Carnival of Love

Kristina Childs Photography

July 28, 2016

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Tara-Lee and Jesse were married at the groom’s family home on Mt Tamborine, Australia. The day had a vintage circus/ carnival theme!

“Jesse and I are far from traditional people”, began the bride. “We like to do things totally left-field and wanted a day that people would be talking about for years to come that would also suit us perfectly. We wanted something fun, wild and not like the everyday type of weddings that people expect. We wanted a big party that we just so happened to get married at.

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Their our officiant dressed up as a gypsy psychic for the ceremony and their 6 year old daughter was decked out head to toe as a Ring Master. Their baby daughter was even dressed as a lion! “The ceremony started with Lily standing up on a podium, calling everyone’s attention to ‘Roll up! Take your places because the bride is here!’ I walked down the aisle to City and Colour’s Northern Wind. My vows consisted of gaming references as a surprise to Jesse and his vows consisted of singing I Wanna Grow Old With You from The Wedding Singer, which was the best surprise and was funny because we’d actually joked about them being our wedding vows!”

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“Our celebrant was amazing and had written a custom ceremony, we had it like it was a circus show. She ‘predicted’ things about our past and future and did such an amazing job being in character. Jesse’s best man pretended to lose the wedding rings but all along they were hidden in our daughter’s top hat.”

Majority of the wedding was DIY. “Jesse is insanely creative and built all the props and signs. I made a crazy amount of pinwheels to line our aisle. We wanted everything to be one of a kind and unique.”

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“The hardest thing about planning the wedding was sticking to budget. My dress was technically a ‘reception dress’ so we scored that for $500, and our whole wedding was at Jesse’s parents’ property so we didn’t have to pay for that which helped!”

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  1. One of the most amazing, engaging and unique weddings I saw on wedding blogs in a long while! Absolutely love bride’s styling! Can’t wait to look at it again on a big screen when I return from a wedding (yes, it’s Tuesday and it is someone’s wedding 😉

  2. Mii Ya

    Oh my gosh,this wedding is insanely unique and fabulous ! All those details are fabulous !! Love it !

  3. Rossana

    Complimenti!!!Anche noi abbiamo fatto un matrimonio alternativo pubblicato qui a luglio e sono davvero felice di vedere qui altre coppie italiane!!! Portiamo un po di creatività,originalità e pazzia in questa Italia all’insegna del “devi fare questo e quello” Bravi!Bravi!!

  4. What a fun and upbeat wedding. I love the destination and atmosphere. I hope they saved on their wedding travel with Connexion World Travel

  5. Bella! Bella!
    (So happy for you, Francilla!)
    The most beautiful wedding – and so perfectly matches this wonderful couple’s personalities!

  6. ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE. My new favourite wedding EVERRR. The fabulous theme, all the amazing attention to detail and the brides gorgeous, gorrrrgeous outfit… wow. WOW. I’m in love!

  7. Whoa, that is amazing!! The Bride looks stunning and they both look like they’ve stepped off the set of a Tim Burton movie…incredible!! Love the attention to detail…just fabulous xx

  8. AMAZING wedding! What a dream that must have been to shoot. Every bit of detail got some attention that makes it look like nobody else’s wedding.


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