TV wedding puts Hamo in the national spotlight
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.
PICTURE PERFECT: Sunrise co-hosts David Koch and Samantha Armytage had a great time at Brett and Tenae Fowler’s wedding on Hamilton Island.
BLISS: Newlyweds Brett and Tenae Fowler pictured during their live TV wedding on Sunrise.