By Rashim Nabanja
A couple in Chelmsford, Essex, north East of London hosted a wedding in a park, where guests stayed in their cars watched the entire ceremony on a big screen that was staged outside.
For easy interaction with their guests, Roma Popat and Vinal Patel opted for a golf buggy tour of the park as they waved at friends and family that had come to witness their union.
When it came to having meals, guests used a website to order for their food that could later be delivered by waiters. They were also given hampers of snacks and hand gel.
This comes after the number of guests at wedding receptions in England was cut from 30 to 15 people due to rise in coronavirus cases.
According to BBC NEWS, the couple admitted that the ceremony was slightly different from what they had originally planned but it was still an amazing day.
The couple also opened up that they have since gotten feedback from their guests informing them of how they really enjoyed the experience.
Their wedding planner, Saheli Mirpuri says that as Asian wedding planners, they are accustomed to large numbers, so it’s been extremely difficult to have small weddings but you’ve to get creative and think outside of the box.
When the couple first pitched the idea of a drive-in wedding to the planner, it was as a joke but after having a discussion about it, it seemed possible.
He adds that a lot of couples of late have kept in contact in order to have the same thing for their ceremonies so it could turn out to be a new trend.