Coronavirus pandemic didn’t stop wedding of pair with Jacksonville ties

Family in Jacksonville can’t travel to England, but video captures the day

Matt Soergel
| Florida Times-Union

Family and friends from Northeast Florida and beyond couldn’t come to Mark and Nicola Pollitt’s pandemic lockdown wedding in England, so they passed around a cellphone and had the few people there video it to post on Facebook.

The whole day was a rousing success, even though one of the filmers inadvertently turned the camera backward and filmed themself instead of the wedding for a good 10 minutes.

“This mobile phone was like a hot potato,” Nicola said. “No one wanted to touch it.”

Still, even the weather cooperated — which was hardly a sure thing in notoriously rainy York, the ancient city where the Pollitts were married near the little village where they live.

It was a “magical day,” Nicola said, but one tinged with sadness that family couldn’t be there.


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