It wasn't the big wedding they'd dreamed of, or spent a year planning, but when Wodonga's Daisy Clementer and Humprey Magda tied the knot on Wednesday it was perfect.
The duo were originally due to get married on September 24 in front of about 100 family and friends.
But instead, they were married in front of four guests on the 100th day of Victoria's declared state of emergency.
When coronavirus restrictions began the pair faced a tough decision - do they postpone their wedding or go ahead under heavy restrictions?
The pair decided because overseas guests wouldn't be able to attend in September, they would bring their wedding forward to June and have an intimate ceremony in Sumsion Gardens.
"We were disappointed because we were expecting a big wedding," Mrs Clementer said.
"We'd invited everyone including family and friends from overseas, they were all supposed to come."
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Mr Madga said it was unlikely his family in the Philippines would be able to travel to Australia for years and the pair didn't want to put their big day off indefinitely.
"The reopening of international airport will probably take a long time," Mr Magda said.
"It'll take a long time for [my family] to be able to come here, so there was not point waiting until September or even next year, we really wanted to get married."
For a while, as restrictions loosened in Victoria it looked like they would be able to have 20 guests to celebrate the occasion.
But those hopes were dashed when multiples cases of coronavirus in Melbourne resulted in a re-tightening of restrictions last week.
The sudden change in direction by the state government and outbreak of cases changed the trajectory of the pandemic in many people's mind. No longer was the world steadily re-opening.
Instead it became apparent that life will continue, changed, for some time and any liberties offered could be revoked swiftly at any time.
More than 100 days in, Victoria remains in an official state of emergency while the wider country remains under threat.
The way we live and celebrate may have changed, but life continues.
Instead of the big church wedding they had planned, Mr Madga and Mrs Clementer were married in an intimate ceremony livestreamed to Mr Magda's family in the Philippines.
"It was a little bit sad because I didn't have my sister who is in Perth," Mrs Clementer said.
"On my husband's part none of his family were there, we just had my mum and dad and two witnesses.
"Overall though, I still loved our wedding.
"It was a special day, very special."