A West Australian couple seeking a destination wedding have tied the knot in dusty outback Queensland, in a move to boost drought-stricken local businesses.
Cameron Miskovsky spent his childhood in Mount Isa, and Heidi Erkkila, now Miskovsky, grew up in Ingham near Townsville.
The pair have been living in Southern Cross, Western Australia, about four hours inland from Perth, for years.
After a four-and-a-half year engagement, the couple started searching for a location to cement their love.
“It was a destination wedding from the start — the destination was up for grabs, I suppose,” Mr Miskovsky said.
“We were obviously talking about all the coastal cities but for some reason Heidi just said Hughenden.”
Hughenden is located around 400 kilometres inland from the Queensland coastline.
It has one main street, two small schools, and a dwindling population of about 1,000 residents.
The town is also halfway between Townsville and Mount Isa, allowing the couple to meet, quite literally, in the middle.