Photos of an empty San Francisco wedding show what it's like to get married during a pandemic

A San Francisco couple was married Saturday in an empty church with only immediate family and some friends present.

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  • The photos of the wedding, with one showing faces of the church's regular parishioners taped to the pews, quickly gained traction online.
  • The images offer surreal documentation of what it's like to get married amid such strange and unprecedented times as during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
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For one Bay Area couple nearly a year into their engagement, the wedding must go on global health crisis or not.

Emily and Parris Khachi were married Saturday in a church in San Francisco, one of many cities under a regionwide shelter-in-place order to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease, known as COVID-19.

Photos of their wedding, taken by photographer Vicens Forns , quickly went viral online as people were given a surreal glimpse at what it's like to be married in an empty church during a viral outbreak and a statewide shutdown.

Here's what it was like for the couple.

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Once the shelter-in-place order went into effect, the couple grappled with whether or not to move forward with their big day.

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They did the same for the couple, live-streaming their wedding in real-time to the many friends and family members unable to attend due to the shelter-in-place order.

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Vicens Forns Photography

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The couple is also happy with how the photos of their wedding turned out.

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Vicens Forns Photography

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