HAVING Elvis at your wedding is pretty hard to pass up, but it wasn't the most special part of Brent Colley and Jaclyn Sutton's recent nuptials.
The pair tied the knot in Parkes, which has famously hosted a celebration of all things Elvis Aron Presley since 1993, last Friday.
For those counting at home, that's day three of the festival.
Brent, a native of Parkes who moved to the Hunter about 10 years ago, is the son of country rugby league legend Jock Colley, who died suddenly in 2014 at the age of 61.
In tribute to his contribution to the game, Parkes' Pioneer Oval became Jock Colley Field. It picked itself as their wedding venue, giving the couple a way to share their day with the groom's late father.
"On our marriage certificate it says we were married at Jock Colley Field," Jaclyn said. "It was special - it meant something to Brent so it meant something to me."
All the while Elvis - also known as Al Gersbach from Parkes, who used to play footy with Jock - was standing in the background minding Brent and Jaclyn's seven-week old daughter Layla.
The happy couple met two and a half years ago after being introduced through friends.
It's not the first time their relationship has taken them above and beyond.
They got engaged a year ago on a family holiday in Bali, with Brent proposing to Jaclyn during a helicopter flight with a sign on the helipad that read 'Will you marry me Jackie.' Short of an Elvis festival, they spent their engagement night at a novelty boxing event.
For the record, Jaclyn and her family enjoyed their first Elvis festival. They strolled the main street, took in a show, and the bride's sister Lauren even bought a ladies' Elvis jumpsuit to wear.
You can't help falling in love with a story like that, Elvis fans.
BLAST FROM THE RECENT PAST
THE best thing about sport is with the dawn of every season comes new hope and aspirations for fans.
Knights fans are particularly hopeful about 2020 with the Knights boasting the highly-qualified Adam O'Brien as coach and a new hooker in Jayden Brailey.
So Topics was surprised to see that 2019 merchandise, including a face mask for departed forward James Gavet, popped up at the club's community season launch on Saturday at McDonald Jones Stadium.
Thankfully there wasn't a Nathan Brown face mask. That would have been awkward.
Topics understands the Knights weren't at fault, and the community season launch was a fantastic event regardless. The NRL squad mixed with fans for photographs and autographs and there were tours of the stadium dressing sheds and the media conference room.
WRESTLING TRAILER STOLEN
YOU'RE either brave or stupid to steal a trailer that belongs to professional wrestlers.
Anybody that's seen Newcastle's Jack Bonza, Caveman Ugg or Mat Rogers pulverise opponents in the squared circle wouldn't want them on their tail.
Some time between Friday night and Sunday morning the Newcastle Pro Wrestling's car float trailer was stolen from the car park of their Gateshead gym.
The trailer is used for transporting the wrestling ring from Gateshead to shows at Club Charlestown, where Newy Pro #85 will take place on Saturday night.
"It was custom built to fit the ring," Newcastle Pro Wrestling co-owner Adam Harragon said. "It's technically a car float, but it's a lot longer and wider than a car float and it had a head board for the ring to rest on so it doesn't fly off."
Newy Pro owns the only steel cage in NSW, so the trailer is also regularly used for hiring it out to other wrestling promotions.
Anybody that's seen the trailer is urged to contact police.
LIGHTS UP FOR FIRIES
THE Christmas Lights Spectacular at Hunter Valley Garden will provide a bright finale to what's been anything but a festive season for large parts of Australia.
All profits from the Christmas Lights Spectacular's final two nights on Saturday and Sunday will be donated to the Salvation Army, NSW Rural Fire Service, Saint Vincent de Paul Society and WIRES to assist with their bushfire appeal.