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Married At First Sight's Melissa Rawson and Bryce Ruthven fall over during first dance

Jess Hardiman

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Married At First Sight's Melissa Rawson and Bryce Ruthven fall over during first dance

Featured Image Credit: @jasonengler_ / Instagram

Married At First Sight Australia stars Melissa Rawson and Bryce Ruthven have officially tied the knot after falling in love on the reality series, though not without a few bumps along the way – literally.

The pair featured on season eight of the show back in 2021, and decided to stay together during their final vows on the programme.

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However, they've now been officially married in a beautiful beachside wedding in Sorrento, Victoria, having invited a number of their co-stars along to the big day.

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Rawson, 34, wore a gorgeous sparkling gown with sweetheart neckline, while her beau opted for a white tux jacket and black loafers.

Belinda Vickets, Nick Furphy, Steve Burley and Jason Engler were among the guests – the latter of whom was thankfully on hand to film their first dance to an acoustic rendition of Joel Corry and MNEK's ‘Head & Heart’.

The pair met on Married at First Sight. Credit: Instagram/@lissrawson
The pair met on Married at First Sight. Credit: Instagram/@lissrawson

The romantic moment took a hilarious turn as Ruthven dipped his bride towards the floor, only to send her crashing to the ground before he followed suit.

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Fortunately, it doesn’t look like anyone was hurt in the tumble, as the pair - who now have two kids together - broke into laughter as others chuckled away from the sidelines of the dancefloor.

Thankfully, it didn't look like anyone was hurt. Credit: Instagram/Jason Engler
Thankfully, it didn't look like anyone was hurt. Credit: Instagram/Jason Engler

At the end of season eight, Rawson and Ruthven decided to stay together despite various ups and downs throughout their relationship, including Ruthven brutally telling his wife that she wasn’t his type, ranking her the fourth hottest on the show.

After the happy ending, Rawson wrote on Instagram: “My heart is full. I love this man so much and we truly make each other happy every single day.

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“While it might be hard for some to believe, it is my decision, my life and my choice. And I choose him. He is my partner, my lover and the man that I have fallen head over heels for.

“Our love story is what I asked for; an all consuming and unconditional love. And I have found that with Bryce.”

They now have twins together. Credit: Instagram/@lissrawson
They now have twins together. Credit: Instagram/@lissrawson

Ruthven seemed equally content with their fate, saying in his own post: “I came into the MAFS experiment for one sole purpose, knowing there was a chance it may not work out the way I wanted.

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“Wanting to find love and someone to share my life with, I leave MAFS with a full heart and the most genuine, loving, and supportive woman I've ever met. Words can't describe how much I have fallen in love with Melissa.”

In July 2021, the couple announced they were expecting twins, before confirming their engagement soon after.

Topics: TV And Film, Married At First Sight Australia, Celebrity

Jess Hardiman
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