Couple host their wedding – and 300 guests attend remotely

Kirsten Robson and Richard Groom (Photo: Facebook/Kirsten Robson)
Kirsten Robson and Richard Groom (Photo: Facebook/Kirsten Robson)

Because of the global reach of the Covid-19 pandemic, many places all over have put their citizens under lockdown. Of course, this meant many social occasions – including weddings – had to be cancelled.

But just two days before Britain went into a nationwide lockdown, Kirsten Robson and Richard Groom decided to put technology to the test. So they said their vows at a nearby church while the ceremony was live-streamed by 300 guests on Facebook, the Daily Mail reports.

“We could sense that the restrictions were getting tighter and we didn’t want to risk having to call the whole wedding off,” Kirsten explains.

“We knew there was no way we’d be able to get married in April, so we took the opportunity while we could.”

After spending 18 months planning their special day, the now newlyweds, both aged 26, were joined at the church by 12 guests who’d been in self-isolation for seven days before the wedding. Of course, the vicar was there too, along with Kirsten’s guide dog Kip.

Their wedding was live-streamed across England and North Ireland where Kirsten’s family members reside, with their loved ones dressed in their wedding outfits in the comfort of their homes, the BBC reports.

“The people we’ve talked to so far have said they felt part of it, even from a distance, and we’re really happy we were able to have that option available to them,” Kirsten says.

Sources: Daily Mail, BBC