Wedding on wheels proves to be big show hit
By REN LANZONnewsroom@gladstoneobserver.com.au
IT WAS a wedding with a difference, and if the happy couple has anything to do with it, it may be duplicated next year.
Marie (nee McClure) and Russell Schofield celebrated their wedding with family and friends as well as the extended family of the Southern Cross Association of bikers at the Gladstone Showgrounds on Saturday.
Russell said the association, which was only a year old in Gladstone, meant a lot to both himself and to Marie.
'There was no way we weren't going to have them (SCA members) with us when we got married ? most of them were there,' he said.
There was no honeymoon after the wedding ? that may come in September.
Yesterday the couple was busy helping organise the association's first Show and Shine Motor Trade Fair, also at the showgrounds, to raise funds for spina bifida research.
Marie said because of the success of both the Show and Shine and the wedding, it was hoped that next year the association would duplicate the event.
'We have a number of people in the association in mind for a wedding next year,' she said.
In fact if Marie had her way, the fundraiser would have a wedding accompanying it each year.
The wedding was celebrated by the president of the association Grant 'Grunt' McFarlane. Marie was given away by her son Caelum, 15.
The bride wore a Gothic style wine coloured velvet gown with black lace and the bridesmaids wore Gothic style black gowns.
The groom wore top hat and Southern Cross Association riding gear.
His groomsmen also wore SCA riding gear. Also at her wedding were her daughters Tracey, 20, Dawn, 22, and Russell's daughter Rebbecca, 18.