Stunning wedding photos have emerged of a happy couple celebrating their love in front of family and friends just ten days before the bride was tragically killed on their honeymoon.
Marina and Robbie Morgan exchanged vows at a vibrant ceremony at Doltone House in Sydney’s Hyde Park earlier this month after becoming engaged in June 2019.
Pictures of the event posted online by friends show the Mr Morgan excitedly preparing with friends, the couple walking down the aisle, then lovingly gazing into each other’s eyes at the reception as they shared their first dance.
But what should have been the most exciting time in their lives turned into tragedy when Mrs Morgan life was cut short in a golf buggy crash in Queensland on Monday.
Mrs Morgan, 29, was in the passenger seat while travelling along Whitsunday Boulevard at about 4.30pm when the buggy’s battery went flat, 9News reports.
Marina and Robbie Morgan are pictured in a convertible car on their wedding day in Sydney earlier this month
Marina and Robbie Morgan married ten days ago at Doltone House in Sydney surrounded by loved ones
A photo posted online shows the newly weds sharing their first dance as husband and wife earlier this month
Her new husband, 30, tried to perform a U-turn to go back and charge it – however, the vehicle flipped over.
Police say Mrs Morgan, who is from western Sydney, was not wearing a seatbelt at the time and fell onto the road. She died at the scene, while Mr Morgan escaped without injury.
Tributes have begun pouring in online for Mrs Morgan, who has been remembered by loved ones as a ‘beautiful soul’.
‘So sad Rest In Peace beautiful lady,’ one friend wrote on Facebook.
Another said: ‘May God rest your beautiful soul Marina’.
‘So so sad just wish god had saved her,’ a third person wrote.
Limousine service Diamond Wedding Group, which provided the couple with a car for their wedding day, said it was ‘deeply saddened and devasted’ by the news.
Mr Morgan whispered to his bride as they celebrated their love in front of family and friends at Doltone House in Hyde Park
Mr Morgan excitedly poses with a friend ahead of his wedding to his fiancée of three years
‘We would like to pass on our condolences to her family and friends.
‘Robbie, we hope you’re well and we are so sorry for your loss.
‘May she Rest In Peace.’
The couple both worked in the property, with Mr Morgan directing a home renovation construction business while his wife ran a media company specialising in real estate marketing.
Mr Morgan opened Outright Property Solutions in early 2020 before his wife launched her complementary business, Outright Media Group, last December.
Associates from a Castle Hill real estate agent were among their many friends who shared photos online of the couple’s special day.
‘A huge congratulations to our best friends Robbie & Marina from Outright Property Solutions & Outright Media Group,’ the post read.
‘Thank you for an amazing day watching you two love birds finally tie the knot.’
Friends have flocked online to pay tribute to the new bride whose life was tragically cut short
A limousine service that provided a vehicle for the couple’s wedding sent their condolences to the new widower
After the crash, bystanders – including an off-duty firefighter, dentist and doctor – dragged Mrs Morgan from the buggy and tried to resuscitate her for 35 minutes.
‘(She) was in cardiac arrest and along with a number of first aiders on the island performed resuscitation for 35 minutes without success,’ Graeme McIntyre, from Queensland Ambulance Service, said during a press conference on Tuesday.
‘When paramedics arrived, the patient had been removed from the roadway and placed to the side of the road and … in the lateral position to clear her airway which is absolutely fantastic for first aiders to do.’
Queensland Police Inspector Anthony Cowan said: ‘It just appears inexperience in driving that type of vehicle, turned too quick and rolled on its side and unfortunately, it has ended up with this result.’
‘It’s just … tragic that the golf buggy, maybe through inexperience driving those types of vehicles while turning has rolled on its side.’
Investigators said alcohol was not involved, and there was no indication of dangerous driving.
The 29-year-old woman was a passenger in the buggy when it overturned while travelling south on Whitsunday Boulevard at about 4:30pm on Monday (pictured, a buggy on the island)
The buggy is understood to have been doing a U-turn at an intersection near Coral Sea Avenue on Queensland’s Whitsunday Island (pictured, an aerial view of the holiday island)
Golf buggies are the main form of transport on the holiday island and can be hired for a small fee with no training required. They are all fitted with seatbelts.
A rescue helicopter in nearby Townsville was called to take the woman to hospital, but was stood down due to the severity of her injuries.
Hamilton Island is a popular tourist destination and is located about 55km off the Queensland coast, near the Great Barrier Reef.
Hamilton island stopped using six-seater petrol buggies in 2016 after a smash that left a woman and her nine-month-old in a critical condition, and injured seven others.
The baby girl was sitting on her mother’s lap while her family was being driven to the airport by a local worker.
She suffered serious head injuries when the vehicle, which was towing a luggage trailer, crashed into parked golf carts on the Great Northern Highway.
Hamilton Island (pictured) is a popular tourist destination and is located about 55km off the Queensland coast, next to the Great Barrier Reef