'We sanitised our hands down the aisle': Chesterfield NHS doctors tie the knot amid coronavirus crisis

Two NHS junior doctors from Chesterfield have seized the day, sanitised their hands and tied the knot in a last-minute wedding ceremony amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Tuesday, 31st March 2020, 11:27 am

David and Aimee Cambray-Deakin were due to get married later this year, but the Covid-19 crisis spurred them on to organise their big day in just 24 hours.

The couple say everyone they asked was prepared ‘to go the extra mile’ despite the deepening lockdown – and the two doctors even stopped half way down the aisle to sanitise their hands.

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David and Aimee Cambray-Deakin get married amid the coronavirus crisis.

Now they have thanked the Chesterfield shops and businesses who helped make last Friday’s wedding possible.

Aimee said: “Me and David live in Chesterfield and are junior doctors who work full time for the NHS. We have been engaged for a long time and had planned to get married later in the year.

“With the current situation we decided to seize the day and organise a last-minute wedding.

“We had 24 hours to prepare a whole wedding and I’d like to thank the businesses who have gone above and beyond to make our wedding a truly special day.

Aimee Cambray-Deakin.

“I phoned up a hairdresser, make-up artist, florist, local cafe, wedding dress boutique and organised some transport all within the space of one day.”

Businesses which helped included: JJ’s Flowers, Flash Bar Chesterfield (Millie), Regency Wedding Cars, Pip at Embellish, Nora Eve Bridal, hair by Leah Rose and Sharon at the Vintage Tea Rooms.

“When I phoned and explained we were getting married the following day everyone was so supportive and wanted to go the extra mile,” Aimee, whose maiden name is Gregory and who attended St Mary’s School in Chesterfield, said.

“We were able to get married thanks to the kind generosity of Fr Adrian at the Annunciation who performed a beautiful ceremony for us and our parents.

“We are sorry that our extended family and our friends were unable to celebrate with us but we wanted to seize the opportunity and celebrate something positive while we still had the chance.

“As two junior doctors we have received immense support from work and are extremely proud to be a part of the amazing NHS!

“We even sanitised our hands down the aisle!”