A Wedding is a Circus . . .

Years of preparation – horse drawn carriage – stilt-walker – ringmaster – they said it couldn’t be done . . .

Angela and Gary said, “Yes it can.”  I know there are a lot of images here, but there was a lot going on.

When Angela asked me to photograph their wedding and told me it was a circus theme, I was so excited!  I knew it was going to be spectacular!

The creativity and can-do attitude of Angela, Gary and Angela’s family is limitless.  Angela and her family created, designed and built all the details of this wedding.

We started our journey at the hotel.

Hair and makeup by:

Hair – (David Douglas Salon) Nikki – 714-848-8186

Makeup by Pearl – 816-419-8931

We are on our way . . . surprise for the bride!  She had no idea that her father was going to dress like the ringmaster – he was also the officiant!


The first look.  I love the first look.  Not only can I have the couple selfishly to myself right after they just finished getting ready, but this is the perfect time for them to see each other and have the last quiet moment they are going to have together until the honeymoon!


All aboard!  The venue has such a cute little train depot along with an engine and car.  Great photo venue!


Let the show begin . . .


And the details . . . . The flowers were designed by the bride and arranged by Jen K Floral Design

In closing . . .



Photography:  Cathleen McGrath Photography

Videography:  Thai Huynh – 805 813-7587 – thaihuynhstudio@gmail.com

Photobooth:  Jay – 657-888-3757 – booking@evolovphotography.com – www.evolovphotography.com

Caterer:  Café’n’Stuff – Roberta – cell 562-254-8216/office 562-940-4494

Deejay – Jonathan – 310-753-6590 info@djandpartyrentals.com OR djandpartyrentals.com

Raj Tents…. Maurice Walsh…510 418-2576 cell…
310-329-8222 office ext 25…. events@rajtents.com or Maurice@rajtents.com

Orbit Rentals – Nori – 562-696-8875 – crystal@orbiteventrentals.com
Cindy Cinderella (Horse) – Cindy – 951-201-5269 – mustang1998fury@yahoo.com

2Create designs (Chair rentals) – Ali – (949) 735-4909 – ali@2createdesigns.com
or Erika (562) 712-2154 erika@2createdesigns.com

Cake – Katella Deli – (562) 594-8611 – info@katellabakery.com

Bartenders Caitlin…562-388-3838

Dog Trainer Anthony…..562-413-5799

Coordinator:  Arielle – 949-632-9041 – arielle@lvlevents.com






One thought on “A Wedding is a Circus . . .

  1. Oooooooo ooo my goodness. ….I’m sooooo so in love all over again! This blog is amazing! Your photography is so artistic and really brings every photo to life…..Gary and I feel so blessed that we were able to have you capture the most amazing day of our lives! Words can express what a phenomenal job you did on our special day . These photos captured the most amazing day of our lives and we can’t thank you enough! We love you! Thank you Cathleen McGrath!!!

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