Fascinating photos capture arrangements inside a deep-cleaned church during one of the UK's first socially distanced weddings.

Heather McLaren, 28, and Tom Hall, 29, could only invite their closest friends and family, who stood two metres apart from one another, to watch the couple tie the knot yesterday.

Hand sanitiser was passed out to the guests and the couple's witnesses had to sign the register, at St George's Church in Leeds, with separate pens.

But Heather and Tom finally wed, nearly four months after they had first intended to marry.

The ceremony was capped at 30 guests and a lot different to how the couple may have planned

Their original plans - a lavish ceremony in front of more than 120 guests at Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh - had to be axed because they were scheduled days into the lockdown back in March.

Speaking from their home in Leeds, the devout Christians said: "It wasn't what we had planned but it was completely unique and really special. I know everyone's wedding day is memorable but this one feels particularly memorable."

Indeed, photos show some of the 30 or so guests wearing face masks in the church. Each seat in the building had a name label on the back to avoid people sitting down where others had sat.

Guests wearing face masks take a selfie at the wedding
Guests social distance as wait for the start of the ceremony

Tape was put on the floor to help guests adhere to social distancing measures too.

Heather, who is a PhD student, said: "'Everyone at the church has been so wonderful.

"They deep cleaned the church and set up a webcam so other friends and family could watch from home."

Rector Lizzy Woolf, who officiated at the wedding, left notes on the register to indicate where each person should sign because she could not stand next to them.

Singing was not allowed, the rector added.

Heather and Tom are now planning to have a honeymoon getaway to the Lake District in October and will throw a party for all their other guests next year.