Third Time’s the Charm: Banyo Couple Celebrates Love After Pandemic Setbacks

Hillstone St Lucia, where Alice and Michael tied the knot (Photo credit: Hillstone St Lucia/Google Maps)

After two heartbreaking cancellations due to restrictions during the pandemic, Alice and Michael of Banyo finally said “I do” in a beautiful ceremony last March. The couple’s persistence and love triumphed over pandemic obstacles, making their long-awaited wedding day even more special.

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The couple, who have been together for 12 years, initially planned to tie the knot in 2021. However, the unpredictable nature of the pandemic forced them to postpone their nuptials.


Photo credit: Alice Miers/Google Maps

Undeterred, they rescheduled for the following year, only to face another disappointing cancellation as Covid-19 continued to disrupt daily life.

They expressed that the most stressful aspect of their wedding planning was having to cancel twice due to Covid. The emotional rollercoaster of planning, cancelling, and replanning took its toll, but their commitment to each other never wavered.

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As restrictions eased and life began to return to a semblance of normalcy, Alice and Michael decided to give wedding planning one more try. This time, fortune smiled upon them. With fewer limitations in place, they were able to create the celebration they had always dreamed of.

The couple chose the picturesque Hillstone St Lucia as their venue, providing a stunning backdrop for their long-awaited union. Surrounded by their immediate family and closest friends, Alice and Michael finally exchanged vows in an intimate and joyous ceremony.

Photo credit: Alice Miers/Google Maps

The success of Alice and Michael’s wedding reflects the broader easing of restrictions across the country. As more couples find themselves able to celebrate their love without the strict limitations of the past few years, there’s a palpable sense of relief and joy in the air.

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As life continues to normalise, Alice and Michael’s wedding stands as a beacon of hope for other couples whose plans were derailed by the pandemic. It’s a reminder that love endures, even in the most trying times, and that sometimes, the third time really is the charm.

Published 4-July-2024