AN ISLAND couple are hoping this time is third time lucky, ahead of their wedding… two years later than planned due to Covid.

Faye Grindrod and Shane Young, from Ryde, met in 2018 when they were both carers in the community and were engaged in 2019.

The couple planned and booked their wedding for July 9, 2020, but Covid hit, and the UK went into lockdown.

The wedding was cancelled and rearranged for May 14, 2021, when, for a second time, the country went into lockdown.

At last, things are looking promising for Faye and Shane, as their third attempt at the big day is fast approaching.

The couple will be wed in Ryde on Friday, July 1 and here’s hoping it is finally third time lucky!

Faye said: “We are now happy and excited that we are eventually getting married this year! We couldn’t be happier.

“We are having a honeymoon in Turkey a few days later.”

Friends of the couple, Teri and Mike, said: “We love them both dearly and wish them all the happiness!”