Love In The Times Of COVID: Couple Straddles Border To Tie The Knot

Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw

Besides destroying much of the airline industry, the closed Canada-U.S. border has been the bane of snowbirds, lovebirds, the occasionally birdbrained and many others with ties in both countries. 

But one Canadian couple didn't let an inconvenience like a closed border prevent both American and Canadian guests from attending their wedding - and still remain in their respective countries!

Lindsay Clowes and Alex Leckie, both 29, held their wedding ceremony right on the US-Canada border.

The nuptials took place on a pier along the St. Croix River in New Brunswick, with the couple surrounded by loved ones in Canada. Across the river in Calais, Maine, stood aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who also watched them tie the knot. Clowes' grandparents witnessed the special day from a boat floating in the middle of the river separating the two countries.

The couple initially planned their wedding for August 2020, but those plans had to be postponed when the coronavirus pandemic broke out. It may not have been the wedding they initially envisioned, but Clowes tells CNN it was still the wedding of her dreams.

Anna Kroupina

Anna Kroupina Journalist

Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.

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