INSTALOVE TURNS INTO A WEDFESTIVAL
It all started when Brooke‘s colleague told her, he had met a “male version” of her self and sent her Chris‘s Instagram details. The ‘InstaLove’ developed into an inseparable relationship and had a happy ending celebrated in a “Wedfestival” Coachella themed wedding.
HOW THEY MET
I had finished working on a site in Western Australia and had moved to Sydney. Two months after I had moved a work college contacted me to let me know he had just met the male version of me! He sent me his Instagram details and told me to contact him, which I refused to do. This friend was also insisting Chris get in contact with me.
Eventually we became social media friends, silently following each other on Instagram, with an occasional heart here or there for each other’s photographs.
One day I shared quite a personal post about my past struggles, and things I have overcome in life to be where I am today. Chris read it and his heart said “I need to meet this girl!” He sent me such a lovely message the day he read the post that he melted my heart and we began to message daily. Over the course of a month we began to talk on the phone and eventually it became daily Facetime calls. My Dad worked on the same site as Chris and met him before I did; I still remember the day he phoned to give me his stamp of approval. We have been inseparable since the day we finally met in person. – Brooke.
It was at sunrise at Sealy Lookout in Coffs Harbour on Good Friday. It was followed by a weekend of romantic activities which included staying at the gorgeous Establishment Hotel in Sydney and watching Tash Sultana live. We had three whole days to ourselves in our little bubble of love before we announced the proposal to anyone. – Brooke
Coachella was our initial inspiration. We wanted the two days to feel like a festival, a celebration. To be honest, we didn’t want anything to feel like a Wedding. Initially, we both weren’t even interested in having a cake. It had to be outdoors and natural. – Brooke
It was actually later in the evening, I stepped back and I saw all the glittery faces around me, every single one of our guests was smothered in glitter and I just smiled. It warmed my heart to see everyone had embraced our vision, however different and weird it was, and everyone joined in and for two days they were free spirits with us. – Brooke
Enjoy the wedding planning process, savour it. This is a time that really reveals you and your partners ability to work together. I was working on a remote mine site for 10 months of our planning period while Chris was travelling, working/surfing in Chile and we still planned our perfect wedding. – Brooke
Wedding Dress @AnnaCampbellBridal
Ceremony & Reception Venue @TheWoodsFarm
Bride’s Shoes @WindsorSmith
Bridal Accessories @_Mimco
Bridesmaids Dresses @ShonaJoy_
Groom’s Suit @ZaraMan