NEWLYWEDS who were forced to rearrange their wedding eight times due to Covid restrictions have finally said 'I do' in the day of their dreams.

Ceara Hayden, 35, head of marketing and admissions at St Bees School and Chris Fisher, 34, a technical adviser at Sellafield have finally walked down the aisle after changing the date eight times because of lockdown rules.

The pair said it was a 'sense of relief' when they finally said 'I do' in the glorious sunshine at St Catherine's Church in Eskdale followed by canopies at the Woodlands Tearoom.

"It was the most perfect day," The now Mrs Fisher said.

"In hindsight, now we wouldn't change having a smaller wedding with just six guests. Everyone got along so well and it was just such a relaxed day. It was a great day, with great weather and great food."

The pair first met on Halloween in 2015 after crossing paths on a dating platform.

"We're both really outdoorsy people and love going for walks, climbing and hiking," Mrs Fisher said.

"In 2015, it was actually Storm Desmond so every weekend was a wash out but we were persistent and donned our waterproofs every weekend."

Three years later, the couple bought their first house together in Eskdale before Mr Fisher popped the question during a fell walk the following year.

"We were up Harter Fell at the top of the mountain and Chris asked me to marry him," Mrs Fisher said.

"It was really lovely and unexpected. We knew because we'd bought a house we were going to get married soon."

The Fishers planned their first wedding for May 30 2020 at Muncaster Castle in front of more than 100 of their loved ones.

However, it was cancelled after the nationwide lockdown came into place in March last year.

The date was then postponed until April, then again to September, then six more times before the couple settled on an intimate wedding on Thursday April 22.

Mrs Fisher said: "After a series of badly timed dates, we thought thought why don't we have a small wedding?

"We just wanted to get married by this point. We got the vicar we wanted at St Catherine's Church and the weather was stunning. My little sister died a few years ago and it felt like she was giving us a sign with the glorious sunshine. It was beyond perfect in every way."

The couple enjoyed a minimoon in the Peak District after their honeymoon abroad was cancelled.

All photography featured in the article is by Adam Tranter Wedding Photography.