Down's syndrome campaigner ties the knot in a socially distanced wedding

A Down's syndrome campaigner tied the knot in a social distance wedding ceremony in Coventry.

Heidi Crowter, 25, and her partner James Carter, 26, married at Hillfields Church on Saturday (July 4).

The pair were luckily enough to have the ceremony on their original date as lockdown restrictions were eased.

However, due to current guideline, they had to cut their 220 guest list down to just 30.

The singing of hymns were also not allowed at the ceremony.


Although there were a number of changes to their wedding, Heidi said it was the best day of her life.

We had a small wedding with family and friends. It was the best day of my life.

Heidi Crowter


The ceremony was live streamed online to allow the other 190 guests watch the couple tie the knot.

It became so popular, that it's been watched by 10,000 people.

James has now relocated from Weymouth to Coventry 'to spend my life with Heidi'.

Heidi Crowter with her new husband James Carter on their special day Credit: Liz Crowter

The couple are planning a 'big party' next year, after having to swap their reception for a meal at the pub.

They've also had change their honeymoon plans - a trip away to Italy has been switched for a staycation in Coventry.