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EXCLUSIVE: Bonnie Anderson’s wedding surprise

The ex-Neighbours star shares the magic of her big day.
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Dicey weather was just one of the unexpected elements that made former Neighbours star and singer Bonnie Anderson’s Yarra Valley wedding to partner Sam Morrison a day to remember.

“I knew, being in Melbourne, this was always a possibility,” she tells WHO of a last-minute switch to move their planned outdoor ceremony indoors.

“But you know what they say … if it rains on your wedding day, it’s good luck right?”

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Fortune seems to have already favoured the couple, who welcomed their first child together, son Bobby, in December.

Loving family surrounded the pair as they exchanged their vows.

“Between our families, we have nine nephews, and they all walked down the aisle along with our son Bobby,” says Anderson, 29. “We had all our siblings in our wedding party, and my big brother was in charge of the rings. That was something very special to us … There was no greater feeling than having all our favourite people together in the same room.”

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Bonnie Anderon embraces her new husband on their wedding day. (Credit: Sean McDonald)

The good vibes kept coming at the reception, where Anderson, who won The Masked Singer in 2020, surprised her new husband by serenading him with an original song that she penned just days before her big day.

“I really left it until crunch time when the lyrics just came to me,” she says. “Sam, of course, was the inspiration. Lyrically, it was very personal. It was a story of us, how he makes me feel, and how lucky Bobby and I are to have him every day.”

Morrison had his own surprise up his sleeve, secretly organising a honeymoon that the newlyweds plan to take early
next year.

“Somewhere I have always wanted to go. North of Australia, just for a week, after all the Christmas parties and gigs,” Anderson hints to WHO. “It will be nice to unwind and get some beautiful sunshine.”

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Bonnie Anderson and her adorable baby boy. (Credit: Sean McDonald)

One thing Anderson had locked in shortly after Morrison popped the question in April 2022 was her wedding dress, a custom-made lace creation by designer Jason Grench, with whom she has worked for years.

“I didn’t try a single dress on. As soon as I was engaged, maybe the day after, we met up and I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted,” she says.

“We still have that drawing and the design never changed. It was meant to be.”

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Bonnie’s dress was ‘meant to be’. (Credit: Sean McDonald)

A fitting start to married life, which Anderson has high hopes for.

“A happy lifetime with my best friend” is what she looks forward to.

“We have a beautiful life already and I can’t wait to create more exciting adventures,” she says. “Tick off all of our goals, grow our family and make so many more fun and beautiful memories.”

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