Sarah Lahbati recalled the day when they had to postpone their dream wedding because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In an interview with Preview during a Facebook Live session, Sarah remarked that they decided not to push through with it for the safety of their family and friends.
"It was difficult for us but after gathering all the information and reading the news it was really the best decision to make for everyone's health and for everyone's safety so that day we decided to postpone the wedding," she said.
Nonetheless, Sarah said that she and her then fiance Richard Gutierrez realized that getting married was always there dream so they decided to tie the knot in an intimate civil ceremony instead.
"Kasi we've been together for almost eight years and we've always wanted to do this. We felt like, 'You know what let's do it pa rin.' We love each other so much and despite what’s happening, it's really for us and it's about time despite what is happening," she remarked.
i have you. and it’s enough. it’s everything. Thank you, Lord for today. ❤️ The big gathering to celebrate with all our loved ones, friends and colleagues will have to wait because we care more about everyone’s safety and health. 🙏 We would like to thank Amanda Tirol, Teddy Manuel, Gideon Hermosa, Pat Dy, Bob Nicholas, Pastor John Ong, ate Monique, Judge Bernard P. Bernal, the wedding team, our dearest family and friends (especially those that flew in from different parts of the world) for understanding and for everything that you’ve done for us. 🙏❤️ Thank you @eventsbyamandatirol for all the hard work and love despite the wedding celebration postponement. We love you so much and we are so grateful to you and your team. Thank you to the amazing @markbumgarner for my beautiful dress 💐 Thank you, @jellyeugenio, @paulnebres and @mimsqiu for glamming me up. 🙏 Lord, heal the world... Let’s spread love and kindness.❤️ Stay safe, everyone!!! 🙏 #thistooshallpass Sending love and light to all ❤ #MrAndMrsGutz
Sarah relayed that it took just one day to prepare for the civil ceremony. She was all praises for her team for organizing the event in such a limited time. "It literally took one day. It was planned overnight," she relayed.
Sarah shared that they already have a tentative date for their big wedding next year but she stressed that they don't want to rush anything given the situation that the world is facing right now.
"We're in no rush to be in a rush. There’s bigger problems happening right now and we just need to get through this and focus on this new chapter of our lives. The best thing to do now is to stay safe, stay healthy and pray that this will be all over soon," she stated.
Sarah and Richard tied the knot on March 14.