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Love sparkles after 60 years

IF THERE is a short-cut to happiness, Len and Shirley Shaw of Maryborough found it when they met at a dance more than half a century ago. One dance – the Twilight Waltz – was all it took to set the scene for 60 years of marriage that…

Surprise, Honey! We're getting hitched, today, beside your dad's grave!

STEVEN McIntosh didn’t just pop the question. He was so confident of a positive response that he arranged the marriage celebrant and invited the guests first, then surprised his partner with a commitment ceremony beside her father’s…

Timing is everything for your wedding!

By Jocelyn WattsWith so many superb ceremony, photography and reception sites offering on the Fraser Coast, choosing the best for your wedding can be difficult. Among the myriad things to consider, you will also need to think about timing.…

Wedding date easy to remember

Story by Carlie Walker, Fraser Coast Chronicle Twelve will always be a lucky number for Leisa Olsen and Damien Youngberry. Twelve days and twelve months before what would be their wedding date, Damien popped the question with the intention…

Etch marriage vows in sand

By guest blogger TONI McRAE, Australian print and broadcast journalist. Imagine exchanging your marriage vows in sand, billions of years old and rock solid. Rock solid? Yes, because sand comes from rock, coral, shells – and the beginnings…

De-stress and save $ with a home wedding

By guest blogger TONI McRAE, Australian print and broadcast journalist. Traditionally we associate weddings with stress, especially it seems for the bride although we know of many grooms who have also melted into cold sweats and grown butterflies…

How to choose the right wedding jewellery

By guest blogger TIFFANY ROOK of Noni B, Hervey Bay. Determine your skin tone: The first step in choosing your wedding jewellery is to locate an area on your body where veins are visible. Usually the wrist serves as a good reference point.…

Fraser Coast brides style hair on themes

By Jocelyn WattsAs Kate Middleton exchanged vows with Prince William in April 2011, celebrity hair stylists were predicting her “youthful, gorgeous bridal look” would set a flurry across the world. Colourist Johnathan Gale told Amanda…

Be comfortable on your wedding day

By guest blogger TIFFANY ROOK of Noni B Hervey  Bay Choosing your wedding dress is one of the biggest and most exciting parts of your wedding. But rather than being a faithful follower of fashion, you should firstly consider a style that…

Single white rose for Mum

A white rose laying on the vacant chair was a poignant tribute for the bride’s late mother at a recent wedding on Fraser Island. Marriage celebrant David Proctor said it was not uncommon for couples to honour deceased relatives or close…
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Mary River Parklands top choice for weddings

By Jocelyn WattsNatural terracing, winding pathways, gardens and the glorious royal palms of Mary River Parklands combine to create a superb setting for weddings. Marriage celebrant David Proctor rated the parklands, created as part of Maryborough’s…