Brides wearing vintage red and blue wedding dresses holding lips and moustache to faces

You are going to love today’s amazing vintage carnival styled shoot at Gate Street Barn. Full of colour and quirkiness, this shoot has a vintage festival feel with a tea party twist. We love the 50s styling of the beautiful models, the fun props and yummy looking candy cart. Check out the incredible wedding cake – it’s amazing!

If you are looking for inspiration for a festival or carnival styled wedding, then you will get an abundance of inspiration from these incredible pictures by Lorraine Claire Photography…

“The theme for this styled shoot was a Vintage Carnival, which came from one of the mood boards I created when I was planning my wedding.

Gate Street Barn sign

Carnival style wedding displays

Table with cakes and lollipops

Vintage teacup and teapot

Cake stand Vintage teacup, teapot and lollipop

Red and white stripe lollipop

Carnival style sweet cart

Jars of retro sweets

Jars of sweets

“Lisa, a wedding planner and stylist from Carmela Weddings, specialises in planning quirky and retro weddings, so was perfect to help with the shoot, and I contacted Sophia Wyatt,┬áthe fabulous hair and make-up artist, as I knew she would know exactly what look to create for our models. We then got in touch with some wonderful suppliers who all shared our enthusiasm and passion to help our vision come to life.

Bright flowers

Jar of Love Heart sweets Jar of heart sweets

Jar of sweets

Carnival wedding cake

Top hat cake topper Blue and red detail on carnival wedding cake

Detail on carnival wedding cake

Circus tent entrance on carnival wedding cake

Wedding drinks table

“The shoot took place at the gorgeous Gate Street Barn, near Guildford, Surrey. We used lots of colour, with big bold accessories and bright flowers, to portray a fun carnival feel with a British tea party twist.

Jug of flowers Vintage bottles of lemonade

Bright flowers

Vintage popcorn

Teapot full of lollipops

Spotty balloons tied to tree

Vintage suitcase

Vintage skittles

Coloured bottles of flowers

Vintage camera case

Carnival wedding stationery

Carnival wedding menu Carnival wedding invitation

Carnival wedding RSVP

Gate Street Barn

“Our models were styled with a late 50’s/early 60’s edge, with hair in various takes of the beehive, paired with statement pieces, and beautiful lace and tulle vintage bridal gowns.

Bride in vintage blue wedding dress

Bride wearing blue wedding dress and white flower crown Bride with white flower crown

Bride in red vintage wedding dress next to gate

Bride with red flower crown smiling

Bride in red vintage wedding dress sitting on floor

Brides in red and blue vintage wedding dresses

Brides in red and blue vintage wedding dresses Brides with flower crowns

“We included all the fun of the fair, bringing along various treats, including a gorgeous candy cart, cake, games and props, which gave the shoot an enjoyable festival vibe.

Bride at vintage carnival sweet cart

Brides eating popcorn Vintage bride drinking lemonade

Bride looking at carnival wedding cake


Vintage brides with prop moustache and glasses

Bride with updo Back of bride's updo

Bride in red vintage wedding dress holding bouquet

Bride with updo Back of bride's updo

Bride behind red heart umbrella

Bride holding red umbrella

Wedding bouquet

Wedding flowers in pink glass vase Wedding flowers in purple glass vase

Bright wedding bouquet

Bright wedding bouquet

“I wanted to create bright, yet softly lit, beautifully tone imagery, producing a timeless look. The aim was to show brides you can have a wedding full of personality and colour which is also stylish and elegant.”

Bride wearing white wedding dress and large bow in hair

Bride with large bow in hair

Bride with large bow in hair Bride with large bow in hair

Bride standing by fence

Vintage wedding bouquet

Vintage wedding bouquet

Vintage bride

Bride holding spotty balloons

Bride standing next to tree Bride with lace headpiece and detail on dress

Bride standing by gate

Bride holding bouquet

Wedding bouquet

Bride standing by carriage holding lollipop

Bride holding parasol Bride holding parasol

Bride with vintage cup and saucer

Photography: Lorraine Claire Photography

Stylist: Carmela Weddings

Venue: Gate Street Barn, Surrey

Flowers: Flowers by Rosie Orr

Cake: Lucy Lou Cakes and The Little Sweet Cake Company

Stationery: Design by Bionic

Dresses: Surrey Brides and Honeypie Boutique

Accessories: Pearls and Crystals Hair Accessories

Hair and Make-Up: Sophia Wyatt Hair and Beauty

Candy Cart: Lolly Trolly Co.

Crockery and Victorian Games: A Cup of Vintage

Videographer: Wedding Films London

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