A Lincoln couple’s wedding plans were ruined by the coronavirus crisis, but they were determined to stay positive and filmed a fun lockdown video for friends and family on their ‘big day’.
Dan Hill, 27, and Becca Rooney, 28, had already seen their original honeymoon in May cancelled when Thomas Cook collapsed last autumn. When coronavirus halted their wedding day on Saturday, April 18, and another honeymoon was cancelled, they must have cursed their luck.
Instead of feeling down and negative, the couple decided to put together a video for their family and friends so that they could all celebrate the non-wedding day together virtually.
The couple asked family and close friends to send pictures of them celebrating their ‘lockdown wedding’ but didn’t tell them why until sharing their video.
The wedding has now been rearranged with their venue Doddington Hall for June 2021, and the couple are looking forward to a summer celebration.
They told The Lincolnite that “all of our suppliers have been amazing” and “we even had a non-wedding day cake made for our non-wedding day by Tilly Eats Cake”.
Bride to be Becca said: “We had a lovely non-wedding day. I’m probably the only bride to wish for rain on my wedding day!
“I wore my ‘veil’ on our daily dog walk and got some funny looks. We wanted to give everyone a laugh in these tough times and hope we brought a smile to people’s faces.
“It was gutting to postpone our wedding but we know it’s the only way to keep our friends and family safe, so now we’re looking on the bright side and looking forward to our summer wedding next year and we are so thankful all of our suppliers and venue have been so understanding.”
Groom to be Dan added: “The day went great. We tried to make the most of a bad situation and see the positives. We also made the non-wedding day video as a chance for people to see light of the situation and have a laugh during these tough days.
“We spent most of the day video calling family and had a special cake made from our cake maker which we cut up and delivered to door steps during our daily dog walk to family and neighbours who live near by.”