A couple decided to go big for their second wedding ceremony to make up for their small intimate legal wedding which they only had a few guests due to Covid-19 restrictions.

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Thirty-year-old Amy and Ben Taylor-Levitt of Newcastle, first met when they were students at Sheffield University in 2014. Since then, the pair have been inseparable and decided to travel the world together.

One place the couple visited, was Japan, which one question shocked the pair.

Barrister Amy said:"While we were sat in a national park in Nara, Japan, surrounded by deer, I asked Ben to marry me.

"The next thing I know, Ben surprised me with an engagement ring."


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Following the holiday, the couple then started to pan their hen and stag dos, which Ben came back with an unexpected and unwanted present.

"Ben had his stag in Sheffield before Christmas and came home with covid, although he had a great time.

"On the other hand, I had a little celebration with my closest friends and family in Newcastle, post-wedding as illness de-railed the initial date."

Due to Covid restrictions at the time, the couple chose to have a small legal wedding on September, 26 2020 at Healey Barn with only a few family members to witness it.

Finally, on January 22, 2022, the couple were at Healey Barn again and had the big celebration with the family and friends they wanted.

"The day was perfect as we had all of our best man – Josh Taylor with our grooms; Max Braslavsky, Mobeen Altaf, Jordan Kopman, Daniel Levitt," Adam said.

"Amy had her Maid of Honour, Rachel Levitt, her bridesmaids Nicola Levitt, Emma Jacobs, Danielle Gilmour, Robyn Webster, Jemma McColm, and Sophie Cockhill.

Adam adds:" Our flower girls were our daughter Eva and dog Stella - which is why we chose Healey Barn as it was dog friendly.


Hexham Courant: BEAUTIFUL: Amy with her bridesmaidsBEAUTIFUL: Amy with her bridesmaids

"The evening ceremony was amazing, we did not botherwith cake but our first dance was Jamie T – Love is only a heartbeat away, performed by Southwest Band.

"The rest of the night we were dancing away to Israeli dancing."


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The excitement for the couple does not end there, as they plan to make up for the lost time traveling because of Covid.

Amy said: "Although we had a mini weekend away in Scotland but are planning to set some honeymoon time aside when we visit America later this year for my brother’s wedding. Plus, we have a second baby on the way, we are trying to save up Ben’s holiday as much as we can!"