Garden Circus Party at Boothbay Botanical Gardens

The bold colors in this circus inspired styled shoot at Boothbay Botanical Gardens really grabs my attention – especially the brilliant colored pumps! Throughout you can spot splashes of stripes, polka dots, floral patterns, wood grain, burlap, sheer, satin and different kinds of metals. All in all, this shoot really shows that you don’t have to be afraid to use color, texture, or patterns in your wedding day decor. When done correctly, you can achieve a great eclectic look and feel.

Event Planner’s comments: “Our ‘Deco Botanical’ shoot grew out of our curiosity about the wildness of old world circuses. As Patricia Takacs (of Kivalo Photography) and I researched circuses of the early 20th century, we appreciated how the settings of these circuses contributed to the sense of exotic intrigue that pervaded them.”

 Little Ivy Paper Goods designed wedding stationary Wedding stationary designed by Little Ivy Paper Goods
Bridal bouquet designed by Queen Anne's Flower ShopDusty Miller leaf with jewelry on top
Multi-colored striped bow tie with black watch on topGrooms boutonniere's designed by Queen Anne's Flower ShopBrightly colored floral pumps

“Our choice of the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens was informed by the role botanicals played in these events—the carefully curated, stunning gardens gave the shoot a playfulness reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland. The subtle inclusion of animal wildlife imagery throughout the design as well as the occasional use of black as an accent color were nods to the boldness of the art deco old world while the botanicals and soft colors used throughout the design grounded the shoot firmly in the feminine.”

Bridal floral bouquet created by Queen Anne's Flower Shop
laughing styled shoot model with bouquetModel bride holding bouquet under arbor at Boothbay Botanical Gardens
male model wearing sunglasses, bow tie, and suitmale model wearing sunglasses, striped bow tie, and boutonniereoutdoor styled shoot decanter and floral centerpiece at Boothbay Botanical Gardens
floral arrangement in colored wine decanterpouring champagne into flutes
Spiced rum and blackberry infused vodka in crystal decanter with olives besidescones on baby blue platterGarden Circus Party at Boothbay Botanical Gardens

“Each vendor rendered their own work beautifully and were a joy to collaborate with! An event design full of juxtapositions between the curated and the wild resulted.”

Ourdoor table scape and Styled shoot created by Pencil Events
Mushroom themed place card created by Little Ivy Paper Goods__Kivalo_Photography_MS5A7157_low
Bright and bold wedding floral center piece created by Queen Anne's Flower ShopPear wedding menu created by Little Ivy Paper GoodsToasting with champagne at Boothbay Botanical Garden styled shootmodel pours champagne from flute to flute      Mismatched place settings for eclectic styled shoot  Wedding favor popcorn from Coastal Maine Popcorn Co.
Dill pickle popcorn by Coastal Maine Popcorn Co.Coastal Maine Popcorn Co. popcorn for wedding favorsWedding bell to make bride and groom kissBride in the garden of Boothbay Botanical GardensBride and groom standing in garden of Boothbay Botanical Gardens

Vendor List

Photographer:  Kivalo Photography
Event Venue: Boothbay Botanical Gardens
Favors and Gifts: Coastal Maine Popcorn Co.
Makeup Artist: Hamsa Altaai
Invitation Designer: Little Ivy Paper Goods
Dress Store: Maria Antonieta Couture
Event Planner: Pencil Events
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Portland Trading Co.
Floral Designer: Queen Anne’s Flower Shop


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