This wedding looks like an absolute bast! Saturated in colour and smiling faces, these images by photographer Joshua Wood capture the playful vibe of Samara and Russell’s vintage carnival wedding perfectly.

Being Samara’s brother he’s glad he did a good job. Especially since she had held up her end of the deal, co-ordinating vendors and sourcing bridesmaids dresses from stores including Modcloth, Fleet Collection and Unique Vintage.

Samara tells us, “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.”

Held at St Mark’s College in Adelaide – a stunning, old-world venue beautifully decorated by Style and Discourse, it was a day of stylish celebration that guests won’t easily forget. The weather was perfect and Samara looked absolutely stunning with hair and makeup done by Hair Christine Versac and Jo Clayton. To top it all off, there were fireworks! Samara says, “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…”

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CREDITS Photos Joshua Wood // Bridal gown Jenny and Gerry’s Bridal Centre // Flowers Fleurs de Nadia // Rings Everett Brookes // Bridesmaids dresses Modcloth, Fleet Collection via Etsy and Unique Vintage // Groom and groomsmen suits Tarocash // Grooms shoes Hype DC // Ceremony, reception and catering St Mark’s College, South Australia // Cake Lyndulge // Styling and signage Style and Discourse // Hair Christine Versac // Makeup Jo Clayton // Music Triplescore // Celebrant Cecilia White // Transport Classic Jags // Lighting Lush Lighting // Custom lawn games Wayne Churchett // Custom prize ribbons Just Ribbons & Rosettes // Photobooth Open Photobooth // Marquees and ceremony chairs Budget Party Hire // Vintage lounges Lily and Bramwell.