Bride purchases 21 gowns in 12 months for one wedding

Andrew 'KO' Keogh and Emmylee Keogh
Andrew 'KO' Keogh and Emmylee Keogh contributed

EMMYLEE Keogh purchased 21 wedding gowns in 12 months.

It wasn't because she couldn't choose a gown for herself, some of them were for her attendants.

Each of her 20 bridesmaids wore reworked pre-loved bridal gowns.

Mrs Keogh used her creative talent as a stylist and artist to create her bridesmaids' unique gowns.

"I collected bridal gowns from pre-loved shops and modified them with coffee, spray, old fashioned flowers and beads," Mrs Keogh said.

The bride's own white and silver gown was handmade in Asia.

"It was more like a dancer's ball gown," Mrs Keogh said.

EmmyLee Anaya married well-known boxer Andrew "KO" Keogh on May 11 in a ceremony on the Sunshine Coast in front of 250 guests.

Both the groom and the bride each had 20 attendants.

Mrs Keogh said it had been her husband's idea to have the large wedding party.

After the ceremony the bridal party was transported by 10 hot rods to a Grease-themed reception at Buderim War Memorial Hall.

The bridesmaids became Pink Ladies and the groomsmen transformed into T-Birds.

"We dressed up as Sandy and Danny," Mrs Keogh said.

The couple had two Grease-themed outfits and changed into Sandy and Danny's prom outfits for the bridal waltz.

"We danced to Dirty Dancing," Mrs Keogh said.

Mr and Mrs Keogh honeymooned in Hawaii for 15 days.

They returned home to their busy lives, Mrs Keogh with her charity work with Hoa's Angels Foundation and working as a stylist.

"Andrew is training for upcoming fights, including a fight in October in Mackay," Mrs Keogh said.

"He also works at our gym Trainstation in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane."

Mr Keogh proposed in a boxing ring after completing a comeback fight on the Sunshine Coast.

He had won his world title three years previously in Mackay.

The proposal came as a complete surprise to her.

"We were married a year and one day after becoming engaged," she said.

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