Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Flooding Didn't Stop This Couple

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Flooding Didn't Stop This Couple

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SUMMER rain and then the flood --- not the ideal weather conditions for a couple on their wedding day, but 10 years ago Josh and Lisa Beckmann decided theirs would still go ahead.

The couple married on February 16, 2008. It was the day after one of the biggest floods Mackay had ever seen. Mrs Beckmann (nee Froyland) recalled yesterday that the lead up to the big day had been very stressful, especially for her husband as he decided to handle all the problems so she could be stress free.

But they had more than the usual problems, with worries about their church flooding, the vintage cars that cancelled and the reception venue that told them if they pulled out they wouldn't get their money back.

Still, they celebrated.

"It gave us a reality check, like so much bad stuff was going around and at the end of the day we had each other, our immediate family could come and we had a chunk of friends that could make us feel like we are celebrating still," Mrs Beckmann said. …

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