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West Hartford Wedding: Love in the Age of COVID

Shealagh Begley Glasgow and Trevor Glasgow. Photo credit: Justin Schwalbs

Shealagh Begley Glasgow and Trevor Glasgow were married in September 2020, and made it work despite COVID-19 restrictions.

Shealagh Begley Glasgow and Trevor Glasgow wedding. Photo credit: Justin Schwalbs

Submitted. Photos by Justin Schwalbs, schwalbsphotography.com

When Trevor Glasgow got down on one knee to propose to Shealagh Begley on August 3, 2019 on Block Island, everyone on Main Street stopped to watch the beautiful moment unfurl. Her sister Bridget was on hand to take a picture of the proposal – as per Trevor’s instructions.

The proposal that day was an amazing surprise for Shealagh, and her parents. While Trevor had asked for permission from Shealagh’s father, John, in advance, her family didn’t know it was going to happen on that day.

Just over a year later, on Sept. 26, 2020, the couple was married at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in West Hartford.

Shealagh Begley Glasgow and Trevor Glasgow wedding. Photo credit: Justin Schwalbs

Even though their wedding date fell during the COVID-19 pandemic, the couple still wanted to get married that day. The wedding was not as big as they had originally planned, and some loved ones couldn’t come due to travel restrictions. But they still made it work.

Shealagh Begley Glasgow and Trevor Glasgow wedding. Photo credit: Justin Schwalbs

“It was the best day ever!” Shealagh exclaimed.

The wedding was officiated by Father Joseph Crowley, a dear friend of the Begley family, and Shealagh’s priest from her days as a student at Northwest Catholic High School.

Shealagh Begley Glasgow and Trevor Glasgow wedding. Photo credit: Justin Schwalbs

The reception was held outside at Wampanoag Country Club in West Hartford, which holds many special memories for Shealagh and her family, who have been members of the club for the past 16 years.

The downsized reception took place outside on the patio. Everyone stood around the putting green – socially distanced – to watch Trevor and Shealagh’s first dance as a married couple.

Shealagh Begley Glasgow and Trevor Glasgow wedding. Photo credit: Justin Schwalbs

Entertainment was provided by two bands – “The Zoo” and “Two for the Road” – a local Irish band that closed down the festivities as MaryBeth Begley, mother of the bride – performed a rousing Irish stepdance for the crowd.

MaryBeth and John Begley live in West Hartford, where they are the owners and operators of Begley Landscaping/L&M Paving.

The groom’s parents are Cheryl and Sean Glasgow of Simsbury. Sean works at Travelers Insurance and Cheryl at AIG.

Shealagh, a graduate of the University of Hartford, now works in Talent Acquisition at Hartford HealthCare. Trevor, a graduate of Simsbury High School and UConn, is a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch. They now reside in
West Hartford and due to COVID, plan to take a romantic honeymoon to Italy next year.

Shealagh Begley Glasgow and Trevor Glasgow wedding. Photo credit: Justin Schwalbs

Shealagh Begley Glasgow and Trevor Glasgow wedding. Photo credit: Justin Schwalbs

Shealagh Begley Glasgow and Trevor Glasgow wedding. Photo credit: Justin Schwalbs

A version of this article originally appeared in the March 2021 issue of West Hartford Magazine.

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