Frontline health worker couple host makeshift wedding ceremony in hospital after being forced to postpone due to coronavirus

‘We had quite a nice day. It’s such a shame we couldn’t celebrate with family and friends,’ says Nathan Judge

Olivia Petter
Saturday 06 June 2020 12:30
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A couple who have both been working on the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak have hosted makeshift wedding ceremony in hospital after they were forced to postpone their nuptials.

Paramedic Nathan Judge and healthcare assistant Charlotte Medcalf were supposed to get married on 30 May after he proposed on a trip to Las Vegas.

But when the coronavirus outbreak struck, and one of their suppliers pulled out of the wedding, they had to cancel.

“Because of the Government’s advice we knew that we would have to cancel the wedding,” said Judge, who added that they had spent two years planning the wedding.

Judge explained that because he’d been so busy with work, when the day of the wedding was approaching, he almost forgot about it.

“I didn’t really think about it until the day before, but when we realised we had been due to be married the next day, we were really disappointed,” he said.

So Judge planned a special surprise for his fiance, contacting the florist and asking them to recreate her bouquet and asking the wedding caterer to deliver what would have been their starter and dessert to the hospital so they could enjoy it after their shifts.

Judge also put on his wedding jacket.

The couple met in 2015

“She loved it, there were tears of happiness in her eyes,” he said of Medcalf’s reaction.

“Her work colleagues had put up pictures of us around and we ate the same food we would have on the wedding day.”

Judge also revealed how the maid of honour gathered lots of their guests to record video messages for Medcalf, telling her they were sorry they couldn’t be there.

“We have never had so many flowers in the house,” Judge added.

“It was really romantic. We had quite a nice day. It’s such a shame we couldn’t celebrate with family and friends.”

The couple have postponed their wedding until 2021.

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