we needed to express our grief in a creative way… to transcend the sadness of the situation. Waiting ‘til July I love you my darling And I’m glad you’re here with me I will promise you forever Someday, whene’er it be So I’ll cross my fingers And knock on wood I will hold my breath For the greater good I’ll ride all of this out Take it in stride And hope we’ll see each other on the other side And to all our friends and family You have all been on our minds Rest assured we won’t do this without you So for now we’ll bide our time So take out an eraser or draw a line Through that date in June And move it to July No, not this year Hopefully next We will take our chances And hope for the best So cross your fingers And knock on wood Just hold your breath For the greater good We’ll ride all of this out Take it in stride And hope we see each other on the other side So we’ll cross our fingers And knock on wood We’ll hold our breath For the greater good We’ll ride all of this out Take it in stride And hope we see each other on the other side When we all can be together And you will be my bride It's been a difficult thing to deal with, but we're so glad we got to share this video with our friends and family to help us move through the feelings. Related Post What's a thoughtful gift for someone who had to cancel their wedding because of Coronavirus? A couple weeks ago, Jalila asked us: "What would be a thoughtful gift for a friend and a co-worker who had to cancel their weddings?" Of course no gifts are… Read More Erinn Webb PREVIOUS Accessible weddings with less stress NEXT Vow examples: His & Hers Show/Hide comments [ 1 ] Love this. Beautifully sung, and so personal. Hope they both have the day they deserve next year. Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.