The couple - who hail from Germany and Sweden respectively and currently reside in Hong Kong - joined Channel Seven's Grant Denyer and the Sunrise weather crew for an early morning broadcast direct from Lake McKenzie which, in the spirit of Valentine's Day, has a distinctive heart shape when viewed from the air.
Fraser Island’s most famous lake even made it onto a list of heart-shaped natural wonders published by UK news website, The Mail Online, just in time for Valentine’s Day last year.
Kingfisher Bay Resort General Manager Warwick Kahl said the heart-shaped Lake McKenzie was the perfect choice for the couple to celebrate their special day, but was also a great spot for the five-man Sunrise crew, who commemorated this year’s Valentine’s Day without their partners.
“If you’ve got to be away from your loved ones on Valentine’s Day, well I can’t think of a better place to be than here,” he said.
Groom Martin (who is Managing Director of the Madison NY watch company) and bride-to-be, Tove, first heard about Fraser Island whilst training for a triathlon at nearby Noosa on a previous visit but, with their hectic training commitments, never got the chance to visit.
“We travel to different beach locations all over the world, but decided sight-unseen that Fraser Island was where we wanted to marry,” Martin said.
Clad in some hibiscus speedos on the shores of Lake McKenzie, Martin stole the show on the Sunrise cross this morning and admitted to host Grant Denyer that even though he is in town to introduce his Madison NY Candy Time watch range to the Australian market, he wasn’t exactly sure what time he was getting married today.
The couple will tie the knot in an intimate ceremony at 1630 today on Sunset Beach with their seven-year-old son and the Groom’s parents in attendance followed by a reception with a bush-tucker twist in the resort’s Seabelle restaurant.
Resort GM Warwick said Fraser Island’s stunning World Heritage wilderness and temperate climate made Fraser Island a popular year-round choice with brides-to-be, with Kingfisher Bay Resort’s weddings team on hand to add the special touches.
“We certainly wish Martin and Tove the best of luck with their wedding with us and thank them for taking time out on their special day to share their Valentine’s story with households around the country,” he said.
Whilst the love birds celebrate their wedding day, it’ll be all work and no play for one more day for Grant and the Sunrise crew who are Sydney bound for tomorrow morning’s weather cross.
For more information visit Fraser Island Weddings.