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There was only one rule for this couple's beach wedding

Shae Tom Real Wedding
Keep. It. Relaxed. Shae and Tim decided from the get-go that planning their beach nuptials was going to be stress-free. 
And the couple did just that. "We got engaged in September, had the engagement party in November and then the wedding in early March. We managed to plan the wedding throughout the busiest time of the working year." Oh, and they touched back down in Melbourne only four days before the wedding - after completing a half Ironman marathon in Wanaka, New Zealand. It was on this trip that Shae and Tim wrote their own vows and practiced the choreography for their first dance. "There were actually times were we heard the song [Ed Sheeran's 'Thinking Out Loud'] in petrol stations and frame shops, so we used that opportunity to practice!"

Shae found her dress at Rachel Gilbert, after she had already purchased two gowns online - that are still sitting in her wardrobe. For her bridesmaids, finding their off-white and beige dresses became a competition. "It turned out to be a secret game between the six of them to see who could find the biggest bargain," says Shae. "The dresses ranged from free and $5 up to $100. No-one paid full price!" At their cocktail reception, a vintage bicycle was put on display and decorated with toilet paper, bottle caps and string by the guests. That bike, and another one the couple had out the back, were used as the newlyweds' getaway transport. "At the end of the night, we rode to our accommodation - up a steep hill!"
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SUPPLIERS Bride's dress Rachel Gilbert // Groom and groomsmen's suit Formal Red // Ceremony, reception and catering All Smiles Sorrento // Flowers Hummingbird Blooms // Photography Sorrento Wedding Photography // Entertainment Crossroad Junction Band

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