WEDDINGS.

FROM HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEARTS TO A PLAYGROUND PRO­POSAL, THIS BROAD­BEACH WA­TERS COU­PLE CON­TINUE THEIR LOVE STORY

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Gold Coast Eye - - EYE | CONTENTS - PHOTOS: Daniel Chafer, @danielchafer­wed­dings

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.

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