A couple got married in the nude with strangers as their guests after disapproving family refused to attend the naturist wedding.
Jeff Adams, 54, and partner Sue Adams, 47, tied the knot in their birthday suits and say they weren’t disappointed that relatives stayed away.
Sue wore only a veil, blue garter and white sandals while Jeff bared all apart from flipflops and a floral buttonhole stuck onto his bare chest.
British-born Jeff Adams and New Zealand partner Sue were married in a heart-shaped garden in a naturist resort Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, in April.
Sue and Jeff said they were not worried relatives stayed away from the naked ceremony (Photo: Caters News Agency)
And the grandparents-of-six said they were determined to have a naturist wedding – even though it meant the the unusual ceremony was held in front of complete strangers.
Mum-of-three and bakery worker Sue, who lives in the Northern Gold Coast in Queensland, said: “This was my chance to have the wedding I wanted, because the first time I got married I hated the day.
“For me it is supposed to be one of the happiest days of your life, but it wasn’t because it wasn’t the wedding I wanted. I was so uncomfortable and it was not my perfect day at all.
“It didn’t upset me in the slightest that family and friends didn’t come. For many years my life revolved around doing and being and saying what everyone else wanted me to and I’ve grown out of that now.
“The wedding was all about Jeff and I and our relationship and that was how it should be. If people didn’t like it, we really didn’t care.
“It was definitely a huge weight off my mind not to worry about having to find a wedding dress. I’m not a big shopper so as long as I had the ring I didn’t care about anything else – and not having to buy a dress was definitely a bonus.
“It was a beautiful day.”
Dad-of-one and metal and fabrication worker Jeff added: “Apart from a couple of friends and the couple who run the resort there was no one there we knew – nearly everyone was a stranger or just an acquaintance.
“But we were quite happy with that – we didn’t want all the traditional big wedding rigmarole, we wanted to do something for us.
“We were quite open with our friends and families about how it would work and told them they could come if they wanted to. It was their choice which we completely understood.
“Despite none of our family attending, we were perfectly happy with our wedding the way it was.
“We had both had similar wedding experiences before where they were completely governed by what family wanted and we wanted to do something for ourselves this time.
“All the reaction to our wedding when we’ve told people has been positive – we haven’t had any negative reactions at all. People did want to come but were too scared of their own bodies.
“The first time I went nude it was a bit freaky and the hardest part is getting naked in the first place, but once you do it, it feels perfectly normal and natural.”
New Zealand-born Sue and Jeff, who was born in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, met online in 2015 and discovered they were living just 20 minutes apart in rural Queensland.
After three and a half months together they visited a nudist beach together Byron Bay, New South Wales, before holidaying at a naturist resort in Europe, Croatia, in June 2016.
And when Jeff proposed during a trip to Eagle View Naturist Retreat in Rockmount, Toowoomba, in October 2016 they decided to have their wedding there.
The couple tied the knot this April and apart from several friends and the couple who owned the retreat they knew none of the attendees.
Jeff and Sue stayed in the buff for the duration of the ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception and even had nude cake toppers crafted out of fondant icing.
A licensed marriage celebrant – Mandeep Sandhu from Gum Leaf Weddings – carried out the legally-binding ceremony and was the only guest in attendance to stay clothed.
The couple, who are now planning a trip to the USA this summer for their honeymoon, are also part-time nudists around their home.