He makes Australia laugh, but when Hamish Blake married his beautiful “best friend and team-mate” Zoë Foster, the loveable larrikin broke down in tears of joy.
It was a very different Hamish Blake who waited nervously underneath a floral love heart for his bride to arrive. Gone was the laugh-a-minute larrikin famous for flashing his underpants and tormenting his long-suffering radio and TV co-star Andy Lee in their zany adventures across the globe.
“I’ve never actually had my breath taken away before,” admits Hamish, who choked back tears when long-time love Zoë Foster finally arrived 15 minutes late for the wedding they had planned for the past six months or so. “I’ll never forget the moment I first saw Zoë as a bride. It was a magic moment. It was burnt into my mind in the nicest possible way. I’ve never had my breath taken away in my life, until that moment I saw Zoë.
“It was very special and I choked a bit. I bawled my eyes out. As soon as the guitarist started playing Dust In The Wind by Kansas and Zoë took one step, it was all over.” Zoë was also overcome with emotion when she spotted her “soul mate” waiting at the end of an aisle strewn with rose petals underneath the blue skies at Wolgan Valley, just north of the Blue Mountains in NSW. “I was also crying as I walked down the aisle,” she says.
Hamish, who celebrated his 30th birthday the same day, says nothing could have prepared him for the moment he and Zoë joined their lives together forever. “It was the greatest day of our lives,” he says. “I feel like everyone says it, but we really do mean it. It was spectacular.” The couple chose one of the most beautiful locations anywhere in Australia for their special day — a 1832 homestead set in rolling paddocks, which they discovered on their first holiday together as a couple three years ago. The ceremony was an intimate and joyous affair, shared with just 22 of their closest friends and family members.
See all the beautiful pictures and read more about Hamish and Zoë's special day in this week's Woman's Day on sale Monday, December 17.