Daphne Goujon said. (Elina Shirazi) It was just about having our own wedding and our own story, something to tell our kids and our grandkids that during this really bizarre time we did something really cool, Chris Goujon added. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTER Washington, D.C. couple Blake and Ashley Smith decided to have a small ceremony. While they didnt go virtual, the couple says they are planning to hold the full wedding in August. The Smiths said that even though they did not plan on a virtual wedding, they don’t think it’s a bad idea for other couples who don’t want to postpone the date. (Chelsea Photography) The Smiths walk down the aisle in the presence of a few family members. They say they are grateful for the small ceremony they had and plan on having the real thing in a few months. (Chelsea Photography) FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE FOX LIFESTYLE NEWS We were monitoring the news very closely. Just one week prior to our planned wedding date of March 22, the CDC recommended that gatherings of 50 or more be canceled or rescheduled, our wedding had 252 confirmed attendees, even after cancellations. The weight of the global pandemic began to weigh on our hearts and the health of our guests became a huge concern. On the Monday before our wedding, we postponed until August 23. We could not truly celebrate with the possibility of putting the health of our closest friends and family in danger. The silver lining is that we decided that we wanted to still get married. My mother is an ordained minister and performed our wedding ceremony. My father built the backdrop.