Joyous church bells for the first wedding since lockdown

ELEGANT photographs showed the first couple to hold their wedding post-lockdown at a historic church.

After five years of being engaged, Anya Amies, 30, and Tommy Allan, 28, finally tied the knot last Saturday at St Peter and St. Paul’s Church in Wantage.

The couple were originally due to get married on May 2, but were forced to postpone the ceremony as the pandemic took hold in the UK.

Oxford Mail:

The two celebrated the day at an intimate dinner with immediate family members at the Bear Hotel on Market Place.

Speaking about how the Government restrictions affected the ceremony, Mrs Allan commented: “We did not even notice the less guests we had in the church and when we left our friends and family were outside – all socially distanced – cheering us on.

“It was so overwhelming we both cried.

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“We then had the loveliest meal at the Bear Hotel – all the staff there were nothing but amazing throughout and really made it so special for us.

“We are so grateful for everyone that worked so hard to make our wedding possible.

“Most importantly we are so in love and so happy to finally be husband and wife.”

The bride also urged anyone contemplating on cancelling their wedding plans due to Covid-19 restrictions to go ahead with it.

Oxford Mail:

The happy couple travelled to Paris three years ago where Mr Allan proposed on the top of the Eiffel Tower.

It was only June last year when the two set a date and began planning their wedding, however, they were not only forced to postpone the original date but also make many changes including reducing the number of guests by 100.