Shannon, who is a pilot in Australian military, has been given a special permission to wear his uniform on the wedding day. Interestingly Christy's grandfather was also in the military when he got married, and was wearing his uniform on his wedding day. The couple was able to create grandparents portrait.
Shannon and Christy met on a night out with their friends at a place called The Albert in Tamworth. Christy had just moved back to the area, and Shannon was there for a course. As soon as they met, there was an instant connection, and as they continued to bump into each other they decided to arrange to spend some time together when Shannon asked Christy on a sushi date, which was to be the first of many. Shannon thought the relationship was doomed because he had to move to Perth for work, but when he asked Christy if she wanted to come with him, she didn’t hesitate to say yes, and from then on they knew they were supposed to be together.