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Candice and Michal’s Autumn Morning Wedding

HerCanberra Team

What started with an impromptu movie date for Candice and Michal evolved into a heartfelt Californian proposal and a breakfast wedding bright and early at Pialligo Estate.

Candice relives the day in this gorgeous ‘real wedding’.

GETTING READY

I got my makeup and hair done at the The Lab in Braddon (makeup by the amazing Telisa and hair by the talented Lexi). I am fortunate that my sister is one of the partners and really went above and beyond to make my day relaxed and special.

THE DRESS

I really dislike shopping so the thought of going from wedding dress shop to wedding dress shop was very stressful for me. One lovely Sunday I was having lunch with my Mum and sisters in Manuka and wandered into Momento. I thought that I wanted a relaxed vintage lace type dress, but after trying on two it didn’t really have the impact/feel I wanted.

Then the owner picked out a dress for me that I had eyed off, but didn’t think I would be able to pull off, and I tried it on. As soon as I stepped out of the change room I knew it was ‘the one’. It was an off-white Camilla & Marc off the shoulder crepe dress with a slit up with back. It was boho meets 1950s understated elegance, which is exactly me.

WHY A MORNING WEDDING?

I have always been a morning person, and somehow I managed to make Michal into one too. Going out for breakfast is our favourite thing to do, so being able to share that on such a special day was a dream for us. I also felt that a morning wedding would reduce the stress of anticipation and make it more casual.

CEREMONY

Walking down the aisle to the phenomenal voice of Kim Yang singing Michal’s and my song (Lana Del Ray’s Video Games) and having guests hand me flowers that built my bouquet was something really special (a superb idea given to us by the celebrant, Carol Moon).

RECEPTION

Pialligo Estate is renowned for its beauty and amazing food.

Michal is in the Architecture industry so the fact that the Pavilions are beautifully designed suited the elegant-but-casual aesthetic that we were going for. Also, the wedding coordinator was extremely excited to cater for a breakfast wedding and very encouraging of the idea (she totally got our idea of breakfast with cocktails).

The cocktails, particularly the espresso martini, were phenomenal and the flowers were beyond my wildest dreams—I have no idea how Larissa styled it so exceptionally. The cake was fantastic, and we had a hilarious ‘finally’ as the topper. The atmosphere was typical wedding – everyone with huge smiles and love flowing.

 

 

 

THE LITTLE DETAILS

PHOTOGRAPHER Lux & Us

CELEBRANT Carol Moon

BRIDE’S DRESS Camilla and Marc from Momento

FLOWER CROWN Lady Larissa

BRIDE’S SHOES Escala in Manuka

JEWELLERY Solitaire Jewellers

GROOM’S SUITS Aquila

HAIR Lexi Bannister

MAKEUP Telisa Orzelek at The Lab

FLOWERS Lady Larissa

VENUE Pialligo Estate

CAKE Sweetzee creations

SINGER Kim Yang

STATIONERY Shenton & Thrello

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