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Couple tie the knot with relaxed island wedding

Danielle Atkinson and Michael Slow were joined by family and friends to celebrate their marriage on Heron Island in May.
Danielle Atkinson and Michael Slow were joined by family and friends to celebrate their marriage on Heron Island in May. SHOOTINGSTAR PHOTOGRAPHY

IT is a love story that began almost five years ago, with a 'happily ever after' sealed on Heron Island on May 11.

Benaraby couple Danielle Atkinson and Michael Slow were united as husband and wife on the tropical island in the company of 46 guests.

"I think the trick in enjoying the day was to not have any expectations and just be laid back," bride Danielle said.

"The photo session at sunset was the highlight of my day."

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The DIY wedding added a unique and personalised touch to the big day, while remaining relaxed and enjoyable, according to the bride.

Family and friends who were unable to join the celebrations due to their passing were honoured with photographs at the celebration.

Planning for the island union began almost 12 months ago, with the dress unexpectedly proving to be the easiest task of all.

The strapless number with a sweetheart neckline, lace bodice and tulle skirt was effortlessly sourced from Vanessa Hoe at When Freddie met Lilly.

"It was the first dress I tried on when I walked into the shop," Danielle said.

The partners of five years say not much has changed since their wedding, except for the exquisite wedding bands they both now wear.

"Very little has changed from before as we have lived together for almost five years," Danielle said.

The song of the day was a shared favourite of the couple, keeping guests on their feet until midnight.

"We didn't have a first dance but our song of the event was Home by Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros," said the now Mrs Slow.

Escaping from one island getaway to the next, Mr and Mrs Slow elected to spend two weeks in Hawaii for their much-anticipated honeymoon.

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