BIG DAY: Jackie Forse and Darren McMutrie’s wedding was everything they wished for on November 1. The cake complete with a muddy icing ute (inset).
BIG DAY: Jackie Forse and Darren McMutrie’s wedding was everything they wished for on November 1. The cake complete with a muddy icing ute (inset). Contributed

Nerves send bride rushing down the aisle

JACKIE McMutrie described the evening before her wedding as like a night before Christmas.

The 27-year-old married her sweetheart Darren McMutrie in front of 50 people on November 1.

The wedding and reception was at Cedar Galleries in Calliope.

"It was a really nice, country-style wedding," Mrs McMutrie, nee Forse, said.

"There wasn't a cloud in the sky."

Guests travelled from Victoria, Sydney and Airlie Beach to attend the event.

Mrs McMutrie said her father helped calm her nerves.

"As we pulled up at the chapel and started walking my dad said 'slow down'. I was basically running down the aisle," she laughed.

"I was pretty nervous."

She wore a flowing wedding dress her sister chose, and fitted perfectly.

"My dress was amazing. It was tulle and had a crystal waistband and a sweetheart bodice," she said.

"I am pregnant with my first child so luckily we got it a few sizes bigger."

The wedding theme was North Queensland Cowboys, with the bridesmaids and best men sporting blue and yellow accessories.

The couple's cake was a three-tier mud cake with hessian wrapped around it and an icing ute flicking mud on the side.

Mrs McMutrie said the reception was a lot of fun.

"It was a really casual reception," she said. "I got out of my wedding dress at 9pm and put on a fun dress and thongs."

The Gladstone pair danced to When You Come Back To Me by Garth Brooks for their first dance.

Guests were welcome to donate money to a wishing well which the couple used to go on their honeymoon.

"We went to Agnes Water/ Seventeen Seventy for four days," Mrs McMutrie said.

"It was fantastic. We went to Lady Musgrave Island and snorkelled."

The couple's baby is due in March.

"We have started putting the cot and nursery together," Mrs McMutrie said.



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