Couple's love story beats the online dating odds
LAUREN and Wayne Taylor were one lucky couple who beat the odds of online dating and turned their RSVP encounter into a full blown love story.
The pair met online in June 2012 and said they immediately clicked, bonding over their love of travel, adventure and the importance of family.
"The best way I can explain it, is that Wayne was just like my missing puzzle piece," Ms Taylor said.
"From the moment I met him it was just like two pieces slotting together, it just made sense.
"We were pretty much moved in together within a week of meeting, he's just my best friend in life and we're so glad we met.
After nearly five happy years together, the pair decided it was time to finally tie the knot, and make their little family of four official.
They invited 85 of their closest family and friends to enjoy an intimate ceremony, hosted at Greenmount Homestead, Walkerston.
Ms Taylor said guests travelled from as far as Tasmania, Geelong, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and Toowoomba to attend.
"We had a truly brilliant day, I didn't think I could love Wayne any more than I did before, but the wedding just proved me wrong," she said.
"We love being married, the ceremony was such a special day and has given us some great memories."
Ms Taylor said the most memorable moment was walking down the aisle to her soon to be husband, being accompanied by her father and son Tyson.
"It was actually my father's birthday, which made it even more special for both him and I," she said.
"But the best bit was just finally getting to lay eyes on Wayne for the first time, I was so excited, I couldn't wait to get to him.
"It was very emotional from both sides, he couldn't look at me until I was walking down the aisle."
Ms Taylor said both the couple's sons were over the moon when they were finally announced as husband and wife, a moment they had been waiting for for years.
"Preston said he teared up when we exchanged the rings, as he got to be ring bearer on the day," she said.
"And it was special for Tyson, as we were by ourselves for a very long time, which he recognised during speeches. He said that he was so happy that he finally got to call Wayne his dad... we had 85 guests and he just had everybody in tears with that."
According to Ms Taylor the four are now enjoying their new life together, the boys even more so as brothers at last.
"It's just completed our family, we love being together and the boys are so happy that we're finally married," she said.
"We're looking forward to what the future brings... but for now we're back to work."
The couple has organised to celebrate their honeymoon in style, and have booked a three and a half week holiday in Europe, followed by a week in Thailand.
"We can't wait, we have always been travel buddies," Ms Taylor said.
"We love our adventures, life is all one big adventure after another for us."
The pair thanked their vendors, family and friends for helping them celebrate their special day.