Wedding in a box: Alex & Dan’s intimate wedding in Adelaide

Wedding: 03/01/2015

Posted by Kellie | 21 July, 2015

Why was this bride more worried about mixing apple juice and lemonade than the weather before her wedding day?

“Five days before our wedding we found out that I was five weeks pregnant,” smiles Alex Argenio, who married her love Daniel Spooner on January 3, 2015.

While her concerns ranged from not drinking on her wedding day to whether or not her dress would still fit, mostly the pair, aged 26 and 28 respectively, were filled with joy. “That week we discovered several things like; if you mix lemonade and apple juice together they strikingly resemble Champagne,” laughs Alex.

Unfortunately hiding a pregnancy was the least of their problems, as bushfires in Adelaide meant their wedding venue Glen Ewin Estate was in lockdown. Realising the troubles didn’t even compare to the devastation residents in the area were experiencing, the couple calmly cancelled their wedding. But just a few hours later, they decided to make do with the house they had rented in North Adelaide and have a “wedding in a box”.

“The fabulous people in our lives created absolute magic that day,” says Alex. “They visited shops, suppliers and rang in favours to be able to pull together a cake, furniture, a cellist, decorations, drinks and food.”

The pair were married in an intimate wedding of 40 guests, in what Alex describes as “a dining room absolutely brimming with love, eating party pies and everyone crying with relief that it had all worked.” Despite the drama, the couple loved their wedding day. “It was perfect in its very own unpredictable, crazy way,” smiles Alex.

Photos courtesy of Panache Photography.

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Alex’s stunning gown was from Malachi Empire – and it still fit like a glove.

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“Anyone can have a wedding, but what is important is the marriage,” says Alex.

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The couple have postponed their honeymoon due to the impending birth of their first child.

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