News

Wedding premieres at Bundy theatre

Groom Geoffrey Smith and bride Eloise McLellan kiss during their wedding ceremony at the Moncrieff Theatre.
Groom Geoffrey Smith and bride Eloise McLellan kiss during their wedding ceremony at the Moncrieff Theatre. Mike Knott

GUESTS at Bundaberg couple Eloise and Geoffrey Smith's wedding at the Moncrieff Theatre on Saturday could be forgiven for thinking they had walked on to the set of a Broadway musical.

And that's exactly what keen dancer and singer Eloise Smith (nee McLellan) was aiming for.

A mock movie poster at the front of the theatre advertised the couple's holy matrimony to the public and invited guests were mailed theatre tickets rather than traditional invitations.

Life models in tutus and pointe shoes struck ballerina poses at the top of the auditorium stairs and the wedding ceremony included live performances and lighting and sound effects.

Mrs Smith said the unorthodox wedding ceremony represented her passion for song and dance and the couple's desire to provide their wedding guests with a unique experience.

"I think the ceremony suited us down to a tee," she said.

"It showed that we are a bit different and that we like to think outside the box."

The wedding ceremony concluded with Mrs Smith performing a rendition of Lonestar's Amazed, accompanied by a tap dance performance by her brother, Robert McLellan.

The wedding was a childhood dream realised for Mrs Smith, who has grown up through dance and performance through her aunt Dianne's well-known school in Bundaberg.

And best of all, after a big organisational effort, there were no performance jitters or glitches on the day.

"It was the wedding I always imagined - it was everything we hoped it would be and more," she said.

"It was just a fantastic day all round."

Topics:  marriage, moncrieff theatre, relationships, weddings



Local Partners

Conner's food distraction leads to elimination

Australian Survivor contestant Conner Bethune.

HUNGER gets to castaway as Australian Survivor's tribes merge.

Bonus point gets Dan and Carleen over the line on The Block

Dan and Carleen in their winning living and dining rooms in a scene from The Block.

BABY boomers win living and dining week as show hits halfway mark.

Olivia Wilde having a girl

Olivia Wilde revealed she is expecting a baby girl.

Michael Palin: Terry Jones dementia is 'painful' to see

Michael Palin has found Terry Jones' decline "painful to watch"

Daniel Radcliffe hoped for haircut anonymity

Radcliffe thought shaving his head would make him more anonymous

Jim Carrey slams 'shameful greed' of lawsuit

Jim Carrey has slammed the "shameful greed" of White's ex-husband.

Developers boost confidence in Bundaberg property market

Slow and steady growth has always been Bundaberg’s way

Property 200m from ocean selling for just over $100K

BEACHCOMBER PARK: Work has started on a new $19.2 million development at Toogoom.

The estate's developer is offering huge discounts for early buyers.

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

First stages of $25 million housing development underway

New development on Madsen Rd - The Springs.

The blocks of land are much bigger than usual

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.

Rocky proves prime real estate in latest REIQ report

Kas Woch sold this Wood St home in Depot Hill for $107,000 in August.

A new investor's market as Rocky house prices hit lowest in state