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Bride-to-be gets a surprise bridal shower after cancelling due to coronavirus

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Posted at 6:25 PM, Apr 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-05 00:26:51-04

LAFAYETTE — With the current restrictions on gatherings of a group larger than 10 people, many celebrations are being canceled. All over we are seeing people come up with new ways to celebrate. Saturday, a Lafayette bride-to-be was surprised when her friends came to her front yard.

"Happy bridal shower day! This may not be the bridal shower you wanted," Channing St. Clergy said as her sister opened the door.

Her twin sister, Chelsey Duplechin is getting married in May. Originally they were holding her bridal shower at her their grandparents house, because of the coronavirus outbreak, it had to be canceled.

"I thought I was going to sit at home, watch TV, and cry, because I couldn't see my people," Duplechin said.

However, St. Clergy wasn't going to let the bride-to-be do that. 20 cars drove right up to Duplechin's home to say congratulations.

"She deserves the world. Everything has gotten canceled. We went from a huge bridal shower to nothing, a huge wedding to a party, to nothing," St. Clergy explained.

Duplechien knew her sister had a surprise for her, but wasn't expecting a parade.

"To be honest I don't know why, but I thought she had a petting zoo," Duplechin said.

It's a parade she'll never forget.

"It's a a lot, I'm really grateful," Duplechin said.

Duplechin and her fiance aren't letting the pandemic end the ceremony either. They say they'll still tie the knot, just with a lot fewer people.