A Hillcrest bride-to-be has put her dream Fiji wedding on ice as the coronavirus pandemic plays havoc with nuptial plans everywhere.
Corrina Lester was due to marry Mark Stringer on the Coral Coast on June 14.
Their ceremony was to be on the sand, surrounded by family, at the Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort.
The couple's plans were thrown into disarray when Virgin cancelled their flights. They are scrambling to re-organise their big day.
Ms Lester said she was devastated to have to postpone the wedding.
"I was upset when we first found out about the cancellation [of flights]," she said.
"I'm a little bit calmer now we are a bit more organised.
"We had everything organised. All our family were going."
The ongoing effects of the virus, and Fiji's quarantine laws, means any new date was still up in the air.
A little girl due in August will distract Jimboomba couple Emily Bryant and Peter Davidson from the angst of their postponed vows.
They were due to marry at Glengariff Historic Estate, near Dayboro, on September 17.
The couple have postponed the date and will now tie the knot on February 18, 2021.
"I was absolutely heartbroken at the idea of changing it but due to expecting a baby eight weeks prior to our original date I knew it was the best thing for us," Ms Bryant said.
The government is allowing up to five people per wedding, but Ms Bryant said she would not get married without her family there.
"I could not celebrate my wedding day without all of my family there," she said.
"Plus having a newborn, it's not worth the risk in my eyes."
The couple's August baby will provide some much-needed happy times before the wedding.
"I definitely thinking it will ease the pain a little bit, as she will take our focus away from it for a while, but on the original date it's going to hurt a lot I think," Ms Bryant said.
Beaudesert State High School teacher Jess Pickles said getting upset about the day being postponed would not help.
"I could cry for days, but that would not change anything," she said.
Ms Pickles was due to marry Adam Jordan at Parkwood Village, on the Gold Coast, on April 17.
"I think our parents thought we were going to be devastated about it," she said.
"I think they are probably a bit more upset than we are."
The pair have put the day off for almost a year. They will now marry on April 16, 2021.
"We're really excited to get married, and we're looking forward to the day," Ms Pickles said.
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