Nurse and doctor wed at workplace

A nurse and a doctor who had to cancel their wedding due to the deadly COVID-19 pandemic were finally able to get married at the workplace.

The couple from Tulse Hill in south London, Jann Tipping, 34, and Annalan Navaratnam, 30, tied the knot at the London’s St Thomas Hospital chapel.

The couple had cancelled their original plans to wed in August because they feared their families would not be able to travel safely from Northern Ireland and Sri Lanka for the day.

BBC reported that the couple, however, decided to hold the private ceremony “while everyone was still healthy”.

Ms Tipping, an ambulatory emergency nurse, said they “wanted to make sure we could celebrate while we were all still able to even if it meant our loved one’s having to watch us on a screen”.

She described the wedding on April 24 as “intimate” and “lovely” but added it felt “surreal” getting married at work.

Mr Navaratnam, an acute medical registrar at the hospital said, “They were so happy that we have been able to commit ourselves to one another.”

Guests were able to enjoy their special day remotely as one of the witnesses live-streamed the service.

The newlyweds hosted a virtual drinks reception, including a first dance and speeches.

Reverend Mia Hilborn, who held the service, said she was “thrilled to be part of it”.


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