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Amanda Beard: Married - and Expecting!

sign up for the momlogic newsletter Tweet This She's won seven Olympic medals and flaunted her toned figure in magazines from Playboy to PEOPLE's 2008 World's Most Beautiful issue. Now Amanda Beard has two new reasons to celebrate: She just got hitched - and is nearly 5½-months pregnant with her first baby, the swimmer tells PEOPLE exclusively.

"It was absolutely perfect," Beard, 27, says of her May 1 wedding to photographer Sacha Brown, 34, on Wakatobi, an archipelago in the Banda Sea off southeastern Indonesia. "It was stress-free, and super low-key."

The couple said "I do" in a brief sunset ceremony on a private beach at their resort. Presiding over the nuptials was a local elder, and the only witnesses were villagers from the area - none of whom spoke English.

"I've always said, 'I want to get married barefoot on the sand,' " says Beard. And she did. But following local custom, both bride and groom adhered to Muslim tradition and covered much of their bodies for the ceremony. She wore a black, long-sleeved tunic, a sarong and a white veil, while Brown also wore a sarong ("A long, manly sarong," Beard jokes. "He felt he looked like Aladdin!"), a hat - and a sword.

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