Marylebone Town Hall gets 27 weddings through on final day before lockdown

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Wedding planning is not for the feint-hearted at the best of times. This year though there have been a fair few tears before tying the knot.

With ceremonies again banned, at Marylebone Town Hall registrars worked flat out until midnight - to make sure 27 couples got their big day.

Karishma and Dhiren Harsiani were supposed to get married in June, but when the first lockdown happened they moved it to November 6th.

When the latest restrictions were announced, they knew they had to move fast.

Newlyweds tie the knot on the final day before lockdown

On a typical weekday Marylebone registry office would normally conduct twelve weddings. Yesterday they managed to get through almost three times that, so couples who had planned their big day during the latest lockdown could still have their weddings.

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