Love in lockdown: The couples who were determined to tie the knot during the pandemic… no matter what 

Slashed guest lists and social distancing meant that many ‘nearlyweds’ chose to forgo their weddings at the height of the pandemic, but some forged bravely ahead. Meet the couples who navigated last-minute setbacks and ever-changing restrictions to celebrate a memorable day — against all odds

Rebecca Singleton and Andrew Walsh on their wedding day. Photograph: Katie Kavanagh;

Katie Byrne

Wedding planners often tell couples to expect the unexpected on their big day. Unforeseen expenses can crop up. Guests of honour can take ill. Weather can be unpredictable.