Broadway Star Amanda Jane Cooper Marries Businessman Beau Andrew Bell
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Broadway actress Amanda Jane Cooper and Andrew Bell are married!
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The pair, who were originally scheduled to marry on April 25, moved up their date to April 4.
Cooper told Page Six, “My husband and I did not live together before we were married and were eager to get our life started and create a home. We made the commitment to wait until we were married.”
Cooper, who is known for her role as Glinda in “Wicked,” exchanged vows with her businessman beau over Zoom. She shared, “While the courthouse would've been sufficient, it was important to us that we exchange vows and have the spiritual blessing over our ceremony.”
The wedding, which was held on their apartment building's roof, was officiated by Jon Tyson of the Church of the City New York. Amanda added, “I loved singing a worship song to praise God as a seal of our commitment to one another. We are both so close to our families, and it would have made us so sad to not have them witness it at all.”
On the day of their wedding, their photographer took photos through Zoom. Their wedding planner Alice Issac also had to get creative under the circumstances. Amanda dished, “Knowing this isn't exactly what I'd dreamed of for the big day, in an effort to cheer us up, Alice reached out to my nine bridesmaids and Andrew's 10 groomsmen to have them send us videos the morning of the 'rehearsal dinner.' With each individual video came encouragement, silliness, and hilarious anecdotes. They mean so much to us so I'm so glad we have those memories now! We got to share toasts and well wishes with them all and our families as well that evening.”
Amanda and Andrew are planning to have an in-person wedding next year. She pointed out, “We are so looking forward to celebrating with our bridal party, family and guests in 2021 in Pennsylvania.”