Inspiration Board #34: 1930’s Glam Circus – Water for Elephants movie

Yesterday, the hubby and I went to go see Water for Elephants. I loved it – the story, the fashion, the visuals – it was one of my favorite films so far this year! If you haven’t heard about this movie, you can watch the trailer here – but the quick version is: it’s a love story that takes place in the 1930’s at a circus. Sounds like perfect wedding inspiration to me! :) I loved the glam 1930’s gowns Reese wore in the movie. For this inspiration, I picture a fashionable glamourous couple married under a big tent in an open filed with lots of vintage circus elements.

circus wedding ideas

photo credits going clockwise: Water for Elephants website, photo by Gabriel Ryan from this fun circus wedding, josh golemanHello! Lucky, railroad lantern, circus posters from the film found here, circus tent found here

water for elephants gowns

I found these great costume sketches here from the wardrobe designer Jacqueline West. I think these dresses – esp the one of the left would be so amazing as a wedding dress. What do you think, anyone else inspired by the movie? Does anyone else want to wear a glamourous 1930’s dress and get married at the circus!? :) Well, if you are loving this and the movie and/or book, we have a styled shoot to share coming up next that is inspired by what Marlena + Jacob’s wedding would have looked like. I can’t wait to share it with you all!! Happy Monday!!