BRUNSWICK East (1010 FITA) – A front-line nurse and her fiancée who is in remission of Hodgkin lymphoma got married in a small ceremony in New Jersey on Sunday after a few months due to the coronavirus.
New York Presbyterian Hospital nurse Ashley Isaacs and Israel Reches tied the knot in a backyard ceremony in East Brunswick, broadcast on 1010 FITA and livestreamed on Facebook Live.
The two were married in a chuppah decorated with white flowers in a ceremony limited to family parties and instant weddings due to concerns about the virus.
The two were married shortly after 6pm with broken glass, a custom at Jewish weddings.
“We̵7;re on the moon, we’re really on the moon,” Samantha Liebman told Rehes after 1010 WINS ‘after the ceremony.
“It’s so much, I do not want it to end,” Isaacs said. “I want to let him dive.”
“I told her under the chuppah,” Reches added. “I said, ‘I feel like we have to do this every day.’ “
Gifts presented to the guests included black and white masks with the initials “A&I” on them, as well as a hand sanitizer – a reminder of the explosion that kept the bride and groom away this year.
While Isaacs was working to rescue COVID-19 patients this past spring, Reches was battling stage 4 Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The ceremony was a joyous reunion for the two, who had only seen each other twice since mid-March over Reches health concerns.
Prior to the ceremony, Reches showed a custom pickle, part of which included a collage of photos of him and Isaacs over the years. Reches was wearing a special tung after the two shared their first dance.
Congratulations to the newlyweds from 1010 FITAT!
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