Some may be eloping, others cancelling - these celebrity wedding plans are altered by coronavirus

katy perry and orlando bloom
katy perry and orlando bloom

There are significant novelties about having your wedding during this time of the year. 

The weather is not usually at its scorching or cool extremes as you would find in the summer or winter. Apart from planned big getaways, people are not travelling as much as they would during the festive season, for example, and it’s not likely that most of your guests will be weddinged out

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Unfortunately, added to this season’s novelty, the coronavirus has become the prime reason for many couples to postpone or cancel their weddings this year.

Somizi and Mohale

The couple who spared no expense with their initial two wedding ceremonies had plans to celebrate their union again in peak grandeur in Florence, Italy. Unfortunately, the ceremony meant to take place in July is cancelled. Somizi announced this on his Instagram account on 6 March 2020, the day Italy reported more than 4 000 Covid-19 patients.

Somizi, Mohale

Somizi and Mohale. (Photo: Gallo Images)

Emma Stone and fiancé Dave McCary 

According to Page Six, the actress and her fiancé, SNL segment director Dave McCary, have had to postpone their wedding that was set to take place mid-March due to the coronavirus outbreak. The couple’s eco-friendly wedding was to be held in Los Angeles. The U.S. reported its first case of the virus on 20 January 2020.

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Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom

This star couple has reportedly been reluctant to cancel their wedding ceremony but has been forced to forgo their plans to marry in Japan, as the country suffered a deaths due to the Covid-19 virus. People Magazine reports that their destination wedding was expected to be attended by 150 guests but the couple is exploring alternative ways to still marry. 

Katy and Orlando: (Photo:Getty/Gallo Images)

Katy Perry and her fiancé Orlando Bloom 

Princess Beatrice and her fiancé Edoardo Mapelli Mozzion

The extended members of the royal family are in on the misfortune as well.

The granddaughter of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II reportedly had lavish plans to wed her fiancé Edoardo on 29 May but has had to alter plans due to the virus as well.

The couple is seemingly not wanting to delay their plans of marriage any longer with reports of planning to elope. The UK Prime Minister announced a lockdown as of 23 March with people only allowed to leave their homes for essential duties.

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Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, Princess Beatrice

Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi (Photo: Getty Images)

Kate Middleton's brother, James and his fiancé Alizee Thevenet

Brother to the duchess of Cambridge, James and his fiancé Alizee have reportedly decided to postpone their wedding ceremony. Cosmopolitan reports that the couple will wait “until all their guests are able – and happy – to attend” to have their big day.

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