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British Airways: Wedding postponed after guests stuck at Heathrow These are external links and will open in a new window Image caption Bride-to-be Laura Thomson and Sam Sciortino pictured at the front with their family A Surrey couple have postponed their Greek island wedding after guests were stranded at Heathrow Airport amid the British Airways IT crash . Laura Thomson and Sam Sciortino, from Woking, planned a Sunday ceremony in Santorini but will now marry on Monday. The bride-to-be’s brother and family – including three bridesmaids – waited at Heathrow for 13 hours on Saturday before leaving without their luggage. They have now booked flights with a different airline. Ms Thomson said: “We have had to contact suppliers, and change all the arrangements we had planned.” “We’ve been planning our big day for two years only to be forced to rush around and change everything to take place a day later.” The couple flew to Santorini earlier in the week, ahead of their guests. They said an aunt and uncle were also caught up in the BA disruption. Ms Thomson said: “My brother is one of the groomsmen, and my nieces and sister-in-law are my bridesmaids, so naturally I wanted them to share the day with us. “They booked with British Airways because they thought it was a reliable company. Image caption Laura and Sam were looking forward to their Greek island wedding on Sunday Ms Thomson’s sister-in-law Marcia Thomson said: “We are devastated that this has happened. “Our luggage had already been checked in and after waiting for 13 hours at the airport we were forced to leave without it. “Luckily we have managed to get flights to Crete this evening with a different airline.
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