You know that Pinterest board you’ve been using for the last six years to plan your “perfect” wedding? Well, you can throw it all away because Polly Gibson and Joe Minogue just took the cake with their big day, WedFest, and it’ll make you rethink every wedding plan you’ve ever made.
The British couple, who both have Down Syndrome, tied the knot at Brewerstreet Farmhouse this past May. But it was far from your “typical” wedding, and the Internet is pretty much obsessed with every bit of it. With the help of their family and 200 guests, Polly and Joe’s WedFest was definitely the occasion of their dreams—and ours too.
“The main things that made our wedding different are that we both have Down’s Syndrome,” Polly told told Rock N Roll Bride.
The celebration was full of everything they love, which included a unicorn throne, a cake that was more sprinkles than anything, a red carpet isle, singing waiters, colorful balloon and floral decorations, and of course, LOTS of dancing.
“We both love to sing and dance and we chose our favorite songs to play,” Polly explained. “Joe and his brothers walked down the red carpet to ‘You’ve Got a Friend in Me’ and I walked down the red carpet to ‘When You Wish Upon a Star.’ Before the vows, we played ‘I Do, I Do, I Do’ with our guests accompanying on kazoos! We danced to ‘Come What May’ just before we exchanged rings. Our going out song when we were scattered with confetti was ‘I’m a Believer.’”
The couple, who first met eight years ago as students attending Central Sussex College, were “instantly attracted to each other.”
Polly’s mother, Janet Gibson, says that the couple shares an amazing connection.
“They constantly check on each other, help each other, are very kind and thoughtful with each other,” she said. “Polly is the bossy one, Joe is more down to earth. He adores her. They are totally at ease with each other and they each respect the other.”
Polly says she hopes their love story will inspire other couples with special needs.
“My advice to other couples, especially to young adults with special needs, is to live the dream, believe in yourselves and that anything can be possible.”