Matty J and Laura Byrne were meant to get married today

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They’re The Bachelor Australia’s golden couple, but Matty J and Laura Byrne have hit more roadblocks than any other couple from the show to make it to the altar.

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It’s not because they’re on and off or anything, as this dynamic and quirky duo have remained steady and supportive of one another from the get-go. Rather, a few life events including two babies and a global pandemic, put things on hold.

Matt popped the question to Laura in 2019 during their Fiji babymoon while Laura was pregnant with their eldest daughter Marlie Mae, and the couple are yet to officially become husband and wife.

So much time has passed that the anticipation for this wedding has become bigger and keener than ever, so for any curious souls, here is everything we know about Matt and Laura’s upcoming nuptials.

These two were going to tie the knot this week. (Credit: Getty)

When were Matty J and Laura Byrne meant to have their wedding?

In March 2021, Matty told The Wedding Digest podcast that they had planned to get married in 2020, but COVID got in the way.

“I’m going to say it’s down to the fact that I’m very unorganised that we didn’t, but it kind of worked out in our favour though, because if we had planned to get married this year, then those plans would have been absolutely obliterated because of COVID,” he revealed.

However, a global pandemic wasn’t the only reason their OG wedding was pushed back.

The former Bachelor explained that juggling work and parenting meant the wedding was “pushed to the bottom of the to-do list.”

“… and then we had a baby.” (Credit: Instagram)

Did a reality television show get in the way of their plans?

During an Instagram Q&A, Laura was asked a series of questions about their upcoming nuptials, and when asked for their date, she responded by turning her camera on Matty.

“I was planning but then Dancing With The Stars started and that’s kind of taken…” Matty started, before Laura jokingly interrupted from behind the camera to say, “No, then you had a newborn child.”

“And then we had a baby,” Matty confirmed.

However the couple assured fans wouldn’t have to wait long as the 2017 Bachelor then added: “It will happen before the end of the year, promise.”

Turns out they, once again, spoke too soon.

Laura with Marlie Mae. (Credit: Instagram)

When were Laura Byrne and Matty J meant to wed, if in 2021?

In early November 2021, Laura shared a picture of her engagement ring on her Instagram stories to reveal that their wedding was meant to happen on Friday the 12th, but Covid had once again ruined their plans.

She also joked about having lost her engagement ring earlier in the day, a frantic moment that also made it’s way to her IG stories.

“For everyone asking, it was down the side of the couch. We were supposed to be getting married on Friday, but had to postpone because of that b*tch Covid,” she shared.

On Friday, she shared a sweet family photo on Instagram, writing in the caption: “I can’t wait until we (finally) get married, settle down and have a couple kids… oh.”

Laura briefly lost her engagement ring this week. (Credit: Instagram)

What plans do Laura Byrne and Matty J have for their wedding?

The couple revealed on Instagram that they entrusted their preparation to a wedding planner because of their busy schedules.

“We’ve just got ourselves a wonderful wedding planner @kashayaco because we have zero time… but we are getting married at the end of this year. At least Matt now has the wedding dance in the bag,” wrote Laura alongside a video.

In May 2021, Laura told WHO that while there was still a lot of work to be done, they had found a venue.

“We’ve booked in a venue, we’ve done nothing else because being parents to a newborn has kept us super-busy,” she said.

Bring on the big day! (Credit: Getty)

Despite some planning blips like sending email invites with the default options from the website still visible, the couple seemed like they would finally get their big day.

Matty had even gushed to WHO about his grand plans for an intimate wedding waltz, which he will take as seriously as he took DWTS.

“I’m treating the wedding dance as serious as I was for the competition of Dancing With The Stars,” he said. “I cannot wait to put together the choreography for the wedding dance.”

Bring on the big day!

This article first appeared on our sister site, Now to Love.

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