When the coronavirus pandemic struck, many couples were forced to cancel their weddings and with destination weddings completely off the table The Bachelorette's Georgia Love and Lee Elliott sadly had to axe their "dream" wedding in Italy.
Taking to Instagram on Monday, Georgia revealed she and Lee were supposed to be in Italy right now getting everything sorted for their wedding.
Speaking with Who earlier this month, she revealed the wedding was supposed to take place in Sicily.
Luckily, however, nothing had been locked in when they had been forced to cancel their plans.
She explained, "We were meant to be heading over in eight days’ time to visit the venue and meet all the vendors and book everything in. If I think about it too much, I might cry!"
The presenter added, "We feel so lucky that we hadn’t locked something in and sent out our invitations, though, and had everyone book their flights. We just have to change our plans.
"I feel so sad for everyone that had to cancel their actual wedding days. For us, it was our dream, but it was only that, it wasn’t reality yet.”
Georgia revealed that for she and Lee a destination wedding was something they'd always dreamed of as traveling is so important to both of them.
"It’s a huge part of our relationship and it brings us so much joy, and it’s what we spend all our money on. We work to be able to travel, and we’ve been to a few destination weddings and they’ve been wonderful. You’re on holidays with your favourite people," she said.
The reality star explained that having to cancel their Italian wedding hurt so much more because they'd never spoken about doing it any other way.
"We always said we’d get married in Italy because it’s our favourite country. But we had to stop and think realistically.
"At the end of the day, the main reason we chose to pull the pin on those plans was because we don’t know what financial state everyone is going to be in because of COVID-19, and we weren’t going to make people travel."
She said that she didn't want to be "selfish" and expect people who might not be in the financial position to travel overseas for their nuptials.
Georgia added that while she was heartbroken her mum Belinda, who passed away in 2016, wouldn't be there for her wedding day, she found solace in knowing she met Lee and was happy with him.
"She was OK to go when she did because she knew I was happy with Lee.
"I’ve spoken to people who have lost loved ones and one thing that really hits me is when people say their mum or their dad didn’t get to meet their husband or wife, and I find that really sad."
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