Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Date Close to Heart; Couple Tie the Knot on Bride's Parents' Wedding Anniversary

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Date Close to Heart; Couple Tie the Knot on Bride's Parents' Wedding Anniversary

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Byline: LAURA McKEE Weddings

JANUARY 31 is a special day for Ros Brodie - it would have been her parents' wedding anniversary.

Mrs Brodie, nee Isbell, married Rick Brodie at Boyne Island Esplanade on January 31, a date close to her heart.

It was the date her mum and dad married more than 50 years ago. Her father passed away six years ago, just before their 50th wedding anniversary.

"My mum was very happy the wedding was on that day. She was my witness," Mrs Brodie said.

The day before the wedding was also the date the newlyweds had their first coffee date.

"It was nine years ago we had our first coffee in Gladstone," Mrs Brodie said.

She said the wedding was beautiful, with an underwater, coral beach theme to match her colourful wedding dress.

"The ceremony was lovely. It was in the yard of a friend of ours, right on the beach," she said.

"We love the beach. My dad used to be a charter boat operator and we spent a lot of time snorkelling and fishing. …

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