Circus Wedding Ideas

Our next feature was actually a 30th birthday celebration for event designer Lindsey Hartsough for Magnolia Event Design. The ideas were so spectacular and could easily be carried over for a wedding. Lindsey goes on to share how her day was put together and of course give you some fabulous Circus Wedding Ideas. That are glitzy, glamorous and of whole lot of fun.

The ever so fabulous Linda Chaja captured this fun day. You can see so many more photos in the full gallery by clicking here. Let us know what you think about this circus extravaganza.

From Lindsey:

Circus to me evokes fun, childhood, fantasy, beauty and all things wonderful. Being an event designer I find that food is the easiest way to convey a theme to your guests and luckily for me the thought of “Circus/Carnival Food” makes me giddy!  I am a girl who loves to go to carnivals, cicus’ and fairs to experience all the tasty treats that aren’t easy to come by.  I taste a lot of “fancy” food for my clients, but there is nothing like a corn dog, churro, popcorn, cotton candy or a caramel apple.  Because my guests are used to fancy food I thought it would be fun for them to go back to childhood and enjoy lots of tasty treats.  I worked with the chef to “fabulize” the  foods a bit, but really didn’t want to take away from the traditional mindset that these foods convey.

So, what is a birthday without a cake?  To me funfetti cake is childhood all baked up!  There is something unexpected and fun about cutting into a formal cake and finding every cover of the rainbow inside. Jessica created her Salted Caramel Apples and Beet Sugar dyed Truffles. Okay, you may think you have tried a Caramel Apple before, but you haven’t! These little puppies make my mouth water just writing about them. As the birthday girl I would have hoped my friends would have left me one, but NO! Those babies were devoured before I had a chance to grab one for myself… how rude!

A “Lindsey” event isn’t an event without an Open Air Photo Booth… we created a custom backdrop for the booth and was sparkly and super fun. Nick designed the perfect custom layout to match the event perfectly! Who knew that in Nick’s bag of tricks was a professional grade cotton candy maker machine thing? Nick has that little sugar goddess available for rent and let me tell you first hand how much fun it is to have cotton candy at your party… real FUN!

As you see there are a ton of custom cocktails at the party. Lindsey greeted guest with a custom cocktail.

I really love floral tasting drinks and feel in love with Parfait Amour, which is a violet liqueur on one of my trips to Vancouver.   I worked with Josh at Blush to create the perfect signature cocktail for my event.  I wanted something with a violet hue and that had a floral taste.   

Lindsey’s Luscious Lavender Sparkler
1 part Pinky vodka (This  vodka is hand blended with violets, rose petals and ten other botanicals),

1 part rose champagne
and a dash of Parfait Amour.
We garnished with fresh mini edible flowers

The idea of carnival food at a wedding at first makes you think ummmm no…but, we love the idea of jazzing it up a bit and making carnival food fancy. Sounds like an episode of Top Chef. What do you think? Would you opt for carnival food at a wedding?

Mossin the super duper fabulous chef at Blush created a custom menu for me and the guests raved about the flavors and treats. We had carnival treats- churros, corndogs, French fries, mac and cheese, burgers,

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Desert Table Deserts: Jessica Foster Confections

Photographer: Linda Chaja
Event Designer: Lindsey Hartsough for Magnolia Event Design
Venue: Blush Restaurant and Lounge
Makeup: Luna Bella- Hair and Makeup
Cake: Siblings Bakery- Birthday Cake
Flowers: NLC Productions
Lighting: Bella Vista Designs- Lighting and fabric
Stationery: Lazaro Press
Photo Booth: Open Air Photo Booth
Linens: La Tavola Linens

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  4. Huge thank you to @Nico_Cervantes @bellavistasb @truffleuffugus @LindaChaja @LunaBellaMUA @OpenAirBooth @LaTavolaLinen

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  6. So many great ideas! I especially love the popcorn! A great splash of color and a tasty treat!

  7. -100. Jenny @lafleurvintage says:

    I love the over all theme and colors. I like that you went with soft muted flowers rather than something heavy and bright, so that plays off all the other things in brighter colors. Nice touch.

  8. Who doesn’t love the Circus?

  9. -100. Lisa says:

    How fun! Circus weddings are always amazing, but this styling is absolute perfection.

  10. The use of tickets to tie the napkins is charming!

  11. OMG! What are the chances?!

  12. -100. Kelly says:

    Adorable!! Love Glitter!!Love rich color!!!:D

  13. Get carried away with this circus inspired #wedding collection –

  14. Can’t get over these Circus Wedding Ideas! @lindachaja

  15. This latest blog post by Wedding Chicks incorporates a great {photo booth} concept. We love the colors and LA…

  16. -100. Michele Schwartz says:

    I want to steal this idea for a Mitzvah reception. How fun! Great job!

  17. -100. Addie says:

    So glad to see this b/c I was thinking of doing a circus themed event… so many good ideas here. Can you share where you got the red and yellow striped popcorn bags, those would be just perfect. Thanks!

  18. -100. Lindsey says:

    Hi Addie,
    The striped bags came from Bakers Bling Shop on Etsy.
    Hope you have a wonderful event!

  19. -100. Addie says:

    Thank you, Lindsey!

  20. Oh my! This is the yummiest looking set up ever! I love that purple drink and the ice cream martini idea. Yum!


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