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Remember when you were a kid and you loved festivals and carnivals; the animals, the fairy floss, the entertainment? Well, this longtime couple decided that was exactly the vibe they wanted for their special day. And, although big dark storm clouds threatened to dampen it all, it turned out to be one very colourful, fun and slightly musical affair!

“We wanted to combine all the things we loved – animals, music, food and bright colours. We also wanted everyone to be both really involved in our ceremony, and have quite a lot of freedom to wander about. So we ended up with a kind of “wedding festival” theme. Corrin wrote a theme tune for the wedding parade and the guests were asked to learn it before the day. Our wedding favours were percussion instruments, like marracas and tamborines, with the wedding date and our names on them, so guests could play those in the parade too,” Amber and Corrin tell us of the inspiration behind their nuptials.

These beautifully candid, albeit stormy, images were captured by photographer Samm Blake. Amber tells us, “We were really nervous because our wedding couldn’t be moved inside at all  – with the animal farm and parade and such. It rained a little at midday, but by the time of the ceremony the storm had moved and was taking place in Perth, 60 kilometers away. The storm formed the most perfect backdrop for the wedding, and we were gifted with the most spectacular sunset. It coloured the entire sky from blacks to purples, through orange and pink. All of our guests were drawn out of the wedding marquee by it, it was so remarkable.”

And then there are all those personal touches that make a wedding so unique – the bunting, hand dyed groomsmen shirts, musical instrument favours, corsages and even a maypole! This couple certainly pulled off a fun-filled day to rival all your childhood festival memories.

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CREDITS Photos Samm Blake // Dress Kitty Chen from oncewed // Shoes Verali // Flowers Wildflowers in the West // Rings Jewelery By Johan and Carillon Antiques // Bridesmaids dresses For him and for her // Grooms and groomsmen Tuxes/Shirts Make your own jeans and Target // Ceremony and reception hire Carlisle Events Hire, Kennards Hire, Instant Toilets // Catering Bella Pitsa // Passiontails // Celebrant Fiona Geddes // Animal farm Barn Babes Mobile Animal Farm // Jars Plasdene GlassPak