Alex McKinnon, Teigan Power tie the knot

Former NRL player Alex McKinnon has married his long-term partner Teigan Power in the NSW Hunter Valley.

 

Ms Power revealed the wedding date to her Instagram followers on Saturday night alongside a photo of the couple, confirming they would tie the knot on Sunday.

"Tomorrow is the day we say 'I do' to the rest of our lives," she wrote.

McKinnon shared the same photo of the couple with the message "not long now".



The two were married in front of family and friends after McKinnon fulfilled his promise to rise from his wheelchair on their wedding day.

The 22-year-old's promising rugby league career was cut short when he suffered a devastating spinal cord injury playing for the Newcastle Knights in March 2014.

Alex McKinnon on his wedding day. Pic: Ch7

He was diagnosed a quadriplegic and proposed to Ms Power from his hospital bed just days after the devastating accident.

The couple's journey has been inspirational and harrowing.

Ms Power, 23, has shared progress of his rehabilitation and just weeks ago shared a video of McKinnon walking with the help of a frame and two medical staff.

"So proud of all the hard work Alex McKinnon puts into his rehab," she said.

McKinnon, now 25, said earlier this year he considered himself lucky.

"A lot of people with spinal cord injuries aren't improving three years down the track," he told Fox Sports.

Brisbane Broncos skipper Darius Boyd was McKinnon's best man and his wife Kayla posted a video of their daughter Willow in her role as flower girl.

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