Richard Gutierrez, Sarah Lahbati tie the knot in the time of COVID-19


Posted at Mar 14 2020 09:30 PM

MANILA -- "The gathering to celebrate with our loved ones will have to wait."

This was what Richard Gutierrez and Sarah Lahbati wrote, as they decided to push through with their wedding amid concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19).

On Instagram Saturday night, the couple shared photos of their very intimate wedding, featuring only a small number of guests and their first kiss as a married couple.

"I have you and it's enough. It's everything," both of them said in their identical announcement.


i have you. and it’s enough. it’s everything. Thank you, Lord for today❤️ The gathering to celebrate with our loved ones will have to wait because we care more about everyone’s safety and health. 🙏 We would like to thank Amanda Tirol, Gideon Hermosa, Teddy Manuel, Pat Dy, Bob Nicholas, the wedding team, our dearest family and friends (especially those that flew in from different parts of the world) for understanding and for everything that you’ve done for us. 🙏❤️ Thank you @eventsbyamandatirol for all the hard work and love despite the wedding celebration postponement. We love you so much and we are so grateful to you and your team. Thank you @joeysamsonstudio for my suit. Lord, heal the world... Let’s spread love and kindness.❤️ Stay safe, everyone!!! 🙏 #thistooshallpass Sending love and light to all ❤ #MrAndMrsGutz

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The couple, engaged since 2017, earlier this week announced that they have decided to postpone their wedding, saying that they do not want to put their guests at risk of COVID-19.

As of Saturday, officials have confirmed 111 COVID-19 cases in the country and have announced a quarantine for Metro Manila.