'I do' til the cows come home

MOO-VING CEREMONY: Jodi Caton and Craig McLennan married in the bull ring at Gracemere Saleyards on Saturday.
MOO-VING CEREMONY: Jodi Caton and Craig McLennan married in the bull ring at Gracemere Saleyards on Saturday.

WHEN Jodi Caton walked down the aisle on Saturday, her partner Craig “Stretch” McLennan wasn't waiting inside a church or a pleasant garden setting.

Surrounded by dirt and horses, the glowing bride marched straight into a bull ring to say her I dos on Saturday.

It was a moo-ving ceremony as 170 guests lined the grandstands at the Gracemere Saleyards.

The now Mr and Mrs McLennon were the first couple to ever marry at the Saleyards.

Mrs McLennon said she couldn't have been married in a better place.

“The venue was awesome - just brilliant. It was a very country wedding,” she said.

Mrs McLennon said she even had a few extra onlookers, as the ceremony fell during the Rocky Rush at 1pm.

Both Mr and Mrs McLennon work in the cattle industry, so she said it was only fitting they get married somewhere that represented the heart of the industry.

They travelled from their home in Goovigen, near Biloela, for their big day.

Mrs McLennon described her dress as a “beautiful long flowing proper wedding dress”.

However it did get a little dusty, especially when she headed out to the Great Western Hotel in it after the reception.

The pair was accompanied by three bridesmaids and three groomsmen dressed in a brown and cream theme.

The reception took place at the Rockhampton Leagues Club.

Guests travelled from as far as New South Wales, Northern Territory, Cloncurry and Georgetown.

Yesterday Mr and Mrs McLennon were in the car on their way back home.

“We'll have a honeymoon when we recover from the wedding,” Mrs McLennon said sounded exhausted.

And are their any plans for children in the future? She said they're not far off.

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