Community pull together to save Yeppoon couple's big day
IT WAS 11am on her wedding day and Yeppoon bride, Nicole Schuler and her hubby Jason still didn't have a venue thanks to the rain washing away their hopes of an outdoor ceremony and reception.
Luckily the Yeppoon AFL Swans Football club came to the couple's rescue and let them use the clubhouse for their big day.
While most brides to be would probably be in tears over so many things going wrong, Nicole remained calm and care free.
"I wasn't really worried, I knew something was going to happen," the newlywed said.
"I had that much family here I didn't care what was going on as long as I was married."
Because the bride and groom didn't find a venue until the day they had to push the wedding ceremony back to 5pm so the reception could be prepared.
"I had no idea (how the set up was done) because I wasn't involved, everyone I know helped."
"I think I had half of my guests in the rain, helping, carrying tables and chairs, bars, esky's, food, microwave, everything.
"It was amazing and my partner Jason was just so chilled but what can you do, there's no point in stressing about something you cannot change."
Even the band who played at the reception had some obstacles to overcome at the wedding.
"It was really great that our band travelled from Rockhampton but when they got to the venue their stuff was drenched, they had two inches of water in the back of an amplifier."
"We were trying to set it up and they ended up getting it working."
Nicole said there wasn't even time for photos to be taken "it was walk in, get married, have some shots and party".
"It was absolutely incredible to have everyone there and everyone was in such a great mood, considering everyone had been wet for the past three days and flooded and bogged in our back yard," she said.
"I think that everyone's going to have a pretty good story from that weekend."
While the happy couple did find a venue and tied the knot successfully, their wedding cake unfortunately didn't arrive in time.
"Our wedding cake hasn't arrived yet either, she's trying to get into Yeppoon still today, she's coming to bring it in."
"I was like oh my goodness I'm going to have a lot of cake to eat, we had 140 guests.
"I'm just going to cut it all up, they will go in little bags and I'm going to go drop it off to everyone I know," Nicole laughed.