A CROSSGATES couple who had to cancel their wedding due to coronavirus were knocked off their feet when a flash mob appeared at their front door to console them.

Like many couples, Jonathan Smith and Nicole Mcadam were devastated to have to postpone their wedding until next year.

But their loved ones knew exactly what to do to cheer them up and turned up with a piper to give them the celebration they deserved.

Jonathan, of Ramsey Crescent, said: "It was the 16th of May that we were supposed to be married and at exactly 3pm a piper started playing the song Nicole was going to walk down the aisle to.

"It was my mum and dad that organised it with a few friends and lots of neighbours to come and cheer and clap!

"Before we knew it, there were about 20 people there, all at safe distance from each other of course!

"Our neighbour, who was going to be our wedding photographer, was there too, taking photos and videos.

"We didn't expect it at all!"

Childhood sweethearts Jonathan and Nicole, both 26, have been together for 10 years now and have known each other their whole lives.

They had been planning their wedding for almost three years but have now pushed the big day back until May 16, 2021, at the Hilton DoubleTree Hotel in North Queensferry.

Jonathan added: "It was very emotional! We thought we'd just have a few drinks and catch up with people on Zoom so it was a big surprise!

"The community support has been amazing in Crossgates and we just thank everyone who took the time to send us their best wishes.

Nicole said: "We were gobsmacked and the whole thing was fantastic.

"The weather was fantastic so it'll probably be raining next year now!

"We've been waiting a long time for this so it was just overwhelming that people took the time to cheer us up!"