We created our wardrobe and apparel with an eclectic formal vibe. We wanted to present a color palette of deep red, gold, black, white and dusty blue. These colors repeat themselves across the board bringing cohesion in an eclectic backdrop. The black and white brought the formality. The red and gold brought the pops of circus, and the blue added a hint of playfulness and color. Patterns are important when creating a style. The pinstripe and lace are the repeat patterns we worked with. We found shoes, jackets, blouses & dresses at vintage stores and markets. As we chose models and actors to play each part a new world emerged.
Instead of positioning each character in the set, as a wedding would take place, we brought it to life a bit more like a music video or a short film. The intensity of the interactions vibrates off the screen. The models and actors played each part and a new world appeared.
Thomas John events prepared popcorn set in his custom made two-person hand held tray. We decorated the tray in tassels and fringe to fit the part. They also provided a cigarette tray. We fringed it as well. Our cigarette girl walked the night passing out Barnum and Bailey animal cookies and brightly colored candy.
Our lonely heart bartender poured cocktails behind the bar and chatted with the boys looking to pass the night away. Our seductive bridesmaid twirled her umbrella as she watched the ceremony unfold. Our groomsman was complete with a ventriloquist that he flirted with the girls through. It was a little creepy but kind of worked.
Maria Chang did an incredible job on each model’s hair and make up. She is a true artist. We wanted something that was inspired by fantasy but could cross over into reality. We love how she managed both.
Happy Halloween!!! And be sure to check back next week as we share a real circus themed wedding that actually happened the same week that we did this photo shoot.
And Andrew of Studio MSV created an incredible video capturing his vision of the dark circus. Be sure to check it out. But be careful because you might get creeped out.
Linnae & Jonathan Asiel
FLORAL DESIGN | A S I E L D E S I G N
EVENT DESIGN & WARDROBE | A S I E L D E S I G N
VENUE | A S I E L D E S I G N CENTER
PHOTOGRAPHER | tinywater photography
VIDEOGRAPHY | studio msv
HAIR & MAKEUP | professional makup artistry
CATERER | thomas john events
STATIONARY | marizette paperie