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Just married! Cowboy legend Matthew Bowen and Rudie Doyle made the knot this month in a very special wedding ceremony after hastily planning the big day in THREE WEEKS amid heartbreaking family news

North Queensland Cowboys legend Matthew Bowen and long-term partner Rudie Doyle made the decision in an intimate Sunday wedding – but the ceremony was bittersweet.

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The couple, who have been together for 14 years and share three children, looked as loved as ever at a ceremony in Queensland on September 22.

Rudie looked every inch at the beautiful bride in white in a simple but elegant dress next to Matt in a white suit with a blue jacket.

View the official wedding day photos of the couple on Vicki Miller Photography Below.

Just married! Cowboy legend Matthew Bowen and Rudie Doyle made the knot this month in a very special wedding ceremony after hastily planning the big day in THREE WEEKS amid heartbreaking family news

Just married! Cowboy legend Matthew Bowen and Rudie Doyle made the knot this month in a very special wedding ceremony after hastily planning the big day in THREE WEEKS amid heartbreaking family news

Husband and wife: North Queensland Cowboy legend Matthew and long-term partner Rudie have been together for 14 years (engaged to six) and share three children

Husband and wife: North Queensland Cowboy legend Matthew and long-term partner Rudie have been together for 14 years (engaged to six) and share three children

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Husband and wife: North Queensland Cowboy legend Matthew and long-term partner Rudie have been together for 14 years (engaged to six) and share three children

The Australian former professional rugby league footballer was probably introduced to his wife in 2005 by her brother and his former Cowboys teammate John Doyle.

They announced their engagement in 2013, before moving to England for Matt & # 39; s two-year stay with Super League team Wigan Warriors.

Rudie looked positively radiant during her wedding day in the v-cut bridal design, which pressed into her slender frame and showed her toned arms.

She wore a white dress from Bridal Palace, which & # 39; by a local dressmaker & # 39; was changed to perfection to fit like a glove & # 39; for the WAG.

Meanwhile, her husband Matt looked good in a blue jacket with a floral lapel.

Mind blow! Rudie looked positively radiant during her wedding day in the v-cut bridal design, which enveloped herself in her slender frame and showed off her toned arms

Mind blow! Rudie looked positively radiant during her wedding day in the v-cut bridal design, which enveloped herself in her slender frame and showed off her toned arms

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Mind blow! Rudie looked positively radiant during her wedding day in the v-cut bridal design, which enveloped herself in her slender frame and showed off her toned arms

Family moment: The lovebirds, who were engaged for six years, were also joined by their cute children: Diaz, MJ and Tatum

Family moment: The lovebirds, who were engaged for six years, were also joined by their cute children: Diaz, MJ and Tatum

Family moment: The lovebirds, who were engaged for six years, were also joined by their cute children: Diaz, MJ and Tatum

Simply beautiful: the bridesmaids and groomsmen of Matt and Rudie seemed to go against tradition and also wore white and light blue hues

Simply beautiful: the bridesmaids and groomsmen of Matt and Rudie seemed to go against tradition and also wore white and light blue hues

Simply beautiful: the bridesmaids and groomsmen of Matt and Rudie seemed to go against tradition and also wore white and light blue hues

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The lovebirds, who were engaged for six years, were also joined by their cute children: Diaz, MJ and Tatum.

The youngsters were dressed in white and blue for the special day and were seen with their parents during the photo shoot after the wedding.

The bridesmaids and groomsmen of Matt and Rudie seemed to go against tradition and also wore white and light blue hues.

& # 39; For a long time yes, I know, but it is worth the wait & # 39 ;: the couple announced their engagement in 2013, before moving to England for Matt & # 39; s two-year stay with Super League team Wigan Warriors

& # 39; For a long time yes, I know, but it is worth the wait & # 39 ;: the couple announced their engagement in 2013, before moving to England for Matt & # 39; s two-year stay with Super League team Wigan Warriors

& # 39; For a long time yes, I know, but it is worth the wait & # 39 ;: the couple announced their engagement in 2013, before moving to England for Matt & # 39; s two-year stay with Super League team Wigan Warriors

