Tom spotted Jess in the crowd and the rest is history

Tom spotted Jess in the crowd and the rest is history


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Tom and Jess Retallack's chance meeting reads like a movie script.

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Tom and Jess Retallack's chance meeting reads like a movie script.

It was 2013 at the Ashford Show Shearing Pavilion when Tom and Jess crossed paths for the first time.

Tom noticed Jess sitting in the crowd and thought to himself "she's a bit alright".

With a dose of Dutch courage under his belt he mustered the courage to talk to her.

From the moment they met Tom and Jess had an instant connection and the rest, as they say, is history.

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Jess said that one thing that struck her was how shy and cute Tom was.

"One of his friends kept telling me that Tom was an 11 out of 10 and a really good bloke," she said.

"Six years on and this couldn't be more true."

Their relationship went from strength to strength like it was always meant to be. They faced a few challenges along the way such as a long-distance relationship at times, but Tom and Jess faced them side-by-side.

On March 16, the couple married at the Pioneer Village Inverell, followed by a reception at Inverell Jockey Club in front of 100 friends, family and loved ones.

The bridesmaids were Laura Power, Lauren Burt-Kilkeary, Mel Mepham and Mikala Bearman.

The groomsmen were Jordan Bearman, Joel Edwards, Matt Edwards, Ty Bearman, while the ring bearing role was performed by Leith Bearman.

"Marriage is not only about finding someone you love, but finding someone you know you can count on for the rest of your life," Jess said.

"It's about honesty, always laughing and having fun together and having a few adventures along the way."

Photography: Rach Martin Photography

Flowers: Thistle Flowers by Matthew Smith

Hair: Hayley Johns; Make up: Kristy Pettit; Celebrant: Anka McMahon from Your 'I Do' Wedding Crew

We would love to share your wedding day with our readers. Email photographs and a short story to hayley.warden@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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