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Wedding Inspiration: A Day at the Circus

Gather inspiration from the Greatest Show on Earth and host a colorful celebration that radiates whimsy.
By: 
Megan McCarty

(above) A color-coordinated candy display satiates any sweet tooth, especially when anchored by Xs and Os bowls. Hugs and kisses for everyone!

Photos by Canary Grey Photography
(above left) Oversized initials (perhaps one for you and one for your mister) provide a pop of typographic interest.
(above right) Go ahead, indulge a little. Only powdered doughnuts and kisses are worthy of mussing up your wedding day lipstick.

Photos by Canary Grey Photography
(above left) Low centerpieces keep guests’ conversation flowing across the table.
(above right)
Chevron continues its reign as the go-to bold
pattern, adding a stylish twist to everything from invitation suites to
tabletop décor.

Photos by Canary Grey Photography
(above) Rustic chairs, these borrowed from On Solid Ground Vintage Rentals, add a cozy, down-home feeling to an otherwise modern table spread.
Photos by Canary Grey Photography
(above left) Nothing says “celebration” quite like balloons—especially gold, heart-shaped ones with miles-long streamers.
(above right) All generations, from little ones to children-at-heart relatives, appreciate the chance to spread a little sparkle with a confetti bag.

Photos by Canary Grey Photography
(above) Pinks and oranges and ivories, oh my! Studio Fleurette assembled only the best and brightest of flowers for this bouquet.

Photos by Canary Grey Photography
(above left) With a drink cart as charming as this one, guests will come back for seconds …and maybe thirds.

(above right) Give thanks to your guests with “aww”-inducing gift boxes of animal crackers. Trust us: They’ll appreciate the cute and nostalgic gesture.