WED­DINGS.

SET UP BY A MU­TUAL FRIEND, SPARKS WERE SOON FLY­ING FOR THESE KIN­DRED SPIR­ITS

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Gold Coast Eye - - EYE CONTENTS - KRISTA & CHRIS

THE COU­PLE: Krista Grono and Chris Katen THE LOVE STORY: The Mudgeer­aba cou­ple met on a blind date set up by a mu­tual friend. “We re­ceived the same mes­sage from that friend who thought we’d get along re­ally well as we had sim­i­lar in­ter­ests in long-dis­tance run­ning,” Krista says. “One week later we had lunch at Lola’s Restau­rant. There was an in­stant feel­ing of ease be­tween us and we talked for hours.” Chris went on to pop the ques­tion dur­ing a week­end away at Maleny on the Sun­shine Coast. “On the way up we stopped for a hike in the Glass House Moun­tains. Chris shak­ily got down on one knee and pro­posed.” THE BIG DAY: April 29 in Coffs Har­bour, with a gar­den cer­e­mony over­look­ing the beach fol­lowed by a cock­tail re­cep­tion. “We wanted the lo­ca­tion to re­flect us. Aanuka Beach Re­sort, with its lush gar­dens, rain­for­est feel and a beach­side back­drop, was the per­fect set­ting. If we could do it all again to­mor­row, we would – the day was per­fect – but if we had to choose one favourite mo­ment it would have to be say­ing our vows and ex­chang­ing rings.” Krista’s grandma and Chris’s grand­fa­ther wit­nessed sign­ing the wed­ding cer­tifi­cates. “They both had long-last­ing mar­riages of more than 50 years and they rep­re­sent, to us, true love.” THE SOUND­TRACK: The cou­ple walked down the aisle to Chantel Kre­vi­azuk’s Feels Like Home and had their first dance to Ed Sheeran’s How Would You Feel. “Chris sur­prised me by get­ting dance lessons – I had no idea,” Krista says. THE DRESS: Pronovias, made in Barcelona. “I was want­ing some­thing quite sim­ple and my mum picked this dress. When I tried it on I fell in love. It had el­e­gant de­tails from the fig­ure-hug­ging bodice to the ruf­fled skirt and an open, low back.”

WEDD INGS

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