Excited about their New Year’s Eve wedding at Caniaba today are Andrew Want, formerly of Lismore, and Libby Geihe, of Tenterfield.
Excited about their New Year’s Eve wedding at Caniaba today are Andrew Want, formerly of Lismore, and Libby Geihe, of Tenterfield. Jacklyn Wagner

Couple set to get married on NYE

NEW Year’s Eve is the perfect day for a wedding, according to a former North Coast couple who have taken over a family Caniaba property for their big event.

Award-winning Gold Coast jewellers Andrew Want and Libby Geihe were remarkably unstressed just one day out from their nuptials yesterday as they fine-tuned arrangements for 120 guests.

“We never usually get anything organised on New Year’s Eve, so it was a massive excuse to get married,” Ms Geihe said.

And massive it is. The bridal ‘car’ will be a polished prime mover from the family’s trucking business and the marque is the biggest they could hire – 32 metres by eight metres.

“We’ve even set up camping for 100 people, complete with solar showers,” Mr Want said, as he oversaw the seating arrangements in the huge marque – each table themed to a particular gemstone.

“Now I wish we had eloped to Las Vegas,” he laughed.

If their rings are any indication, this couple are in for a flamboyant future.

The two internationally-acclaimed jewellers have pulled out all the stops, designing symbolically matching rings that have been valued at $35,000.

Hers is based on the Chinese phoenix and includes 400 white and yellow diamonds set in titanium; while his is based on the Chinese dragon using 400 black diamonds set in 18-carat gold. They even have matching tattoos.

“In Chinese mythology the phoenix represents the female and the dragon represents the male – together they represent harmony and happiness,” Ms Geihe said.



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