Valentine's weddings defy rain

IT may have been a wet and miserable Valentine’s Day but it was unforgettable for at least four locals who chose February 14 to get married come rain, hail or shine.

Joe Cappellio and his bride, Cheryl Willoughby, of Glenreagh, took the plunge at Paradise Palms wedding chapel with Joe’s beloved Harley Davidson close by as the rain thwarted plans to ride it.

“We thought it would be romantic and a great day to get married,” he said. “After we set the dates, my mum said, ‘you know that’s the day we got married’.”

Staying out of the wet, two jockeys were also married yesterday in their Boambee home with their baby, two neighbours as witnesses, a friend taking photos and celebrant, Kim Piper.

“We don’t need to go out to have fun – it’s only for the two of us – it’s our special day,” said bride, Melinda Kinny, who married Stephen Traecey. They planned no special wedding role for their daughter, Taylor, who turns one in a fortnight.



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