Set mostly in the early 1900′s, The Night Circus takes place almost entirely within the boundaries of a circus, but not the sort of circus one would be used to experiencing. The circus in the book is a different sort – a sophisticated circus, a fashionable one. No loud colors or childish patterns at this circus; just a simple palette of black and white stripes. The circus instead of being open during daylight hours is also unusual in that it exists only at night, leaving it deserted and stark during the day. The only color ever seen at the circus is a bold
red –the mark of the “reveurs” – or people who follow the circus from city to city because they love it so much. They wear red to identify one another in the midst of the black and white.
At the heart of the plot is the love story that develops between the two main characters, Celia and Marco, who although fated to be enemies, find that they are so entwined that they cannot be without one another. For this shoot, the creative team wanted to bring to life some of the more central images in the book – the stripes, a fortune teller, a contortionist, a clock, and most of all, an air of whimsy and a couple that just an’t stay away from one another!
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Concept + Photography: Jessica Claire
Event Design: jesi haack design
Event + Floral Design: Honey and Poppies
Paper Goods: Wiley Valentine
Cake: Erica O’brien Cake Design
Vintage Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals
Hair + Makeup: Fiore Beauty
Grooms Suit: Friar Tux