Brownlow Medal winner Patrick Cripps nervous about upcoming nuptials

Brownlow Medal winner Patrick Cripps admits that he’s incredibly nervous about his ‘big wedding’ to fiancée Monique Fontana

2022 Brownlow Medal winner Patrick Cripps revealed on Thursday that his upcoming wedding is making him more nervous than Brownlow night did.

The Carlton captain, 27, is set to marry his longtime partner Monique Fontana in December after a nine-month engagement.

The AFL star told the Herald Sun the extravagant wedding they have planned gives him the jitters.

2022 Brownlow Medal winner Patrick Cripps revealed on Thursday that his upcoming wedding to Monique Fontana (pictured together) is making him more nervous than Brownlow night did

2022 Brownlow Medal winner Patrick Cripps revealed on Thursday that his upcoming wedding to Monique Fontana (pictured together) is making him more nervous than Brownlow night did

‘There’s about 200 people on the guest list, so it’s going to be a big wedding. I was nervous on Brownlow night but I think I’ll be more nervous on the wedding night,’ he said.

The pair announced their engagement in March in joint Instagram posts and quickly received hundreds of well wishes.

The lovebirds will be holding their big day at a lavish venue in Cripps’ home state of Western Australia.

They announced their engagement in March in joint Instagram posts and quickly received hundreds of well wishes. Pictured: The couple at the Brownlow Medal in Melbourne on Sunday

They announced their engagement in March in joint Instagram posts and quickly received hundreds of well wishes. Pictured: The couple at the Brownlow Medal in Melbourne on Sunday

It follows Patrick winning the 2022 Brownlow Medal on Sunday night and then celebrating by sharing a romantic kiss with Monique.

The Carlton star swept his fiancé into his arms after his name was called out at the event at Crown Casino in Melbourne. 

After Patrick gave his speech, the couple posed proudly together as the footballer showed off his medal.

Patrick won the 2022 Brownlow Medal on Sunday night and then celebrated it by sharing a romantic kiss with Monique

Patrick won the 2022 Brownlow Medal on Sunday night and then celebrated it by sharing a romantic kiss with Monique

Cripps pipped bookmakers’ favourite Lachie Neale to the prestigious award by a single vote.

The Blues skipper received 29 votes, one more than Neale, to become the first Carlton player to receive the Brownlow Medal since Chris Judd in 2010 and the sixth in the club’s history.

In an epic finish, he secured three votes in the final game of the season, which allowed him to pip Neale to the post with the star midfielder polling just one vote.

Cripps said their lavish wedding ceremony in Western Australia will have about 200 guests including both their families and friends from on and off the field

Cripps said their lavish wedding ceremony in Western Australia will have about 200 guests including both their families and friends from on and off the field 

Cripps pipped bookmakers' favourite Lachie Neale (pictured) to the prestigious award by a single vote

Cripps pipped bookmakers’ favourite Lachie Neale (pictured) to the prestigious award by a single vote

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