A young couple have officially become Mr. and Mrs. White-Christmas after tying the knot in a pre-lockdown wedding.
Tilly Christmas and Keiran White, from Dorset, UK married at the Roman Baths this past Tuesday.
The socially distanced ceremony was attended by a small number of close family members and friends.
The service was performed beside the Great Bath, with a reception for 15 guests including the couple on the picturesque Roman Baths' Terrace.
“We were due to get married in July at another venue, but because of the pandemic we had to put the wedding back," Mrs. White-Christmas said.
“To cheer ourselves up, we decided to look for another place with a real wow factor for the rescheduled ceremony and fell in love with the Roman Baths as a venue."
Mr. White-Christmas, also 20, works as a supermarket assistant for Waitrose.
Tilly Christmas and Keiran White were married at the Roman Baths in Bath (Memories Made Photography/Bath and North East Somerset Council/PA)
The couple met when they were just 12 at school and were determined to get married despite the setbacks due to lockdown.
“He really did fall head-over-heels for me. He actually fell over and head-butted my feet. After that, we became great friends and eventually boyfriend and girlfriend," Mrs. White-Christmas, who will celebrate her 21st birthday on Thursday, said.
“It took us time to twig that our surnames came together as White-Christmas. We first realized at our secondary school prom when our friend uploaded pictures to social media using the hashtag #WhiteChristmas."
And she was obsessed with the name since then.
“I wanted to keep the surname Christmas for a few reasons," she continued.
“It is a surname I have grown up loving and I wanted to keep the name going. It just so happens the man I am marrying has the perfect surname to go with it."
Following the evening wedding and reception, the couple stopped in Bath before heading back to Dorset before Thursday's national lockdown.
“On behalf of the council, our registrars and the team at the Roman Baths, I want to pass on our heartfelt congratulations to the new Mr and Mrs White-Christmas," Paul Crossley, cabinet member for community services at Bath and North East Somerset Council, said.
“They made it just in time to get married before the latest restrictions and we were delighted that they chose the Roman Baths."