Fiji the perfect setting for Gladstone couple's big day
WARWICK, Fiji was the perfect tropical setting for the marriage of Kellie-Marie Seeney and James Taylor.
The young couple, born and bred in Gladstone, decided upon the Coral Coast of the island paradise as the place they were to be united in May.
Joined by 55 of their closest family and friends and two dedicated professionals, the photographer and the hairdresser even joined the couple for the ceremony.
Bride Kellie-Marie was over the moon with how the wedding unfolded, and the honeymoon was enjoyed on the island resort.
The couple could not have been happier with the turnout, with a significant number of guests making the journey abroad for their special day.
"It was really beautiful, we had all our guests there, 55 was pretty big for an overseas wedding so we spent the honeymoon with them too," Kellie-Marie said.
"We stayed with everyone for 10 days over there and it was really nice."
The couple have been together for two-and-a-half years after meeting through mutual friends and the future looks bright for the newlyweds.
"We live in Gladstone and we're both working, I'm also studying nursing at university and hopefully be having kids once I've finished my degree," the newly-titled Mrs Taylor said.
The couple were grateful to those that were able to share the special moment with them, with Kellie-Marie singling out a few in particular for special thanks.
"Obviously a huge thank-you to all our family and friends that were there with us but a special mention has to go out to a couple of people," she said.
"I'd like to give a huge thank-you to Brenda, our photographer, who came over with us and took some really beautiful shots, and also to Bec from Lily Hair on Beak St, who came all the way over with us just to do my hair on the big day."
Open-necked Hawaiian shirts looked to be the order of the day, as the wedding appeared an intimate but relaxed occasion, which boded well for the couple's future.