Roanoke couple hosts “drive-by” wedding shower

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Because of the Coronavirus, Ann Green thought she’d have to cancel her daughter Meredith’s wedding shower. She wouldn’t let that be the end of it. She started to brainstorm.

“A dear friend of ours, she said ‘Well, have a drive-by shower,'” Green said. “I was like doesn’t that sound like ‘Hey! Just give us your presents.’ She said ‘No! People love your daughter, and they want to see her. I think you should do it.'”

Saturday afternoon, friends and family drove by the Green’s home in Roanoke, giving their gifts and best wishes to Meredith and her fiance Scott.

Ann accepted the gifts, happily, yellow latex gloves and all, doing her part in preventing the spread of the Coronavirus.

“We don’t have control over those things, but what we did have control of is maybe to celebrate in a kind of unique way where people would feel safe, because that’s very important,” Green said.

“We’re trying to be as safe and healthy as possible but obviously its a risk to go our of your house,” added Meredith, the bride to-be.

Those who came left with a little something in return. One thing was cupcakes, a practical party favor for a wedding shower. Another item is a little more in tune with the times, a roll of toilet paper.

“I got to Kroger at 7:00, Walmart at 7:00 so I could be one of the first people,” Ann described. “I’m not hoarding, you know, but I wanted to give a gift to anyone who took the time to come by.”

And come by they did, all making sure the soon to be husband and wife felt the love, from a safe distance.

“This has been such a… I’m not going to cry,” Meredith said while tearing up. “…but it’s been such a precious day to have all these people who would come out. We’re so grateful that anyone would come to share their love and to show us that they’re supportive of us getting married.”

“I don’t remember a whole lot about my wedding shower, but I’m sure Meredith will remember her’s,” Ann said.

Meredith and Scott have set their wedding date for late May. However, like most soon-to-be-married couples, it’s likely they will just elope and have the reception later on in the year.

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