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The following December during a six week long Euro trip starting in Greece, they were hiking across clifftops in Santorini when Simon dropped to his knee.'He presented me with the most beautiful diamond ring that was created just for me, after thoroughly researching my Pinterest pages and asking me a million questions, and asked me to marry him. Renee said the theme was 'endless love' as she walked down the aisle to an instrumental version of the song by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie and engaged in a Celtic hand fasting ritual to symbolise the unending bind they share.Their shared ethics and values played a big part in preparing for their special day.'He stayed for a week and we saw each other every day.A month later, he came back for another week and by then, I was hooked,' she said.'The defining moment for me that week was when we went on a romantic bushwalk and picnic and I got us lost.'Simon didn't get mad, and then he even saved me from a leech attack!They used a local eco-friendly farmer florist to create their spectacular arbour and Renee's bouquet and punched their own environmentally friendly love heart confetti from gum leaves collected by her mum.'A selection of organic and vegan wines were then served in crystal glasses from an airstream bar while giant lawn games were played, as we escaped to some stunning nearby locations for our photos,' she said.'He presented me with the most beautiful diamond ring that was created just for me, after thoroughly researching my Pinterest pages and asking me a million questions, and asked me to marry him. ' She said 'We had a fully vegan wedding reception in a marquee lit up with fairy lights.But I figured there was no harm in putting it out there! 'I even had my radius set to only 15 kilometres as I didn't want to travel far to go on dates.'Simon's profile info was really weird and definitely not what I was looking for, but I thought he was cute and would make for interesting banter at least, so I swiped right,' she said.
'I myself wondered if this perfect person even existed - especially on Tinder!
Speaking to FEMAIL Renee Nola, 33, a public servant from Sydney, and Steph Burchard, 21, a student from Brisbane, shared their stories.
Although their experiences are slightly different both women said they have ended up with the man of their dreams.
'Elliott proposed on the top of glasshouse mountain Mount Beerwah after we hiked together to the summit,' Steph said.'He dropped down on one knee and popped the question and I said yes (of course).'Steph said their wedding in October 2018 was a 'boho dream' with rugs and couches on the grass, a gourmet pizza truck, vintage caravan as a bar and a Brisbane rockabilly band.
'It was a huge effort from our families and friends and it was truly a spectacular wedding.
She never once thought she would meet her future husband on the app.