On Saturday, September 8, romance will flow through King Street in Bowen Hills thanks to a free wedding for eight LGBTIQ couples. It's part of this year's Brisbane Festival, and the precinct is spreading the love until Sunday, September 29 with three weeks of themed activities and specials.
Called Love is King, the event is all about making hearts flutter. Or, maybe it just knows that the way to anyone's heart is through their stomach. Really, it's celebrating the fact that love is now equal thanks to the marriage equality vote — and attendees can expect to eat plenty of heart-shaped food, nab a few freebies and fall head-over-heels for their dinner.
Over at Il Verde, free heart-shaped pizzas are on the menu with every main meal and cocktail, while The Lamb Shop is serving up free pink tzatzki and feta with every souvlaki. The Emporium Barber is handing out free espresso martinis with each haircut, and Hello Chicken is offering free chilli rice cakes with every purchase. Elsewhere — and for a price — Sushi & Nori has heart-shaped sushi, The George is doing rainbow muffins, Banoi has two-for-one bowls of pho and Super Combo has added cotton candy Fairy Floss milkshakes to its lineup.
If that's not enough, between 4–8pm on Saturday, September 8, the Bavarian Beerhaus will boast a free lolly bar — because love is sweet, obviously.