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DIY Carnival Wedding

Weddings that color outside the lines of tradition happen to be some of my all-time faves. They skirt the rules in all-out style, and this carnival-inspired affair it the perfect example. With pinwheels and whimsy, color and spunk, there’s soooo much to love in the photos from Joshua Kane and you can get your peek here.


From Joshua Kane Photography… Samara and Russell’s Adelaide wedding was a DIY extravaganza!!! They’re details, decor, carnival games and signage puts most vintage carnival themed weddings to shame. Not to mention their general coolness and style shines through in portraits, and the crazy party that takes place at the reception was truly epic!

Photography: Joshua Kane Photography | Event Design: Style And Discourse | Floral Design: Fleurs De Nadia | Wedding Dress: Demetrios From Jenny And Gerry’s Bridal Centre | Rings: Everett Brookes | Bridesmaids' Dresses: FleetCollection | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Unique Vintage | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Modcloth | Hair And Makeup: Christine Versac And Jo Clayton | Lighting: Lush Lighting | Groom's Attire: Tarocash | Groom's Attire: Hype DC | Celebrant: Cecilia White | Lawn Games: Wayne Churchett | Music: Triplescore | Photobooth: Open Photobooth | Transport: Royal Daimler From Classic Jags | Vintage Lounges: Lily And Bramwell

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Port Adelaide Engagement Session

It’s been an awesome Thursday all-around here at SMP, but a special shout-out has to go to these two cuties for bringing an extra dose of happy.  The kind of happy that can only be found in light-filled images, beautiful backdrops and that pre-wedding bliss that is bursting at the seems with joy.  It’s smile-inducing.  See it all captured by WesBeelders Photography in the full gallery.

From WesBeelders Photography… Renée and Joel have a special place in their hearts for Port Adelaide. They live in the neighbouring suburb and have spent many romantic evenings walking around and exploring. It is truly a hidden beauty filled with gorgeous architecture with historical significance, complimented by the romantic Port river. The lovely couple will be having a Autumn wedding at Ewin wine estate.

Photography: WesBeelders Photography | Location: Ewin Wine Estate

Romantic Carrick Hill Wedding

I’m starting out by telling you just how seriously romantic this sweet Adelaide wedding truly is, but, really… it’s more than that.  It’s soft blush hues meets a Jane Austen-esque Carrick Hill setting meets all kinds of crazy gorgeous moments captured by WesBeelders Photography.  In other words, it doesn’t get much lovelier than this and you can see every moment right here in the full gallery.


From WesBeelders Photography… Richard and his groomsmen were close from a young age and their bond grew stronger as they grew up together, this was evident as they flew in from England to be part of the special day. Fiona was the perfect bride, outgoing and easy to get along with. It didn’t take long to befriend the couple and to feel like you have known them for ages.

Having a live jazz band play added to the ambience, as all the guests watched Fiona’s father accompany her down the aisle. While Fiona and Richard said their the vows, the guests were encouraged to move closer to the bride and groom creating a very special moment. The day was a deeply personal day for everyone as Fiona and Richard spent time with every single person present.

Photography: WesBeelders Photography | Wedding Dress: Caleche | Shoes: Tony Bianco | Rings: Wisharts Jewellery | Makeup:: Millie Herd | Celebrant: Patrick Frost | Wedding Venue: Carrick Hill | Musician: Etype Jazz

Bridal Inspiration Shoot from Perle Jewellery & Makeup

You may or may not have heard, but we’re sort of obsessed with bridal fashion here at SMP.  So obsessed, in fact, that when a pretty little inspiration shoot like this comes our way, we basically trip over our office chairs in a mad rush to hit “publish.”  It’s just that there’s really nothing prettier than a bride all decked out in her wedding day lovelies, and when that sweeter than sweet attire happens to include some beautiful accessories from Perle Jewellery & Makeup, well… even better.  Click here for more.

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From Perle Jewellery & Makeup… Every Bride wants to be stunning and unique on their wedding day – this is our mission.  In this shoot, we wanted to showcase our beautiful collections for stylish brides-to-be.  Each piece has been lovingly handcrafted in Adelaide by Perle’s jewellery designer, Katie Dawson.  The collection has been crafted using a variety of luscious materials & embellishments, including Guipure Lace, Glass pearls, Seed Beads, Crystals, and Diamontes for additional sparkle.

Hair & Makeup: Katie Dawson from Perle Jewellery & Makeup | Jewellery & Accessories: Perle Jewellery & Makeup

Adelaide Engagement from Rachael Elizabeth Photography

You can feel the love this couple shares with just one peek at the pretty below captured by Rachael Elizabeth Photography, and how can you not love that? It makes you want to smile from ear to ear and hug your loved ones a bit closer, and that’s when I know we have a good engagement session on our hands. See it all here.

