FROM HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEARTS TO A PLAYGROUND PROPOSAL, THIS BROADBEACH WATERS COUPLE CONTINUE THEIR LOVE STORY
THE COUPLE: Harley De Campo, 26, hair dresser and Brandon Els, 28, creative director
THE LOVE STORY: “High school sweethearts man!” Brandon says. “We got together in Year 12. I used to seduce her by taking advantage of her bad balance and pushing her into bushes. The romantic Grade 12 way of course.” Thankfully, the proposal was a little more romantic than the courtship, with a very nervous Brandon popping the question in Melbourne. “After having a romantic dinner in Flinders, we took a (very long) walk along the city riverfront, where I probably proposed in my head around 17 times by the time I managed to get the words out. Somehow it ended up in front of a playground, so I had a couple of kids witness the whole thing.”
THE BIG DAY: September 28, with the ceremony and reception at Osteria, Casuarina. “The morning was just as special as the rest of the day spending all that time with your closest people while the nerves and the excitement build,” Harley says. Brandon, ever the creative, was focused on the photos. “We had to walk
THE SOUNDTRACK: The couple’s wedding song was Michael Bublé’s version of Be My Baby. Brandon walked into the reception to the musical stylings of Dr Dre and the wedding party was entertained by Geed Up.
THE DRESS: “It was from a gorgeous little dressmaker up in South Brisbane called Blue Jade, who was a pleasure to work with,” Harley says.
THE DETAILS: “The photographer was fantastic, and able to catch all the love during the day, not just between us but also our family and friends,” Harley says. “A big thank you to Moss and Stone for floral arrangements that were to die for.”
through what seemed to be a rubbish dump in the middle of the paperbark trees to get ‘the photo’. It was hilarious watching all the girls complain about how nasty it was. To be fair, it was pretty rough out there, and I’m pretty sure one of them sprained her ankle. But totally worth it for the photo.” Brandon says seeing his bride walk down the aisle was the best part of the day.