Newlyweds celebrated with drive-thru reception in Arroyo Grande

Posted at 12:56 PM, Apr 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-16 15:56:13-04

The pandemic didn't stop one Central Coast couple from tying the knot.

Wednesday, Tara Cochrane and Darren Wang were married in Cochrane's parents' backyard in Arroyo Grande.

Cochrane's parents and an officiant were able to attend and Wang's parents watched via Facetime from the Bay Area.

Following the wedding, the couple’s friends from around the Central Coast drove by and honked their horns in celebration during a “drive-thru reception.”

"The wedding that I hoped for was to marry him; in the end it turned out better than we could've imagined, even though it wasn't what we imagined at all,” Cochrane said.

Wang added, “It will be something we will never ever forget and be able to tell all our friends and family and future kids. It's just a magical, magical day."

The couple had planned to honeymoon in Maui but opted for a night at home instead.