An Aussie Love Story: Outback Inspiration

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This Aussie couple was destined to be together from the age of 9, and you'll love this story of their engagement!

We all remember that iconic QANTAS ad from 1999 that featured 100 children in Australian locations singing “I Still Call Australia Home”. Even as a 4 year old I remember it. Well now that ad just got even better.

Paul Van Der Toorren and Elysia Simons met as 9 year olds in front of Uluru as young singers, and now 17 years later they are engaged to be married.

Van Der Tooren set up a sneaky engagment surprise with QANTAS and Channel 9 to pop the question to his partner of 7 years.

With a backdrop of the stunning Australian outback and Uluru at sunset, Van Der Toorren struggled to hold back tears as Simons agreed to be his wife.

This destination engagement has inspired us! Could Uluru be the location of your Australian wedding? Check out the photos below of couples who tied the knot in front of the rock!


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