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Essential worker couple who contracted COVID-19 awarded micro-wedding

An essential worker couple who contracted COVID-19 during the pandemic has been awarded a micro-wedding.

News 12 Staff

Aug 26, 2020, 5:38 PM

Updated 1,395 days ago

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An essential worker couple who contracted COVID-19 during the pandemic has been awarded a micro-wedding.
Don Maselli and Liz Bubbico, of Fairfield, work in the orthopedic department at Saint Vincent's Medical Center, and both contracted COVID-19 in April.
Maselli proposed to Bubbico on Sept. 4, 2019, after only three months, and on what would have been the 75th wedding anniversary of Bubbico's grandparents.
Maselli even used Bubbico's grandmother's ring when proposing to her in Lake George, where Bubbico says she spent summer vacations with her family as a child.
The couple was set to get married on Sept. 4, 2020 and already had a venue picked and deposits put down.
However, after the pandemic hit they quickly realized their wedding and the significant date it was going to be held on were far from reality.
In April, they both contracted the coronavirus, and recovered, but still they knew their wedding was going to be postponed.
"When COVID hit and we had to change everything, it was so heartbreaking, because the date had meant so much to us," Bubbico says.
In July, News 12 aired a story about local vendors who teamed up to give away a dream wedding to essential workers.
Ellen Spirer, of event rental company Please B Seated, teamed up with Fairfield County Wedding Concierge to help make the wedding a reality.
"My aunt called me and said your godmother called and said she was watching the Channel 12 news and there's a wedding contest that she feels like you're supposed to go out for, and we had maybe 48 hours before the deadline," Bubbico says.
The couple was selected out of about 20 applicants.
Now, thanks to more than a dozen local vendors, they'll be gifted the wedding of their dreams, but just on a smaller scale.
They'll now tie the knot in the backyard of the home Bubbico grew up in on Sept 4, 2020.
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