As Frances Abbott and her husband Sam Loch their exchanged vows for the second time in an intimate beach ceremony, all eyes were on their seemingly casual wedding attire.
The couple were legally married at a registry on Valentine’s Day but waited to celebrate with their nearest and dearest, including the former prime minister Tony Abbott, at Sydney’s exclusive Palm Beach.
Barefoot on the sand, the 26-year-old bride looked chic in a white two-piece floral outfit while her 34-year-old groom rocked a Hawaiian shirt for the special occasion on Saturday afternoon.
With her luscious blonde locks pinned up in a bun with a white veil, Frances opted for an off the shoulder top, paired with a tiered asymmetrical skirt.
Keeping their big day more casual than traditionally formal, the pair proudly tied the knot in slides before they shared a loving kiss at the alter.
As Frances Abbott and her husband Sam Loch their exchanged vows for the second time in an intimate beach ceremony, all eyes were on their seemingly casual wedding attire on Saturday – guests followed suit by wearing slides as well
Wandered barefoot on the sand, the 26-year-old bride looked simply chic in a white two-piece floral outfit while her 34-year-old groom rocked a Hawaiian shirt for the special occasion on Saturday
The couple may be feeling worse for wear on Sunday, after Sam shared an Instagram photograph showing cartons of beers bought for wedding celebrations just days earlier
Staying with the casual trend, guests followed suit by also wearing slides on their feet as they cheered on the married couple.
Footage of the festivities show the married couple on the dance floor as they boogied the night away with family and friends. Guests were served charcuterie boards at the reception on Saturday evening.
And the couple may be feeling worse for wear on Sunday, after Sam shared an Instagram photograph showing cartons of beers bought for wedding celebrations just days earlier.
Hours earlier, the couple were joined by Frances’ parents Tony and Margie who both beamed with excitement today as they watched their daughter exchange vows with her husband.
The former politician, 60, smiled lovingly and kissed his daughter on the cheek after she pledged herself to former Olympic rower Mr Loch once more.
The couple met in November last year and were engaged just two weeks later. Mr Loch popped the question as she was putting peas into the freezer.
Mrs Loch, 26, first announced the whirlwind romance and subsequent engagement via Instagram with a series of couple snaps taken in a photo booth.
‘Two weeks was all it took to know that forever with you was a mighty fine idea,’ the fitness devotee wrote.
All smiles: Friends and family gathered for the intimate celebration on the exclusive Palm Beach on Saturday afternoon
Standing at the alter! The groom rocking a Hawaiian shirt and slides waits for his stunning bride to walk down the aisle
The bride and groom sharing their first dance together as they lovingly kiss in front of family and friends at their reception
Family and friends gathered at the reception to officially celebrate the man and wife on Saturday evevning
Guests were served charcuterie boards at the reception
Mr Loch, 34, confirmed the news with a selfie of the pair captioned ‘With the soon to be Mrs Loch’.
The 60-year-old former Prime Minister of Australia also confirmed news of his daughter’s engagement on social media.
Using two tweets to post his message, the Liberal MP said: ‘Really thrilled at the news of Francie and Sam’s engagement.
‘We are very proud of her and the Abbotts are looking forward to welcoming Sam into the family.’
Mr Abbott’s enthusiasm may have been fuelled by his first impressions of the Olympic rower, formed when the two met in Melbourne.
At the time the young couple were in the midst of a whirlwind romance and very much in love, but Mr Loch had yet to pop the question.
‘I think meeting Tones can be quite intimidating for anyone, but that’s what I love about Sam,’ the 26-year-old confided.
‘He’s so grounded, and so settled in his own skin, it felt totally natural. There was no change in voice, no sitting upright. Dad liked him.’