Bright colors, flashing lights, feathers and sequins – what a fun combination for a wedding! Circus-themed weddings are perfect for handmade details and DIY accents like marquee light signs and crazy photo booth props. With fire eaters, carousels and aerial dancers, these weddings will have you inspired to run away with the circus!

1. Circus Tent: This stylish wedding had an actual circus tent as the backdrop and a flying aerial performance during the reception. (via Cameron Ingalls)

2. Ribbon Backdrop: Edgy and colorful, this wedding doesn’t hold back when it comes to thinking outside of the box. (via Cultures Fashion)

3. Themed Outfits: How adorable are these outfits for the flower girl and ring bearer? (via Mountainside Bride)

4. Red Velvet: This couple fully embraced the bold color theme and didn’t shy away from using bright red as a backdrop. (via Cameron Ingalls)

5. Vintage Posters: When you put so much creativity into designing the wedding invitation, why not use it as the guestbook too? (via Green Wedding Shoes)

6. Engagement Photo Shoot: This couple didn’t want a themed wedding. Instead, they went all out with a circus-themed engagement shoot with incredible vintage props and costumes. (via Green Wedding Shoes)

7. Giant Balloons: Inspired by street fairs, carnivals and popcorn, this couple wanted their wedding to represent their spirit of fun. The enormous balloons are cheap decor, and they make for cute pictures too. (via Jordon McBride)

8. Paper Flowers: An amazing alternative to real flowers, paper flowers are perfect for a circus-themed wedding. They can be made with vibrant colors, and they add a touch of handmade whimsy. (via Green Wedding Shoes)

9. Gold Accents: How glamorous is this table setting? Gold adds luxury to the flashy circus color palette. (via Wed Luxe)

10. Clown Noses: This couple handed out red noses for their guests to wear at the reception. No doubt, their photo booth was better than yours. (via Glamour and Grace)

11. Animal Cracker and Printable ($5): Popcorn, peanuts and cotton candy! Cutest favor ever.

12. Antique Carousel: Got loads of cash? Why not have a carousel at the reception? (via Maison Peastea)

13. Candied Cake: This cake is decorated with rock sugar, making it fun and whimsical but still very pretty. (via Glamour and Grace)

14. Crazy Makeup: If you’re not sure how to include your bridesmaids in the circus theme, try makeup effects that allow them to have fun, but still stay feminine. (via Tonya Joy)

15. Candy Centerpieces: These mason jar centerpieces are so fun! Fill them with colorful candy, candles and old ticket stubs. (via Glamour and Grace)

16. Striped Marquee: You can order this fabulous marquee tent from Ashley events. The black and white stripes are equally quirky and glamorous. (via Ashley Events)

17. Pastel Palette: If red and black aren’t in the color palette you’re working with, check out this pretty pastel circus wedding in Arizona. (via Style Me Pretty)

18. Cotton Candy: Spin up some classic carnival goodness with a fluffy-pink cotton-candy dessert table. Think about renting a cotton-candy machine and making fresh stuff for your guests. (via Hostess with the Mostess)

19. Jeweled Bouquet: This white and gold bouquet feels antique, but still has enough flash and glitter to fit into a circus-themed wedding. (via Style Me Pretty)

20. Hats Off: The vintage feel of this red and purple gathering is topped off by the bride’s adorable bowler hat. (via Get Hitched, Give Hope)

21. Marquee Lights: This marquee-style seating chart would be fairly simple to make and look amazing, especially if the wedding reception occurred at night! (via Green Wedding Shoes)

22. Paper Pinwheels: We’re all about this pinwheel bouquet, not to mention a groom dressed in suspenders and a bow tie. (via Julie Paisley Photography)

23. Pastel Dessert Bar: There were bubble-gum cupcakes and cotton-candy cake pops at this adorable dessert bar! (via Wedding Chicks)

24. Paper Streamers: Finally, this old-fashioned carnival wedding kept things simple and elegant with a handmade arch covered in colorful crepe paper streamers. (via Casa Sugar)

Did any of these dazzling weddings inspire you to add some circus elements to your wedding? Let us know in the comments below!