10th March 2017
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Inspire Me: 'Come Away with Me' Travel Wedding
With a love of travel being a mutual interest for so many newly engaged couples, it makes total sense that so many people wish to add a touch of travel into their wedding day. Whether you introduce just elements of this into your wedding scheme or go all out, your guests are guaranteed to love how you've played around with the theme. This is also a great look if you are after more of a vintage feel wedding with old suitcases piled high and vintage globes - there is so much you can do with this trend.
We love the idea that you can get across a real 'collective' feel in your table centres, as if you are displaying all the things you picked up on your travels. If you're a lover of boot fairs and second hand shops then collecting all these pieces together will be an absolute joy and the time and effort will absolutely pay off. Intersperse the objects with flowers and plants to soften the look and don't be afraid to play around at home with assembling things together before the big day.
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We cannot get enough of travel inspired wedding stationery, with the idea of providing your guests with a 'Passport' as their invite being our absolute favourite. We like the idea of incorporating collecting 'travel stamps' throughout the day by doing certain challenges! Alternative, ask your stationer if they can do any travel related illustrations or go luxe with getting things printed in black, white and gold.
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Table Plans and Favours
Using a map as your seating plan really allows you to play around with ideas and table names. These could be significant places you have visited as a couple or just various different countries. There is all sorts of travel related paraphernalia you can get involved in the seating plans and favours such as luggage tags, postcards, sunglasses, compasses - the possibilities are endless. One the best favours we came across was the '(e)motion sickness' bags pictured below that are filled with tissues for the ceremony - such a fun idea!
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You can choose to either go all out on the travel theme or just give a nod to it through your cake. We like the idea of having elements of travel on the cake but it not taking over too much. Whether this is a sugared gold print of a map on the cake or outlines of aeroplanes - it's the subtleties that with really catch your guests eye. Don't be afraid to incorporate different flavours from different places into your cakes too!
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This is a great way to really finish off the theme and make it clear to your guests the vibe you're going for. We love this 'In-Flight Bites' menu board and the idea of creating a pic n' mix table consisting of sweets from lots of different countries. Another great idea is using an old Atlas of the World as a wedding guest book or perhaps buying a couple of maps and using the pages for various different forms of decorating.
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