Couple plan wedding in two hours to beat tier four Covid restrictions – just in time to tie the knot

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A COUPLE rearranged their wedding in two hours so they could marry just before London plunged into tier four.

Chloe Collins, 31, and Jamie Collins, 29, hailed a “miracle” after tying the knot at 10pm on Saturday night, two hours before tough new restrictions kicked in.

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Chloe Collins, 31, and Jamie Collins, 29, got married just two hours before London was plunged into tier four[/caption]

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The couple rearranged their wedding in just two hours[/caption]

Fifteen guests attended Edgware United Synagogue, North West London, to see the Watford couple get hitched.

They were due to marry on September 6, but had to scrap their plans three times as coronavirus restrictions changed.

Chloe said “our hearts sank” after Boris Johnson slapped London and most of the South East into an even tougher tier four on Saturday.

Tier four weddings and civil partnerships are only allowed under “exceptional circumstances”, for example, if one partner is seriously ill.


But after beating the tier four countdown in time to get married a joyous Chloe told the BBC: “I’ve never in my life felt so much love and felt so grateful.”

They originally planned to marry in front of 130 guests at a country hotel in Watford.

But coronavirus restrictions slashed guest numbers to 15 so the couple had to cut numbers before a new wedding date of November 22.

Following November’s four-week England lockdown, their wedding date moved again to December 20.

Chloe said she “felt physically sick” with the PM unveiled the new tier-four restrictions on Saturday.

Jamie said: “Our rabbi had the idea to bring the wedding forward.

“We just started calling people to see what we could do, and the more calls we made the more people said ‘yes’.

“It was a miracle that it just kind of came together. It felt like a dream. Some people take years to plan a wedding, but we did it in two hours.”

Jamie’s best man drove more than two hours to make the wedding before driving straight home.

More than 100 guests logged in to watch their big day on Zoom.

Chloe added: “We felt the love, and it felt like they were there.”

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They got married at 10pm at a synagogue in Edgware, North West London[/caption]

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