Carnival Wedding Theme

Coconut shies, fairground horses, bright colourways, festival lights and all the fun of the fair – we love that the carnival theme is back, bolder, brighter and with a smattering of classic vintage. So roll up, roll up for a wedding party like no other.

Carnival Wedding Theme


Set the Scene

Create a rustic atmosphere by hosting your big day in a barn or marquee surrounded by spacious green countryside. We’re fans of Browning Bros and Oasis Events marquees, and anywhere with a rustic vibe or gorgeous view.


Warm reds, oranges, pinks and gold’s.


Combine classic vintage and retro with details such as light up carnival letters, bunting, old-fashioned fun fair games and sweet stalls. If you want to spend a little extra, everything from candy floss vendors to carousels are within your reach. The brilliant Prop Factory is a great place to start hunting out decor accessories and vintage stands.


Complement warm carnival colours wearing a classic vintage monochrome tailored suit with braces or, for a more rustic look, go for retro tweed.


Bring some 1920s vintage to the day with beaded couture-style trouser-suits or dresses, teamed with winged eyeliner and richly red lipstick.

Image Credits

  1. Hanging umbrellas from Polyvore
  2. Table setting with carousel horses from
  3. Love sign,
  4. Gold 2-
  5. Signs, Etsy
  6. Skittles ring toss, Offbeat Bride on Pinterest
  7. Carousel and Candy Apple Stall from
  8. Helter Skelter, Etsy
  9. Coconut shy,
  10. Kissing Booth, Pinterest
  11. Hotdogs,
  12. Popcorn,
  13. Eats and Treats,
  14. Cakes on Ferris Wheel, Carats & Cake on Pinterest
  15. Circus invitations, Etsy
  16. Bride on the carousel,
  17. Bride with dark red lips,
  18. Bride in a vintage dress, Pinterest
  19. Striped Paper Windmill, Pinterest
  20. Umbrellas on the table,
  21. Groom in tweed waistcoat, Pinterest
  22. Cake – Boho Weddings and Life
  23. cufflinks – Etsy
  24. Groom with suspenders from
  25. Icecreams –

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