Former Married At First Sight star Tracey Jewel has officially tied the knot with her high school sweetheart, Nathan Constable, in a surprise wedding over the weekend.
The 37-year-old, who is currently 35-weeks pregnant with the pair's son, chose to keep the wedding a surprise for her friends and family, who thought they attending the couple's baby shower only to find out it was a two in one celebration.
Speaking with Yahoo Lifestyle, Tracey shared that she even surprised herself that she was able to keep the wedding a surprise from her friends.
"I'm so amazed I managed to keep it a surprise because I'm terrible at keeping secrets and it was really, really hard for me to do so," she said.
"I knew Nate was obviously going to propose at some point so I definitely already had thoughts of what I wanted our wedding to be like and when he did propose before bub, we had a conversation about six weeks ago, where we were like, 'Why are we waiting? Let's just make this official and be a family.' And it's just amazing that you can plan a wedding in six weeks while heavily pregnant!"
While their wedding was small, Tracey revealed that there were a few things they really wanted on their big day, including her beautiful wedding dress.
"I got my dress from Raffaele Ciuca and [former MAFS star] Sarah Roza actually helped me, because that was the one thing I was stressed about, because I'm 35-weeks pregnant now and I was like, 'I really want a wedding dress, I really want to look like a bride, how am I going to pull this off?'
"So, me and Sarah Roza from the show are really quite close and I'm like, 'I can't find anything here in Perth, please help me because I can't get them to fit and get it altered in such a short space of time!' She's like, 'I got this!' She put me in touch with someone, so it's a Melbourne bridal dress company and they were amazing, amazing! And they sent me two dresses, just in case one didn't fit!"
She continued, "It was funny because, poor Nate, the back was all weaved like lace, so you could tighten it or spread it, which was perfect because I'm growing every day, but poor Nate had to spend 45 minutes trying to strap my dress on before the wedding. And he was like, 'This is not how I saw our wedding morning would go!' But he's an expert now."
Tracey shared that there were a few other things she and Nate really wanted for their big day. "We planned the most important things like we really wanted a vintage car, we really wanted to select rings that were part of our personalities. The beautiful old heritage-listed building and then a picnic set up where we live in South Perth on the foreshore overlooking the river," she said.
"So, all those things that were really important kind of lined up and my daughter's like, 'Oh my god, I officially have a step-dad now!' Which is super, super sweet, because they've always got along.
"Although we had a photographer, she kind of took it upon herself, she really loves taking photos and so she was taking a lot of photos too which was funny."
Now that the pair are married, Tracey is happy for their baby boy to arrive any time in the next few weeks. "So, we're due the 20th of March, but he's very big, so it's definitely going to be any time in the next four weeks and I was just like, you know what anytime from now is fine," she said.
"I just wanted to be married. Now that's out of the way, I can relax and we're prepared, so we will see."
Tracey also spoke about how her wedding and her MAFS wedding differed and how they actually shared some similarities.
"I remember being so nervous for the MAFS wedding, like nerves just took me over, you know? But it was so nice to celebrate that moment with all my close friends, we were lucky," she said.
"I noticed this year, because of Covid, obviously things have changed and [this year's participants] can't have all their loved ones. We were lucky enough, all my friends and family came from Perth and all of them were here this time.
"And my bridesmaids from MAFS were all here and we were all talking about it and it was kind of like, wow how much I've changed and grown as a person and how much Nate and I complement each other and it was kind of beautiful. That closure of another step in our life's journey and that they're all here to support me no matter what, and I think that's really special."
Also making the day special was the fact some of the pair's friends from high school were also there.
"We were reminiscing about what high school was like and who knew all these years later this would be happening, so that was actually really quite beautiful to have them be part of our special day as well," she said.
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