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Anthea and Lyndon: The Couple Who Capture

“We can give something valuable to people that they can’t give to themselves.” Creative Canberrans Anthea and Lyndon believe that wedding photos and videos should provide an emotional connection to the day, rather than simply being a record of what happened and who was there. “Traditionally, events at a wedding were filmed continuously from a […]

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Laura’s Wedding: Choosing Vendors

Picking vendors for your wedding can be a tricky process. Finding that perfect venue, photographer or hair stylist is so often about relying on word of mouth than it is picking it out of a magazine. Here, in the second part of her wedding series, Laura Edwards reveals how she found her wedding vendors, and […]

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A mural of love: Luke’s unique proposal

If men all over Canberra are now feeling pressured to come up with an original way to propose to their girlfriends, they can look no further than Luke Gemmill. The Mix 106.3 producer has set the bar for all future proposals, surprising his girlfriend, Vanessa, with a personalised wall mural in Dickson with the help […]

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Her wedding: Confessions of a celebrant

From accidentally being kissed by the bride to having a horse on the guest list, Canberra wedding celebrant Dr Alice Roughley has seen it all. “A celebrant’s life is full of variety, and in my nine years of performing ceremonies, I have to admit I’ve never really had a dull day,” Alice says. “Being a […]

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Laura’s Wedding: Changing religion for love

             For the first of this three-part series, we asked our journalist and bride-to-be Laura Edwards to talk about her decision to have an adult baptism for love. Most wedding preparations are fairly similar for each bride – locking in a venue, searching for the perfect dress, finding a photographer. I […]

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The wonder of winter weddings

 There’s something almost magical about a winter wedding – a white dress against a crisp blue sky, couples cuddling together for warmth, red wine, candles glowing… Ok, so I may be a little biased (I’m having a winter wedding myself) but the more I think about it, the more I’m convinced a winter wedding has […]

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No-one likes a Henzilla

Your guide to organising a fabulous Hen’s part-ay Penis straws at the ready: Your bestie is now sporting a rock that resembles a disco ball and a smile a mile wide. She’s getting hitched! You want to plan a classy, fun and spectacular evening without sending your pals broke and earning the nickname Henzilla. I’ve […]

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‘One Fine Day’ in Canberra

As a bride to be, I’ll admit I’ve probably spent way too much time in the wee hours of the night on Pinterest, Instagram and bridal websites. It starts innocently enough; an Inspo pic here, a recommendation there—then out of the blue it morphs into a full-blown obsession, adding extra stress to what should be […]

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Real Weddings: Jessica Dixon

The seasons have shifted from summer to autumn and with it one of the most beautiful backdrops for weddings in Canberra —the turning of the leaves before they fall during the colder months. Today, we kick off the first in a brand new ‘Real Weddings’ series for HerCanberra, where local brides share the details of […]

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Wedding at dusk

Her Wedding series: a venue by the water

With its striking architecture and sweeping views of Lake Burley Griffin, the National Museum of Australia is the “perfect choice” for brides and grooms this wedding season, says Broadbean Catering’s Anthony Barhoush. “So many people who come to visit the space remark on how unique it is,” Anthony says. “People love that it’s right on […]

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