Wood, 35, picked the scientific sales rep from Perth over 27 year old communications assistant Lana, in the season finale.
This year there was no marriage proposal, but he did offer a ring and told her he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her.
“I feel like now is just the beginning for Snezana and I, and I can definitely see us spending the rest of our lives together,” the children’s fitness instructor said.
His choice followed a finale with two dates and both girls meeting his family. In keeping with the show’s format Sam Wood kept viewers guessing until the end, with intimate dates and conflicting emotions across the episode.
In the end he said his decision was “following his heart” no matter where it led him.
Snezana was the first girl he had met in the season premiere, while Lana was one of several intruders.
“I have found true love and it feels amazing. It feels better than anything in the world,” said Macedonian-born Snezana.
Lana, from Sydney, said, “I think I am feeling a little bit numb right now. To fall for someone so quickly and so intensely, and then it all be cut off so quickly, is really quite painful. I am sad that it’s over because I feel like it could have been the start. But it’s the end.”
TEN’s third season has been its most successful so far, with excellent ratings and media coverage. A fourth season is now casting, while spin-off series The Bachelorette begins next week.