Backyard, Kewpie Doll Wedding: Sam & Brendan

Being parents to seven children, Sam & Brendan were always going to have a huge family-focused wedding. Their magical day was held in their backyard in Brisbane surrounded by their family and friends. The colourful wedding was laid back and fun and had a theme of kewpie dolls running throughout. They had them as favours, for the flowergirls to carry, nestled into the ceremony backdrop and even on the front of the wedding car!

The groom and his groomsmen had dinosaurs incorporated into their buttonholes and the bride’s bouquet was made out of brooches that she’d collected for years. Most of them also had great significant meaning to her and the family. The family also made the rainbow ceremony backdrop themselves. “We decided to have everything we love without worrying if things matched or were ‘tasteful’”, Sam explained. “Our aim was to have fun! I guess our theme was kitsch, confetti and fun!”

“My favourite part of the wedding was all the colour and the confetti thrown from handmade cones straight after the ceremony”, Sam continued. “Having our photos taken around our suburb beforehand worked wonderfully for us too. We went to the bowls club, a bus stop and to the neighbouring streets. Doing it this way meant we didn’t have to leave our guests and could enjoy the party!”

So fun! Thank you to Sam & Brendan and their photographer Lauren Bride for sharing with us today.