From Rachael Elizabeth PhotographyBen & Kristen had some unique ideas for their engagement session – they wanted photos that represented who they were and the things that they loved. And so we incorporated as many of these things as we possibly could to create not only one of the most fun but one of the most beautiful engagement sessions ever. They love their bikes, books, wine, picnics, their TOMS and the beach – and most of all each other.

It was a beautiful day when we all piled into Ben’s parents’ giant yellow van along with Ben & Kristen’s bikes, a picnic and their favourite blanket and wine. We found a field and an old, graffiti’d shed near Willunga, SA that also had a beautiful little vineyard across the road – and then went down to the beach at Moana, SA. Magic ensued. They were even willing to go waist deep into the freezing cold water and it was absolutely beautiful. There was just SO much love (and I was in a little bit of heaven with the beautiful golden sunlight!!).

Their bikes were handmade by Ben and match with opposing colours and they found some beautiful vintage books to bring along as well as their favourite TOMS! It was absolutely perfect and I’m so excited to share it with you!

Photography: Rachael Elizabeth Photography | Dress: Witchery | Shoes: TOMS | Location: Willunga | Location: Moana Beach

Spring Engagement in Adelaide Engagement by Jewel Chenoweth Photography

Behind every feature on SMP is a wonderful story. A story that starts with two people not knowing each other and then not knowing what to do without each other. I can’t get enough of it, which is why I spend my days lost in love stories like this one. And when you get to do so through images as gorgeous as these by Jewel Chenoweth Photography, It’s not a bad way to spend the day. I highly recommend you doing the same, so be sure to read the whole story below, and catch all the images right here.

From JewelA swoon worthy, smooches filled, peaches and sun rays, oh la la la E-Session just 9 days after their engagement. Amanda and Kym are deliciously in love and their engagement session fell on the first day of Spring where the sun shined down upon them. The first rays of sunshine on the first day of Spring in the northern suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia, this sweet little Engagement Session was the end of their first week of being engaged.

Amanda and Kym met on the side of the road when her car broke down, a little over a year on and Kym was pushing aside Amanda’s half eaten rack of roast lamb at a restaurant, flustered with nerves and unable to wait for dessert, announcing “I couldn’t think of better woman to have by my side for the rest of my life, will you marry me?”

From The Bride…I was on the way home from a gym session with a good friend of mine, driving down Main north road at peek hour traffic is a hassle in its self but my little 1992 nissan pulsar decided to pack up on me. My friend had to get home for her son as it was almost child care pick up time and could not wait for the tow truck to come, So she decided to ring this handsome young man whom I now call my fiance’. I was annoyed that my car had broken down and did not feel like talking so i just glum-fully stood near a pole while Kym came and collected my friend.

A few months down the track after a Facebook request of course (seems to be the way of meet and greet these days) we got to talking and decided to go out together for a day down Harndorf. We had spent a majority of the day down there and without being said both didn’t want to leave each others company. So, we ended up down the beach ( where may I add the waves were the biggest I’ve seen in my whole life) If it was not for Kym that day I would have possibly drowned. Yes the waves were that big. Now in real life, movie scenes just don’t play out all that magical but as the waves were crashing around us it seemed like the world was frozen as we shared our first kiss.

A few months went on (6 to be exact) and Kym surprised me with a 2-night stay at the Arkabar in Norwood and on the second night took me to a little coffee lounge on Melbourne street named the Elephant Walk. Like a fairy tale in a dimmed set scene Kym went on to tell me he loves me and would love nothing more then to start a relationship. Of course I did not hesitate. The next month we moved in together. Which now, fast forwards us a year of living together and now for the proposal.

Just this Friday gone the 23rd August, Kym planned a night of may I say pure indulgence. We stayed at the Jacobs Creek Retreat which is just breath taking, we spent a majority of the day touring the vineyards and just having the most romantic day even though nothing was planned out everything just fell into place. Even though I was extremely exhausted from all the wine tasting and traveling, it was time to get ready for dinner reservations at Vitners Bar and Grill (don’t let the name fool you this was fine dining at its best). As our mains came out Kym thought to himself that he would ask over dessert but that’s when extreme nerves kicked in and he realised he had to do it now and it couldn’t wait other wise it may have gone very wrong. After going to the toilet to piece himself together he came back and pushed aside my half eaten lamb rack. Where it was then said he could not think of a better woman to have by his side for life and then out came the ring and Amanda Maxwell, Will you marry me? Of course I said yes.

I think our story is just magical and we are just two peas in a pod. Not to mention my whole life my brothers and sisters have been saying to me that I am the brown cow of the family so how now brown cow. The day I marry Kym I will be Amanda Brown so my life really has just done a full loop in my brothers and sisters eyes.

Photographer: Jewel Chenoweth Photography | Flowers: Jewel Chenoweth | Dress: Caroline Morgan | Ring: Angus & Coote | Makeup: MAXXX Beauty