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Our Bride Profile: Makaila

At Deborah Selleck, we love inspirational women. And the women who inspire us most are our clients.

Which is why we're thrilled to introduce a new blog feature - Our Bride Profiles - an uplifting look into the lives of our unique brides, and a glimpse at the Deborah Selleck gown design process. 

Today we'd like to introduce you to Makaila Antonello. Now a successful pilates trainer, Makaila dared to leave the security of her superannuation career behind, to pursue her fitness dream and answered that age old question: "What would my life be like if I quit my job and followed my dreams?"

Our interview below touches on Makaila's journey from finance to fitness - and how that gorgeous gold wedding dress came to be!

So Makaila, I hear you're on a personal journey - what has it been like switching careers to follow your dreams?

At first scary and nerve-racking. I was fearful of what may happen, or that I had made the biggest mistake. As I continue deeper into my pilates journey, the less scary it feels and the happier I am that I took the risk of embarking on a totally new journey - a journey towards my passion.

And what was it that drew you to the world of fitness?

Wanting to live a life feeling strong, healthy, fit and vibrant. I have always made exercise and eating healthy a priority - it's not a chore for me, it is a part of who I am and it makes me feel amazing. Exercise releases endorphins that I just can't get enough of!!

And now for that gorgeous gold gown - What was it like working with Deborah to create your dream bridal gown?

An absolute breeze and not to mention a lot of FUN! I wanted a dress that was tailor made and to be able to add my own personal touch. [Deborah's] quirky and chirpy personality made me feel very at ease and stress free. 

What was your favourite part of the wedding dress design process? And what did it feel like to wear your Deborah Selleck gown on the big day?

Trying on the gown at each stage to see the progress, and adding my own ideas at each stage. [It felt] Absolutely amazing!! Like how every bride should feel!!!!

Thanks Makaila!


To learn more about Makaila's journey, follow her on instagram @pilates_instructor_journey

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