WBM december 2020
Andrew & Kelsey
Andrew Young and Kelsey Long of Supply
were engaged five years ago on December 1.
Kelsey was only 19 and wasn’t quite ready to get
married, but after years of being engaged the
couple decided they were finally ready to plan
They tossed around the idea of getting married
at the courthouse, but Kelsey opted for a real
ceremony surrounded by her friends and family.
“I missed prom and homecoming, so I wanted
to get dressed up and look pretty and have a
bunch of people that I loved around,” she says.
“I chose the date September 21st because of the
Earth, Wind & Fire song, so every time we hear
it, we can think of our wedding.” But it ended
up being on the 20th because that was the
Kelsey and Andrew hoped the pandemic
would be over by then and life would be back to
normal. But as the date drew near, the couple
realized they would have to make some major
“We had already sent out save-the-dates and
we waited almost six years to finally get married,
so we figured if we didn’t do it now, we never
would,” Kelsey says.
Their smaller, socially distanced wedding took
place Sept. 20, 2020, in Kelsey’s Aunt Diann’s
beautiful backyard on Stokley Drive, off Airlie
Road. The couple recorded the ceremony and
posted the video on YouTube for all of their
loved ones. They have already started to make
plans for an anniversary party in 2021 to cele-brate
with those who couldn’t be there.
“We never really wanted a big wedding,”
Kelsey says. “The wedding we had was exactly
what I wanted all my life.”
Some of Kelsey’s favorite parts of the day
include being walked down the aisle by her
Uncle Johnny, putting on her stunning wedding
gown, and laughing with her family while wear-ing
silly mustache face masks.
Kelsey offers a simple piece of advice to other
couples seeking to get married during these
“Don’t stress it too much,” she says. “At the end
of the day, it will end up perfect no matter what
and will always be an amazing moment to look
DEBORAH VERRINDER EDNA FUCILI