HAPPY DAY: Rebekah Dunn and Terry Sanderson celebrated their love for each other in Benaraby with family and friends.
HAPPY DAY: Rebekah Dunn and Terry Sanderson celebrated their love for each other in Benaraby with family and friends. Contributed

No place like home for rural wedding

MILESTONES: Rebekah Dunn married her one and only Terry Sanderson on October 3 - and a surprise honeymoon destination organised by her husband made their wedding experience all the more enjoyable.

The new Mrs Sanderson tied the knot with Mr Sanderson at her parents' Benaraby property in front of 130 guests.

She said the morning ceremony was brilliant and exactly the location where the couple felt most comfortable.

"It was an awesome experience planning a wedding. It was beautiful weather and it was a nice view," Mrs Sanderson said.

"It's a 13-acre property overlooking the river."

The 21-year-old, her bridesmaid and a flower girl were led down the aisle in a horse and cart that Mrs Sanderson's father created.

"We were towed by my Dad's tractor which he drove with the page boy," Mrs Sanderson said.

Guests travelled from as far as Tasmania, New South Wales and Townsville to attend the happy occasion.

The wedding was country-style with purple as the colour-theme at the reception, held at the Boyne Community Hall.

Mrs Sanderson wore an oyster-coloured wedding dress which had some lace detail down the side.

The happy couple met three and-a-half-years ago through Mr Sandersons' cousins. They never looked back.

"Terry proposed on the beach in Yeppoon. It was the Easter weekend in April 2013, I didn't expect it," the child care worker said.

Mr Sanderson, a cabinetmaker, capped-off a wonderful milestone by taking his wife on a mystery honeymoon adventure.

"After the wedding we flew to Brisbane and stayed there for three nights. Then I had no idea where I was going," Mrs Sanderson said.

"I wasn't allowed to look at any flight itinerary and it wasn't until we got on the plane they said we were going to Hamilton Island.

"We got there and then went to Daydream Island for six nights."



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