TIMELESS SCENE: Matt and Kate Le Lacheur were happily married during a day featuring a vintage theme. They are pictured in front of their classy ride from Rockhampton Luxury Limousines.
TIMELESS SCENE: Matt and Kate Le Lacheur were happily married during a day featuring a vintage theme. They are pictured in front of their classy ride from Rockhampton Luxury Limousines. Photo Contributed

High school sweethearts have vintage wedding

IT was the perfect way to celebrate a decade of being together, as family and friends celebrated the marriage of Kate Robertson and Matt Le Lacheur.

Their special day was held on September 14, 2013 at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Rockhampton, with sunshine beaming down on the happy couple.

Matt and Kate, who met in English class when they were 16, were engaged for two years before they tied the knot.

The wedding plans took a year.

On the day, the high school sweethearts were joined by more than 100 people at the ceremony (Holy Family Church) and reception, which was held at the Rockhampton Heritage Village Shearing Shed.

The theme of the event was 'vintage', with Kate's bridesmaids donning the classic Victory Roll hairstyle that was popular in the 50s.

"We wanted to link the wedding to a similar time to when our grandparents were married.

"I didn't want the whole meringue-wedding dress look. I bought an Allure bridal dress from Hills in Hollywood in Rockhampton. It was lace and had the mermaid-type skirt," she said.

Kate said her day was more than perfect, but the nerves kicked in a little bit.

"I stepped out of the car and the emotion came over me. I took one big breath, then I was fine.

"When you are in a Catholic wedding, there's a lot of nerves.

"We practised the kiss beforehand, but Matt stuffed it up! He just did one peck instead of two," Kate laughed.

The atmosphere of the day was laid-back, with the music suiting the mood.

"Walking down the aisle I had an orchestral piece playing. Later on for the first dance we had The Way You Look Tonight by Phil Collins," she said.

As for being a married woman, Kate said it was not a huge change.

"There's no real difference after being married. I already felt like we were married before... I saw it as just a big, beautiful party," she said.

The couple ventured to France for their four-week honeymoon.

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