An indecisive and chic couple in Virginia opted to challenge marriage norms by flipping a coin at the altar to determine which person’s last name the newlyweds would take.
Both Collin Hansen and Pearl Lee went viral for their March 26 wedding ceremony when the two handed a coin to their marriage officiant to decide whether they would become the Hansens or the Lees.
Attendees eagerly awaited for the coin to drop, which ultimately landed on taking the groom’s last name.
As relayed by the New York Post, the 25-year-old Lee proposed the unorthodox determiner after suggesting that neither person wanted to deal with the hassle of a name change and that both wanted to preserve their respective surnames.
Lee didn’t appear too thrilled, based on the footage:
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“It was honestly just so ironic that the thing that we’d get our 15 minutes of fame for was a coin flip,” said the newly-named Mrs. Hansen.
While certainly not for everyone, the moment connected with other indecisive and unorthodox couples looking to spice things up with a modern twist.
“Their coin toss really resonated with me, and given the amazing number of comments posted about the video, apparently it resonated with lots of others as well,” said Alyssa Danielle, who filmed the scene.
“I think the reason is that it’s a more equitable way of deciding the last name when you get married, instead of just assuming that the man in the relationship is the one who gets to keep his name,” she added.
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