When Kaylene and Reuben Farrelly chose a day for their wedding, they never imagined sharing it with Prince William and his bride Kate Middleton.
“We booked our wedding date and then Kate and William got engaged, and Mum joked that she wouldn’t want to have to choose between the two weddings if they happened to pick the same one,” Kaylene tells Woman’s Day.
“Thankfully, she decided to record the royal wedding and accepted our invitation!”
On April 29, the Farrellys and the Cambridges will celebrate their 10th wedding anniversaries and no doubt reminisce about their big days.
While Kate and William married in Westminster Abbey, in a ceremony watched by millions around the world, Kaylene and Reuben’s wedding was an intimate ceremony in a church overlooking the water in Kiama, south of Sydney.
Kaylene, 42, walked down the aisle to Phil Collins’ A Groovy Kind Of Love, which was much less formal than the trumpet fanfare and choirs that accompanied Kate.
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“We wanted something small,” says Reuben, 46. “It was very different from the other wedding. We just wanted the people closest to us to share our day.”
While the Duke of Cambridge wore the red tunic of the Irish Guards, Reuben opted for a dark grey suit and his son, Liam, then five, was by his side as ring bearer.
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