Paige Kirk’s wedding on Saturday was as traditional as they come.
She wore a white dress as her father, Peter, walked her down the aisle at the picturesque venue of Seclusions in Rydal, west of Lithgow.
But as the 23-year-old made her way toward husband Steven, a ripple of laughter and applause broke out from the crowd of loved ones.
That’s because Ms Kirk, who grew up in Erskine Park, was carrying a bouquet of white-sprinkled doughnuts in a scene that has since gone viral.
“I thought that was pretty fun-loving and lighthearted, which is what me and my husband pride ourselves on,” the woman dubbed the ‘Doughnut Bride’ told the Sun.
“We figured, let’s do something that represents having fun and was more ‘us’.”
Ms Kirk planned on going with the more conservative option of roses before she won a competition run by Sydney business Dessert Boxes, which were looking for a bridal party to supply with a special set of bouquets.
On the big day, she surprised her bridesmaids by asking them to switch from flowers to doughnuts.
“My dad didn’t know it was happening. He thought it was hilarious,” Ms Paige said.
“The person I was worried about was my grandma. She’s quite traditional and she loves flowers, but she was clapping her hands and said, ‘That is hilarious’.
“It was probably the highlight of the whole thing for me.”
After the ceremony, she and her friends checked Dessert Boxes’ Facebook page and saw their posts had already gained tens of thousands of comments and views.
Soon, reporters from all over the world were flooding her inbox.
“It’s quite hilarious,” the Cambridge Park resident said. “Every time I open my Facebook newsfeed, I see my wedding.
“My husband was at work the other day and some of the new boys who he’s working with were talking about the ‘Doughnut Bride’, not knowing it was his wife.
“If it can bring a bit of light to a bride-to-be’s life, who thinks it’s all got to be serious, then I’m happy for that.”
Ms Kirk said Dessert Boxes provided an array of baked goods to ensure no one was tempted to eat the bouquets.
The former Nagle College student had advice to future wives stressing over upcoming weddings: “Have fun”.
“Don’t forget when you’re getting married, at the end of the day as long as you’re standing there marrying the person you love, the little details don’t matter,” she said.