If it was up to my husband we would have had a wrestling wedding, but we landed on a carnival theme because we felt like there was so much we could do with it. We picked a historic site, Glen Echo Park, which was once an amusement park in the 40 and 50s and still had some of the lights and structures standing.
Ellie and Jake loved their school carnivals so much that they brought that vibe to their woodland wedding — with a light-up dress and light-up shoes, too.
Both our families are slightly unconventional, to say the least. We decided that our families put the “fun” in dysfunctional, and wanted to create a wedding day that was full of festivities to match our family’s strange dynamics. We are proud of the little family that we have, so we decided to put on a carnival-themed wedding to honor our dysfunction. Here’s how we did it…
This Circus Collection is the perfect inspiration for your carnival wedding, bridal shower, or a fun bachelorette party.
Step right up and check out this colorful cabinet (wardrobe) of curiosities…
Jenny and Victor had a luxe carnival wedding that was seriously dazzling. Think the most detailed and whimsical carnival ever with a wedding as the cherry on top. They described their goal as this: “Whimsical, carefree — an opportunity for adults to feel like kids again, joyous and accepting.”
Don’t miss the adorable first look with Jenny’s dad, the barbershop quartet, cotton candy, so many desserts, popcorn, wine, dancing, and a awesome themed cake.
This carnival meets state fair wedding is so full of color, hilarious details, games, cotton candy, lawn games, photo cut-outs, and a Coney Island-themed handmade(!) dress. Oh, and let’s not forget the groom’s amazing bedecked red suit. This is one of those weddings you just can’t help but grin at as you take it all in.