A Wedding Setting:
Water for Elephants

Wedding inspiration water for elephants

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.

Wedding inspiration board water for elephants

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

Wedding inspiration water for elephants

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.)

Wedding inspiration board water for elephants

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

Wedding inspiration water for elephants

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.

Wedding inspiration board water for elephants

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

Less than $1K: Classic Bride

Budget Wedding Gown Ideas

There are so many great wedding gowns and accessories out there, it’s totally possible to pull together a gorgeous bridal look that totally works with your style and personality and doesn’t break the bank. I’ll be bringing you some hand-curated looks in this recurring column, Less than $1K.

First up? This classic look, with a little bit of bling and a super classy dress from Ann Taylor that just kills me with that awesome cutout on the back. I love the idea of pairing it with a pale pink nail color (and lips!) for a look that is classy and flattering.

Budget Wedding Dresses

Ann Taylor Olivia Open Back Gown, $550 | Ban.do Crystal Swirl Bobbi Pin, $130 | Nina Women’s Elke1 Platform Pump, $68.50 | Chamak Crystallized Bangles, $60 | Essie Nail Polish in Mamba, $8


Meet the new MarryThis! blog

MarryThis! We are so excited to bring you this new blog! The three of us have been working hard behind the scenes for a couple of months re-imagining MarryThis! to make it bigger, better and more accessible to you all. The first part of this new roll-out of awesome content is the blog. We’re going to be bringing you great content five days a week that’s focused on how to plan a beautiful wedding on a budget. It seems particularly timely to start this blog now, since many brides are dealing with tough economic circumstances. We’re going to give you all our best ideas for how to DIY, get creative and otherwise think outside the box to save money and still have your big day feel amazing and luxurious. Next week, we’ll roll out phase two of the new MarryThis! with a totally new guide for a budget-friendly wedding. Best of all, our guides will now be totally free. I’ve seen them, and they’re amazing. I can’t wait to show them all to you! We want to thank you all for your support of our project thus far, and we hope you’ll stick around for everything that’s to come in the coming weeks and months. If you have any feedback or suggestions for us, please feel free to contact me directly at sara@marrythis.com — we love hearing from readers! Now please relax and enjoy the all-new MarryThis! Love, Sara, Amy & Allison

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