Covid-19 restrictions meant we have all cancelled plans since March 2020. One Cwmbran couple had the hassle of moving their wedding FIVE times and were finally able to walk down the aisle earlier this week.
But there was one final twist in the tale of Sarah Kelland and Ieuan Kingston’s marriage story. Last week they were told that council contractors were due to close the street outside Two Locks Community Church on their wedding day. Resurfacing work would have meant noise during their service and guests unable to easily park and walk to the church. They had also booked a vintage wedding car and open-top bus to get themselves and everyone to the hotel for the food and party.
They told the council about the predicament and a few hours later were given the good news that the contractor was able to postpone the job on Two Locks Road until the next day.
Ieuan said: “We would like to thank Craig Williams at Torfaen Council for being so speedy at responding to us and talking to the contractor. He sent a lovely email to say the work was being delayed to accommodate our wedding and then wished us all the best.”
It’s not the first time Ieuan and Sarah have had to race around at the last minute. The pair were on holiday in Antigua in March 2020 as talks of potential lockdowns were reported in the news. They could see it affecting their plans to get married in June 2020 so made the snap decision to get hitched on the beach overlooking the Caribbean Sea. This meant a race around the island to get to court and apply for a marriage licence.
When they returned home they still wanted to have their ceremony in church followed by celebrations at Caer Llan near Monmouth with their friends and family. The changing Covid-19 regulations meant their guests became used to the date being on and then cancelled before Sarah and Ieuan were finally able to exchange vows last Tuesday.