Hello friends! Today I am introducing a new recurring column we will have here at MarryThis! called “A Wedding Setting.” Ever wondered what a wedding inspiration board styled from Water for Elephants would look like? This series will show you.
Many of those close to me don’t know of my life-long infatuation with the circus. Most little girls wanted to be ballerinas or doctors. Naturally, I wanted to be a trapeze artist and travel around with circus freaks. Now that my personality has been fully formed, I TOTALLY get it. Cause’ really, what’s in the circus to hate? Tigers? Totally cool. Elephants? Freakin’ RAD! Sequins? Um, helloooo … sparkly orgy of awesome! For the win.
1. Gabriella Rocha heels, in Purple Suede, $65 | 2. “Two Ring Circus” invitation by Royal Steamline, $428 for 100 | 3. The Circus Book: 1870-1950, $44 | 4. Rachel Gilbert Scala beaded mini dress, $1,100 | 5. Marchesa Embellished Corset Dress, limited edition | 6. Bridal bouquet with purple cala lilies and red roses
Water for Elephants exemplifies a vintage, glamorous circus that my 8-year-old self would be proud to star in. My smokin’ hot trapeze catcher husband, “Zebra,” and I, would love traveling the world. I imagine he would look just like Robert Pattinson, but with a big dose of Matt Damon muscle. (Cause’ let’s keep it real, Robby Pat could never handle a full figured woman without a little more time at the gym, and my 8-year-old self REFUSES to stop eating Pizza Lunchables and Squeeze-Its just to fulfill some sick, skinny-bitch trapeze artist quota.)
1. The Circus Book: 1870-1950, $44 | 2. Bridal bouquet with pink and white peonies and yellow billy ball flowers | 3. 24″ Lavender Purple Psychedelic Star, $7 | 4. Outspread Wings Peep-Toe heels, in Turquoise, $118 | 5. Marchesa Ombre Fringed Dress, limited edition | 6. Brooklyn Carnival invitation by Thoughtful Day, inquire for price
While the fabulous novel turned blockbuster Water for Elephants releases on DVD today, my real inspiration behind this post are the gorgeous, colorful vintage circus photographs found in The Circus Book: 1870-1950. This book is a must have for anyone with a soft spot for the circus and an open spot on their coffee table.
1. Custom wedding invitation by Paisley Quill, inquire for price | 2. White & Black Stripe Favor Box, $3 for 6 | 3. Antaresia T-strap Heels, in grey, $148 | 4. The Circus Book: 1870-1950, $44 | 5. Catherine Deane Krissie long panel detail dress, $2,311 | 6. Hibiscus at the Hop Dress, $128