by Sharon Auld
Our wedding booth at Bridal Expo in Calgary, Alberta was a bit of a departure from some of the more natural, earthy rocky mountain weddings we are known for. We chose a “Carnival Themed” wedding as inspiration for our booth. Carnival weddings are extremely popular and we’ve been seeing them popping up on lots of great blogs lately! But we didn’t just choose the carnival theme because it’s popular right now. We wanted to show that eco-friendly can be fun and look different than our rustic weddings. Using vintage pieces is one way to incorporate “green” into your event.
We salvaged lots of vintage pieces from garage sales and flea markets for our booth. We were lucky to find some vintage frames, milk glass vases, crystal candy dishes and silver trays. We also used vintage silverware for our table setting. With a little leg-work anyone can find great vintage pieces to repurpose.
We knew we wanted a carnival theme for our booth and we wanted it to have a vintage feel. The carnival theme could easily work in many colors, but we chose shades of pink, white and a little grey for our booth. We asked friend and Calgary-based graphic designer Vishu Mahajan to design an invitation and reply card to reflect the theme. We gave her our color scheme and mentioned that we would love a ferris wheel or carousel motif…we absolutely love what she came up with! Wouldn’t this be a fabulous invitation to give your guests? It sets the tone for a fun and memorable event!
Photo Credits: Naturally Chic
My favorite piece designed by Vishu is the Welcome to “Kate and Mark’s Carnival” wedding sign which we put in a painted, vintage looking frame. I absolutely love the Carousel Horse!
A view of our booth with our “ticket booth” in the foreground. Our Naturally Chic Designs team built this wooden ticket booth. It is perfect to collect any type of tickets…think carnival “ride” tickets, drink tickets, etc. Maybe even a “kissing booth”??
Instead of using traditional numbers for table numbers, we thought it would be fun to have the tables named after various rides and fair elements: ferris wheel, carousel, roller coaster etc. Here’s the Ferris Wheel table (also designed by Vishu Mahajan); we love it in our vintage looking table number holder.
Stay tuned for more of our carnival themed wedding booth. Thanks for visiting!
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