CHILDHOOD sweethearts Kim Whergitt and Daniel Williams like doing things a bit differently.
"We had kids before marriage and now have our rings before a wedding date," Ms Whergitt said.
"It's all the wrong way round, isn't it?"
The lucky couple won two wedding rings during the Gladstone Wedding Expo in a popular competition run through Neville Gregory Jewellers at Stockland Kin Kora.
And after a long wait, they were able to pick them up Wednesday.
Ms Whergitt said she and her partner Daniel had been engaged for close to six years.
"We are childhood sweethearts and wanted to have Ava before my father passed away," Kim explained.
Getting married was less important at the time and she was glad they did it that way.
"Ava still remembers him and his dog and that time is really special," she said.
"I'm so happy she got to meet her grandfather."
Now their children are older, the couple is thinking again about getting married.
"We've just started planning and have picked out a little spot in the botanical gardens," Ms Whergitt said.
"The rings will make a huge difference and have saved us $2000."
Jeweller Karen Gregory said the prize couldn't have gone to a more deserving couple.
"Kim is such a worthy recipient. We are so happy she won," she said.