Don't let COVID-19 stop you from getting married.
With two witnesses (or more), the couple, and myself (the officiant) we can have a virtual wedding that is heartfelt, personal, and certainly memorable! I can help you with the legal details and provide a wonderful ceremony using Zoom, FaceTime, or Skype.
"Under the circumstances, yes, I would consider that to be a legitimate wedding. The requirements are that the witnesses observe the couple signing the marriage certificate, and that they sign the certificate saying that they did so. That means that the witnesses must observe – potentially, electronically – the couple signing; and that the certificate would need to be mailed to the witnesses and/or officiant, whoever is participating in a location other than where the couple are, for signing. The fully signed certificate would then have to come back to the Auditor’s Office for recording." San Juan County Auditor
"We are so grateful for your willing spirit and adventurous attitude in officiating our zoom wedding yesterday. The result was an unforgettable beginning to our life together!"---content bride
"Didier curated an amazing elopement ceremony. We were so happy with the process from beginning to end. We both wanted something simple, yet memorable and we could not be any happier with the result. Our ceremony was incredibly special. We highly reccommend Didier for all your wedding needs!"
"Didier did a great job communicating with us prior to our elopement and made the officiating personal to who we are as a couple. He is friendly, easy to talk to, and knows how to make the process smooth and comfortable. I highly recommend him."
While it is alluring to focus on each other and have a romantic elopement, there is the consideration that your friends and family will be missing out. Here's a suggestion: hire a videographer (perhaps along with a photographer) so you can show the elopement ceremony at your elopement wedding party with family and friends upon your return! I can suggest the perfect videographers with whom I love to work with because they are gentle with their approach so as to not take attention from your focus on the ceremony and each other. They are also available before and after the ceremony if that is of interest to you.