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By Euan Maxwell
Last wedding before lockdown

A LOCKERBIE couple were one of the last to tie the knot in the region as the country went into lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Cammy and Sarah Grierson feared their dream wedding at Hetland Hall would be cancelled. But after frantic phone calls and emails leading up to last Friday’s event, they were both thrilled to find out their big day could still go ahead.

Sarah told the Annandale Herald: “I was in contact with Hetland Hall every day and they assured us our wedding would be on unless the government locked the country down. Words can’t describe how happy I am. I’ve never been so grateful, it’s been a great day and the weather couldn’t have been better. But of course I feel for the people who won’t be able to get married in the near future.” Special precautions were put in place for guests and every table had their own hand santisers.

The new Mr and Mrs Grierson have had an extremely stressful couple of weeks and it all began with Cammy’s stag do to Benidorm – a week before the wedding. The groom and eight friends – including his brother Callum – jetted off to Spain for a four day holiday. After a great first two days they were shocked to discover that all pubs and clubs were shut as the country went into lockdown due to coronavirus. The group had to spend the rest of the stag do in their hotel rooms and the groom also panicked he might not make it back home in time for the wedding.

Cammy said: “We were getting messages from home asking how we were going to get back. “Everything happened so quickly. I had fears that I would miss the wedding. It was one of those moments where you just went from drunk to instantly sober. I was panicking but I couldn’t have been stuck indoors with a better group of people. They definitely got me through it all.”

Thankfully for the group – now known as the Lockerbie Nine – they managed to make it home in time for Friday.

Sarah added: “I wasn’t happy with the stag do being a week before the wedding. I didn’t think it was a good idea but they still went ahead with it. I genuinely thought he wouldn’t get back in time and would be locked in quarantine over there. “The run-up to the wedding has been horrendous, I feel like I’ve aged ten years worrying about my wedding day. But I’m so happy we got our wedding day we had hoped for.”


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