THE first couple to get married at Chippenham Register Office after lockdown was eased celebrated their wedding on Saturday July 4.
Dana Di.lulio and Heidi Wilton got hitched at 11.30am.
The newly-weds celebrated by going back home to Corsham to enjoy two bottles of champagne and a cake and are spending this week together while off work.
Dana, 47, said: "It was a really lovely day. It was just perfect. 
"We were the first ones in and the ceremony was really good and very sweet. We were only allowed ten guests."
Dana, whose family comes from Italy, and Heidi, 48, first met four years ago.
Dana, who is an infection control nurse at the Royal United Hospital in Bath, said: “We first met when I took my cocker spaniel Monty to Heidi, who is a dog behaviourist.
“He is completely stupid - a typical cocker spaniel - but has a heart problem and cataracts.”
The couple have both been married before but have no children and soon became firm friends after that first meeting.
“We have known each other for four years but have only been partners in the last year. It’s the second time for both of us.”
Heidi arrived at the ceremony in a Ford Mustang car, accompanied by her niece Hannah Yeats, while  father Andrew Wilton arrived separately. Dana’s father lives in Italy and was unable to attend.
The couple married on what would have been the 50th wedding anniversary of Heidi’s mum and dad; her mother Jan died several years ago.
Dana added: “The ceremony was really quick, only 30 minutes. There was no reception and we won’t be having a honeymoon yet.
“After all that’s happened with Covid-19, it’s just nice to know that there’s some goodness and something that bears a resemblance to normal life.
“It’s just a bit of a feelgood thing really. I am just fed up dealing with all the bad news and the scare-mongering.”
Saturday was the first date the couple were able to marry after the Government relaxed its lockdown restrictions.
Dana added: "We had always known it would be touch and go. Fortunately, the Prime Minister lifted some of the restrictions."
Wiltshire Council says its register offices in Chippenham, Trowbridge and Salisbury are now taking bookings again for weddings and civil partnership ceremonies.
The council said: “Social distancing will still need to be adhered to which will reduce significantly the number of guests you can invite to attend. Please check with your venue about room capacity.  
“Marriages and civil partnerships under the special procedure for those who are seriously ill and not expected to recover, are taking place. 
“If you wish to re-schedule your ceremony, at your original venue, you can do so at no additional cost from the registration service up to one year from your original ceremony booking.”
“If you wish to cancel your ceremony completely and choose not to re-schedule you will be subject to the normal terms and conditions of cancellation charges."
“If your authorities to marry run out before you can re-schedule your ceremony with the venue we will offer new notice of marriage appointments free of charge to those who live in Wiltshire. 
“These will have to be given at least 30 days before the date of your newly-arranged ceremony.”