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Picture perfect: Sam Wood and Snezana Markoski’s love story

A match made in Bachie heaven!
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It certainly wasn’t the most traditional of love stories, but ask anyone who knows them and they’ll tell you Sam Wood and Snezana Markoski are the real deal.

WATCH BELOW: Sam Wood and Snezana kiss for the first time on The Bachelor

Back in 2015, the two met on the third season of The Bachelor and in a poetic moment, Snezana was the first bachelorette to step out of the limo.

Who could forget the now iconic moment when the Perth beauty introduced herself as parmigiana to help him remember her beautiful Macedonian name, which means Snow White? From then on it was clear that sparks were flying between the duo.

After Snezana Markoski was announced the winner of The Bachelor in September, Sam Wood told Woman’s Day, “I definitely know one day that I’m going to marry this woman,” and he’s clearly a man of his word.

Snez and daughter Eve, now 15, relocated from Perth to join Sam in Melbourne and formed their own family. Then in December 2015, just six months after meeting on the reality show, Sam popped the question saying “when you know, you know.”

Their plans to tie the knot were put on hold when Snezana found out she was pregnant and in October 2017, Australia’s first Bachie baby, Willow Wendy Wood was born.

Three years after that first fateful meeting, Sam and Snez made it official in a stunning Bryon Bay wedding with their daughters Eve and Willow taking centre stage as bridesmaids.

In July 2019, the couple blissfully welcomed another baby girl, Charlie, and the family have continued to thrive ever since.

From reality TV to the image of family wholesomeness – let’s take a look back at their epic love story, in pictures.

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There was something there from the beginning. (Credit: Network Ten)
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“Neither of us can believe that somehow in this ridiculous way we’ve managed to find each other.” The handsome couple revealed to us about their epic love story. (Credit: Network Ten)
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“From our very first date in that hot-air balloon I knew how special Snez was, and I wanted to spend as much time with her as possible,” Sam explained. He then sealed the deal with the steamiest of kisses. (Credit: Network Ten)
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On home town visits, Snezana introduced Sam to her daughter Eve. And Sam admitted, “It’s not Snezana and I, it’s Snezana, Eve and I.” (Credit: Network Ten)
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Talk about a fairytale ending! (Credit: Instagram)
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Sam shared this snap on social media to announce their relationship to the world saying, “Thank you for everyone’s support. We couldn’t be more grateful.” (Credit: Instagram)
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Smitten from the start! Sam shared this sweet snap, which proved he had fallen head-over-heels for Snezana way before the finale. “Just found this photo that one of the crew sent me. A little throw back to our date at The Opera House when Snez needed a touch up.” (Credit: Instagram)
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Six months after meeting they’ve made it official, with the most incredible rock and the sweetest words, “she said YES! When you know, you know. I love you Snezana.” (Credit: Instagram)
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Sealed with a kiss at their engagement party. (Credit: Instagram)
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Name a more genetically-blessed trio. (Credit: Instagram)
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One of the best pregnancy announcements we’ve ever seen. Sam posted on Instagram, “Snez ………..a) has just eaten a bowl of pasta bigger than her head b) can’t do up her pants c) is having a BABY!!! d) all of the above #theanswerisd #happymothersday #soexcited.” (Credit: Instagram)
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Be still our beating hearts! (Credit: Instagram)
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And baby makes four! Sam and Snez’s daughter was named Willow Wendy as a tribute to Sam’s late mum. (Credit: Instagram)
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The lovebirds had a quick European getaway and their Instagrams gave us major wanderlust. (Credit: Instagram)
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Mr and Mrs Bachie! Snezana stunned in her Pallas Couture lace gown as she wed Sam Wood in a stunning Byron Bay ceremony. (Credit: Instagram)
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Just three months after their picturesque Byron Bay wedding, newlyweds Sam Wood and Snezana Markoski announced they were expecting their second child together. (Credit: Instagram)
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In July 2019, the Bachelor sweethearts welcomed their adorable baby daughter Charlie Jane Wood. Speaking of his wife at the time, Sam wrote: “You are my everything and my love and admiration for you somehow only grows stronger. The last 30 hours have been magical “. (Credit: Instagram)
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The three girls have continued to grow before our eyes, with both Sam and Snez sharing some of their lighter family moments. (Credit: Instagram)
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December 25, 2020, the family were all smiles despite a tough year – seriously, nothing could break the bond between this lot. (Credit: Instagram)

This story was originally published on our sister site, Now To Love.

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