- Friday, July 20, 2012

Vintage travel: Shekinah's Inspired

From our intern Shekinah:

Alright, so I have to admit that this week's inspiration board is a little self-indulgent. Over the past few years, I have developed complete and utter wanderlust. I am fascinated with other countries and cultures, and oddly enough, the geographical factors of foreign lands (don't ask... I have no why I have the need to step foot on the international date line or stay in a city above the Arctic circle on the Summer solstice just so I can say that I was in a place that literally had daylight for 24 hours).

Anyway, I know traveling is near and dear to many couples and I thought it had potential to be a cute wedding theme. Then, when I started researching the idea and saw that adorable photo of the couple at Grand Central Station (where you can actually get married and have your reception at), I was sold.

The main concept to take away from this inspiration board is that a themed wedding  doesn't have to look kitschy. Keep colors muted. Think light turquoise, tan, and ivory- like a faded, antique map. If you want a little pop here and there, soft peach and pink roses provide a contrast while still maintaining a sense of unity in the color scheme.

 Set the tone by sending out invitations (ask our wonderful designer to base it off of this couple’s original design) and use antique postage stamps to mail them. Use luggage tags for escort cards and name your tables after different cities you and your sweetie have been to.  Be a little untraditional with your decorations. Use antique globes, compasses, antique suitcases, even some authentic  vintage travel posters to personalize your reception area. 

Two other personal touches that I absolutely love are the "Love Notes" suitcase display and the wedding passport covers which can be used for your program covers or for you menu. Finally, send home guests with unique favors (check out World Market for some great ideas) or send them home with your favorite foreign sweets in these fantastic parcels from our store.
Alright everyone, well I could write more, but it’s time for my very important date. With my TripAdvisor app :)

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