A couple from Hull have been left devastated after being told by email that their wedding reception was cancelled because of a rugby match.
David Crooks and Kerry Armstrong who have been together for 11 years and engaged for five, were due to walk down the aisle next Saturday, September 11.
After "working tirelessly" for their big day, they were left heartbroken when they received a "blunt" email yesterday morning, September 2, from Hull College Craven Park (the home of Hull Kingston Rovers), confirming that their wedding reception was cancelled, HullLive reports.
The email read: "I’m sorry to have to write you this email, but as of last night (Wednesday, September 1) we were informed by Sky that we now have to move our game that was on September 12 to September 11, which is the day of your reception.
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"This means unfortunately that we cannot hold your reception here at the club.
"We do apologise and this is not a decision we have made lightly, but unfortunately it is out of our hands."
It went on: "We will of course refund you all of your payments made if you could please send us your bank details.
"Again we do truly apologise for any inconvenience this will cause you."
Hull KR’s match against Castleford Tigers has been moved forward one day and will be broadcast live on Sky Sports next Saturday, clashing with the couple’s big day.
David confessed that the paid are in "complete shock" over the news.
He said: "The thing is Hull KR just don't seem to care really. I don't complain about a lot, but this is heartbreaking.
"They keep blaming the fact that they have new people taking over. It got to the point where we didn't even know who was running our wedding reception. We had to deal with about eight different people in the end."
He added: "They are just kind of like 'it is what it is'. They didn't even have the decency to call us either – it's our wedding day.
"There's no excuse for it. They're just like 'sorry bye'. We put our heart and soul into the whole day.
"Kerry is so upset and I want to console her, but I have to work after spending so much on the wedding.
"We're not rich you see, we have had to work hard for this."
David said they have worked very hard throughout the year to save £6,000 to spend on the wedding, with £200 being spent on invitations alone.
The couple had family and friends coming from different areas of the country.
Now they are left with no reception site and are pleading with local venues to help them host their big day on September 11.
Hull KR declined to comment when contacted.
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