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.
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.