Bride trashes wedding dress at Splash Zone
NEWLYWEDS Andrew and Melony Cole tied the knot in a wet and wild wedding on Friday.
The Gladstone couple has been together for nearly two years and decided collectively that a "small casual wedding" was what they wanted.
They did, however, have some quirky features that made the wedding one-of-a-kind.
"We wanted a theme that meant something to the both of us and came up with a penguin-themed wedding, because penguins mate for life," Mrs Cole said.
And the wedding got even wilder after the ceremony, with a trip to the Gladstone Aquatic Centre's Splash Zone.
The pair, still in official attire, decided to trash the dress by standing under the waterfall bucket, and as it fell they were completely drenched.
"I came up with this idea and I can't believe Melony went along with it," Mr Cole said.
"I thought it would be a fun way to literally wash away the stress of the wedding".
The ceremony, held at Cedar Galleries, was attended by more than 45 of the couple's family and friends from Perth and Rockhampton.
Melony's son Declan, 11, said he had the important job of walking mum down the aisle.
"It was a really big day, I was so happy, but I also cried," he said.
And he couldn't wait to see mum's face after the splash.
The couple arrived in a 1965 Ford Coupe with a pair of bright blue Ford heels peeking out from underneath Melony's dress.
The family took off to the bowls club for dinner followed by a few days at the Port Curtis Hotel for the honeymoon.