Ask any wedding planner, bride-to-be or lovelorn dater with many, many Instagram and Pinterest wedding folders and they'll tell you, weddings are serious business. 

While the day itself is ideally remembered as a blissful and serene reflection of a couple's love for one another, months – if not years – of hard work can go into perfecting them. And for couples looking to get married during a pandemic, their options are limited. 

On this morning's Jennifer Zamparelli show on 2FM, James Patrice's sister Vanessa Butler talks about her wedding after reducing her wedding guests from 200 to six where she tied the knot in lockdown on Tuesday. Vanessa shares her advice for fellow 'Covid brides' after lockdown wedding.

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Speaking on the show, Vanessa said that the road to the alter was paved with many date changes, unexpected obstacles and – of course – plenty of laughs. "I'll be honest with you, my face is absolutely killing me from smiling!"

"Myself and Sean, we never even once thought about Covid. It never even came into the situation at all. Just looking around, that our families were together, we got a meal handed to us – come on!"

Tuesday turned out to be the hottest day of the year so far, so it looks like Vanessa and Sean's choice paid off. "The sun shone and we were profusely sweating for the whole day", she laughed. 

For such a small event, Vanessa's wedding has already managed to go mini-viral, as the bride shared a video to her Instagram of herself and her brother James Patrice dancing to Steps' song Tragedy on the steps of Cabra Castle. Naturally, there's a story to it. 

"From a very, very young age we always said whoever got married first and the next person to get married would do Steps routine of Tragedy." The plot was entirely dependent on the weather holding up, and after anxiously checking weather apps and craning their necks to the sky, the pair just cracked on – without telling anyone else. 

Having lured the wedding party outside for a "photo", the duo positioned them on the steps and broke out the shapes. "But the sweat...", Vanessa lamented to Jen. "I said to James, get out that Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Powder now!" 

"James, I can honestly say, the best man of honour. If anyone needs a many of honour I'm sure he has a good daily rate", she joked. 

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As for the experience of having a wedding during Covid, Vanessa has only good things to say about it, but stresses that each couple is going to be different when it comes to how they picture their big day. 

"For any couples that are out there that are in limbo about postponing, my only advice is do what's right for you. Last year was a different story for us because we didn't know what to expect. We didn't know what was going on. But we're so happy that we went ahead with it and I would do it all over again with six guests."

"If I could bottle [the feeling] up and give it to everyone right now, I would."

Listen back to the full interview below. 

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