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Snezana Markoski weds Sam Wood in stunning Byron Bay ceremony

They fell in love on the third season of Channel Ten’s reality TV juggernaut The Bachelor. 

And now Sam Wood, 38, and Snezana Markoski, also 38, have officially tied the knot, making them the second couple in the franchise to do so.

The Bachelor lovebirds exchanged vows against the stunning backdrop of rolling hills and ocean views at the award-winning Fig Tree Restaurant in Byron Bay on Thursday.

Wedded bliss: The Bachelor’s Sam Wood and Snezana Markoski (pictured) tied the knot in a stunning ceremony in Byron Bay on Thursday afternoon

Simply stunning: The former reality TV star showcased her curves in a backless lace gown from Paddington-based bridal boutique Pallas Couture

Simply stunning: The former reality TV star showcased her curves in a backless lace gown from Paddington-based bridal boutique Pallas Couture

Snezana looked breathtaking in a backless lace gown from Paddington-based bridal boutique Pallas Couture. 

The brunette bride arrived in a kombi van, which added a unique touch to the elegant-yet-relaxed ceremony. 

While it was Sam and Snezana’s special day, their young daughter Willow Wood came close to stealing the spotlight away from her mother and father at the ceremony.

The one-year-old played a pivotal role during her parents nuptials – acting as a flower girl.

 Made for her: The designer lace wedding dress fit Snezana's gym-honed curves like a glove 

 Made for her: The designer lace wedding dress fit Snezana’s gym-honed curves like a glove 

Exquisite: The detail of Snezana's dress was breathtaking, with sheer vintage lace and a flowing white veil

Exquisite: The detail of Snezana's dress was breathtaking, with sheer vintage lace and a flowing white veil

Exquisite: The detail of Snezana’s dress was breathtaking, with sheer vintage lace and a flowing white veil 

Baby on board: While it was Sam and Snezana's special day, their young daughter Willow Wood came close to stealing the spotlight away from her mother and father at the ceremony

Baby on board: While it was Sam and Snezana’s special day, their young daughter Willow Wood came close to stealing the spotlight away from her mother and father at the ceremony

Mother of the bride: Snezana's proud mother (pictured right) placed the long veil over the blushing bride 

Mother of the bride: Snezana’s proud mother (pictured right) placed the long veil over the blushing bride 

Traditional: The mother-of-two wore a classic long white veil that reached down to her knees  

Traditional: The mother-of-two wore a classic long white veil that reached down to her knees  

As she prepared to make her way down the aisle, Willow was seen being cradled by one of the bridesmaids. 

According to sources at the ceremony, about 70 guests attended the nuptials, which took place at around 3pm on Thursday afternoon.  

The happy couple wed underneath a picturesque fig tree, and guests were entertained by quaint folk music.  

Father of the bride: The veiled bride was walked down the aisle by her dear father, who briefly appeared with her on The Bachelor during a family dinner scene 

Father of the bride: The veiled bride was walked down the aisle by her dear father, who briefly appeared with her on The Bachelor during a family dinner scene 

Happiness: The happy couple wed underneath a picturesque fig tree, and guests were entertained by quaint folk music

Happiness: The happy couple wed underneath a picturesque fig tree, and guests were entertained by quaint folk music

Happiness: The happy couple wed underneath a picturesque fig tree, and guests were entertained by quaint folk music 

Speaking about her gorgeous gown, mother-of-two Snezana previously told Who magazine that she and Pallas Couture had been ‘putting our heads together trying to figure it out and making sure it’s “me”.’

She also partnered with Edward Meller to design her own customised heels for her big day. 

Little Willow appeared to have been dressed in a miniature version of her mum’s stunning wedding dress. 

Thirsty? The stunning mother-of-two sipped on a cool glass of water before making her way inside the venue 

Thirsty? The stunning mother-of-two sipped on a cool glass of water before making her way inside the venue 

Careful! Snezana tried to carry her flowing Pallas Couture gown to prevent it getting dirty as she made her way into the restaurant 

Careful! Snezana tried to carry her flowing Pallas Couture gown to prevent it getting dirty as she made her way into the restaurant 

A small smile: Snezana appeared to be slightly nervous, but was still able to manage a slight smile before walking down the aisle

A small smile: Snezana appeared to be slightly nervous, but was still able to manage a slight smile before walking down the aisle

Her little gown featured a while tulle skirt and lace bodice and sleeves, but unlike her mum, Willow’s dress was paired with jelly sandals.

Sam and Snez’s ceremony may come as a surprise to some, after the couple told Who magazine this week that their wedding wouldn’t take place until December.

They had previously planned to tie the knot in Italy last year, but the wedding was postponed when Snezana became pregnant with the couple’s first child.

A minor adjustment: The brunette bride stood still as a glam team adjusted her long white veil and touched up her makeup

A minor adjustment: The brunette bride stood still as a glam team adjusted her long white veil and touched up her makeup

A minor adjustment: The brunette bride stood still as a glam team adjusted her long white veil and touched up her makeup

Perfect dress: Speaking about her gorgeous gown, the mother-of-two told Who magazine that she and Pallas Couture had been 'putting our heads together trying to figure it out and making sure it's "me"'

Perfect dress: Speaking about her gorgeous gown, the mother-of-two told Who magazine that she and Pallas Couture had been ‘putting our heads together trying to figure it out and making sure it’s “me”‘

That's different! The brunette bride arrived in a kombi van, which added a unique touch to the elegant-yet-relaxed ceremony

That’s different! The brunette bride arrived in a kombi van, which added a unique touch to the elegant-yet-relaxed ceremony

Surrounded by love: The beautiful bride stood outside surrounded by loved ones before the ceremony started

Surrounded by love: The beautiful bride stood outside surrounded by loved ones before the ceremony started

Surrounded by love: The beautiful bride stood outside surrounded by loved ones before the ceremony started 

Fitness entrepreneur Sam also told Who this week that the hardest part of organising the wedding was ‘writing the [guest] list’.  

Sam and Snezana fell in love on the third season of The Bachelor, in 2015.

They were engaged by the end of that year and welcomed their first child together – daughter Willow – in October 2017.

Helping hand: Snezana's eldest daughter Eve, 13, was one of her mother's bridesmaids at the stunning ceremony  

Helping hand: Snezana’s eldest daughter Eve, 13, was one of her mother’s bridesmaids at the stunning ceremony  

It takes a village! Snezana's bridesmaids stunned in simple beige dresses with thigh high splits

It takes a village! Snezana’s bridesmaids stunned in simple beige dresses with thigh high splits

A unique touch: The glamorous bridesmaids appeared to sport lucite heels with their beige dresses

A unique touch: The glamorous bridesmaids appeared to sport lucite heels with their beige dresses

The personal trainer is also a stepfather to his fiancée’s daughter from a previous marriage, 13-year-old Eve.

The couple have gone to find great success together, with Sam launching his hugely successful fitness app 28 by Sam Wood back in 2016.

The same year, they purchased a three-bedroom home in Melbourne’s Elsternwick for a cool $1.65 million. 

Flashback: Sam and Snezana fell in love on the third season of The Bachelor, in 2015

Flashback: Sam and Snezana fell in love on the third season of The Bachelor, in 2015

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