When it comes to getting married location is everything. There are so many choices when choosing the setting for your perfect wedding, do you want to have a destination wedding, a festival wedding, urban boutique or country chic. I could go on but you get the picture.
What I want to talk about is celebrating your choice of wedding setting. As a bride and groom you spend weeks, or moths searching for the perfect wedding venue and then once that’s done you’ll concentrate on styling it using a particular theme or style but you won’t necessarily reference the venue in that styling. I’m saying that you should. You don’t have to, of course but if you do it can add a really lovely touch. Your guests might not notice what you’ve done at first, but when they do they’ll love it.
If you remember the previously featured real wedding of Cat & Stu photographed by Rosie Anderson, you might have noticed a wonderful example of this idea. They created some delightful place cards that referenced their proximity to the sea. At first you see some pretty paper boats, complete with flag reading the wedding guests name. After a little consideration you realise that the boat is reflective of their costal wedding. On further inspection you realise that the cute origami place settings are folded from maps and nautical paper. Amazing!
Using maps as part of the wedding styling doesn’t simply have to reflect where the wedding was held, as you can see in Beth & Antonio’s real wedding, shot by Paola De Paola Photography. You must remember that wedding, Benny the pug, wedding dog!? Well, apart from having the best dressed dog at a wedding, this couple also had a particularly cool guest book. Only it wasn’t a book, it was a globe. I know, right? So a couple that loves travelling uses a globe as their guest book and gets better – it is that it’s sort of useful. Well, maybe not useful but a globe will be displayed in the house as a permanent reminder, unlike the guest book which is destined to live out the remainder of its’ years in the back of a wardrobe of the bottom of your chest of draws.
If you’ve got a cool idea for your wedding styling or stationery, let us know, we’d love to share the inspiration with other brides & grooms planning their weddings. firstname.lastname@example.org
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