Five couples who got engaged during Coronavirus crisis

25 Mar 2020

Lift your spirits with these engagement stories from five happy couples

With the outlook remaining bleak for the nation as the UK is put under lockdown and the public told to stay at home for at least three weeks, the Coronavirus outbreak has been an upsetting and challenging time for many. 

This has had serious consequences for the weddings industry, with ceremonies banned by the Government until further notice and couples cancelling honeymoons and postponing stag and hen parties indefinitely.

Wedding suppliers are struggling as they lose business and currently it remains to be seen when normality will resume. Yet the weddings community stands united, with acts of support and solidarity during this global crisis.

To raise a smile even further, we share the news of five couples who got engaged amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and their stories will undoubtedly lift your spirits. 

A two-day engagement

Alabama couple Sarah and Tad McFall got married just two days after their engagement as they didn't want Coronavirus to delay their wedding. They got engaged on Thursday 19th March when Tad asked the all-important question at Highpoint Climbing Gym in Huntsville - where the couple had their first date, and were wed the following Saturday.

They married in a neighbour's garden and the bride wore her mum's wedding dress, with friends and family members pitching in to deliver all the essentials such as the cake, flowers and photography. Read the full story

"Yes" at the checkout

This couple got engaged at the Tonbridge Iceland store in Kent. While he had planned to pop the question in the country of Iceland, the couple's holiday got cancelled, so he settled for the next best thing...


Blast from the past

Actor Lee Macdonald, known for playing Samuel 'Zammo' McGuire in Grange Hill between 1982 and 1987, proposed to his long-term love Jess and she said 'yes'. 


A TikTok proposal

Blogger Lottie Lamour proposed to her girlfriend, Emma, by setting up a treasure hunt in their home. Featuring 'Reasons why I love you' notes and culminating in an engagement ring finale, the video was shared on TikTok for all to see. 


Put a ring on it

Blogger and influencer Emma Clarkson shared the news of her engagement to partner Alex Andrew on Instagram, along with a picture of her beautiful three-stone ring.

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When times prove tough, love conquers all. How are you keeping the flame burning during the Coronavirus crisis? Share your romantic stories with us by emailing

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