Photography: Ashton Jean-Pierre
Cosmopolitan couples and travel lovers, you can stop searching now. This vintage travel theme will embrace your wanderlust and create the perfect wedding for you.
Achieve the look our real couple Sam and Matthew so effortlessly created by teaming pared-back and rough-edged textures with globetrotting accents. Think hessian, Kraft card and distressed finishes with globes, suitcases and postcards. Vintage, of course.
If you’re longing for this vintage travel wedding theme, here are all the details you need to recreate the look yourself!
Sometimes ideas are too good to waste, so, if you loved this couple’s world map table plan, here’s one you can have too! Personalise it by focussing on places you’ve travelled to together or framing it differently. An easel or distressed photo frame will both work well for this theme, but you could even display it inside the lid of an open suitcase.
If you’re trying to spend carefully, there are smaller ways to introduce the textures that hark to far-off destinations and canvas tents. Choose hessian favour bags, then tie on vintage card labels like these to complete the look. They’ve got the perfect luggage tag look.
This reception decor is so successful because of the care taken with the details. You can do the same by co-ordinating as many elements as possible, from your stationery to your name cards and even your photo booth. This tape is ideal for any vintage travel theme and will let your guests stick their photos into your guest book in style.
To give your travel theme that timeworn, vintage twist, choose key decorations that suggest they are themselves well-travelled. A weather beaten, rusty or distressed finish will all tell stories of adventures, setting a seemingly more authentic and more romantic scene for your wedding reception. Likewise, choosing maps with yellower tones in the paper will also imply age.
And if you want to get your guests talking? We’ve found the winning ice breaker. Pop this travel trivia book on the tables and discover just how worldly wise your guests really are. Why not also choose a themed guest book, so once your guests have added their good wishes, you can fill the final pages with your tales from your honeymoon adventures, ticket stubs and post cards?