Spring splendour: Sarah & Leigh’s romantic Canberra wedding

Wedding: 11/10/2014

Posted by | 2 February, 2015

Tequila shots on their first date was the start of an adventurous courtship for Sarah Docker and Leigh Woodbridge.

The Canberra pair, Sarah, 29, and Leigh, 31, met in a bar and clicked straight away. “We connected immediately and a summer of romantic and adventurous dates followed,” Sarah says.

Leigh proposed on a Bowral getaway and the couple immediately began planning a classic and romantic Canberra wedding for October 11, 2014.

It was a beautiful spring day with 140 guests at the ANZAC Memorial Chapel of St Paul on the grounds of Duntroon Military College.

“St Paul’s was an obvious choice as I had grown up in the area and attended the church with my family for many years,” Sarah explains.

The reception followed at The Boathouse by the Lake on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin where guests wined, dined and danced the night away.

“I can happily say it was the best day of my life and something I will treasure forever,” Sarah says.

Photos courtesy of Dane Adkins Photography.

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Sarah’s gown, designed by Manuel Mota for Pronovias, was made of silk organza with delicate flower lace appliques hand-sewn onto a mesh backing.

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“Themes of classic romance influenced our wedding style,” Sarah says. “My colour theme was soft pinks, creams and whites.”

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Sarah had a ball planning her special day. “Wedding planning came easy to me with the help of those closest to me, especially my amazing mum,” she says.

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Bomboniere: Designer Candy / Brides Accessories: Devine Godess, Swarovski / Brides Gown: Fashions By Farina, Manuel Mota for Pronovias / Brides Shoes: Panache Bridal Shoes / Bridesmaid Shoes: Panache Bridal Shoes / Bridesmaids Accessories: Devine Godess / Bridesmaids Dresses: Review / Cake: Cakes of Your Dreams / Ceremony Music: Kiwi G / Ceremony Venue: ANZAC Memorial Chapel of St. Paul / Entertainment: Kiwi G / Flowers: Moxom and Whitney / Grooms Attire: Hugo Boss / Grooms Shoes: Aquila / Groomsmen Attire: Hugo Boss / Groomsmen Shoes: Aquila / Hair: Portia Peacey / Honeymoon: Hawaii / Invitations: Minted / Makeup: Jessica Dorothy Makeup Artistry / Photographer: Dane Adkins Photography / Reception Venue: The Boathouse by the Lake / Rings: Arnold & Co. Jewellers / Transport: Audi / Wedding Night Venue: The Burbury Hotel