A Carlisle couple were lucky enough to tie the knot in a beautiful, rustic-themed ceremony before coronavirus lockdown meant hundreds of others had to be postponed.

Amy Jayne Quail, 28, and Liam Barrass, 27, said their vows in front of friends and family at Newtown Hall, near Alnwick, on February 28.

And while their honeymoon to the Maldives has been postponed until next year, the rest of their plans all fell into place for their big day.

The couple met online in 2016 and in December last year Liam popped the question in a magical setting at the ice rink at Edinburgh’s Christmas market.

It took just two months to pull everything together and their special day, captured by Cumbrian photographer Peter Ostrowski, included a number of personal touches.

Amy, a private carer, wore a beautiful dress from Wed2Be in Newcastle, paired with a cathedral veil and shoes she borrowed from her aunt. Her hair was put up by a family friend and her make-up was done by Melissa Wharton from Sunderland.

Liam, an overhead linesman, and his groomsmen, including best man Conor Bendelow and Amy’s brother Bradley Quail, were dressed in Mark Darcy suits from Master Debonair in Newcastle.

The happy couple, and 68 guests, enjoyed a traditional wedding breakfast, followed by both a wedding cake and wedding cheese cake, made by their mothers Joanne Barrass and Morag Quail.

House of Sax provided the entertainment and they took to the floor for their first dance to Better Half of Me by Tom Walker.