Branka Delic and Gonzalo "Gonzo" Claderia of Berowra started an online campaign featuring a Facebook page called, "Bon Jovi, Walk Me Down the Aisle," and the couple's quest to have the "Livin' on a Prayer" singer attend their wedding was reported by their local newspaper, the Hornsby Advocate, and their plea then received international media attention, The Hornsby Advocate reported Tuesday.
Delic, who knew Bon Jovi would he playing in Las Vegas just hours after her wedding and planned the nuptials at the same Elvis chapel where the musician got married, said she did not receive a response until her wedding day. She said he was having her hair and makeup done when she received a call saying a limousine was on its way to take her to meet Bon Jovi at the chapel.
Delic said there was another limo waiting when she and Claderia arrived at the chapel.
"I said to Gonzo, 'if this is some sick joke I am going to cry'. Then I saw his silhouette in the limo. He got out and said, 'Hey you look beautiful,'" she said.
"There were all these other brides there and you should have seen the looks on their faces. He walked me down the aisle and he was trying to give me to Gonz but I wouldn't let go. I didn't cry because I didn't want to ruin my make-up and look awful," she said.
Claderia praised Bon Jovi for helping he and his bride on their wedding day. He said the rock star made small talk about his own family and wedding day.
"Apart from Branka being a stalker and kissing him, not letting go, it was all great,'' he said. "He shook my hand and wished me well.''