Same-sex couple have special ceremony to tie the knot
TEARS and laughter marked the civil union ceremony of Natalie Wolff and Nicole Stone, who shared their joy with family and friends during their ceremony in Urangan.
Natalie looked stunning in a sparkling dress, while Nicole looked beautiful in a traditional suit.
The two promised to love and look after each other for the rest of their lives during the ceremony, which was performed by Hervey Bay celebrant Cheryl Kidd.
The two women spoke out on Friday ahead of their wedding, with Natalie saying they had wanted to wait until same-sex marriage was legalised in Australia before tying the knot.
She said she was against a plebiscite because of the $160<TH>million cost to taxpayers and believed the issue should be decided by a vote in Parliament.
The two said they would not want another ceremony, even if they formally married at a registry office if same-sex marriage was legalised.
But Natalie said they did not want to wait any longer, with both fearing it could take years for same-sex marriage to be legalised.
The bridal party arrived in vintage cars to the Dayman Point lookout, where Nicole Ms Stone was waiting for her soul-mate to make her appearance.
As a hush fell over those waiting, the song Same Love, by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, played, reminding those gathered of the ongoing battle for marriage equality.
Their vows were a touching mix of humour and sentiment from the two.