Thursday, January 27, 2011

Carnival

We're only a few weeks into 2011 but the wedding world is already abuzz with talk of themes and trends. One of my personal favorites is the Carnival Wedding.

Engagement announcements, save the date cards, and invitations set the tone for your wedding right from the start. Take the opportunity to impart on your guests that same sense of giddy excitement you got as a child watching the carnival trucks pull into town.

For the big day, pitch a tent! I would love to make one of these photos come to life.

The great thing about a carnival theme is its adaptability.  You can go county fair sweet or vintage glam circus. Or both.  It all depends on how you accessorize.

 
Circus roses are a very literal take on the carnival theme, but bright colors and unconventional materials will also do the trick.


Once you get your venue dressed, it's time to don your own costume - er - wedding dress.
Be playful:
Go vintage:
Or embrace the unexpected nature of the carnival:
Feel free to walk on the wild side when it comes to your footwear as well.

As for theme cakes, this bow-tie number takes the - well, you know.

Engagement Announcements via Green Wedding Shoes
Customizable Golden Ticket scratch-off card by Crankbunny
Tent via Pintrest
“Antique Circus Sideshow Tent” fine art photo by Scarlet Beautiful2
Tent featuring red chandelier via Once Wed
Carnival  cutouts via Offbeat Bride
Vintage Carnival Wood Juggling Pins from EtcAndMore
Pinwheels via Style Me Pretty
Balloons photo via Style Me Pretty
Carousel photo by Picture That Photography via Project Wedding
Circus Roses via Botanical Brouhaha
Paper pinwheel bouquet via Style Me Pretty
Pomander photo by Julia Bailey Photography, Flowers by Bliss Flower Studio
Boutonniere via Virtual Berta
Custom spiral paper boutonniere by Desicra
Gown RY6645 by Saja
Long, vintage-style dress from The Vintage Wedding Dress Company via Project Wedding
1950s Yellow strapless gown from Pistol Poppy
Red and ivory ensemble designed by Vicious Dolls, photographed by Winter and Wolf Studios
Red Sandle from Giuseppe Zanotti
Pink Satin and Black Lace pump by Dolce & Gabbana
Bow Tie Wedding Cake by Some Crust Bakery via Rock N Roll Bride

1 comment:

Jeanie said...

How fun would a carnival wedding be! I love so many of the photos you've used too. I actually have those lace pink shoes in my wardrobe (minus the feathers and button/brooch on the front). I tend to wear them with lingerie. One of your garters would go awesome with those. I adore the paper pinwheel bouquet! I could just imagine some flame jugglers for the entertainment as the sun set and the photos were being taken.