EXCLUSIVE: Tom Burgess and Tahlia Giumelli to FINALLY tie the knot after big day was repeatedly delayed due to Covid – with Russell Crowe a star guest and brothers Sam, Luke and twin George to be groomsmen
- Tahlia Giumelli and Tom Burgess to wed in a private beachside location
- The couple have pushed their nuptials back several times
- The last slated date was December 11 but Tom earlier tested positive for Covid
- All of the Burgess brothers will attend with Sam to serve as best man
- Russell Crowe is amongst the VIP’s who have RSVP’d to the event
- The couple have opted for an outdoor service and a reception at nearby hotel
- Giumelli recently celebrated Barbie-themed hen’s party
- Their two young daughters Sophie, 3, and Elodie, 1, to be included in service
NRL power couple Tahlia Giumelli and Tom Burgess have finally locked in their wedding date after months of pandemic postponements – with brother Sam tipped to be best man.
Daily Mail Australia can confirm the couple will tie the knot in a waterfront park ceremony with friends and family.
Sources close to the pair confirmed the service will finally go ahead and that all of the Burgess brothers – including SAS winner Sam – will have roles to play in the proceedings.
The NRL glamour couple have been forced to postpone on a number of occasions
Tom and Tahlia to say ‘I do’ at a romantic park service this Friday
It’s understood lifelong Souths fan and close family friend Russell Crowe has also RSVP’d to the event along with a large Souths contingent both past and present.
The confirmation follows several major setbacks for the young parents who share two daughters together – Sophie, 3, and Elodie, 1.
The couple were forced to postpone their nuptials on several occasions and were forced to ditch their most recent set of wedding plans in December after Tom contracted Covid-19 during a holiday to Byron Bay.
Model Tahlia, 29, recently revealed on Instagram that the wedding would ‘definitely go ahead’ in early 2022 after recently celebrating her Barbie-themed Hen’s party.
Tahlia shared a video and several photos of herself and a girlfriend making name cards for wedding guests adding the caption; ‘Progress’.
Sources have told Daily Mail Australia the intimate ceremony will take place in a ‘picturesque waterfront park’ and that the couple’s children may also play a role in proceedings.
The couple first met in 2016 and announced their engagement in 2019
Tahlia and Tom will celebrate their nuptials with friends at an undisclosed Sydney hotel
The Burgess family were all reunited for a rare reunion which Sam shared on Instagram
Additional guests will then be welcomed at a nearby hotel for an evening of ‘socially distanced’ celebrations to be attended by a who’s who of the sport and fashion world.
It’s understood Sam will attend the nuptials of his youngest brother with the retired NRL great rumoured to be preparing for a possible maiden boxing bout next month.
Word has it the former South Sydney Rabbitohs star will take on fellow retired hard man Paul Gallen in fight organised by Tim Tszyu’s promoters No Limit boxing, with the winner to walk away with $1million.
Long-time Burgess confidante Russell Crowe will be in attendance along with best man Sam
Crowe is among the guests who have RSVP’d for the oft-postponed wedding
It’s understood the promoters approached Burgess following his dominant performance on Channel 7’s SAS: Australia, which the ex-Souths skipper took out easily back in October 2021.
It was a redemptive performance by the embattled footy star who has been embroiled in a messy, dragged-out split from ex-wife-turned aspiring influencer Phoebe Burgess.
However Sam continues to provide financially for their children Poppy, 4, and William, 2, of whom he also shares custody.
Tom and Tahlia, meanwhile, first announced their postponement of their original wedding plans back in July following two years of intricate planning.
‘With another wave of Covid hitting NSW our priority is and always will be the safety of our family and friends,’ Tahlia write on social media.
‘I have no doubt when it happens it will be just as amazing. Really feel for all the brides who have had to do the same. But right now a wedding didn’t seem like a number one priority’.
The couple announced their engagement on New Year’s Eve in 2019, after three years of dating.