Ali and Justin have made the difficult decision to delay their wedding until Fall 2021.
"Actually, it wasn't that hard of a decision, after all," the couple said. "No party, regardless of what it's celebrating, is worth endangering the lives of our friends and family."
They have begun the process of rescheduling the ceremony and reception, and will provide updates as they become available.
Editors' note: We met working at a newspaper. We still work together in news and it's an important part of our story. So we've themed some of our materials around that, if you haven't picked up on it yet.
Where to stay
The reservation will be updated when a new date is set.
The couple has reserved a block of rooms for their guests at the Linden Row Inn, a hotel in the heart of downtown comprised of seven restored row houses built in the mid-1800’s, to provide a true Richmond experience. Use the link below to book, or call the reservation line with the name “Rockett-Morrison Wedding Block” to receive the group discount. Access code is: RMWB
What to wear?
The couple doesn't really care what you wear. They're only interested in having a good time with everyone. But for those who need fashion advice: cocktail attire in which you can eat some juicy fried chicken - there will be veggie options too - and then challenge the bride to a game of skee ball and/or the groom to air hockey.
Welcome to Richmond
Editors' note: We decided to do the wedding in Richmond because it's where we've chosen to make our home - at least, for now - and we want to share it with you. So come for the day, or come for a week. As the week of the wedding nears, we will add a timeline of events where you can find the happy couple. But for now, here are some of our favorite places:
What to do
-The Circuit (barcade)
-Hotel Green (putt putt)
-Folk Fest on Brown's Island (near our house
Where to eat
-Perly's for breakfast or brunch
-Fancy biscuit for breakfast
-ZZQ for lunch (meat eaters only)
-Seol Taco (soul food+taco fusion)
-Fighting Fish for sushi
-Mama Zu's-located in our neighborhood
-Charm School for ice cream
-Shindigz for cakes
-Red Eye for cookies (they deliever!)
Where to drink
-Triple Crossing (location in downtown)