A Handmade Vintage Circus Wedding: Ashley + Ricky – Part 1

Today I have such a sweet + fun-filled wedding. Ashley + Ricky were inspired by street fairs and carnivals and the circus! Ashley actually said that her obsession with popcorn probably started the whole thing! (and Ashley, I am obsessed with popcorn too, so nothing wrong with that!)

From that, they realized they love everything about street fairs and carnivals! The food, the colors, the sounds, the crowds and the spirit of fun. Ashley + Ricky really wanted their wedding to just be fun and represent them. They love dancing, donuts, live music, craft beer, street tacos, being outdoors, did I mention popcorn, and let’s not forget tents! They decided to put all of that into one day and with that you have nothing less than a circus! :) Thanks so much to the lovely + talented Katie Neal Photo for sharing the photos and congrats to Ashley + Ricky for throwing a wedding that just screams you two!

pastel bouquet

wedding bunting

first look

bride and groom and pastel bouquet

bride and groom

pastel bouquet and birdcage veil


Such a gorgeous Vera Wang dress! And the bouquets? Her mother and Ricky’s sister created them!! Such a creative family. :)

lace bridesmaid dress

lace bridesmaid dress


circus wedding ceremony

circus wedding ceremony

circus wedding ceremony

circus wedding ceremony

circus wedding ceremony

circus wedding ceremony

mismatched bridesmaids

And we’re just getting started! Click here for their take on a big top reception. :) Oh, and how fun are their shoes! Just perfect…

photography: Katie Neal Photo // videography: Madison Dyer // venue: Harry Griffen Park // flowers + tablescapes: mother and sister of the groom // circus tents and napkins: found, collected and sewed by the mother of the bride // graphic design: Frank Scott Kruger // shoes: Urban Outfitters // dress: Vera Wang // hair: Amy Smets (friend of Bride) // makeup: Hannah Juarez (friend of Bride) // veil and garter: handmade by friend // groom suit: H&M

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  1. The bridesmaids dresses are lovely! They’re all so different but work so well together. Excited to see what the reception looks like!

  2. Looks like a fun wedding! Love the wedding dress and the pictures. Lovely!

  3. I am in love with these wedding pictures! they are so cute! I really love the bridesmaid’s dresses as well!

  4. Such a fun wedding! LOVE the bridesmaids’ shoe choices! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Lovely wedding indeed! Love the bouquets thatthe mother made:-)

  6. “dancing, donuts, live music, craft beer, street tacos, being outdoors, did I mention popcorn, and let’s not forget tents!”

    YES!! Everything about this sounds AMAZING.

    Can’t wait to see the reception, if it’s anything like these ceremony pics it will be awesome!

  7. love love her princess gown! love the bridesmaids dresses too.

  8. Ahh, that bouquet! So feminine and soft. I absolutely adore the scabiosa pods and the pale pink roses. Beautiful.

  9. Love the last shot of the different shoes. I love when bridesmaids and groomsmen aren’t identical but in similar tones. It’s so 2010s. Identicals are a little passe to me now. LOVING her dress.

  10. I love the ceremony place.. all the decors are beautiful…. this is a really nice wedding!

  11. The circus is such a lovely, fun wedding theme! I agree that the different bridesmaid dresses and particularly the shoes are very effective. I also like the succulents in the bouquets. A very original wedding, thanks for sharing:)

  12. Where are the bridesmaids dresses from? Love this wedding!Her wedding dress is GORGEOUS.

  13. The flowers are beautiful. Did you order them wholesale? I’m looking for a good vendor. Also, I’m wondering what the litte grey balls in the bouquets are. Beautiful wedding! How fun!


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