Sally and John have a love for good food, good music and good fun; so naturally they wanted their wedding to embody everything they love to celebrate their wonderful guests. They were married “under the big top” in a vintage circus-themed wedding rife with handmade and vintage details that brought the theme to life. Their custom-designed letterpress invitations had a perforated ticket for guests to bring for admission, where they picked up their popcorn-box programs so they could snack while they watched the bride and groom say their vows under a handmade fabric and paper backdrop [made by the bride’s family], pronounced husband and wife by a ringmaster, the groom’s cousin. Good food and good beer were enjoyed by the guests as they sat at their tables sporting vintage and handmade circus-themed centerpieces, while the swing and jazz sounds from Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers filled the air. Popcorn and Coca-Cola in glass bottles were served later in the evening, adding to the nostalgic fun feel for the day.
Photography: Megan Thiele Studios / Wedding Planning: Cosmopolitan Events / Floral Design: Sisters Floral Design Studio / Ceremony + Reception Venue: City Museum / Reception Band: Miss Jubilee & The Humdingers / Catering and Dessert Bar: Hollyberry Catering / Invitations: Firecracker Press / Wedding Dress: Amsale / Shoes: Kate Spade / Bridesmaids Dresses: BHLDN
I LOVE circus carnival theme weddings! I wasn’t the biggest fan of circus since I kind of have a phobia for clowns, but circus weddings I’d go any day! I found all these etsy circus goodies via different artists. Just to start you off with what you would need to create a circus wedding. Wedding invitations and stationery will do a big part, since you can put in so many colors into such a small space. I love the popping red against the cyan blues, so keeping those theme colors will help you create a big visual. Of course you can keep it neutral or pastel colors with just a hint of redness here and there to keep it muted down, vintage circus wedding.
For inspiration checkout these blogs
- Circus Wedding by 2 Days in the Rain
- Pierre & Christine’s Circus Themed, French Wedding
- Vintage circus wedding featured in wedluxe magazine! by This Little Bloom
- Vintage Circus Wedding Stacey + Josh by Weddings in Barcelona
- A Handmade Vintage Circus Wedding: Ashley + Ricky by Green Wedding Shoes
- And old world circus wedding: Erin + Brent by 100 Layer Cake