Chicago couple with swine flu say ‘I do’

Image: Wedding of Ilana Jackson, Jeremy Fierstien
In this photo taken Sunday, June 14, 2009 provided by Duhon Studio Photography in Skokie, Ill., Ilana Jackson, left, and Jeremy Fierstien wear surgical masks during their wedding in Highland Park, Ill. The couple wore masks and latex gloves after finding out less than 48 hours before the wedding that they had swine flu. They decided to go ahead with the ceremony after doctors assured them guests wouldn't be put at serious risk. (AP Photo/Duhon Studio Photography, Sukit Subanersanti) MANDATORY CREDIT, NO SALESSukit Subaneksanti
/ Source: The Associated Press

The bride wore white — and a face mask. Ilana Jackson and Jeremy Fierstien of Chicago wore surgical masks and latex gloves to their wedding last Sunday after finding out less than 48 hours before that they had swine flu. The couple decided to go ahead with the ceremony after doctors assured them guests wouldn't be put at serious risk.

To be sure, they also stayed 10 feet away from guests at all times, even walking around the gathering instead of down the aisle at a Highland Park synagogue.

Jackson says they'd joked about swine flu after both experienced vomiting, achy limbs and fever. But they never thought they really had it.

She says the circumstances were unfortunate but they have a good attitude about it.