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SYRACUSE, NY - MARCH 20, 2020: India Bolden and Elvis Jones were married on Friday March 20th in the Onondaga Town Hall as New York State began to shut down from the outbreak of COVID-19.

Sandra, Elvis, India, India, Jailah, and Ellissia at the Town of Onondaga Town Hall.

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SYRACUSE, NY - MARCH 20, 2020: India Bolden and Elvis Jones were married on Friday March 20th in the Onondaga Town Hall as New York State began to shut down from the outbreak of COVID-19.

India Maisonet leaves her mother's house for the ceremony.

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SYRACUSE, NY - MARCH 20, 2020: India Bolden and Elvis Jones were married on Friday March 20th in the Onondaga Town Hall as New York State began to shut down from the outbreak of COVID-19.

Ellissia, Jailah and her mother India prepare for the trip to the court house.

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SYRACUSE, NY - MARCH 20, 2020: India Bolden and Elvis Jones were married on Friday March 20th in the Onondaga Town Hall as New York State began to shut down from the outbreak of COVID-19.

Elvis pulls the car up.

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SYRACUSE, NY - MARCH 20, 2020: India Bolden and Elvis Jones were married on Friday March 20th in the Onondaga Town Hall as New York State began to shut down from the outbreak of COVID-19.

Elvis and India pose for a portrait in their living room. Graduation photos of Ellissia and India are on the wall.

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SYRACUSE, NY - MARCH 20, 2020: India Bolden and Elvis Jones were married on Friday March 20th in the Onondaga Town Hall as New York State began to shut down from the outbreak of COVID-19.

Marriage certificate.

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SYRACUSE, NY - MARCH 20, 2020: India Bolden and Elvis Jones were married on Friday March 20th in the Onondaga Town Hall as New York State began to shut down from the outbreak of COVID-19.

A group portrait of Ellissia, Jailah, India, Elvis, India, and Sandra.

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SYRACUSE, NY - MARCH 20, 2020: India Bolden and Elvis Jones were married on Friday March 20th in the Onondaga Town Hall as New York State began to shut down from the outbreak of COVID-19.

Ellissia, India, Jailah, Sandra, and India wait to leave for the court house.

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SYRACUSE, NY - MARCH 20, 2020: India Bolden and Elvis Jones were married on Friday March 20th in the Onondaga Town Hall as New York State began to shut down from the outbreak of COVID-19.

Elvis and India are married in the courtroom.

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SYRACUSE, NY - MARCH 20, 2020: India Bolden and Elvis Jones were married on Friday March 20th in the Onondaga Town Hall as New York State began to shut down from the outbreak of COVID-19.

India adjusts her daughter Jailah's mask.

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SYRACUSE, NY - MARCH 20, 2020: India Bolden and Elvis Jones were married on Friday March 20th in the Onondaga Town Hall as New York State began to shut down from the outbreak of COVID-19.

Judge Kerr says his remarks from the back of the court room, keeping six feet of distance.

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SYRACUSE, NY - MARCH 20, 2020: India Bolden and Elvis Jones were married on Friday March 20th in the Onondaga Town Hall as New York State began to shut down from the outbreak of COVID-19.


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SYRACUSE, NY - MARCH 20, 2020: India Bolden and Elvis Jones were married on Friday March 20th in the Onondaga Town Hall as New York State began to shut down from the outbreak of COVID-19.

India waits in the car while her mother goes inside to investigate if Ellissia and Jailah are allowed to hangout outside the courtroom.

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SYRACUSE, NY - MARCH 20, 2020: India Bolden and Elvis Jones were married on Friday March 20th in the Onondaga Town Hall as New York State began to shut down from the outbreak of COVID-19.

Jailah and Ellissia wait during the ceremony.

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SYRACUSE, NY - MARCH 20, 2020: India Bolden and Elvis Jones were married on Friday March 20th in the Onondaga Town Hall as New York State began to shut down from the outbreak of COVID-19.

India discards a glove.

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Public Story
Corona Wedding
Copyright Ben Cleeton 2022
Updated May 2020
Topics coronavirus, Covid-19
India Bolden and Elvis Jones were married on Friday March 20th in the Onondaga Town Hall as New York State began to shut down from the outbreak of COVID-19. The couple wanted an intimate gathering but didn’t imagine being limited to two guests—a condition of the court. India brought her daughter and Elvis his mother as witnesses.

During the ceremony, her youngest daughter Ellissia waited in the lobby with her niece Jailah. Judge Kerr opened by joking about normally not standing in the back of the room; India responded that he need not explain as they stood six feet apart.  

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