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“The New American Gothic”: Eloping in a Park During a Pandemic, While Wearing Masks and Having Your Guests Watch on Zoom

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Scenes from the coronavirus pandemic…in this case, the “new American Gothic,”  eloping in park while wearing masks and having your guests watch on Zoom. Yes, that’s the world we live in today. Anyway, congratulations/mazel tov to the groom, Democratic politico Thomas Bowman and the bride, Rachel Walker, both of Arlington, VA, whose registry has the wedding date listed as August 15, 2020 in Richmond, but…

“We care about your health and the health of those around you. For that reason, we have made the difficult decision to postpone our wedding. We will now have our event on August 15, 2020. We hope you will be able to join us! We are still getting officially married on April 4th with our immediate families and those in our wedding party who do not have to fly, but we will have a complete do-over in August. AirBnB is offering full refunds, and our hotel will allow you to change your date or cancel. We are so sorry for the inconvenience but we know this is the safest and most responsible decision. We love you all!”

By the way, the connection to Virginia politics is that Thomas Bowman has worked for a bunch of Democratic legislators, including Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Fairfax/Prince William) and Del. Paul Krizek (D-Fairfax), as well as LiUNA, and is now a partner at progressive public relations/government affairs firm Resolute Strategies Group.  Bowman also has a podcast, Transition Virginia, which I recommend you check out if you’re interested in the transition of power from Republicans to Democrats in Virginia.

With that, good luck to Thomas Bowman and Rachel Walker. Meanwhile, I’m still trying to figure out if it actually is ironic to be in the middle of a pandemic on your wedding day, but like a lot of the lines in Alanis Morrissette’s 1996 hit song, “Ironic,” I’m pretty sure it’s…not. LOL