Holiday nuptials: Kristy and Mark’s romantic rustic wedding

Wedding: 19/09/2015

Posted by Kate | 28 February, 2016

A thoughtful proposal made it easy for Kristy Locke to say yes to boyfriend Mark Vass.

The Home Hill, Queensland pair had just moved towns and Mark proposing (on a Monday) was the last thing on Kristy’s mind.

“We were at Jezzine Barracks in Townsville, overlooking the water. He had hired a lady to sing ‘our’ song and play guitar, she walked up behind us and as I turned around, Mark [29] got down on one knee,” Kristy, 25, recalls. “Lucky for me he was prepared and caught the moment on his GoPro, so our families were also able to see.”

The couple selected Port Douglas for their romantic rustic wedding. “We chose it for its beautiful surroundings, it wasn’t too far for our guests to travel but just far enough to be on holidays,” Kristy says.

They married at Pullman Sea Temple Resort and Spa on September 19, 2015 in front of 110 family and friends. “Mark and I wrote our own vows, which led to a few laughs and some tears… it was the perfect way to express our love to each other,” Kristy says.

The celebrations continued at the venue’s Aqua Restaurant and the Temple Room. “We ended with a lot of dancing, singing and a fair few pairs of heels had been put to the side,” Kristy says.

“We knew everyone enjoyed themselves judging by the weary guests the next morning at the recovery breakfast!”

Photos courtesy of Azure Photography.

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The bride’s stunning gown was complemented by dove grey bridesmaid dresses and vibrant magenta bouquets.

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Kristy looked fresh and natural for her big day with hair and make-up by Rachael Gregory Hair and Make-up Artist.

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“Our connection was instant and easy,” Kristy says of her relationship with Mark.

Video by Mod Videos.

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