Drive-in Weddings

Braxted Park, Essex, helped a couple get around the 15 person limit on nuptials by facilitating a drive-in wedding.

Drive-in weddingRoma Popat and Vinal Patel welcomed 200 guests in 100 cars who watched the four-hour ceremony on a big screen.

The Guardian reported: “As is tradition with Hindu weddings, the groom made an entrance, travelling around the field before the ceremony waving at guests from a decorated golf buggy driven by a member of venue staff wearing a face mask. The couple later toured the grounds in the same buggy to greet their guests, who honked their horns and flashed their lights in socially distanced celebration”.

Guests were provided with hampers of snacks, antibacterial hand gel and bin liners for rubbish. Food could be ordered online and was delivered by waiters on Segways.

Alex Rayner, chief executive of events at Braxted Park, said: “Within just three weeks we created a drive-in wedding. We have since received a flood of enquiries to replicate the process”.

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