Today’s wedding is full of colour and is such a fun wedding. Samara and Russell were married in Adelaide, Australia, and had the most incredible wedding full of vintage carnival styling. They treated their guests to vintage lawn and carnival games, candyfloss, popcorn, and hot cinnamon donuts (who wouldn’t love a wedding with cinnamon donuts?!). The couple made over 100m of over-sized bunting, and used jars, bottles, trunks and wooden crates to decorate their venue and create this amazing summer wedding. We are so excited about sharing these amazing pictures by Joshua Kane Photography.
“When it came to wedding prep and dealing with vendors, I (Samara) am happy to take the credit. It was a lot of hard work, but I managed to get a lot of terrific vendors on board who shared our vision and helped us fulfill our dreams for the day. We are especially grateful to our photographer, Josh. Not only is he my very talented photographer brother, he helped us so much when it came to the finer details of organising the big day; his wealth of experience was a godsend!
“Above all else, we wanted our wedding to be fun for everyone involved, young and old, family and friends, and since we love all things vintage, what could be more fun than a vintage summer carnival? We had 13 different vintage lawn and carnival games, with custom prize ribbons and tickets for winners who could then redeem tickets for novelty prizes and lollies. We also had traditional carnival fare such as fairy floss, popcorn, dagwood dogs, mini beef sliders and hot cinnamon donuts during carnival time. To give the the ceremony and reception areas a real carnival feel, we handmade over 100m of oversized bunting and collected a lot of vintage wares such as jars, bottles, trunks and wooden crates.
“We loved dancing the night away outside under a fabulous fairy light canopy, and our guests loved the open photobooth which uploaded photos straight to Facebook.”
“The one thing I always dreamt of from the very start of our planning was fireworks. We gave up on the idea because of the hassle of getting council permission, but as everyone partied on into the night under a fairy light canopy, fireworks randomly began to light up the sky. I was so shocked and surprised I started crying, I couldn’t believe it! But it wasn’t any of us or our families who organised it; we put it down to a happy coincidence that another event nearby had organised them, but we still have no idea where exactly.”
Photography: Joshua Kane Photography
Venue: St Mark’s College, Adelaide
Wedding Dress: Demetrios from Jenny and Gerry’s Bridal Centre
Shoes: Vintage (thrift)
Flowers: Fleurs de Nadia
Cake: Cakes by Lyndal McDonnell (relative)
Catering: Self Catered
Transport: Royal Daimler from Classic Jags
Styling Details and Finishing Touches: Style and Discourse