Australian Couple Whose Wedding Proposal ‘Accidentally’ Made Them Social Media Star

Nikki and Jamie Perkins – Melbourne couples who met on age-old social media website MySpace nine years ago now run a successful YouTube channel, followed by a surprising 1.4 million people.

Nikki and Jamie Perkins reveal how they ‘accidentally’ started a YouTube channel followed by 1.4million subscriber

Six years ago I wanted to propose to Nikki… and she used to watch all of those amazing proposal videos online – the ones that go viral,’ Jamie said

With a two-year old daughter, Ava, Nikki was a successful model in New York working for top tier agency IMG at that time, while Jamie was a cinematographer heading towards the realm of music and video production.

My friend filmed it and we uploaded it to YouTube to share with the family,’ he added

Before Ava was born, the duo had accidentally launched a profitable social media account hinged on just a few minutes video clip displaying their unforgettable moment.  

‘It went crazy. And then people in the comments wanted to know who we are – so vlogging came out of that,’

Before Ava was born, the duo had accidentally launched a profitable social media account

“We literally fell into it. It was never a planned thing,’ Jamie told Daily Mail. ‘Six years ago I wanted to propose to Nikki… and she used to watch all of those amazing proposal videos online – the ones that go viral.

Nikki was a successful model in New York working for top tier agency IMG

‘So I knew I needed to do something epic. I created a video that played in Federation Square, and Nikki sat in front of it to watch. My friend filmed it and we uploaded it to YouTube to share with the family,’ he added.

The latest video which focuses on Nikki’s second pregnancy, sees the family challenge themselves to engage in playtime with their daughter Ava

‘It went crazy. And then people in the comments wanted to know who we are – so vlogging came out of that,’ Jamie revealed.

Their wedding video however did go even better with eight million likes – but it has never been about the views for the duo.

Nikki’s baby bump is on full display in the video footage – with Jamie confirming their second daughter is due

‘People assume vloggers are sharing everything but we keep a lot of our life to ourselves. We’re just having fun and it’ll be great to look back in 10-20 years and see what we were doing,’ he further stated. 

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