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Firefighters crash wedding, but not to strip

Teneille Potts and Chris Baker were married on May 10 at Canoe Point surrounded by family and friends.
Teneille Potts and Chris Baker were married on May 10 at Canoe Point surrounded by family and friends. SHOOTINGSTAR PHOTOGRAPHY

FIREFIGHTERS crashing the wedding reception was just one of the quirks that made the big day more memorable for Teneille and Christopher Baker.

The pair tied the knot at Canoe Point, Tannum Sands on May 10 in front of 60 family and friends.

Unfortunately, during the reception at Gladstone Entertainment Centre, a smoke machine used by the DJ set off the fire alarms and the entire party had to be evacuated.

However, it didn't spoil the day, with the relaxed bride and groom having their pictures taken with the responding fire crew.

"The firies felt bad because they felt like they were crashing a wedding," Mrs Baker said.

"The meals were just about to come out, and the fire alarms went off.

"No one believed what was happening. They thought it was a prank.

"A few people joked that they had hired our strippers for us."

For the ceremony, Canoe Point parklands, which were a favourite spot for Teneille as a child, came to life, decorated with purple and white orchids to match the bridesmaid dresses.

The couple were led down the aisle by Christopher's children Ella, 6, and Alec, 8, before heading to the Gladstone Entertainment and Convention Centre for the reception.

It seemed nothing could rattle the newlyweds even when the groom-to-be had a slight wardrobe mishap.

"I was just getting into my dress, and he turned up at the house because he forgot his suit," Mrs Baker said.

Before the wedding day, the future bride also had dramas finding the right dress.

"I actually had bought a dress a year before (the wedding) but then I took it to get it tailored, and it couldn't be taken in to fit me, so I quickly had to buy another one," she said.

Despite a few hitches, the day went according to plan. The couple first met more than three years ago while working at Mie Place, before getting engaged on Valentine's Day last year.

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