Reality TV

Married At First Sight couple Luke and Poppy’s wedding venue was almost destroyed by bushfires

The owners of the Bilpin Resort fought bravely to save their property.
Loading the player...

In Married At First Sight’s season seven premiere, Poppy Jennings and Luke Eglin tied the knot in stunning surrounds.

And while the day itself had hiccups for the strangers-turned-husband-and-wife, you couldn’t fault the beauty of the venue.

Situated in New South Wales’ Blue Mountains, the Bilpin Resort’s Secret Circle was a breathtaking spot for the reality stars to wed.

Do you have a Married at First Sight tip or know one of the participants? Email us with your tip-off at [email protected]

Despite a few hiccups between them, Poppy and Luke’s wedding was picture-perfect.

(Image: Channel nine)

However, if the name Bilpin sounds familiar, there’s a reason for that.

Bilpin was among the areas affected by the terrifying bushfires that have devastated much of Australia.

Scarily, the Bilpin Resort itself was almost ravaged by the natural disaster.

A Facebook post shared by property investment firm Blue Wealth Property last week told the story of the terrifying ordeal.

Bilpin was one of the communities affected by the recent bushfires.

(Image: Getty)

Luke and Poppy tied the knot in the MAFS premiere.

(Image: Channel Nine)

“Bilpin, only 90kms from Sydney, was ravaged by fires just before Christmas. We reached out to owners of Bilpin Resort, Amanda and Steve and their story was incredible,” the post read.

“On 21 December, Amanda and Steve fought to save their property. The Graphic Designer and IT professional prepared as best they could with their limited equipment and garden hoses. Together they stood side-by-side and fought the ferocious fire that almost took the whole town out. By some miracle, they managed to save all things of greatest value.

“Exhausted mentally and physically, they hadn’t eaten for days, they could not speak, could not stand any longer. They succeeded, but if they are going to survive future bushfires, they need to be better equipped.”

In the post, Blue Wealth Property added that it was donating two firefighting pumps and hosekits to help Amanda and Steve be better equipped to future-proof their property.

WATCH: Meet Married At First Sight bride Poppy. Story continues below…

Loading the player...

Bilpin Resort owner Amanda Jones thanked local firefighters for their help.

(Image: Bilpin Resort/ Facebook)

In another post, owner Amanda sang the praises of the local firefighters.

“Thank you Bilpin Rural Fire Brigade . Bloody legends,” Amanda wrote. “We made 2 call outs in 2 days for 2 seperate flare ups and they’ve quickly come to our aid 🙏 …. each moments before we hosted 2 x weddings.”

Meanwhile, images taken by Glenn Bell from The Unknown Drone Guy, provided an aerial view of just how close the wedding venue was to being wiped out.

Burnt auburn trees are a stark contrast to the lush greenery that stands beside them, and acts as a sombre reminder of just how catastrophic the flames had the potential to be.

We’re just glad that such a beautiful property is still standing!

Aerial images show just how close the property came to being wiped out.

(Image: Glenn Bell/ The Unknown Drone Guy)

The owners and local firefighters worked tirelessly to protect the area.

(Image: Glenn Bell/ The Unknown Drone Guy)

For more juicy Married At First Sight 2020 goss and scandals, check these links out below!

Introducing the Married at First Sight 2020 brides and grooms

Get ready for serious stalking: Here’s where to follow all of this year’s Married At First Sight contestants on Instagram

Which Married At First Sight couples from 2019 are actually still together?

Is Married At First Sight real or fake? Let’s examine the evidence

Let the drama begin: We finally know when Married At First Sight 2020 starts

Married At First Sight fans already have a favourite bride for the 2020 season – and we approve!

EXCLUSIVE: Stirring up trouble! Elizabeth Sobinoff is already feuding with new MAFS brides

The explosive pasts from the Married At First Sight 2020 cast revealed!

EXCLUSIVE: Meet Married at First Sight 2020 star Mikey Pembroke’s stunning ex-girlfriend

EXCLUSIVE: Married At First Sight’s Cam and Jules say they’ll “absolutely not” make a cameo next season

Related stories

Unwind and relax with your favourite magazine!

Huge savings plus FREE home delivery