Happy ending for couple engaged at festival
Dallas and Lucy Harema's romance reads like an old-fashioned
love story spiced up with a flash mob proposal at the World Buskers
Now married, the most ambitious plans the pair have for this
year's festival is to finally see The Boy With Tape on His Face
Dallas Harema met Lucy Ferris just before the February 2011
earthquake. They were on the same counsellor training course.
Two years later, his proposal was filmed by The Press and went
viral on YouTube.
Harema works as a counsellor/social worker at a Youth Justice
Residence and Ferris runs a children's trust.
It took about two weeks for Dallas to organise his proposal when
the time came.
''I saw something similar on YouTube about four years before,
and I thought if I was ever going to propose, that'd be how I did
it,'' Dallas said.
A day's entertainment at last year's festival was the perfect
He organised a choreographer and a troupe of volunteers from
Lucy's trust to do the dance. A couple of practice runs, and
the stage was set.
''It was all totally normal to me on the day,'' Ferris said.
''We usually go to the festival. I didn't think anything was
Even when her friends from the trust started dancing to Bruno
Mars' Marry You in the Re:Start Mall, she didn't click.
''You just don't assume it's for you,'' she said.
Fortunately, she said yes. Six months later, wedding bells
rang at Christ's College.
The pair were meant to be the first couple married at the
Cardboard Cathedral, but construction delays had them relocated to
The bride wore fur and the groom dressed in blue and tan for the
July wedding. A reception at Rossendale and photos in the central
city set the mood for the young couple.
At the wedding, family members sang along to Bruno Mars once
again, with the lyrics changed to suit Harema and Ferris.
''It was such an awesome day,'' Ferris said.
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