Leaping into a new life together
A COUPLE tying the knot in Coffs Harbour today chose Leap Year Day because they wanted a unique day not because it means they only have to buy anniversary presents every four years.
"We didn't realise that until afterwards," groom Adrian Saunders said.
"But we're going to have a big party every four years to celebrate and do something special for ourselves at midnight every February 28."
Adrian is marrying German-born Krissie Lamm at Aanuka Beach Resort today after he popped the question beneath the Eiffel Tower last June.
After a somewhat international courtship they met in Brisbane, dated in Berlin, got engaged in Paris, and will settle in Canberra the couple have chosen Coffs Harbour to have a tropical style wedding.
"This is such a beautiful place, we love to holiday here, and it's close for family from Bellingen and Queensland," Adrian said.
The couple are planning a 'road trip honeymoon' to maximise time with Krissie's overseas relatives.