Perfect wedding day marks next stage for couple
FOR love birds Ryan and Kelsea Jaenke, their wedding day was a cherry on top of a perfect relationship spanning four years.
Mrs Jaenke (nee Deakin) married her soul mate on April 12 at Kolori House, Boyne Island. The reception was held at the Boyne Community Hall.
"We chose Kolori because it was such a beautiful area, shaded with the river in the background and it had the privacy we wanted," Mrs Jaenke said.
Mrs Jaenke was joined by 150 guests at the ceremony, an experience that will stick in her memory forever.
"The most amazing part of my day was walking down the aisle with my dad who was just as nervous as I was," she said.
"And of course, seeing my husband-to-be looking back at me with so much happiness in his eyes."
Mr and Mrs Jaenke were accompanied down the aisle by their daughter and flower girl Summer as well as their niece, Miesha.
The gown was bought from Bundaberg Bridal and it was detailed with lace and sequins.
"It was my first day looking for a dress and it was the third one I tried on," Mrs Jaenke said.
It was a lovely day and Mrs Jaenke was thankful for the support offered to the couple.
"Ryan and I are both very lucky to have such close family and friends that helped with not only the setting up but all the food," she said.
The pair met in November 2011 when Ryan was 21 and Kelsea was 20. They started employment at the Boyne Smelters Limited on the same day.
"We met when he came in to pick up his uniforms. I was new to town and he asked if I wanted to go see a movie," Mrs Jaenke said.
In January next year, the Jaenke's are expecting their second child. Mrs Jaenke is already prepared for an extra addition.
"Since being married, we have bought the soccer mum car (Prada) and before marriage we bought a house that we are renovating now," she said.