Soap Opera Digest: Prior to the coronavirus outbreak, you had been planning a ceremony in Carmel, CA, for June 6. Why did you decide to move forward with a wedding closer to home on that date rather than postpone it?
Briana Nicole Henry: We ultimately decided to move forward because we felt really passionately about continuing to face all of the upset and pain going on as a complete unit, which emotionally we already were! But legally. We had already been engaged for over a year and truly just wanted to start moving on with the next steps of our lives. We had planned our original wedding for well over a year and although fun, it was time-consuming. And with the pandemic being unpredictable we had no real idea of when we may be able to postpone to realistically. I think all that was bubbling to the surface in our country with the topic of race and the pandemic put a lot of things into perspective. We realized that the wedding was always supposed to be about solidifying our love and commitment to each other. And after getting through the last few months we felt even more like a team. It just felt right to make it official.
Digest: How did you choose the location and the guestlist for this more pared-down wedding?
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September 14, 2020