Who doesn’t love a wedding inspired by traveling around the world? Diane Cook from The Grand Ballroom at Joliet Union Station sent us this styled shoot at the iconic train stop and we can’t get enough of all of the props she found to complete the vintage travel theme.
Diane says, “An event that is able to incorporate special details and personal touches about the couple is a memorable experience for every guest.”
Using neutral tones and navy and sky blue, Diane and her team of vendors used non-floral elements like scabiosa pods and metal hardware. Featured flowers from Floral Expressions & Gifts were used throughout the tablescape were white hydrangea, quicksand roses and blush colored garden roses. Rustique Swan Events and Styling provided the decor and rentals and Florals & Flourishes Calligraphy created the signage. Cathy’s Sweet Creations Bakery & Cafe completed the shoot for guests with a sweet tooth.
Perfect for the couple that loves to travel together and seek adventure, the vintage feel of this styled shoot makes it the perfect party for guests to come in classic cocktail dresses and dinner jackets because it’s all about the couple and their guests feeling free and comfortable to sport their own unique style.
Couples looking to incorporate a travel theme can use an assortment of travel-inspired items including: maps, globes, suitcases, passports, compasses. Diane says, “The older it is the better!” The lucky couple can personalize their decor by featuring locations they’ve traveled together or items they’ve used while traveling. Mismatched vintage china, glassware or flatware are also be a nice touch.
This shoot was planned for a same-sex couple and featured masculine touches with wood tones, a cigar bar and non-floral elements in the boutonnieres. For this shoot, the grooms wore tuxes from Lorenzo’s Formal Wear. Hair and makeup were provided by SLT Makeup Artistry.
Couples can soften the look by incorporating pastels, floral patterned china or romantic lighting. Diane recommends taking it up a notch and:
- Hiring a unique band that has a style of music specific to a location that you’ve traveled
- Having fun with food, offering ethnic items or street food
- Asking guests to write postcards instead of signing a guest book
Grab your Moscow mule and get inspired by a love of the world from these photos by Imagen Sevilla.