Gorgeous bride Kell felt her legs turn to jelly as she stepped out of the wedding car, and even Nev - the self styled 'Brad Pitt of WA' - admits to a few wobbly moments.
'You know what, when I saw her, I was nervous,' concedes the 49-year-old groom. 'I just couldn't look at Kell to begin with. I got all the dust in my eyes and they were watering a bit!'
It's no wonder the 'fair dinkum' mining tradie was moved, and he wasn't alone. The couple's 112 guests - including members of their close-knit 'MKR family' gasped, laughed and cheered throughout the laid-back ceremony, in which Nev vowed he would always share the remote, but never try to do the laundry!
The bride looked simply beautiful in an elegant, vintage-style beaded corset dress from Blue Cherry Bridal and a borrowed veil pinned to her hair as she walked down the outdoor aisle on father Allan's arm. In keeping with the wedding tradition, shop manager Kell carried an heirloom lucky horseshoe gifted by her mother, Christine, and also wore a flash of blue on her garter.
The happy couple's big day - staged at a scenic rural property in Baldivis, WA, owned by generous best friends Alyce and Lyndon Davies - went off without a hitch. Early rain stopped sprinkling and the sun shone down as the bride and groom exchanged gold and diamond rings.
'Bling city, we need dark glasses,' laughs Kell - in front of celebrant Deb Featherby.
For the full story and more wonderful pictures from the couple's special day, see this weeks issue of New Idea.