Ditch your dinner plans and don your dancing shoes, because Sydney Festival is hosting a giant rainbow wedding reception tomorrow night and everyone’s invited.
The Meriton Festival Village in Hyde Park will be awash in cake, Champagne, and that wonderful little thing called love as the city celebrates the first day that same-sex couples can legally marry in Australia.
For the reception, Black Star Pastry will be unveiling a five-tier rainbow pavlova cake (prepare for your Instagram feed to be flooded), while My Little Panda Kitchen will be baking a vegan wedding cake for all the plant-based lovers. The folks from Gelato Messina will also be scooping a special ‘Equality Time’ flavour on the night featuring salted caramel and fior di latte coated in biscuit crumb, while the bubbles will get those joints greased for a boogie as DJ Charlie Villas plays a set packed with wedding classics.
Many of the village’s installations will transform into reception-ready activities – step up to the Karaoke Carousel for a shot at playing wedding singer, throw mad shapes in the name of love at 10 Minute Dance Parties, or go for a dip in the village’s pop-up swimming pools, which will turn pink for the night.
Head down from 6pm to join in on what’s sure to be one of the most joyous nights in the summer calendar. You’re unlikely to find another wedding as good as this – cake, equality and true love under the stars, all without being forced to sit next to your annoying aunt.