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Circus Performers’ Big Top Big Day

A spectacle to behold from beginning to end, Rosey and Emilion’s circus wedding was a collaboration of the things they love, in a place they love, with the people they love.

With the circus in his blood, Emil’s family ties to the big top go back for generations, whilst Rosey packed her bags as a teenager to work as a knife-thrower’s assistant, before being trained by Emil’s mum as an aerialist. The couple fell in love in the big top, and so it was the perfect place to celebrate their wedding.

Rosey told us all about their unique ceremony, “The whole ceremony was written by ourselves. The groomsmen danced down the aisle to Billy Idol’s White Wedding, followed by Emilion on the back of his sister’s motorbike (which she normally foot juggles on). The flower girls and bridesmaids walked to Wonderful World, then my dad and myself followed with La Vie en Rose (a homage to Emilion’s french side). My mum performed a hilarious poem ‘The story of Emilion and Rosey’ then we sobbed our way through our personal wedding vows.”

“Emilion whistled my dog, Pepe, and he brought the rings wearing a cushion made of my mum’s wedding dress and bowtie out of my dad’s wedding suit. After a beautiful song by my friend we released the ‘Dove of Love’, our fabulous camp friend who pranced down the aisle in his extra feathered costume, handing out roses! The whole thing felt so personal and an absolute celebration of our love, the joining of people in and out of the circus community.”

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Vintage Circus Wedding at Home

If you’ve got yourself the new issue of Rock n Roll Bride magazine, then Devon and Isaac may look familiar because we featured their Tropical Cosmic Wonderland wedding in Mexico inside. Choosing to have a destination wedding did mean that many of their loved ones couldn’t attend though, so they decided to have a second reception at home. They hosted it in their own property, The Real Magic House, which they also hire out for events. The day had a vintage circus theme and guests were encouraged to dress the part… which they did!

“Isaac and I have always loved colour, the arts and festivals”, began the bride. “We definitely have a flair for the unusual and wanted to make sure that our wedding reflected our passion for creativity and unique aesthetics.”

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A Black & Red Circus Themed Wedding

The Greatest Showman was a big inspiration for Jenn and Sean’s Pittsburgh wedding. They took vintage carnival elements, mixed it with a black and red gothic aesthetic and created magic! They even had circus performers at both the ceremony and reception. Stilt walkers acted as flower girls and when they said ‘We do’, a fire breather blew out a big fireball!

“Even though it was December, we really wanted an outdoor ceremony so we offered warm drinks and had people come outside right before the ceremony was set to begin,” Jenn told us. “The ceremony went beautiful. Since Sean has two kids from previous relationships and I do as well, we did a lighting of the Yule Log to signify our families becoming one. Stilt Walkers threw flower pedals and we had a juggler and a fire breather as well.”

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Gatsby Freak Show Ball on Halloween

This 20s style Halloween wedding started with an intimate ceremony in The French Quarter Wedding Chapel and their officiant was dressed up as Beetlejuice! LJ and Patrick were then joined by a crowd of friends and family in a traditional New Orleans Second Line parade to House of Blues, where theirs guests were met by peacock girls, sword swallowers, aerialists, and palm readers. They then had a second wedding ceremony onstage, complete with lights, smoke effects and confetti canons!

Originally they set a budget of $25,000 but ended up going significantly over that to have their dream day, “In the end we spent $75,000!” they said. “But we wanted the most unique experience we could give our guests. First off, it was a Halloween MORNING wedding (a Wednesday morning) and the ceremony was at 10:00 AM. We had a brunch themed meal with no assigned seats, only three reserved tables – one for my family, one for his and one for our
work.”

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Autumnal Vintage Fairground Wedding

Inspired by their incredible venue, Preston Court in Kent which comes complete with a vintage carousel, Sammy and Thomas planned their October wedding with fairground and circus vibes. Their attention to detail was second to none, especially when it came to the design of everything. The centrepieces, the cake, even the homemade favour boxes all perfectly complemented their theme.

The ceremony was held in front of Preston Court’s Dutch Music Organ in their main barn. Their rings were brought to them by a barn owl called Ollie which was a complete surprise for all their guests.

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Theatrical, Enchanted Forest Meets Fantastical Circus Wedding

Have you ever seen a wedding where they couple decorated the bathrooms!? Well, prepare yourself, because this one will blow your socks off!

Jimmy and Jonathan wanted their February wedding to be like nothing anyone had ever seen before. As the owners of their own wedding and event floral design house, GreenSinner, their wedding was NEVER going to be standard or low key. They called in all the favours from their friends and industry colleagues to pull off their dream day. They were married at North Park Lodge in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The wedding was a true celebration of their love for each other and how much they are loved by everyone that knows them.

“The wedding was a collaboration and celebration of community over competition”, they began. “It took a village (four floral companies, two lighting companies, three caterers/bakeries and five rental companies) to make this happen. Of course, we ‘did our own flowers’ but this was not your average DIY wedding. Part of the magic of the venue was that YOU CAN STAPLE TO THE WALLS!”

The biggest consideration was the décor. They went ALL OUT and each room had its own theme and vibe. They went with the flow and picked all the over-the-top yet fabulous things that they loved. One room was dressed as a Bavarian opera house (lit entirely by candlelight), another a white circus tent (where they hosted the ceremony). The bar was dressed as a Victorian tiki lounge and another room was set up to look like a summer camp! They had a fortune teller closet (with a real fortune teller of course) and the bathrooms were transformed into enchanted forests.

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