Couples across the country have had to postpone or cancel their weddings due to the coronavirus lockdown. For Sergeant Marie McNulty and Pc Jay McGreavy from Greater Manchester Police – who were due to get married yesterday – they also have had to take on extra work on the front line. So, what should have been the day they tied the knot was spent working to help keep communities safe on the street. However, colleagues in the Bury police team did not let the day pass without some celebrations.
Sgt McNulty arrived at the office to the song Here Comes The Bride and the couple, who wore corsages throughout the day, found flowers and champagne waiting for them.
Colleague Inspector Rob Findlow, an ordained Anglican priest, blessed the couple’s rings in a ceremony. So even though they couldn’t have the wedding they planned, they still had a wedding ceremony they could remember forever.
Marie said: ‘I would like to thank my team for all that they did for us, we are so grateful and had a lovely day. ‘The little touches were really appreciated, and the team really did make it a day to remember, in our own way.’
The couple have rescheduled their ‘proper’ wedding for April 2021, and McNulty says they’re ‘looking forward to the double celebrations when the time is right.’ She continued: ‘For now, we are grateful for the celebrations we have had, and are glad we can play our part in helping support our local communities during these uncertain times.’