Yellow Wiggle Emma Watkins and purple Wiggle Lachy Gillespie tied the knot over the weekend in Bowral, New South Wales and all The Wiggles were there to help them celebrate!
Over 200 friends and family attended the couple’s ceremony on Saturday, held at Hopewood House in Bowral in NSW’s Southern Highlands, including The Wiggles themselves.
Both original and current Wiggle members were in attendance, apart from original Wiggle Greg Page who couldn’t make the date due to prior commitments.
Fellow Red Wiggle Simon Pryce had the honour of being one of Lachy’s groomsmen and Blue Wiggle Anthony Field was there playing the bagpipes for Emma as she arrived and left the ceremony, along with other bagpipers from his regiment from his army days.
Being part of the children’s group themselves and the reason they met, the pair decided to incorporate subtle elements of the Wiggles into the ceremony.
Both Emma and Lachy’s wedding rings have Emma’s Wiggles’ signature bow engraved in them and each are set with nine rubies, to signify the date of their wedding. Their wedding cake also had a nod to The Wiggles, with Emma’s signature bow made from icing and a pale yellow and purple used to signify their Wiggles colours.
Special guest Ben Elton wrote the lyrics for a song that Lachy surprised Emma with during speeches later in the evening.
After a huge dinner full of special performances, poems and speeches, the guests danced long into the night with music by The John Field 10 piece band, led by John Field, brother of Blue Wiggle Anthony and Wiggles MD and ex-frontman of The Cockroaches Paul Field.
With so many talented musicians in the room, different guests came up to perform, including Paul Field, original red Wiggle Murray Cook and the groom himself, WAPAA graduate Lachy Gillespie.
Lachy credits seeing Emma for the first time as his favourite part of the big day.
“Seeing Emma was the most magical moment of my life. Everything else just seemed to melt away,” he said.
Emma walked down the aisle in an elegant ivory ‘vintage meets contemporary’ gown by Australian designer Suzanne Harward and a diamond headpiece by milliner Viktoria Novak – could you blame the guy?
For Emma, she summed up their wedding with just a few short words.
“Lachy. Love. Laughter. The best day of my life.”
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