Macca’s to married – they’re lovin’ it
BRISBANE’S Claire Boyle and Mark Bruggemann are a match made in law enforcement heaven.
The two grew up in Maryborough and went to school together, little suspecting at the time that one day they would be husband and wife.
Mark was four years older than Claire so they didn’t see each other much at school but both worked at McDonald’s and became good friends.
After Claire graduated from high school she went to university to study law – she is now a successful solicitor – while Mark was the golf pro at Maryborough Golf Club and later became a police officer.
It was when Claire came home to Maryborough from university that the two met up again.
“We caught up when I was home one weekend,” she said.
The firm friendship between the two grew into romance.
Mark proposed to Claire on a romantic weekend away in Maleny.
Claire was thrilled when he popped the question and said she was very excited, “as every girl is”.
The couple was married at St George’s Anglican Church at Maleny on October 24.
“Everything went to plan,” Claire said.
There was no particular moment that stood out for Claire – the whole day was just magic, she said.
“It was a really special day.
“Everyone really enjoyed themselves and that meant a lot to us.”
The couple held their reception at the House of Laurels in Maleny.
The newlyweds spent their honeymoon in Thailand.