Thousands of uninvited guests showed up to a wedding in Philadelphia. But the newlyweds welcomed their new friends with open arms.
According to E!, Kerry Anne Perkins and Michael Gordon were taking their wedding photos in front of a hotel when the massive crowd of protesters came marching down the street, demonstrating in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and in honor of George Floyd.
The couple gladly made adjustments to their photoshoot as the crowd approached, joining hands with the protesters and marching along. In a video posted to Instagram, the newlyweds can be seen raising their fists as the large crowd in the background cheers them on. The couple marched to City Hall with the protesters, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Perkins detailed the couple's story in an Instagram post last month. The bride said her husband first proposed seven years ago, but she said no. Two years later, he asked again, and she said maybe.
One year ago, Perkins finally said yes.
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7 years ago He asked, I said no He waited patiently 5 years ago He asked, I said may be He acted patiently 4 years ago He held my hand, heard my cry, took my heart, body, and soul and cuddled it with his being, I let go 3 years ago I’ve never been seen so complete, loved so passionately, and protected so fiercely 2 years ago He let go, I came in 1 year ago He asked, I said YES! I will wait patiently until we become one…????????????????????????! #love #issabridetobe #blacklove #bride #bridestory #engagementphotos #parisianvibes #paris #paris #mylove❤️ #sweetlove #lovers #5yearanniversary
It was hard for people to imagine a more beautiful couple.
Could this couple BE any more gorgeous? Holy Toldeo. Congrats to them!
— Kat (@KatInTheCLE) June 6, 2020
The couple will definitely have quite a story to tell for many years.
Their kids will be so proud of them when the grow up!
— @RiderBabe52 (@RiderBabe52) June 7, 2020
As one social media user noted, this wedding will be part of history.
Their photo will be in history books.
— Amy (@bitter_german) June 7, 2020
It has been a turbulent period in the country since Floyd died at the hands of police two weeks ago. Millions of Americans, angered by the ongoing killing of Black men and women, have taken to the streets to express their voices. Violence has also broken out in the midst of some demonstrations, and businesses have been destroyed. But the story of Perkins and Gordon brought a refreshing change for some people.
Congratulations to the beautiful couple! ❤️ Such a touching display of love at a time when it's desperately needed.
Please update if they have a registry or a honeymoon fund!!
— 102.7 KSSRI FM (@RadioLexapro) June 6, 2020
That's how you crash a wedding.