Toni and Eric Orford tie the knot in a Disney themed wedding.
Toni and Eric Orford tie the knot in a Disney themed wedding. Contributed

Toowoomba's beauty and beast tie knot at Disney wedding

A TOOWOOMBA couple wed in true fairytale style when they said their "I do's" dressed as Disney characters Beauty and the Beast.

Toni and Eric Orford tied the knot in front of 70 guests, all dressed as Disney characters.

Mrs Orford, 32, said she had never dreamt of wearing a big white dress to her wedding.

"I don't really know when I first came up with the idea," Mrs Orford said.

"I only chose to go as Belle because my husband wanted to be the Beast, as he's a big and hairy Australian," she said.

Toni and Eric Orford and Family Photo Contributed
Toni and Eric Orford and Family Photo Contributed Contributed

Among the characters were Snow White, Elsa from Frozen and the bride's mum dressed as Cruella De Vil, the evil villain from 101 Dalmatians.

The pair became a couple in 2010 and although they talked about getting married Mr Orford never popped the question.

Mrs Orford said she took matters into her own hands and organised the wedding as a surprise.

"When Eric got home, I told him we were getting married and he was fine with it," Mrs Orford said.

Mrs Orford chose to have the wedding in her home town Plymouth in England last Friday.



Big is beautiful for the Clarks

Big is beautiful for the Clarks

The Clark family from Coffs Harbour are on a mission

Local Mac users scammed out of thousands

Local Mac users scammed out of thousands

Local company warns customers have been scammed in past fortnight.

Labour candidate welcomes $4b commitment for jobs in regions

Labour candidate welcomes $4b commitment for jobs in regions

Foley commits proceeds from Snowy Hydro sale to regions.

Local Partners