These Couples Just Got Hitched In London's First Ever Drive-Through Weddings

By Maire Rose Connor Last edited 14 months ago
These Couples Just Got Hitched In London's First Ever Drive-Through Weddings

Looking for a novel way to tie the knot? Why not take inspiration from these four London couples, each of whom got married in one of London's first drive-through wedding ceremonies last week.

Each couple had intended to get hitched earlier this year β€” before the coronavirus crisis scuppered their plans. But ride-hailing app Free Now wasn't prepared to let a global pandemic stand in the way of love, and found a creative, COVID-secure way for these lovebirds to say 'I do'.

The grooms were chauffeured to a bandstand in East London's Arnold Circus inside a classic black cab. Instead of walking down the aisle, the brides rocked up in a white Prius before vows were exchanged al fresco in front of a humanist celebrant and a handful of socially distanced guests.

"It felt like such a fun and spontaneous way to get married," said Sara and Jonny β€” one of the four couples to get hitched in a drive-through ceremony.

"After the cancellation of our original wedding due to COVID-19 we had almost given up. As soon as we saw that FREE NOW were holding drive-through weddings in London we applied immediately. It’s been the best day and we now have such a brilliant story to tell about how we finally made it up the aisle!”

This isn't the only unconventional wedding London has seen during the time of coronavirus. Back in March, a couple tied the knot at St Pancras station in a hastily-rearranged ceremony ahead of the lockdown.

Last Updated 14 September 2020