- On 3 March 2018, ex-Amamzimtoti local Heath Bateman and his fiancé Aine Kilgannon faced the fact that their wedding would probably not take place
- Two days prior to their scheduled wedding in Dromore West in Sligo, Ireland, both Heath and Aime were told their respective flights had been cancelled due to the weather all across the United Kingdom
- Flights delayed, then cancelled, led to Heath booking new flights for himself, Aime, his parents and his brother who had already arrived safely in the UK from South Africa
- Two delays saw them eventually departing at 07:15 and arriving at their wedding venue in Dublin at 15:15 – two hours after the scheduled start time for their wedding
On 3 March 2018, ex-Amamzimtoti local Heath Bateman and his fiancé Aine Kilgannon, found themselves all dressed up with nowhere to go. This was a disaster waiting to happen as they were supposed to be celebrating their wedding at 1.30pm.
It was only two days before their scheduled wedding date in Dublin, Ireland that the couple were told by airline officials that their flights had been cancelled. This was due to the ‘Beast from the East’ – a hectic weather system – combined with storm Emma. It was creating havoc with the weather all across the United Kingdom.
Briefly.co.za followed the amazing story of how these two who, undeterred by the weather, made plan after plan to reach their destination. Original flights were delayed, then cancelled, and this saw Heath booking new flights for himself, Aime, his parents and his brother.
They had all already arrived safely in the UK from South Africa. After these flights were also cancelled, the two opted for water and booked a ferry to their destination. Disaster struck again as they arrived at the train station for their trip to the Holyhead Port (and their ferry). They were told that all train departures had been placed on hold due to the weather.
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After a long wait, their train departed and they arrived at the Hollyhead Port. The Captain assured them they would depart by 05:00 the next morning for their wedding venue.
Two delays however saw them eventually only leaving at 07:15 and arriving at their wedding venue at in Dublin at 15:15. This was two hours after the scheduled start time for their wedding.
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Gordon Bateman, father of the groom commented that, when they finally started the wedding, it was fantastic. “It was a three-day party – a typical Irish wedding,” says Gordon.
When they finally got the celebration underway, the wedding guests rose to the occasion and danced the night away in celebration of the long-awaited union!
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