Feast your eyes on ALL THE CARNIVAL THINGS at this circus themed wedding

Giant red wedding balloons
Photos by Sarah Babcock Studio

Stephanie and Gregg opted for a small, outdoor ceremony with just a few members of family and friends in Ohio… and ended up with one hell of a circus themed wedding! I have tried to show you all the awesomeness, but you'll have to scroll through the photos yourself — I mean, there are the aerial dancers and the juggler; there's fire eating; you've got a caricature artist in that corner, and a fortune teller over there; a frickin' popcorn bar, which I don't think I've ever seen before; and of course, food and cupcake trucks that are SO perfectly circus-y.

Were you looking for circus themed wedding invitations? Got 'em right here. Carnival-appropriate outfits for your dog of honor? Wait no longer. A bride swinging in aerial silks? SAY NO MORE.

Groom and dog

Circus wedding invitations

Circus themed wedding signs

Welcome to the wedding carnival

Pinwheel boutonniere with charm

Pinwheel boutonniere with photo

Pinwheel boutonnieres

Guitarist under wedding bunting

Circus themed wedding ceremony

Wedding couple with bunting and balloons

Friendliest lion

Dog in a lion costume

Cards and gifts sign

Card box for a circus themed wedding

Candy bar at circus themed wedding

Sucker bouquet

Popcorn bar at circus themed wedding

Popcorn bar instructions

Popcorn in a basket with scoop

Popcorn toppings at circus themed wedding

Gold elephant centerpiece

Gold giraffe with wedding rings

Gold tiger centerpiece

Food truck at a wedding

Cupcake truck

Wedding cupcakes

Wedding couple with cupcakes


Eating fire

Aerialists with dog

Bride on aerial silks

Guestbook quilt II

Juggler II

Kid with aerialist

Kid with lollipop

Magic tricks with kids

Milk can toss

Photo cutouts

Ring toss

Wedding caricature

Wedding couple caricature


Bakery: Go Cupcake Food Truck • Caterer: Fressa Food Truck • Design and Decor: Kid Time Party Entertainment • Dress Store: Bridal & Formal Inc. • Invitation Designer: The Mulberry Tree • Jewelry: Elizabeth Diamond Company • Musician: Giles Ponticello • Photographer: Sarah Babcock Studio • Venue: Benham's Grove

This post was written based on information provided by the photographer. If there are any errors or omissions, please contact us.

  1. That dog! In a lion's mane! He is so adorable that it warrants all these exclamation marks!!! I just want to pet him and get all the sloppy puppy kisses.

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    • His name is Titan and he greeted each guest as they arrived (lion mane and all). Each guest had a photo taken with the beautiful dog. As the guests left the party their parting gifts were a 4×6 print and frame of their photo!

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  2. I love EVERYTHING about this wedding. The whole "it's an awesome party and there happens to be a wedding happening as well" vibe is exactly what we're hoping for- thank you for proving that it can be done, and be done exceptionally awesomely.

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  3. I am saving this wedding and using it as "HERE I WANT EXACTLY THIS" in the future, maybe for an anniversary or some other reason to party…

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  4. I am so thankful I saw this article! My fiancé and I are having a vintage carnival themed wedding very close to this venue. I will be using this for reference 🙂

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    • Wow it's the best idea for a wedding! If I could plan my wedding again- that's what I would DO!!!

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