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'Britain's Unluckiest Bride' Finally Ties The Knot After Postponing Seven Times

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'Britain's Unluckiest Bride' Finally Ties The Knot After Postponing Seven Times

Everyone has had it tough during the coronavirus pandemic, but spare a thought for all the brides-to-be out there who have had their special day delayed, shunted and cancelled by Covid-19.

But while most of us know someone who has had to make some major changes to their wedding, our hearts really go out to poor Beth Deeley-Williamson, who was forced to delay her wedding seven times.

Beth and Jonty were meant to marry in April 2020 (Credit: Caters)
Beth and Jonty were meant to marry in April 2020 (Credit: Caters)

Beth was meant to marry her childhood sweetheart Jonty on April 4th last year, but the pair, both 29, were forced to cancel the festival-style wedding after Covid hit.

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The heartbroken couple, from Aldridge in the West Midlands, had been planning their big day for six years after Jonty got on one knee in 2014.

And things went from bad to worse for the pair, who tried to book their weddings a further seven times but found themselves scuppered by constantly tightening restrictions.

However, Beth finally got to say yes on the 28th April, where the couple decided just to make their marriage official and have a bigger celebration later in the year.

Lockdown restrictions meant the pair constantly had to change their wedding date (Credit: Caters)
Lockdown restrictions meant the pair constantly had to change their wedding date (Credit: Caters)
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Speaking about their nuptials, Beth explained: "We got there in the end. We married in front of our closest family, we had 12 guests and a four month old baby.

"I can't tell you how it feels to finally be able to call Jonty my husband.

"After all our setbacks I didn't allow myself to get excited until right before the day, but it felt amazing to wear my dress. I really thought it would never happen and thought something is bound to go wrong again."

The pair tied the knot in April this year when restrictions finally eased (Credit: Caters)
The pair tied the knot in April this year when restrictions finally eased (Credit: Caters)
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The couple celebrated their big day with an outdoor afternoon tea with their nearest and dearest in a marque and then had their first dance outside.

Beth is keeping her wedding dress under wraps and the couple are now looking forward to their big celebration later this year, after celebrating a 'mini moon' in Yorkshire.

"We had to make sure the day was Covid secure, we had personalised hand sanitiser as favours for everyone. Even our confetti had to be thrown from cones and not directly from people's hands," Beth said.

"Over the past year we could either laugh or cry at our bad luck. It was disappointing and frustrating but there are far worse things going on in the world. Friends joked that we were jinxed but we knew it would happen one day.

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The pair will have a big wedding later in the year (Credit: Caters)
The pair will have a big wedding later in the year (Credit: Caters)

"We really hope we can get married properly with all our family and friends. We will have a celebrant, say our own vows and have a full day of celebrations. At least I get to wear my dress twice."

Timeline of dates

1) April 4 2020 - Original wedding booked at Hidden Hive in Derbyshire. The day would have include 150 guests but was cancelled two weeks when UK lockdown was announced.

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2) September 12 2020 - Same original venue, cancelled in June, due to restrictions on reduced numbers and lockdown extensions.

3) September [no exact date] 2020 - The couple tried to book a registry office for 15 guests but just a week before, restrictions were tightened again and the couple were only allowed two witnesses. Unable to choose between both sets of parents, they cancelled again.

The couple will have a ceremony when restrictions ease (Credit: Caters)
The couple will have a ceremony when restrictions ease (Credit: Caters)

4) November 11 2020 - The couple tried for a mini Covid ceremony at a local registry office and restaurant. This was cancelled two weeks before, when the Midlands was placed in to Tier 4 lockdown.

5) January 12 2021 - The couple's 10th anniversary, a perfect date, until Beth's sister announced she had an exam and the wedding was cancelled again!

6) January 13 2021 - The couple moved the date forward by just one day, but this wasn't meant to be when It was again cancelled just two weeks before due to the national lockdown announced just after Christmas.

7) April 4 2021 - Same original venue, but this was cancelled in January 2021, when the UK went into a third national lockdown.

8) April 28 2021 - 8th time lucky! The couple finally said I do.

Featured Image Credit: Caters

Topics: Brides, Life, Coronavirus, Sex & Relationships, Real Life, Wedding, Covid-19

Kimberley Bond
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