A RELATIONSHIP that blossomed while Kurt Fearnley and Sheridan Rosconi were at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst was sealed with a kiss on Saturday.
The pair were married at a ceremony attended by about 120 family and friends at Glenrock Recreation Reserve, with Burwood Beach near Newcastle as the backdrop.
It was described as the perfect day by Sheridan’s mother Heather Rosconi and the newly-weds are now honeymooning in Singapore and Thailand.
Most local residents know Mr Fearnely as a champion wheelchair athlete and Paralympic gold medallist who grew up at Carcoar while Heather and David Rosconi are the dealer principals at Rosconi Mazda in Bathurst.
Mrs Rosconi said the happy couple plan to make their home at Newcastle where Sheridan works with the NBN Television news department.
“It was the perfect day,” she said yesterday. “We wish them every happiness and are thrilled for both of them. They are beautifully matched and obviously very happy together.
“We’re very happy to welcome Kurt into our family, as are the Fearleys in welcoming Sheridan into theirs.”
Mrs Rosconi said the pair knew each other before attending uni together. “But it was at CSU where Sheridan was studying theatre media that the relationship really started,” she said.
Kurt was clearly happy with how the big day went and tweeted his excitement on Sunday morning. “Yesterday was amazing,” he wrote. “Best day ever!! Way more nervous then ever before:) Sheridan was beautiful. Great day. Time to holiday with the wife!”
Kurt proposed to Sheridan on a Central Park carriage ride after winning last year’s New York City Marathon. It was the athlete’s fourth straight win in the wheelchair division – he finished third this year.
It was the scene of treasured memories on Saturday but Glenrock saw plenty of Fearnley’s sweat last year as he trained for an assault on the Kokoda Track.
He crawled across more than 90 kilometres last November to raise money for the men’s charity Movember.
Kurt won Paralympic gold in Athens and Beijing, and took out the 1500 metre T54 title at this year’s Delhi Commonwealth Games.