Today I am excited to share this vibrant colourful Greatest Showman inspired wedding shoot with all the fun of the Circus.
Inspired by the music from the film, photographer Gina Fernandes along with a fabulous collaorative team worked together to create a ‘Greatest Showman’ themed shoot at outdoor based venue, Castle View Farm and Stables in Market Harborough .
She says of the shoot…
We wanted to bring colour, fun and a vintage theme altogether in one amazing space.
To help me bring the sparkle I collaborated with Nicole Hope Smith, a local wedding fayre provider and a badass singer.
We were blessed by glorious weather in February which was as perfect as a summer’s day, and just what was needed to pull off an outdoor wedding shoot.
The venue has a barn and a huge amount of land surrounding it.
Taking advantage of this, we set up the wedding to take place outside – with dressed tables, vintage popcorn cart, hay bale seating area and old-fashioned carnival games set up in the forecourt.
You cannot go wrong with the props in a shoot like this – from the weird to the wonderful.
The shoot featured elephants, top hats, baskets, antiquarian circus books, decorative chandeliers and mirrors to give it the vintage and circus treasure trove feel.
We didn’t have a venue dresser so it was all ‘hands on deck’. The team who provided the props, as well as all other suppliers who were part of the shoot and present on the day, pulled together to dress the venue.
The shoot featured mainly local suppliers, a model and a real-life couple. I wanted to keep it local so that I could show off the talent we have in the area, and made a point to get a real life couple for a more authentic feel.
Red, golds and blues were the colours behind the shoot. Vintage china and crystal glasses adorned the main table with large floral centrepieces to portray the splendour and grandeur of a Victorian circus.
The theme was even worked into the food with a tiered circus cake and top hat accompanied by cupcakes in Ferris wheels.
Bridal dresses were chosen to suit the Victorian era with a range being provided by Bex Brides – to showcase long elegant and sleeved dresses as well as fun, colourful ombre tea dresses.
Jewellery was provided by Made Gallery – pieces to compliment the vintage, weird and mainly wonderful.
Make up was kept radiant and subtly grand, complimenting the colours of the flowers.
Shoes for both the bride and groom were the Irregular Choice brand, as I knew nothing else would suit this shoot.
Quirky entertainment can add so much to a Weddings and Greatest Showman inspired wedding could be complete without circus acts so we were joined by stilt walkers from Slam Events and a fire performer form What if Circus.
With our theme I wanted to show diversity and unconventionality, inspired by the music and messages of the Greatest Showman because I believe weddings are ultimately about a celebration of love and commitment which should be done your way.
Traditions are great but should not have to be included in weddings because that’s what you think you ought to have, or what you think should happen.
You include things that are important to you and your partner and better still make up new traditions of your own.
I am super proud of the team that helped me pull off this vision so if you are looking for some unconventional wedding inspiration then take a look at the magic they created…
Co-ordinator & Photographer: Gina Fernandes Photography
Co-coordinator: Nicole Hope Smith of Little Pink Pages & Nicole Hope Smith Wedding Fayres
Vinyl signs: House of Vinyl
Flowers: By Arrangement Floristry
Stilt Walkers: Slam Events
Fire Entertainment: What !f Circus
Jewellery: Made Gallery
Hair & MUA: Lipsticks & Hairpins
Stationery: Design By Emily
Shoes: Irregular Choice
Bridal Model: Alice Grace Hughes
Real Life Couple: Charlee Davis & Aaron Mckenzie Smith