Savannah Ryan and Hamilton are two different sides of the border and pandemic forced them to be apart for several months but they found a way to be together.
Blaine, wash. — Disable the border between the United States and Canada stopped all travel that is “not important” because of the epidemic of the coronavirus. But what about love? Families on both sides of the border had to find creative ways, legally, to see each other in person.
So, while so much divide, the arch, the peace Park served as a reminder, there is so much to keep us together.
“You don’t have to be in the most beautiful place. You can make something beautiful if this is the right thing,” said Ryan Hamilton.
19 acre Park in blaine, wash. on both sides of the international border. The canadian government shut down Peace Arch Park in mid-June because of the influx of visitors.
Currently, Americans can not go out to the North and the Canadians can’t enter the Parking lot on the South. This is a small piece of land, where a seemingly indefinite closure of the border does not matter.
This is the place where Ryan, Bellingham, and Savannah, Abbotsford, British Columbia, fell deeper in love.
“Who would have thought that our borders will be closed for such a long time,” said Savannah Hamilton.
The border between the two countries first closed in March in an attempt to stop the spread of coronavirus. The closure kept the newlyweds apart for more than three months.
“I wrote Ryan and I said, ‘the opening of the Park let’s make out,'” said Savannah.
The young couple does not want to wait for the world to access, so in spite of the global pandemic and closed borders, they have found a way to marry a man.
The answer was a piece of private property was offered by a friend just happened to ride the two countries.
“It’s hard to describe the emotions, because we wanted to be so excited and we were, but I think there was an ounce in both of us when we were scared that something will go wrong,” said Savannah.
During the ceremony, the Americans kept to the South and the Canadians to the North. Elderly relatives stayed at home because of the coronavirus and the couple walked down the aisle varieties.
“Our passage was on the verge,” Savannah says.
All this happened under the watchful eye of the U.S. border patrol.
“Just to be able to have both families together was so important to us,” continued Savannah.
“It was pretty weird, but at the same time it was so much fun, because people should come and be there to see it,” Ryan said.
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