Nice day for a 'wild' wedding
THE groom's sister gave birth, an ambulance emergency occurred and a groomsman dropped a bridesmaid on the dance floor.
"Eventful" is how Kimberly Noble described her wedding day.
Kimberly Hargreaves married Christopher Noble on July 1 at the Old Station Tea House on Cape Hillsborough Road four years after they first began dating.
The couple's special day coincided with the due date of Mr Noble's sister Melaine Sammut but "people hardly ever give birth on their due dates" was their wishful thinking.
She popped into the ceremony briefly while in labour for a happy snap then gave birth in the hospital as the reception was taking place at Magpies Sporting Club.
Another hospital visit was due when an ambulance was called to assist an elderly guest during the reception.
Mrs Noble said wedding events as such ran in the family - a guest at her sister's wedding fainted three times - and she joked that her younger brother is bound for an eventful wedding.
Despite the drama and the bridesmaid "having a stack", everyone was okay in the end and Mrs Noble said they still had an "amazing" day.
"Some brides let it ruin their day. Things happen, there's nothing I could've done," she said.
Mrs Noble recalled an emotional moment amongst the hiccups when her husband got everyone tearing up at the ceremony.
"He started to cry when my car arrived and as I'm walking down the aisle my Dad's crying, which made Chris cry again and I cried even more," she said.
"It was amazing, I can't believe I married my best friend."
There were over 100 guests at the wedding, she said, and it had been a struggle to keep numbers low as they both had huge families.
When the couple first met they clicked straight away - over a conversation about cars, she said. Not only is her husband a mechanic, so is her father.
Mrs Noble works in hospitality at Magpies Sporting Club, which is where the couple held their reception.
But it all started the weekend of Valentines Day 2013, when they met at Mackay nightclub The Rabbit Hole.
Mrs Noble said July was an important month to her as Mr Noble first asked her out on July 21, 2013, he proposed on July 30, 2016 and they married on July 1 this year.
After the wedding they went on a true Australian honeymoon to North Queensland.
Starting out at the Super Cars in Townsville because of their "addiction to motor sport", they then travelled to Atherton, Port Douglas and Mossman taking in wine tours and adventuring at Paronella Park.