EMT Kyle Short, 26, and paramedic Meagan Herlilhy, 25, said their “I dos” from the balcony of the Hard Rock Cafe during a segment on the ABC show, as their loved ones looked on virtually on a jumbo screen.
“We feel incredible and very appreciated and loved by more people than we could ever imagined,” the thrilled bride told The Post following the ceremony, which was officiated by GMA co-host Michael Strahan.
The couple, who both work for the ambulance service AMR of Central New York in Syracuse, met on the job about three years ago and became engaged in April of last year.
They understood that getting married amid the outbreak would mean not having a traditional ceremony but said they “couldn’t wait” to be husband and wife.
The pair were chosen among thousands of couples to have their ceremony aired as part of a week-long segment for GMA showcasing love stories amid the pandemic.
“We are speechless. It’s wonderful,” the groom said about having his virtual wedding held at the Crossroads of the World.
The newlyweds danced on the Hard Rock’s balcony as a slideshow with photos of them played on the nearby jumbo screen and passerbys stopped to congratulate them. Some of their co-workers and other healthcare workers also came out to witness the ceremony.
Post-festivities, the couple said they were looking forward to heading back to their hotel for cake.
“I feel like we have been waiting for this for a long time and we’ve kind of always called each other wife and husband,” the bride said.
“Now we are not lying, now it’s real!”