Photos: Doctor, nurse marry in hospital amid coronavirus crisis; their love story is winning the internet
First Published 29, May 2020, 11:05 AM
London: Amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, a nurse and doctor married in the same hospital where they work. This love story has won the hearts of millions of netizens. Pictures have gone viral on social media. The wedding ceremony happened in April but the news was shared recently by the hospital. The duo work at the St Thomas’ Hospital in London. Read on to find out about their love story and also see pictures from the marriage which took place at the hospital’s chapel.
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust which runs St. Thomas' Hospital shared the story on Twitter.
"Jann Tipping, 34, and Annalan Navaratnam, 30, tied the knot at the end of April in the Grade 2 listed chapel at St Thomas’ Hospital," said the Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust on its blog. They tied the knot on April 24.
Earlier, the couple had to cancel their wedding due to the coronavirus outbreak in the United Kingdom (UK).
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust shared images and the story on its Twitter account.
“We wanted to have the ceremony while everyone was still healthy, even if it meant our loved ones having to watch us on a screen. We wanted to make sure we could celebrate while we were all still able to. The chaplaincy team worked hard to get permission for us to be married, which we appreciated greatly at a time when so much was going on. A date was set within two weeks and we hadn’t bought my dress, our rings and other things we needed so we rushed to get everything done quickly,” Jann said.
The wedding ceremony was live streamed to close friends and relatives. “It was nice being just us, it felt very intimate. One of our witnesses live streamed the service so our friends and family could watch," said Jann, who works as an ambulatory emergency nurse.
“Jann and I wanted to get married from the moment I proposed. We're so happy that we have been able to commit ourselves to one another and that the hospital has been able to support us to do that,” Annalan, who is an acute medical registrar, said. He has been working at the St. Thomas' Hospital for one year.
The pictures from the wedding ceremony have been widely shared on social media.
This the Facebook post written by Rebecca Carpenter, who took captured the special moments of the wedding. She had shared pictures on her Facebook page.
Photos courtesy: Facebook (Rebecca Carpenter Photography) and Twitter (Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust)