Ella Robertson has been planning her wedding at Farm Street Church in Mayfair since the age of five, when she and her mother would attend Mass between its grand colonnades. Her plans were so advanced by the age of seven, her mother said, that
during a car journey: “She rolled down the window and said to a stranger, ‘Hello. Do you want to get married? We’ve got a wedding plan.’ I was so embarrassed.”
More than two decades later she was about to realise her aspiration when Covid-19 threw her preparations, and those of 196,000 other British couples, into chaos.