Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Married for under $1000; Bli Bli Couple Seek a Simpler Way to Commit

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Married for under $1000; Bli Bli Couple Seek a Simpler Way to Commit

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SARAH

BARNHAM

sarah.barnham@scnews.com.au

EVERYONE loves a good wedding.

But they can be expensive, stressful and even a little pompous.

This is why a Bli Bli couple have decided to spend no more than $1000 on their ceremony, set to be held on March 30.

Shauna Malone, 45, and Steve Davis, 44, became engaged at exactly 12.01am New Year's Day.

It was the cheeky idea of Mr Davis, who was given until midnight on the last day of 2017 to propose.

"We have been together for 14 years. That's a long time," Ms Malone said.

"Recently my stepfather passed away. He was with my mother for 30 years and they weren't married. So one day I came home and told Steve he had one year to ask me to marry him."

And he did, if not a minute late.

"I was joking around with him on New Year's Eve, telling him he only had a few hours to propose, but then he surprised me and got down on one knee," Ms Malone said. …

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