What I wore – S & V’s wedding – 25th August 2012

What a lovely day for a Canberra wedding!  Cool yet crisp blue skies, my beautiful friends S. and V. chose the perfect day to tie the knot!  They had a 2 part wedding.  V. is Vietnamese and the day started off with an intimate Vietnamese tea ceremony where both bride and groom wore the traditional Vietnamese silk outfits.  Now I know every bride looks a million bucks on her big day but V. is hands down the most breath-taking bride I have ever seen, her ao dai hugged her body perfectly and her hair and makeup was immaculate, S. is a very luck man indeed.

Photo credits:
Photography by David Robertson
Hair by Pasha Peyrovi
Makeup by good friend and uber talented Shanti Grace

I chose to wear a mustard maxi dress by Rodeo Show.  I bought this pre-loved off eBay for around $20 though it RRP’s for $219.  As the weather was still very chilly (sub10 degrees) I wore some fleecy tights underneath my dress as well as a tailored white blazer (Valleygirl).


  • Choker necklace from Mango – $19
  • Beige pumps from KMart – $15
  • Cuffs from Diva – $25
  • Clutch by Marc Jacobs
  • Belt by Sheike – $49

For wedding part II, V. walked down the aisle in a traditional western ceremony in a gorgeous mermaid dress, corseted across the body and fanning out from below her hips.  She was certainly a vision and seemed a lot more relaxed.  Later on she told me that it was Part I that had the most meaning for her and caused her the most anxiety!

For Part II I changed into a shorter cocktail dress with 3/4 sleeves.  I did attempt to find a floor length evening dress so that I could hide my fleecy tights under it again however I had no luck.  To keep warm I wore a toasty faux fur coat from Target (on sale for $20).  Shoes by Siren, ankle cuffs from Alice Be Curious.

I do love a good wedding (even if I chose not to have one of my own) and it’s very re-affirming to watch couples making the life commitment to each other and stepping out into the world to start the next chapter of their lives hand in hand.  All the love and happiness of the day is so infectious and I wish the newlyweds the best of luck as Mr and Mrs!

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