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Colours will slap you round the face in this shoot. They’re bolshy and kitschy, and they’re for a kickass, non-wallflower couple. If that’s you and your other half, then get your eyes around this lot.

Ruby and Stardust, your shoots ROCK!!

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The Story of the Shoot

“Our first shoot of the year was ‘Circus’ and we are really proud of it. It felt good to get back into creating a styled shoot – those hours of prop making are so worth it! We wanted to create a vintage circus shoot that had a nostalgic feel to it, but at the same time embracing all the fun and vibrance of a modern-day carnival. With a big top, ultra colourful flowers, light up letters and gold animal figurines, we really went to town and brought the fun of the circus to life.

“Our couple got married outside of the big top under a wall of flowers studded with hidden golden animals.

“Our wedding breakfast table was a busy display of the most colourful flower combinations in a range of golden vases, along with jars filled with candy floss and popcorn topped with our golden animals. We kept up the colour quota with red, yellow and blue wine glasses and tumblers.


“We used a colourful retro floral print on our crockery, and each place setting had a different coloured cupcake and a brooch or magnet as a placename.

“Handmade signs for the bride and groom’s seats were super cute and so easy to make!

“Our sweet table was created in the corner of the tent, in front of a ribbon backdrop, with light up circus letters, which were again DIY. We used vintage suitcases, crates, barrels and tree stumps to give the space a range of textures and heights, which perfectly complemented the range of sweet treats on offer.

“From a hundreds and thousands covered love cake to toffee apples, popcorn, oversized marshmallows and liquorice, there was something for everyone.

“We used our super fun circus themed invitations, badges and magnets to double up as placenames

“Our bride’s bouquet was a delicious mix of colours, sizes, varieties and textures, presented in a striped candy cone – perfection!

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“To complement this, our groom’s buttonhole was a single harlequin rose with a polka dot ribbon and gold leaves; it looked so fabulous against the print of the suit and the contrasting pocket square.

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“The dress was a dream come true with its black and red corset covered in red roses topping the layers and layers of the skirt. The red top hat was designed to complement the dress, and it looked stunning.

As always we couldn’t have made this shoot as fabulous as it was without our Dream Team suppliers who all worked so hard to make it work – they are all super talented, creative geniuses who are also so much fun to work with!”

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Organisation – Ruby & Stardust
Photography – SLR Photography
Design and styling – Ruby Weddings
Dress – Rosie Red Corsetry & Couture
Bride’s hat fascinators – Madame B Boutique
Suit and groom model – Clements & Church
Bride model – Missy Malone
Flowers – Atelier Emmanuel
MUA – Rachael Parrey Makeup
Hair – CD Hair
Cupcakes – Happy Cakes
Stationery – Pear Drop Avenue
Furniture and linen – Oxford Event Hire
Site production and lighting – Festival Team Ltd
Power and lights – WGS Power
Tent – Flint & Lambourn Marquees Ltd
Venue – Goodfellows, Filkins