Brittany Higgins has begun working on her wedding day plans, revealing her invitations to her bridesmaids as she prepares to marry her fiancé David Sharaz.
In an Instagram post Tuesday, she pictured her pretty request tied with a pink bow to her chosen brides who ask, “Will you be my bridesmaid?”
Ms Higgins described the simple white, ivory and black gift boxes as “basic and proud” in the post. No clue was given as to what was inside the four boxes.
The wedding plans come after Sharaz, 32, proposed to Higgins, 30, on New Year’s Eve atop the picturesque Cape Byron Lighthouse in Byron Bay, New South Wales.
The moment was caught exclusively on camera by the Daily Mail Australia, with Ms Higgins holding a bouquet of red roses as Mr Sharaz popped the question.
Brittany Higgins has started working on her wedding day plans, revealing her invitations to her bridesmaids as she prepares to marry her fiancé David Sharaz (pictured together when he proposed on New Year’s Eve )
In an Instagram post on Tuesday, Brittany Higgins pictured her pretty request tied with a pink bow to her chosen brides who ask, “Will you be my bridesmaid?” (in the photo)
Wearing a white shirt, light blue jeans and a cream jacket, Mr Sharaz got down on one knee as he asked Ms Higgins, who was wearing a black dress and beige heels, to marry him.
The couple hugged and kissed when she said yes.
The couple confirmed on social media that they got engaged on New Year’s Day, but no further details of the wedding plans have been released so far.
The couple have been at the center of a media firestorm over Ms Higgins’ rape allegations, and he played a key role in her going public with her claims in 2021.
Mr Sharaz helped arrange the explosive interviews with The Project’s Lisa Wilkinson and news.com.au political reporter Samantha Maiden, who first revealed his claims.
David Sharaz popped the question to Brittany Higgins at the picturesque Cape Byron lighthouse
He gave her a bouquet of red roses and got down on one knee to ask her to marry him.
The couple kissed and hugged when she said yes.
Later, the couple was seen holding hands as they mingled with tourists at the landmark.
Dressed in an elegant black dress, Ms. Higgins proudly wore her new engagement ring.
The former Liberal employee alleged that her colleague Bruce Lehrmann raped her in the Canberra parliamentary office of her defense minister boss Linda Reynolds in 2019.
Mr Lehrmann strenuously denies the claims and his rape trial was dropped in October due to jury misconduct, with the charge later dropped over concerns about Ms Higgins’ mental health.
Sharaz had been by his side every day he attended court for the Lehrmann trial.
Two weeks before they became engaged, Ms Higgins won a $2.5 million payment from the Commonwealth for treatment she received after coming forward with her rape allegations.
And in February, Sharaz quit his radio job with Southern Cross Austereo and the couple moved into a new rented house on Queensland’s Gold Coast.
The move came just days after Senator Reynolds launched legal action against her over two of her tweets that she said were defamatory.
Bruce Lehrmann (pictured) recently broke his silence in a television interview two years after Brittany Higgins accused him of raping her at Parliament House. He denies the accusation
Last week, the senator also sent Ms Higgins a notice of concern, which precedes a defamation action, over an Instagram Story alleging that her former boss was “harassing” her in the media.
An ACT Board of Inquiry, similar to a Royal Commission, was set up to investigate and prosecute Mr Lehrmann, revealing a bitter rift between police and prosecutors over the rape case.
The inquiry, chaired by Walter Sofronoff KC, concluded the evidentiary hearing in June and its findings are expected to be published at the end of July.
There has also been a political dispute over whether labor ministers, including Katy Gallagher and Tanya Plibersek, knew in advance about Ms Higgins’s rape claims.
Senator Gallagher’s role as finance minister in quickly settling Ms Higgins’ compensation claim against the Commonwealth has also come under scrutiny.
For now though, all those worries have been replaced with plans for the wedding day. Final date and venue details have yet to be revealed publicly.