& # 39; If you want to have a wedding in three weeks, call my wife & # 39 ;: in Townsville Bulletin, the couple revealed the heartbreaking reason they rushed to the aisle this month, the cancer-stricken father of Rudie
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& # 39; If you want to have a wedding in three weeks, call my wife & # 39 ;: in Townsville Bulletin, the couple revealed the heartbreaking reason they rushed to the aisle this month, the cancer-stricken father of Rudie

& # 39; If you want to have a wedding in three weeks, call my wife & # 39 ;: in Townsville Bulletin, the couple revealed the heartbreaking reason they rushed to the aisle this month, the cancer-stricken father of Rudie

Matt shared photos of their wedding day to Instagram and wrote: & # 39; Well, this happened, now married my best friend WIFE. A long time comes yes, I know, but worth the wait. & # 39;

The football player who became a trainer also wrote: & If you want to have a wedding in three weeks, call my wife, she will make it happen. & # 39;

Speak against Townsville Bulletin, the couple revealed the heartbreaking reason why they rushed to the aisle this month after six years of engagement.

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The sporty spouses said that Rudie's father, who has cancer, recently had a & # 39; bad turn & # 39; and they wanted to share their dream day with him.

& # 39; He couldn't be there & # 39 ;: the sporty spouses said that Rudie's father, who has cancer, recently had a & # 39; bad turn & # 39; and they wanted to share their dream day with him, but unfortunately he couldn't make it worse because of his condition

& # 39; He couldn't be there & # 39 ;: the sporty spouses said that Rudie's father, who has cancer, recently had a & # 39; bad turn & # 39; and they wanted to share their dream day with him, but unfortunately he couldn't make it worse because of his condition

& # 39; He couldn't be there & # 39 ;: the sporty spouses said that Rudie's father, who has cancer, recently had a & # 39; bad turn & # 39; and they wanted to share their dream day with him, but unfortunately he couldn't make it worse because of his condition

& # 39; He is not doing well & # 39 ;: the bride confirmed that her father had missed the wedding because he was admitted to the hospital in Rockhampton, but he witnessed the entire ceremony through FaceTime

& # 39; He is not doing well & # 39 ;: the bride confirmed that her father had missed the wedding because he was admitted to the hospital in Rockhampton, but he witnessed the entire ceremony through FaceTime

& # 39; He is not doing well & # 39 ;: the bride confirmed that her father had missed the wedding because he was admitted to the hospital in Rockhampton, but he witnessed the entire ceremony through FaceTime

& # 39; We received a lot of help, it was unbelievable & # 39 ;: Matt and Rudie thanked local businesses and professionals who came in and the couple's friends and families for their support

& # 39; We received a lot of help, it was unbelievable & # 39 ;: Matt and Rudie thanked local businesses and professionals who came in and the couple's friends and families for their support

& # 39; We received a lot of help, it was unbelievable & # 39 ;: Matt and Rudie thanked local businesses and professionals who came in and the couple's friends and families for their support

& # 39; We received a lot of help, it was incredible. It's times like these that bring people together, and we can't thank everyone enough & # 39 ;, said Rudie about the local businesses and professionals who joined.

Unfortunately, the bride confirmed that her father had missed the wedding because he was hospitalized in Rockhampton just days after the big day.

& # 39; It's a shame he couldn't be there, & # 39; Rudie said to the publication, but said he could see the wedding, and her & # 39; I do & # 39; vows, via FaceTime.

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"He is not in a good way … but everyone was so supportive and it meant a lot to us having so many close family and friends there," she said.

Matt also attended a large number of former Cowboys teammates at the day.

On Wednesday, Matt and Rudie traveled to Rockhampton, where they again held a small ceremony with Rudie's father and close family members.

Special: On Wednesday, Matt and Rudie traveled to Rockhampton, where they again held a small ceremony with Rudie & # 39; s father and close relatives

Special: On Wednesday, Matt and Rudie traveled to Rockhampton, where they again held a small ceremony with Rudie & # 39; s father and close relatives

Special: On Wednesday, Matt and Rudie traveled to Rockhampton, where they again held a small ceremony with Rudie & # 39; s father and close relatives

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