Bride, groom and bridal party holding tennis rackets

A Vintage Carnival Wedding in Adelaide

Bride, groom and bridal party holding tennis rackets

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.”

Carnival style wedding invitation

Painting on chair

Pictures and old typewriter

Old typewriter and wedding bouquet

Wedding bouquet

Bride's accessories

Wedding dress

Bridesmaid Bridesmaid with braid in hair

Holding up wedding dress

Bride holding mirror Bride with flowers in hair

Bride getting ready seen through doorway

Bride with bridesmaids

Bride and bridesmaids holding bouquets

Bride holding bouquet Bride with flower in hair

Wedding sign

Flowers Flowers in teapot

Flowers and love letters

Flowers Paper decorations in bottles

Groom's accessories on chair

Bow ties on chair Aftershave

Purple wedding car

Groomsmen by wedding car

Groomsmen standing against wall

Groomsmen adjusting bow ties

Reflection of groom in mirror Sunglasses hanging from groom's pocket

Groom playing piano

Groomsmen playing snooker

Groom sitting

St Mark's College Adelaide Wedding bunting

Paper pom poms Colourful paper decorations

Buckets of flowers Streamers tied to wedding chair

Wedding car

Groom wearing sunglasses Dog at wedding

Outdoor wedding dremony

Outdoor wedding dremony

Smiling bride

Bride and groom kiss

Signing the register

Games signs

Signs

Jase of flowers Old suitcase

Wedding guests

Dart board Beer pong

Cornhole game

Woman throwing horseshoe Vintage tennis rackets

Bride and groom

Magician with cards

Card trick

Water pistol game

Game

Quoits and horseshoes Globe

Man playing lawn game

Quoits

Lights in tree

Woman playing lawn game

Rubber ducks in bucket

Popcorn

Old games and sweets

Bubblegum machine

Carnival prizes

Wedding cake Trolley of Coke

Please find your seat sign

Long wedding table

Wedding top table Flowers on wedding table

Long wedding table Flowers in small bottle

Bride, groom and bridal party

Bride, groom and bridal party holding tennis rackets

Groom

Bride and groom holding hands Bride and groom kissing

Bride and groom kissing

Bride and groom under tree

Bride and groom Bride and groom sitting

Bride and groom under tree

Bride and groom with tennis rackets Bride and groom kissing holding tennis rackets

Carnival wedding

Carnival wedding at night

Wedding band

Guitarist

Bride

Bride throwing bouquet

Groom Bride with hat on

Groom throwing

Bride and groom kissing

Images © Joshua Kane Photography

Photography: Joshua Kane Photography

Venue: St Mark’s College, Adelaide

Wedding Dress: Demetrios from Jenny and Gerry’s Bridal Centre

Shoes: Vintage (thrift)

Suits: Tarocash

Bridesmaid Dresses: Modcloth, Fleet Collection and Unique Vintage

Flowers: Fleurs de Nadia

Cake: Cakes by Lyndal McDonnell (relative)

Catering: Self Catered

Stationery: DIY

Transport: Royal Daimler from Classic Jags

Styling Details and Finishing Touches: Style and Discourse

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