Musician surprises her neighbours hosting a tiny wedding in their front garden during Sydney’s lockdown with a special serenade – after their first two attempts to tie the knot were cancelled
- Violinist filmed serenading her neighbours during their lockdown wedding
- Melissa Voyias saw people across street getting married and grabbed her violin
- She walked across to her neighbours and began serenading them over the gate
A violinist has showered her neighbours in music after spotting them tying the knot in their front yard during Sydney’s lockdown.
The heartwarming footage, which was posted to TikTok, shows Melissa Voyias playing the string instrument for the loved up bride and groom, who were only allowed to have five guests in attendance under current restrictions.
‘Spotted my neighbours having a lockdown wedding. After months of no weddings and events I couldn’t resist going over to serenade them,’ Ms Voyias captioned the video.
Sydney violinist Melissa Voyias decided to serenade her neighbours during their lockdown wedding after the bride and groom had their nuptials cancelled twice
The heartwarming footage was posted to TikTok showing Melissa Voyias playing the violin for the bridge and groom across the street with friends and family unable to be in attendance
The clip shows Ms Voyias observing her neighbours’ wedding from her window, with the two getting married outside the front door of their home.
The violinist, who usually plays at events including weddings and receptions, then goes to grab her instrument before walking onto the street.
As she starts playing the newly married couple turn and walk towards the gate.
‘Their wedding had already been postponed twice, they could only have five guests with the restrictions in Sydney,’ Ms Voyias said.
‘Their family couldn’t make it from overseas… there was not a dry eye in sight.
‘It turned out to be such a beautiful day!’
The couple smile and wipe tears away from their eyes as they watch Ms Voyias play for them from the street.
‘Spotted my neighbours having a lockdown wedding. After months of no weddings and events I couldn’t resist going over to serenade them,’ Ms Voyias captioned the video
The video has attracted nearly 24,000 likes with more than 1,000 comments with people praising the ‘beautiful’ and ‘kind’ actions of Ms Voyias.
‘This was incredible to watch. Beautiful to see someone doing such a kind gesture during these difficult times,’ one person replied.
‘Tears are rolling down my face. Faith in humanity restored,’ another commented.
The latest easing in restrictions in Sydney mean weddings are now allowed to take place outdoors with five guests, including the pair getting married, two witnesses, a person conducting the service and a person to record it.
The two witnesses can attend from anywhere in greater Sydney but cannot leave the area to attend a wedding, while people from regional NSW can enter the greater Sydney region if they are the parent, child or sibling of the person being married.
Residents from the 12 LGAs of concern can only attend weddings in other LGAs if they are the parent, child or sibling of someone being married.
Weddings cannot be in households but must be outside, and people aren’t allowed to have gatherings or services after.