Twenty-five loving couples have said yes at a Las Vegas-style wedding after deciding they couldn’t wait to get married.
Kayleigh Forward was among the blushing brides on the big day, telling FEMAIL that she couldn’t have gotten married any other way.
The wedding ceremony was hosted by Brisbane-based radio personality and registered celebrant Abby Coleman, who describes herself as a “love jerk”.
25 couples got together on Wednesday to get married – courtesy of Brisbane radio station B105
Radio host and self-confessed ‘love jerk’ Abby Coleman, pictured in pink, officiated the ceremonies as she is a registered celebrant.
Kayleigh Forward, 30, and Brady Pengally-Martin, 36, were among the couples who married on the big day.
She was joined by her co-hosts Maty Acton, who appeared in a sequined jacket, and Stave Davidson, who dressed as Elvis for the ceremonies.
Abby wore a stunning pink dress as she officiated at each of the couples’ vows on Wednesday, before the 25 couples sat down to share their first meal as husbands and wives.
The love-loving radio host suggested she host a big live wedding ceremony and “phones went crazy” with couples hoping to be included on the day.
Kayeleigh said she called her partner Brady Pengally-Martin as soon as she heard the plan for a radio wedding, and he quickly agreed it would be a memorable day.
She called the station and her details were added to the long list of other hopeful brides.
“I was so excited to be chosen to be a part of the day,” she said.
The brides looked stunning and wore everything from summer wear to colorful gowns to traditional wedding dresses that day.
Kayleigh and her husband Brady had been engaged for three years before they married on Wednesday.
“My husband wanted the big wedding, whereas I never thought I would get married,” she said.
“We were going to go to New Zealand and elope, but Covid ruined that, and I didn’t want to spend any more money,” he added.
Kayleigh was given two months’ notice for the big day, enough time for her to find a $70 dress and for Brady to buy a nice suit.
Each couple was greeted by Abby and her co-hosts Stave and Matty that day – Kayleigh listens to the hosts every morning and said it was a “dream come true”.
“I was so anxious and stressed before that,” she said.
‘But that day everything felt so good. He couldn’t keep the smile off my face, and he was actually squealing with excitement. It was like the eruption of a volcano of happiness,’ he said.
It was also perfect for Brady. The boyfriend “melted” when he saw Kayleigh walk through the door and down the hall.
“He had this goofy smile on his face, it just lit up when he looked at me,” Kayleigh said.
The couples were given 15 minutes to walk down the aisle, exchange their vows to make everything official, share a kiss and sign their paperwork.
Each bride and groom had 15 minutes to walk down the aisle, say yes and sign the paperwork before beginning their life as a married couple.
Each couple received a cake and a gift – there were 25 couples involved in total.
Kayleigh is a superfan of the network and says seeing Matty, Abby and Stave on their wedding day was “a dream come true.”
The radio station, B105, covered each couple’s hair, makeup, flowers, music, food, drinks, photographer, and of course, the day’s celebrant.
Each bride and groom took home a gift that day, and Kayleigh and Brady gave away a Smeg blender.
The couple spent about $2,000 in total, including outfits, some much-needed trips to the salon, and a photographer who helped them capture pictures with the family after the ceremony.
Kayleigh won a JetStar coupon on the radio earlier, so the couple plans to use the coupon to travel around Australia on their honeymoon.