They had initially hoped to take their vows at a romantic summer wedding in July last year, but the Covid outbreak soon put an end to their plans and prompted them to postpone their date to last April.

But as their big day approached, there was no sign of the restrictions being lifted and they were told that only six people could attend.

So for the second time Tracy and David Buck made the difficult decision to have their wedding from April to the last weekend, the 26th.

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Tracy and David postponed their wedding twice. Photo by Paul King Photography

They saw their hopes for a canal cruise shattered and instead rebooked at the Bay Horse in Whittle-Le-Woods on the Mediterranean.

And her international honeymoon in Mexico was postponed until next year and exchanged for a caravan stay in the Scottish Highlands.

Currently, weddings are one of the few exceptions to the rule of 30, with couples now being able to invite as many guests as their chosen venue can safely hold, with social distancing measures.

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Weddings after June 21: face covering, table service, and no dance floorsThe couple said “yes” last weekend, June 26th.

Tracy, 50, said, “We originally planned to get married in July and had an exciting reception planned on a canal cruise, but we had to change that because people on a boat weren’t able to socialize, so had they stopped running.

“We then postponed it to April, but at that point we were still in the first phase of the roadmap, so we could only have six people there, which was just not good for us because it was just the people who were in ours House Lived We knew we couldn’t have gone through this because it wouldn’t have been the same or even felt like a wedding.

“After the cancellation, we rebooked for last weekend and opted for our reception in the Mediterranean restaurant because we had enjoyed many meals and birthdays there and it was amazing.

“We had gazebos outside and the weather was absolutely perfect. The food was fantastic and they just couldn’t do enough for us, it turned out to be the perfect place for our day.”

Tracy and David had 19 family members in the registry office. Photo by Paul King Photography

Their wedding party was small, with forty-two guests at separate tables for six – but only a handful of them caught the special moment at the Preston registry office.

It was news that brought future bride Tracy to tears just days before the big day when she was told that only 19 of her guests could safely sit inside and watch the vows.

To lighten their spirits, all the guests then met outside in Avenham Park to take pictures, before heading to the Chorley Restaurant for the evening festivities.

The current guidelines mean that guests must be seated at tables of no more than six people and cannot mingle, dance, or break social distancing guidelines.

The couple were only allowed to use one dance at the Chorley venue with a bluetooth mobile speaker

So Tracy and David decided against the usual wedding DJ and instead resorted to a bluetooth speaker connected to their iPad music to entertain the guests.

Tracy said, “It was disappointing when we got the news that not everyone could come to the registry office. I cried when I got the email because we didn’t even think about getting married who couldn’t make it.

“I was wondering how we would make the decisions to take people off, but we just had to do it and our whole family was very understanding because of the difficult circumstances we were exposed to.

“But everyone still made the effort to meet us for photos and it worked out so well in the end and was just amazing. People wanted to make an extra effort and we all just made the best of the situation and still had a perfect day.

“Everyone understood what was going on and we just had to put our immediate family first. The most important thing was that all of our friends and family could come for dinner and spend the rest of the day with us, that was all we wanted. “

The newlyweds were then supposed to fly to Mexico for a luxurious honeymoon, but due to travel restrictions, they have postponed this to 2022 and opted for a caravan stay in Scotland instead.

But after the Leyland couple organized a third wedding, they said they “just wanted to make it” after a personally and financially challenging year.

Tracy added, “We didn’t want a big wedding, we just wanted to celebrate our wedding with the people we care about. We couldn’t have canceled it again and could have everyone we wanted there.

“A lot of people had weddings but were organizing an evening later in the year and we could consider something similar. We just have to go ahead now, we can’t go on going in circles and isolating.

“In such beautiful weather we are just so happy that we made it. The venue was fantastic and they gave everything. It was just a wonderful day from start to finish and I couldn’t be happier.”

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