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a young woman in a white long sleeved wedding dress and a young man in a navy suit and navy bow tie embracing and holding a bottle of champagne.

I Didn’t Know Disappointment Could Be So Complicated

My wedding dress remains unworn in a shop, designed for the cold Caucasus Mountains. I wore my mother’s instead. We married at home in May 2020. Our photographer: a remote-controlled camera. Our guests: our mothers. Our love: impervious to a pandemic. I didn’t know disappointment could be so complicated.

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