AFL star Kristian Jaksch and model Alex Hecker have opened up about what made their fairytale wedding in March so special.
The former Carlton player, 29, told the Herald Sun that love blossomed between them after they met in 2018 through their roles as ambassadors for Guide Dogs Australia.
‘Our beloved Labrador Lynney was our ring bearer for our ceremony and carried the rings, attached to her collar, down the aisle,’ he began.
‘It was so special to share our big moment with the people we loved most, but what made it even more special was we tied the knot in a place so close to our hearts.’
The lovebirds got married at Feathertop Winery in Bright on the fourth of March, which was also the spot where Kristian had proposed the year before.
Alex said they were aiming for a wedding with a ‘classic yet contemporary feel, something that was elegant but not old fashioned.’
The fashion model looked absolutely radiant in a custom made Stella York gown which combined a traditional feel with contemporary stylings.
Meanwhile, Kristian cut a dashing figure in a tailored navy tuxedo by P Johnson.
Several of Kristian’s AFL A-List friends attended the wedding.
His Carlton buddies Sam Docherty, Daniel Gorringe and Dylan Buckley were among the high-profile guests.
‘We always imagined our wedding to be a moment that was shared amongst those closest to us rather than just a day for the two of us, and that’s exactly what we got,’ he said.
‘What we ended up with on the day was the perfect blend of serious and relaxed, and it all played out better than either of us could ever have imagined.’
Kristian began his AFL career in 2013 with Greater Western Sydney and switched to Carlton in 2015 and remained with them until the end of 2017.
He currently works in recruitment in Melbourne.