Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Dream Way to Tie the Knot Group Gets Pair to Altar on Time; This Ipswich Couple Had Given Up All Hope of Going Ahead with Their Wedding after January's Flood Disaster Turned Their Lives Upside Down, but Then a Flood Support Group Stepped in to Provide Them with A

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Dream Way to Tie the Knot Group Gets Pair to Altar on Time; This Ipswich Couple Had Given Up All Hope of Going Ahead with Their Wedding after January's Flood Disaster Turned Their Lives Upside Down, but Then a Flood Support Group Stepped in to Provide Them with A

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Byline: Andrew korner andrew.korner@qt.com.au

A BUNDAMBA couple forced to live in an overcrowded garage following the floods has been able to tie the knot thanks to the kindness of a generous flood support group.

Brad and Nikki Fechner had given up all hope of going ahead with their wedding after January's disaster turned their lives upside down.

Forced to share a shed with 12 family members, the planned wedding seemed like a far-off dream until the Bundamba Flood Support Group stepped in.

Thousands of dollars in costs a from invitations to flowers to photos and even the wedding rings a were covered so that the union could go ahead at Queens Park on Saturday.

Mrs Fechner, 25, said she was left speechless when she found out she would be able to marry her partner of two years.

aAll we could think was, a[approximately]Why not? We've been given this opportunity so we may as well go through with it',a she said.

aThe generosity that people showed us was just gobsmacking a unbelievable. …

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