Pregnant Lauren Brant shares details of her spontaneous wedding to Barry Hall – and reveals it was her terminally ill sister-in-law’s idea to hold it during her ‘last outing’
Laurent Brant has given brand new details on her secret wedding to Barry Hall in a lengthy Instagram post.
The pregnant Hi-5 star, 32, and the former AFL player, 44, tied the knot in a spontaneous ceremony on February 17 – prompted by a suggestion by her dying sister-in-law Sandy.
Uploading footage taken during their drive to the wedding ceremony, Lauren wrote to Instagram: ‘Sandy suggested we all go to the [sunflower] fields for a ‘wedding’ there, so that’s what we made happen,’ wrote the mother-of-two.
‘Everyone was surprised’: Laurent Brant, 32, (left) gave new details about her secret, impromptu wedding to Barry Hall, 44, (right) in a lengthy Instagram post on Sunday
‘As a lover of sunflowers, Sandy had planned on going to the fields that day with her family as her last outing,’ continued Lauren.
‘Sandy asked Tyron & their daughter Allegra to go home to choose me one of her rings for the ‘engagement’ & to get her a dress to wear. Although we were all in the miss-matched clothes we woke up in, Sandy was determined to dress for the occasion, her last ‘occasion.”
‘Her son Connor stayed with her to help her shower & brush her hair. I [texted] the celebrant to head to the sunflowers & Barry and I went to my parents where our boys were.’
‘Sandy had planned on going to the fields that day with her family as her last outing’: The idea to suddenly tie the knot was suggested by Lauren’s terminally ill sister-in-law Sandy (left)
‘We shared the ‘engagement & wedding’ news with Mum & Dad & then FaceTimed my other 2 brothers & sister-in law. Everyone was surprised – but it made total sense to them and they all made themselves available.’
‘We told everyone to just jump in their cars in whatever they were wearing & in a convoy of 6 vehicles, the wedding party made their way to the sunflowers, in the pouring rain!’
‘On the way Barry and I listened to what could be our ‘Wedding Song’ and Barry said he loved the words to ‘All Of Me’ by John Legend’ so that’s what we chose.’
Spur of the moment: ‘We told everyone to just jump in their cars in whatever they were wearing & in a convoy of 6 vehicles, the wedding party made their way to the sunflowers, in the pouring rain!’ Lauren explained
Tragic: Sandra died from bowel cancer on March 4. She was 41
‘We tried to explain what was happening to the boys… but they managed to fit in a little nap instead! Just before we had left the hospital, I called @farm.and.co, where the Sunflowers were – to let them know what had just happened & what was about to happen & I think I just confused them more than anything in my ‘million mile an hour’ explanation.’
‘Luckily EJ arrived before us and ‘set the scene. The cafe had just closed for the day so we were able to use that for the ceremony & stay out of the rain.’
‘Everyone arrived, we gathered, my parents had secretly brought their original wedding rings for us to use & just 2 hours after we got engaged, the elopement ceremony started…’ concluded the TV personality.
Big news: In a candid interview on A Current Affair on Monday, Lauren and Barry announced they are expecting their third son after secretly marrying in February
Sandra, who was terminally ill with bowel cancer, tragically passed away two weeks after the impromptu ceremony.
In a candid interview on A Current Affair on Monday, Lauren and Barry announced they are expecting their third son after secretly marrying in February.
They’re already parents to sons Miller, four, and Houston, two.
Growing the family: The couple are already parents to sons Miller, four, and Houston, two (all pictured)