TV wed­ding puts Hamo in the national spot­light

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

HAMIL­TON Is­land's Cat­s­eye Beach served as the pic­ture-per­fect back­drop for the wed­ding of Brett Fowler and Te­nae House on Chan­nel 7’s Sun­rise pro­gram last Fri­day.

The young cou­ple, from Smith­ton, Tas­ma­nia, won the brekkie show's Hitched on Hamil­ton com­pe­ti­tion in May.

They spent a week mak­ing their win­ning com­pe­ti­tion en­try, which has now been viewed more than 20,000 times on YouTube.

The catch was they had to ex­change vows on live TV and in front of 150 view­ers flown to Hamil­ton Is­land for the event.

When the big day fi­nally dawned, the 22-year-old bride looked stun­ning in a cream Anna Camp­bell gown with sil­ver em­broi­dery and jewels.

For­mer Per­fect Match host Greg Evan was the cel­e­brant in the touch­ing cer­e­mony and Sun­rise co-hosts David Koch and Sa- man­tha Army­tage wit­nessed the sign­ing of the reg­istry.

Cal­i­for­nian pop duo MKTO pro­vided the mu­sic for the cel­e­bra­tions, per­form­ing their song Clas­sic for the bride and groom's first dance.

The new­ly­weds drove off in a golf buggy as the guests show­ered them with flower petals.

David Koch said the magic of a wed­ding “re­minds you what life is ac­tu­ally all about”.

"And where bet­ter to have it but Hamil­ton Is­land - a piece of a par­adise that we have right here in Aus­tralia. We don't even need to go over­seas," he said.

Sun­rise ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer Michael Pell said on a pre­vi­ous visit to the is­land he was struck by how ro­man­tic it was.

"I thought it was the per­fect place for a wed­ding [and] I couldn't wait to come back here and share all this with Sun­rise view­ers by hav­ing a live wed­ding on the show,” he said. Hamil­ton Is­land’s CEO Glenn Bourke said host­ing a live out­side broad­cast on Hamil­ton Is­land was “a first for us”. “Brett and Tanae are a great cou­ple and we were thrilled to be a part of their most mo­men­tous day and look for­ward to wel­com­ing them back in the fu­ture.”

The happy cou­ple said the wed­ding “hap­pened so fast” but was amaz­ing.

Photo by Ciaran Handy.

PIC­TURE PER­FECT: Sun­rise co-hosts David Koch and Sa­man­tha Army­tage had a great time at Brett and Te­nae Fowler’s wed­ding on Hamil­ton Is­land.

Photo by Ciaran Handy.

BLISS: New­ly­weds Brett and Te­nae Fowler pic­tured dur­ing their live TV wed­ding on Sun­rise.

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