She decided to wear the white tulle-over-satin dress with polka dots because her original wedding receptiona> was canceled twice due to the pandemic, <a href="https: reported.
“I had this dress in my closet and I figured, ‘This seems like a good moment for celebration,’” Studley told The Sun.
Pictures of Studley wearing her reception dress while getting her vaccine were posted on social media by the University of Maryland Medical Systems (UMMS) on Monday.
“Here comes the bride…to get her vaccination at M&T Bank Stadium Mass Vaccination Site!” UMMS tweeted. “Rather than let the beautiful gown for her pandemic-cancelled wedding reception just hang in her closet, Sarah Studley wore it to get vaccinated.”
Studley told The Sun that numerous people asked about her dress at the vaccination site — including the people working there.
“Everyone seemed really happy about it,” she said. “This is a moment for me to seize the celebration and seize a little joy in what has been a dark period.”
Studley told the newspaper that the reactions she got at the vaccination site were similar to the support she and her husband, Brain Horlor, received after they got married in a small ceremony in San Diego. Afterward, they walked a half-mile through the city back to their hotel — all in their wedding attire.
A woman wore her wedding reception dress to celebrate getting her COVID-19 vaccine after her celebration was canceled twice due to the pandemic. (iStock)
“What was really heartwarming was the number of people who saw us and cheered, or honked their horn, or just took a moment to celebrate with us,” Studley said.
“It felt like things have been so dark that everyone was really excited to have something to celebrate,” she added. “I think that would be my favorite part of the wedding we ended up having, because I could never have predicted that that would happen.”