Wheely romantic: Couple ties the knot while taking out the bins

Wheely romantic: Couple ties the knot while taking out the bins

A NSW couple has not let coronavirus restrictions get in the way of their nuptial plans as they ceremoniously pulled a set of wheely bins during their makeshift wedding procession.

Louise and Dan Smith tied the knot on Saturday and went on to take pictures while getting the bins out in Albion Park, following the trend of Australians getting dressed up to put the bins out under isolation.

“Got married yesterday... bin waiting long enough, weren’t going to let a bit of quarantine get in our way,” Louise wrote in a post on the Facebook group Bin Isolation Outing.

The only pics we have so far 😂😂😂

Posted by Louise Smith on Saturday, 18 April 2020

The post has received more than 8,000 comments and 300 shares.

Louise told 10 daily she saw the bins when they were returning from the wedding. “I thought: I can’t resist,” she said.

The couple had been planning to get married in the UK in October, but said the ceremony must happen “pandemic or no pandemic”.

The wedding followed Australia’s social distancing rules, with only five people in attendance, including the celebrant.

“We just had my mum there and my best friend and a celebrant. We got married under some trees and it was a simple service,” Louise said.

“Once the celebrant left, the photographer came and we kept to the five.”

Lou & Dans elopement yesterday. If you or anyone you know is getting married and are after a photographer or videographer, get in touch. www.tomhealy.com.au/weddings

Posted by Tom Healy Photography on Saturday, 18 April 2020

The ceremony was livestreamed on Facebook, and the reception was held on a Zoom conference call.