A couple rearranged their entire wedding in just three hours in order to marry before the new coronavirus tier restrictions came into force.
Rhiannon Robertshaw, 29 and husband Joe, 26, from Staffordshire, were planning to tie the knot on New Year’s Eve on the third anniversary of when they first met.
But their plans were put in jeopardy at 3pm on 30 December when Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the area was moving up from Tier 3 to Tier 4.
Determined to say their vows, Rhiannon and Joe, who were at work at the time, went about trying to organise a whirlwind wedding before walking down the aisle at 6.30pm.
Rhiannon Robertshaw, 29, and husband Joe, 26, from Staffordshire, rearranged their entire wedding in just three hours in order to marry before the new coronavirus tier restrictions came into force
Rhiannon, a technical assistant at an opticians, said: ‘We met online on a dating website and actually became a couple on New Year’s Eve.
‘That is why we wanted to get married at this time of year as we wanted it to be as close to New Year as possible.
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‘The wedding was originally booked for January 4, 2021, but we knew we could not have a reception so we moved it to New Year’s Eve.
‘We thought that if we couldn’t have the venue then we may as well ask the church if we could move it to New Year’s Eve for a quick ceremony.’
Within 20 minutes of Boris Johnson’s tier announcement, they phoned the priest who agreed to conduct the ceremony at short notice at St Giles Church in Cheadle
Joe admitted it was a ‘bit of a push’ as his family had a two-hour drive to get to the church from Halifax, West Yorkshire
She continued: ‘I was at work on Wednesday and heard Boris Johnson was going to be making his 3pm announcement. I didn’t hear it myself as I was working but the girls at work were listening to see what would happen.
‘One of the bosses then called me away and said “Look we’re going into tier four”, so we both had a bit of a cry together.
‘She just said, “If there is any chance you can make it work go and get married please, we will sort out everything here”.’
‘So I rang Joe and he rang his family and tried to arrange for them to come down from Yorkshire and we then rang the priest and he said yes he could make it happen.’
The couple, who got engaged 18 months ago, were able to say ‘I do’ in front of 15 close friends and family
Within 20 minutes they phoned the priest who agreed to conduct the ceremony at short notice at Rhiannon’s family church, St Giles Church in Cheadle.
They quickly contacted family, friends and a wedding photographer and managed to rearrange their wedding day in just three hours.
Rhiannon continued: ‘Our photographer was also available so I left work at 4pm and we were getting married at 6. If you liked this short article and you would like to get additional info with regards to đẹp kindly check out the web site. 30pm.