Jinri Park and Rachel Peters decide to postpone weddings to their respective partners due to the COVID-19 crisis.
PH-based South Korean model Jinri Park and beauty queen Rachel Peters have decided to postpone their respective wedding plans due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Sharing a photo taken at the Sydney Opera House for the prenup shoot, Jinri said that the civil wedding—scheduled over the weekend—will push through. However, the event itself, which includes the gathering of her friends, will be postponed.
“Due to the circumstances, we had to cancel our wedding this coming weekend. We will still get the legal documents ready and sign the registry on the day of the wedding but the event and gathering will be postponed,” Jinri wrote in an Instagram post.
Admitting that she felt upset over the turn of events, Jinri opted to see the brighter side of the situation and stressed that she would definitely make sure to have her dad walk her down the aisle.
“I’m very upset because I prepared and stressed over this day for months. An emotional rollercoaster. But at the end of the day, I have to look at the bright side and say, hey! At least I had a practice on how to go about a wedding preparation. When the virus dies down, I’ll have that wedding and my dad will get to walk me down the aisle,” she added.
With all the wedding cancellations here and there, Jinri also gave a shout-out to all the women who are going through the same situation, writing: “To all the fellow brides out there who are going through the same situation as me, stay strong! I know it’s been stressful months but we now have a story to tell our grandchildren. Stay healthy.”
Two of Jinri’s closest friends and former Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) housemates, Elisse Joson and DJ Chacha, offered words of encouragement to the actress.
“Promise to be there let us know asap! We miss you,” DJ Chacha wrote.
Elisse, on the other hand, stated: “Aw Jinri.. love and light!”
Meanwhile, Miss Universe Philippines 2017 Rachel Peters shared her disappointment not only on the postponement of her wedding but also because of the effects of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis on businesses.
Rachel, who runs local events promoter group Midas Promotions alongside her brother Daniel, wrote: “How I feel about this virus. Cancelled wedding (for now), all businesses suffering and millions of people terrified of where this is headed and how to keep their loved ones safe.”
The 28-year-old TV host reminded her followers to be extra cautious in these trying times—sharing the importance of staying healthy and mindful, among others.
“We should all be extra cautious. Every single one of us is affected and were in this together. Use this time to reflect on what matters most in life- our health, family and friends ️ Stay healthy, hydrated and mindful. And get some sun while you’re at it too,” she stated.
Jinri Park got engaged to her non-showbiz fiancé in December 2019 while Rachel Peters got engaged to Camarines Sur Governor Migz Villafuerte in November 2019.