Candace Caruana and Jacob Abela, both 25, say they were made for each other.
The Liverpool, NSW couple met at high school but didn’t get to know each other until a summer holiday with mutual friends. Then bam, the two were inseparable. “Jacob and I are more than best friends; we spend a lot of time together and when we aren’t, we are texting or emailing each other and never run out of things to say, as if we were created for each other,” she smiles.
They chose to celebrate their elegant wedding with 130 guests on November 21, 2015. A ceremony at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Horningsea Park was followed by a reception at Dockside in Cockle Bay Wharf. “When I was driving to the church I was so nervous, but the moment I saw Jacob, I felt instantly calm,” recalls Candace.
The bride hand made guests’ favours making lolly jars filled with mini musks. “We added some pink twine under the lid and a little ‘thank you’ tag we designed and printed,” she says. The table numbers, menus and kids’ colouring books were also made by the couple.
A special shout-out goes to Andonietta Couturier – the bride’s seamstress. “Andonietta was amazing! She came on the wedding day to help make sure I was dressed properly,” smiles Candace.
Photos courtesy of John Laham.
Candace’s breath-taking strapless, princess-style gown is by Mori Lee.
Glam team Makeup Mode created the bride’s soft pink look for the day.
The newlyweds were transported in classic style by Wedding Cars of Distinction.
“We kept it all about sharing the love and being together,” Candace says of their wedding day.
Bomboniere: Just Jars, My Sweeties / Brides Accessories: Swarovski / Brides Gown: Divinity Bridal, Mori Lee, Andonietta Couturier / Bridesmaid Shoes: Betts / Bridesmaids Accessories: Forever New / Bridesmaids Dresses: Bridesmaids Only / Cake: Sugar Whipped Cakes / Ceremony Music: Jasmine Strings / Ceremony Venue: Holy Spirit Catholic Church / Flowers: Flowers by Helen Brown / Grooms Attire: Roger David / Grooms Shoes: Connor / Groomsmen Attire: Roger David / Groomsmen Shoes: Connor / Hair: R&R Hairdressing / Honeymoon: hotels.com.au / Invitations: The Boutique Paper Co / Makeup: Makeup Mode / Photobooth: Photobooth Me / Photographer: John Laham Photography / Reception Venue: Dockside / Rings: Gregory Jewellery / Transport: Wedding Cars of Distinction / Venue Decor: Events by Nadia, Lure Events / Wedding Night Accommodation: Park Hyatt Sydney