A couple who planned to marry abroad next year re-arranged their wedding for late November due to the pandemic.

However, the announcement of the second lockdown persuaded them to move the date again to enable to the wedding to go ahead - and they managed to arrange their wedding within a couple of days.

Lucy Charnock and Kevin Taylor were married at St Cuthbert’s church, in Bewcastle, and held a reception at Skitby House, Smithfield.

“We were so lucky that all our close family were able to get the day off at very short notice to be with us on the day,” said Lucy.

The bride wore a Nicole Milano dress from Carol Roberts Bridal Boutique in Carlisle with a veil made by Jacqui Kidd.

The groom’s brother, Philip Taylor, was best man, and the bride’s sister Laura Charnock was maid of honour. They had planned to have other best men and bridesmaids but weren’t able to, due to restrictions on the number of guests who were able to attend.

The bridal flowers were supplied by the Flower Hut, Crosby on Eden, Carlisle.

In a nod to the current Covid crisis, guests were given hand sanitizers as favours. The wedding cake was from Morrison’s with flowers from the Flower Hut and a topper bought on eBay.

Lucy and Kevin met in their local pub The Crossings nine years go and got engaged in January this year at the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Lucy was brought up at Sleetbeck, Bewcastle and Kevin was brought up at Kirklinton.

The wedding photographs were taken by Jill at Harringtons.