“Ladies and gents this is the moment you’ve been waiting for…” How many of you have seen The Greatest Showman recently, and then subsequently started playing the soundtrack non-stop? There’s a good chance we’ve already listened to it, oh, about 50 times through. We have a feeling we’re not the only ones, especially based on what photographer, Anna Duncan, just sent over! After seeing the film, she kept watching all the behind-the-scenes videos and dancing around to the music, and knew she HAD to create something worthy of the movie. Eeeep!
Inspired by Phillip Carlyle + Anne Wheeler’s romance in the movie (Zac Efron + Zendaya, respectively), today’s editorial is *tied* to their love story. As she’s a trapeze artist, and he’s a circus director — bringing in rope, fun textures, and bright colors was the natural choice.
Ready to be blown away? Ladies and gents, take your seats. The show starts NOW!
A million dreams… coming true with these two! Playing off of Anne Wheeler’s (Zendaya) trapeze act, Angie Johnston designed a backdrop festooned with hanging ropes + florals from Culpepper Designs.
The Center Stage
“And the world becomes a fantasy, you’re more than you could ever be… ‘Cause you’re dreaming with your eyes wide open!”
How much fun is that hoop with all the florals?! We could see this serving as a backdrop for a number of events. Want to create something similar for your bridesmaids to carry down the aisle? (Don’t worry, our DIY version is much smaller!)
Bits of pampas grass, anemones, dahlias and more! We’re digging the pinky peach and purple hues that the florist, Culpepper Designs, brought in!
We love a good top hat! The groom’s outfit was inspired by both Hugh Jackman + Zac Efron’s ensembles, with the slight hint of the Victorian era thrown in. Pretty cool, right?
The Dinner Party
Playing off of the bright and cheery colors of the circus, while throwing in her own romantic twist, event designer Angie Johnston crafted a tablescape worthy of crowds!
Want to recreate a similar style with all sorts of punches of color and fun textures? Find some of our faves below:
The Final Act
“I wish for happiness like this forever.” — Charity Barnum, The Greatest Showman
What circus-inspired editorial would be complete without colorful smoke?!
Absolutely mesmerizing… Who else is tangled up in this inspiration? We’re now imagining so many different ways to hang florals and ropes — so many cool backdrop ideas + details!
A round of applause to the creative team behind this editorial!
We’d love to hear what your favorite songs + scenes are from The Greatest Showman in the comments below! Oh, and who’s looking forward to The Oscars on March 4th?! :)
photography: Anna Duncan // event design: Angie Johnston // planning: Anna Duncan // florals: Culpepper Designs // hair stylist: Jade // makeup artist: Jade // models: Gabrielle Lacouture and Lane Brady