Words | Claire Debarre
For our romance-dedicated Love Hub, we chat with loved-up newlyweds - and friends of the brand - to ask all the most pressing questions of their romantic storyline: where did you meet, was it love at first sight… you get the picture.
This week, we chat with Sydney newlyweds Lachie Brycki and Jadé Tunchy. The duo, who you may know from Instagram (racking up over 500K followers together) are a creative couple; Lachie is a model, fitness guru and aspiring actor, while Jadé is a well-known social media influencer.
Here’s Lachie and Jadé’s story.
M.J. Bale: Hi Lachie and Jadé! Congratulations on your wedding. Can you tell us how you both first met?
Lachie Brycki: For sure. I worked on the door of a nightclub in Sydney for many years throughout my 20s. ‘Jad’ came through one night with a friend. We had a brief chat and the rest is history.
MJB: Was it love at first sight?
LB: Ah, I wouldn’t say love at first sight, but absolutely intrigue, infatuation and attraction. She was unlike anyone I’d ever met before and she just exuded this confidence and charisma that was intoxicating. For the next few months at work, I always had my fingers crossed she’d stop by.
MJB: Lachie, what was it about Jadé that made you fall for her?
LB: I think what I love about Jad the most is that she is unapologetically herself and inspires others to be the same. She has taught me a lot about life and myself and I’m always in awe of the person she has become. She keeps me on my toes and always pushes me to be the best version of myself.
MJB: And Jadé, what did you love about Lachie when you first met him?
Jadé Tunchy: When I first met Lachie, it was honestly just a very strong physical attraction. We didn’t get to talk much because he was working on the door at the club I was going into. When I got to know him, I realised that his personality was the reason that I wanted to keep spending time with him. He was charismatic, funny, loyal and a little bit mysterious. I was intrigued from the outset.
MJB: Tell us about the proposal. Where was it? How did it happen? Was it a surprise?
LB: I planned the proposal for a few months beforehand with the help of some of my family and Jad’s mum. I had the ring made overseas by Naveya & Sloane and kept it simple and classic. I proposed at our favourite family getaway spot on the Central Coast. We went out in the morning and I pretended that we had to shoot a job together for a brand we work for (so I could be sneaky and have a camera capture the moment without raising any alarm bells). So, off we went on a beach walk. We found a pretty spot and I set up the camera and did a couple of test shots. After taking a few pretend photos, I clicked the video on the camera and walked back to Jad ready to propose (shitting myself, I might add).
Jad always asks me to tell her five things I love about her, but today I stopped her and said let me tell you five things I love about you. The last thing I said was that I loved knowing that I want to spend the rest of my life with you… will you marry me? We enjoyed the moment together, sat and watched the sea for quite a while and then headed back to my parent’s house where I had Jad’s family surprise her and we celebrated all together for the day. It was perfect and a memory we will both cherish forever.
MJB: Can you tell us a bit about your choice to don M.J. Bale for the wedding? Were you chuffed with the final outcome?
LB: To be honest, it was an easy choice. I’ve never found a better suit than M.J. Bale. I think I’ve been wearing M.J. Bale suits for around five years now and I can honestly say that I feel like a million dollars every time I’m in one! It gives me this huge confidence boost and I feel like I’m wearing my own little suit of armour. I was absolutely stoked with the final outcome and I think the boys looked amazing, too. We kept it simple and classic with a black tux, black bowtie and white pocket square. My groomsmen looked like an army of James Bonds and I’d never seen them scrub up so well. I think the tux look for a wedding is a great choice and there’s just something special about a good, black tuxedo
MJB: Can you both talk to us about the venue for your wedding, where it was, and what was the inspiration? It looked stunning…
JT: Thank you! The venue was Krinklewood Vineyard in the Hunter Valley. I had visited the venue once before and always remembered it as being particularly beautiful. It also had a sort of European vibe which I later found out was because the previous owner was French. I loved that it felt like a sort of magical garden. The landscaping has been done quite thoughtfully and the grounds are always very luscious. They even have a number of peacocks roaming around. It was the first and only venue we saw, we locked it in right away!
MJB: Have you had a honeymoon yet, or any plans for one?
LB: Yeah, we had a little getaway after the big day. We popped up to Noosa for a week and explored the national parks and beaches. We had both never been before and were embarrassed we hadn’t after seeing how beautiful it was. We had a great time and just soaked it all up and enjoyed the love bubble.
MJB: Jadé, you mentioned via Instagram that your wedding day was the best day of your life: can you talk to us about the emotions felt on the day?
JT: It’s hard to capture a day like that in a few words. It was a real feeling of elation. A whirlwind of excitement, a bit of anxiety and a lot of love. I had dreamed of the day since I was young and it turned out to be pretty perfect. We had a tiny bit of rain but apparently that’s good luck and it really didn’t affect much. I felt pretty lucky to be marrying the man of my dreams and that’s really all that mattered. I wish we could do it all again in slow motion because it really does fly by!
MJB: Lastly, does life feel any different for you guys now that you're married, or is it business as usual?
LB: There’s a little something special in the air, but for the most part, it’s business as usual for us. Before getting married there wasn’t much we didn’t do together. We live together, work together, travel together, own a business together and are very much a part of each other’s families. It’s amazing to be married and now share a name, but I’ve felt like we’ve been married for a long time now!