Couple ties the knot in Cosy ceremony

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Mat and Monique Davey after tying the knot at a ceremony of five people at Cosy Corner.
Camera IconMat and Monique Davey after tying the knot at a ceremony of five people at Cosy Corner.

Albany couple Monique and Mat Davey always planned to get married in the 10th year of their relationship that started as teenagers.

Weddings around the country have been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis but Mr and Mrs Davey pressed on with their special day to finally say “I do” after a decade of love.

Originally planning a 100-person wedding at Beaumaris Escape in Torbay, social distancing restrictions forced several changes, with the couple eventually faced with the hard task of selecting just two people to witness their marriage.

As the number of guests dwindled, the venue first changed to Monique’s family property in Elleker, then a more intimate beach setting. With their mothers Sue Davey and Janine Obst watching on proudly, the couple tied the knot at Cosy Corner on March 28.

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“It all happened pretty quick, every time we made a decision we messaged our guests,” Mrs Davey said.

“We went from 100 people to 60 and then down to our two witnesses and all along we were going to have our mums as witnesses.

“It was just a whirlwind of emotion in a week. We’ve been together 10 years this year and we wanted to get married in that 10th year and coronavirus wasn’t going to stop us from saying I do. It definitely wasn’t how we planned it but it was still special for us.”

The happy couple, Mat and Monique Davey.
Camera IconThe happy couple, Mat and Monique Davey.

The bride and groom chose not to wear their wedding dress and suit, saving that for their vow renewal in a year’s time.

“We are going to have a vow renewal on March 27 which is a Saturday next year,” Mrs Davey said.

“It will be a one-year anniversary party with our guests and we’ve got a year to plan it.”

The couple were able to get in a honeymoon of sorts, despite the regional travel restrictions, going camping together last week.

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