A Co Louth man, who got married in the UK, had to broadcast his own wedding because his family could not make it due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

David Rossiter from Drogheda got married to Fran Banbridge in Bristol yesterday afternoon, a month before the couple were due to exchange vows.

David and Fran, who knew their Irish relatives could not attend because of the outbreak, were concerned further restrictions might be imposed in the UK.

The UK government may introduce a lockdown for those aged over-70s and if that were to happen, it would mean Fran's mother would not have been able to attend the wedding next month.

Based on that, the couple decided to bring the celebration forward.

Around 80 people tuned in to see the couple exchange vows.

In Drogheda, David's parents Fergus and Jackie, sister Leah, brother Mark and brother-in-law Paul were among those watching on.

Paul Hayes said it was surreal, but the family were glad to be able to play some part in the day.

At the end of the live broadcast, David and Fran thanked everyone for tuning in.

"We love you guys, we are sad you can't be with us, we love you, stick together in these difficult times, and we will see some of you in September for a big party," they said.