Australian country star Kasey Chambers married her long-term love SHANE NICHOLSON on Saturday (17DEC05).

The NOT PRETTY ENOUGH hitmaker, 29, wed the singer/songwriter in jeans and no shoes in the back garden of their Avoca, New South Wales, home, providing a surprise for friends and family, who thought they were attending an engagement party.

Chamber enthuses, ""I can't explain how happy we are. It really was my dream wedding.

"The whole night was so casual but special for both of us and we look forward to spending our first Christmas together as husband and wife."