Couple goes viral for $500 wedding, including $47 dress

by | Love & Relationships

A content creator made her wedding go viral.

LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles couple is now a viral sensation after spending only $500 on their wedding day.

Joel and Kiara Brokenbrough met back in 2016 in Vegas and kept in touch on social media. The two reconnected in 2018, and began dating shortly afterwards. The couple said they both connected over their spirituality, and were engaged for one month before getting married on February 12, 2022.

“It was so refreshing being at that wedding, seeing her and seeing how much we thought of us, how much we wanted this to happen so for it to happen was a dream come true,” said Joel.

Their original plan was to have a courthouse wedding because they knew they did not have much time to plan, but Kiara wanted something different.

“I was like we should do an elopement with family and then I thought of that place [Angeles Crest Highway] and then I said let me see if it can happen and did my research and it could,” said Kiara.

Kiara had driven through the Angeles Crest Highway area years prior heading to a concert with friends and remembered it as a place she wanted to get married. The couple did not need to purchase a public permit because their guest count was under 75 people. The couple only invited 30 to 40 relatives and close friends.

“Our village is strong. People paid to fly out here to come to a wedding, and they knew if they wanted food and drinks, it’s available for purchase, and they knew that,” said Kiara. “I didn’t hear anyone complain.”

The couple’s biggest expense was an arch for the background that cost around $200. The couple’s loved ones chipped in for some items like flowers and a cake. Their reception was held at Misty’s Lounge in Ontario. They did not have a reservation, but the group went to the lounge as soon as it opened, and guests paid for their own food and drinks. Kiara spent $47 on her wedding dress from Shein, and Joel spent about $100 total on his suit from Boohoo online.

“If I want to go out, I can still wear the pants, the vest, and the bowtie if need be,” said Joel.

“Couples need to realize that the wedding is about the bride and the groom, first and foremost. It’s not about the people who attend or who is invited,” said Joel.

The couple said they did not want to go into debt prior to marriage, and hope their wedding day inspires other couples to save money.

“Don’t let a budget stop you from marrying that person. If you feel like you need to get married, let our wedding be a sign to you that it doesn’t take all that and it can definitely happen,” said Kiara.

Kissy's Thoughts

If she likes it, good for her. However, I am not impressed. People these days are all about not having their dreams if it will save them time, growth or a couple of bucks.

The thing about Dream Life Manifestation is that it requires you to change who you are and your belief system in order to get what you want.

Most people in this world are so happy to proudly settle for less. They find more joy in the people who settled than they do in the people who actually figured it out. Which is understandable because figuring out how to live in a mansion seems unobtainable but everyone can do a $500 wedding.

Ultimately even though so many people are willing to settle for less, they still can’t even manifest that less…. Hence why so many people are still single. It has nothing to do with money.

The true gold in this story is that Kiara is a social media manager and content creator, and hopes to become a full-time content creator.

The couple documented their entire journey on social media and that journey can be found on Kiara’s Instagram page, Youtube page and Tiktok.

Now that the story has gone viral Kiara will get more views, more followers and more money. CONTENT CREATION is the name of the game.

Kiara’s brilliance in getting you to pay her attention, root for her, finding real love, and looking that good in a $47 wedding dress, is the true gold in this story. She found love and made her business successful at the same time.