Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A vintage circus inspiration shoot

Vintage Bohemian Circus Shoot www.vintagewhitesblog.com
Obviously, we love white...but every now and then, we love to experiment with vibrant pops of color.  Especially when the theme is as fun as a vintage circus! A bride contacted Vintage Whites Weddings about inspiration for a vintage circus,  and rather than send a Pinterest board, we decided to style our own!

We styled this shoot, and Jeremy + Alicia Brown shot all of the photos.
Vintage Bohemian Circus Shoot www.vintagewhitesblog.com
Vintage Bohemian Circus Shoot www.vintagewhitesblog.com

We didn't want to do the typical circus shoot, and use stars, red, white, etc.  We wanted to do something a little more bohemian, utilizing jewel tones and velvet.

Love this tangerine chandelier! Spray paint can transform the ordinary into something new and fun.

Vintage Bohemian Circus Shoot www.vintagewhitesblog.com

Vintage Bohemian Circus Shoot www.vintagewhitesblog.com

The trays and tins were thrifted from Montana and Utah.  The hunt for these special items to make all of the colors pop was so much fun, and so affordable!

Vintage Bohemian Circus Shoot www.vintagewhitesblog.com

The 'big top' tent was made using a 10x10 canopy with a hand-painted striped and scalloped top.  Pleated damask fabric adds texture and color for a lounge area.

Vintage Bohemian Circus Shoot www.vintagewhitesblog.com
Vintage Bohemian Circus Shoot www.vintagewhitesblog.com

Vintage Bohemian Circus Shoot www.vintagewhitesblog.com

Cakes by Sweet Notions looked so wonderful against the yellow vintage "sunbeams" attached from a lampshade...

Vintage Bohemian Circus Shoot www.vintagewhitesblog.com

Vintage Bohemian Circus Shoot www.vintagewhitesblog.com

Vintage Bohemian Circus Shoot www.vintagewhitesblog.com

For the focal point of the dinner table, we went with gold candlesticks & burgundy tapers. Simple and so reminiscent of a 1920s circus. Lights, gawdy decor, & rich colors.

Vintage Bohemian Circus Shoot www.vintagewhitesblog.com
Vintage Bohemian Circus Shoot www.vintagewhitesblog.com
Vintage Bohemian Circus Shoot www.vintagewhitesblog.com

We used thrifted mismatched plates with gold trim for the table setting...it turned out so beautiful! Such a fun shoot to style, and to see come to life after so much late night texting and planning!! Thanks to Vanessa for her hard work putting it all together, and to Alicia Brown for capturing it so perfectly!

Vintage Bohemian Circus Shoot www.vintagewhitesblog.com
Vintage Bohemian Circus Shoot www.vintagewhitesblog.com

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8 comments:

  1. Wow ~ Your photos are darling :)

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    1. Thank you, Mimi! Alicia Brown ( www.aliciabrownphotography.com ) is phenomenal!

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  2. GORGEOUS!!! I love seeing what you ladies create when you collaborate! :) It makes me want to get married again! Your vintage pieces were the perfect touch at our wedding, and tasting Sweet Notions cakes was Jeremiah's favorite part of wedding planning! ;)

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  3. Stumbled upon your site...and my goodness, this just makes me smile! Love every detail about this! Now...I'm off to go read some more!

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    1. Hi Carmella!! Thank you so much -- that means so much!! I will be following along with your blog as well! How did you stumble onto our site if you dont' mind me asking? :) XO

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  4. Stunning! Love the fabric draped over the lampshade form! Pinning this - would be great for any outdoor party!
    Kelly

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