Vintage Circus Wedding in an Urban Loft: Rebekah + Matt

vintage carnival wedding

I love that Rebekah + Matt put their own spin on their vintage circus wedding by throwing their wedding in a super modern space – the Pravda Studios in Seattle, Washington. They pulled lots of inspiration from wedding blogs and threw a wedding that totally fit them as a couple. With lots of fun vintage circus signs, colorful umbrellas hanging form the ceiling and plenty of yummy food, it was the perfect day for them. Big congrats to Rebekah + Matt and thanks also to Kristen Marie for sharing this fun wedding with us to start the week off!

vintage carnival wedding invitation

vintage carnival wedding sunflower bouquet

vintage carnival wedding sunflower bouquet

vintage carnival wedding sunflower bouquet

vintage carnival wedding

How sweet is Matt’s button boutonniere?! Totally love how fun it is…

vintage carnival wedding

vintage carnival wedding

vintage carnival wedding

vintage carnival wedding

vintage carnival wedding hanging umbrellas

Most memorable moment of your wedding day? It is hard to decide because there are so many. But it would have to be either walking down the aisle with my father or hearing the song my brother wrote for us for the first time. And then there were my husband’s Michael Jackson moves at the end of the night, that I had no idea he had in him…but I’m sure I’m not supposed to mention that! :)

vintage carnival wedding

carnival wedding posters

vintage carnival wedding

photobooth bunting

carnival photobooth

wedding food sliders, pigs in a blanket

vintage carnival wedding donut cake

vintage carnival wedding

Any advice for those planning now? My advice would be to be totally and truly authentic to who you and your partner are.  Do not plan a wedding to please anyone elses expectations. If you plan the day that reflects you as a couple, even if its not traditional, your guests will love it, because they are there for you!

Also, have fun and don’t take it too seriously. I have heard so many horror stories from other brides about their wedding day and so many people worked me up to be prepared for major disasters. Stay organized, surround yourself with people who love you, delegate, and have a plan…then just stay calm and have fun!  I have to say, I had so much fun at my wedding.  I have no regrets because we planned the day that we wanted.  And yes, I have a type A personality, but staying organized and delegating tasks to people around you allows you to truly enjoy your day!

photography: Kristen Marie // second shooter: Jenny J // venue: Pravda Studios, Seattle WA // wedding dress: cocktail dress by Aiden Maddox, wedding dress by Paloma Blanca, wedding dress alterations by Superb Custom Tailors // hair and makeup: Coco Noelle // shoes: Miss Albright from Anthropologie // hairpieces: peacock feather clip made by Patty Murphy // jewelry: necklace from TJ Maxx, belt and ring from H&M // groom suit and shoes: Suit from Express, Shoes from Gordon Rush // event planner: Andy Dwinell at Pravda and Patty Murphy – family friend // floral design: bouquet by Laura Jean Mitchell at Youngs Floral; the rest of the flowers at the event were purchased wholesale by the bride and put together by Patty Murphy // invitations: Wedding Paper Divas // cake: donuts by Frost – owner Del Hernandez // catering: Ravishing Radish

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  1. Love the decor choice! What a great idea of the umbrellas

  2. This wedding is so delicious! The food looks unreal and I love the venue!

  3. I adore the umbrellas! So awesome and I am wondering where they found all the different kinds? I would love to start a collection for my venue and my styling services.

  4. so fun! i’ve always wanted to see someone do the hanging umbrellas thing well.

  5. I agree with Pam! Would love to know where they found so many lovely umbrellas.

    The details in this wedding are so lovely and unique. Looks like they had so much fun!

  6. The umbrellas were rented from a fantastic boutique here in Seattle called Bella Umbrella:

  7. Love the hair, I just love sun flowers <3

  8. Love the umbrellas! Never seen anything like it before… what a brilliant idea!

  9. Love the umbrella idea, its gorgeous,would love to have such umbrellas on my wedding day this summer!

  10. umbrellas yesss!!! unique and pretty!!

  11. Those hanging umbrellas = LOVE! And that dessert table.. wow!

  12. Love it! I once dreamed I had a circus wedding and rode into the ceremony on an elephant. Love their umbrellas!

  13. Holy canoli! Love these. And the first shot of the event space literally gave me goose bumps. Well done and perfect advice: be you, not any one else.

  14. Wow, what a cool wedding! Love love love the umbrellas, and the centerpieces, and the way you look at the groom… beautiful!

  15. This is such a fun and creative concept, loving all the little circus related touches and details!

  16. Vintage + Circus! What a great idea.
    We had a backyard “farm to table” vintage themed wedding. Umbrellas, string italian lights, vintage photo booth and mint juleps to top the evening off. This style is such a timeless way to spend your most special day.

  17. love the styling. some of my favorite bouquets i’ve ever seen! wonderful

  18. Love the decor choice! What a great idea of the umbrella.

  19. The decor choices for this theme are absolutely magnificent, what a fun wedding! And of course I loved those hanging umbrellas too!


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