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A local wedding by the skin of our teeth and a good news story

With all the doom and gloom we wanted to mention our local businesses and providers that ensured our sunset wedding took place.

On Saturday 21st March, Julie Parsons and Charles Hardy (Woorim locals), were married on the beach at Airforces Park, Bongaree. It is probably the last wedding here for a while. This wedding had been planned for a year, with wedding guests and family due in from UK,NZ, France and from most states in Australia.

Due to the current virus situation with things changing daily, about half of the guests made it to the wedding. Immediate family and bridesmaids, grandchildren etc were missing, but circumstances needed last minute changes and cancellations. Our family will still visit when things are safe, we may even have a follow up wedding next year.

Julie and Charlie really want to thank all local suppliers who ensured this day happened, even until the last moment, things could have been cancelled.

Louise, Alan and team at Serenity Waterways Restaurant did a terrific job of setting up the wedding and reception party with fantastic food and drinks. Sarah Thorpe assisted with the set up and staging of the event. Alain Chardon managed the wedding photos, Ethan Hong looked after videography. Rubi and Hollie at That Hair did a lovely job even though half of our ladies couldn’t get here. Kathy Dodd our lovely celebrant was patient. Matt (Mr Entertainment) travelled some distance to entertain us. Wayne Brown our neighbor donated a car ride for the groom in a 1934 Ford Hotrod. Daphne Exleby contributed a yummy cake. Kes Bah offered to edit a last-minute wedding video. Sue Russell managed bridal makeup. Maxine and friends from First National managed accommodation bookings and cancellations for many guests. Bongaree Caravan Park staff also assisted with bookings and cancellations. Most of our local politicians were behind ensuring this took place and local businesses were supported too. We hope we thanked you all.

The weather and sunset was superb. Our guests loved Bribie and will be back in the future.

We wanted to support and use local businesses as much as we could. This community spirit is hard to find, we are very lucky.

Isn’t Bribie Island a great place to live?

Julie and Charlie Hardy

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