But when lockdown came in March, plans by Cork-born Cat O’Callaghan and Derry fiance Stevie Ryan went out the window as the Coronavirus swept across the world.
The USA has been the worst hit country in the world now, with 135,000 deaths and rising daily new infections.
However, it was all smiles on Saturday when Cat and Stevie finally got to exchange their wedding vows at Holy Family Church in Derry.
They organised their special ceremony in the North of Ireland in just five days.
Indoor weddings have been allowed in Northern Ireland since 10 July, in line with social distancing.
Venues have been advised that their size will determine how many people can safely attend weddings and civil partnerships.
Cat said she was “just delighted” at how it had gone.
“It was a lovely ceremony and so many people were able to come,” said Cat.
“It’s just amazing.
“It wasn’t the wedding that we planned, but in a way it worked out better because we had more people here.
“If we were in Vegas a lot of these people couldn’t have come, so it did, it worked out better for us in the end and I’m just delighted.
“I’m so happy that it’s finally happened.”
“I just went ahead and booked the marquee company, caterers, got help from friends and local business.”
They had their reception in their garden at home and 50 people were invited to share their happy day.