LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A local couple tied the knot by having an online wedding Saturday afternoon.
Nick Smith and Erica Mosca met on Bumble, an online dating app, in 2018 and they've been together for almost a year and a half.
They share a profound love and already knew they wanted to start a family. The couple was taking steps to get married when the coronavirus crisis changed their plans.
“I asked for her parent's permission a couple of months ago, we were looking at places, I had another proposal in mind and then all this happened," said Nick Smith before their wedding.
Nonetheless, they decided to take the next step together and decided that this pandemic was not going to stop them.
Erica says that they wanted to bring some joy to their loved ones by having a ceremony on Zoom, a web-based video conferencing app. Dozens gathered virtually to watch them say their wedding vows.
“It’s so funny some people say, that’s really Nick and other people said that is really an Erica thing to do, so I know people don’t know us. But if you knew us, both of our friends and family are not that surprised. They think it's weird at first and then like ok yeah, thinking of you two, it makes sense”, said Mosca.
They both said “I do” and they exchanged wedding rings.
Their families and friends from around the world were able to cheer, cry, laugh and enjoy this moment by using their laptops or phones to be part of the occasion.
After the ceremony, the happy couple had an online gathering where they mingled with their wedding guest in a virtual reception.
The couple told 13 Action News they've already started the process to be legally married by the Clark County Marriage License Bureau and as soon as the office opens its doors, they'll head there to make their marriage official under the law.
Congratulations Nick and Erica!