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Julia & Michael's Glamorous Canberra Wedding


Real Weddings • 4th December 2016
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We absolutely love seeing weddings from our readers around the world, and today's gem comes all the way from Canberra, Australia. Julia and Michael had a traditional wedding in the most spectacular of Cathedrals followed by a glamorous black tie dinner at one of Australia's most prestigious universities. 

Julia said that she was aiming for "old fashioned gold glamour with romantic touches" inspired by a palette of rich berry colours to complement the metallics. She became particularly fond of the champagne gold sequined fabric of the bridesmaids dresses, so much so that she tracked down the material manufacturer and ordered some to make the table cloths! 

So much of Julia and Michael's day was a DIY job, from table decor and seating charts to stationery - impressive to say they had a relatively short engagement! 

"I adored wedding planning, at every stage. I would recommend that brides use so many of the resources online and in bridal magazines that helped me along. Our relatively short engagement period meant we had to be decisive in decision-making and I loved what we came up with. I felt that the day was a perfect representation of what we both wanted, which is so important, and in the end the day will be what it is! Money can be stressful too, but just make sure to use DIY options available!"

Julia's top tip for other brides? 

"BREATHE! I nearly forgot to do this so many times. But you’ll have surrounded yourselves with vendors and people you trust. So take a back seat to the operational aspect of the day, and focus on the actual event- marrying your fiancé!"

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The suppliers:

Dress:  Cristiano Lucci  

Makeup: Shopgirl Beauty

Hair: Leslie Henshaw 

Stationery: Giant Invitations 

Shoes:  Badgley Mishka 

Accessories:  LOVEON Jewellery 

Bridesmaids Dresses: Jadore  Jadore.com.au 

Grooms Suit: Overseas tailor

Photographer: Keepsake Photography 

Cake: Traditional cake- Cake of Your Dreams 

Croquembouche: Croissandor

Food: ANU House 

Flowers: Silk Flora 

Ceremony Venue: St Christopher’s Cathedral, Canberra

Reception Venue: ANU House 

Videographer: Say Hello to Forever 

DJ: Mr Michael Music 

Live music: Jay Boats 

Transport: Select Limousines