Inspiration to Creation: Parisian Circus (Pt. II)

6.24.2010

Elegance, jeweled antiques, and vintage Barnum & Bailey were the major influences in our design. Inspired by the whimsy and eccentricity of an early 1900’s Parisian circus  we wanted the shower to feel glamorous, whimsical, opulent and for guests to say ‘ooh la la’ upon entering! The guests were first greeted with the pastel Parisian Patisserie!

Inspired by big top tents, trapeze artists and French circus performers we had a stilt walker greeting guests at the door and waiters with clown couture costume makeup serving appetizers true to French Creole cuisine.

The “Carousel de la Tour Eiffel” photo op of a vintage ferris wheel with the Eiffel tower looming in the background was set up in the corner. The ladies were able to pose for photos with vintage parasols and the men posed with pastel bubble gum cigars in honor of baby Genevieve.

Surrounded by chipped bricks and loft like space, modern white belly bars topped with tall candelabras created a contemporary twist on a traditional French bistro. The walls were sprinkled with custom circus posters. No detail was left unturned, including the vintage circus signs on the bathroom doors, “the clowns” sign for the men and “the tightrope walkers” for the women.

Guests were enveloped in music from a DJ spinning beats in front of a large spinning ferris wheel mural that was situated behind him as a backdrop.

Stay tuned for Part III tomorrow!

PLANNER/ DESIGNER/ FLORAL DESIGN/ STATIONERY DESIGN: Canvas & Canopy Events

PHOTOGRAPHER: Justin Lee

34 comments

  1. Love those upside down umbrellas/parasols!

    Très chic!! :)

  2. Terrie /

    Love all of the graphics and details of this event….really captures a feeling of “ooh la

    la” ! Love the parasols with raindrop crystals…………

  3. Loving this theme and what you put together!!

  4. Love the ballerina stationery very shabby chic! In fact I love the whole concept beautifully crated. Well done

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