Put some wanderlust into your wedding decor

It’s that time of year where people seem to be constantly about to jet off somewhere exotic, or else just back from an incredible adventure. In my *whispers* day job, I work for a leading travel brand, so the feeling of dreamy wanderlust is something I’m something of a pro at!

I’m also of the strong opinion that marriage is a pretty big adventure, and so it makes perfect sense to me to inject a sense of exploration, travel and adventure into your wedding day. Travel is a fabulously versatile theme, and here are some of our favourite ways to incorporate it.

Maps can be used in so very many ways! Head to your local charity shop and get an old Atlas or map of your area, and get using those pages. We loved making these confetti cones and table numbers for a gorgeous travel themed wedding last year, and don’t even get us started on this incredible cake. Map-tastic gorgeousness!

For a subtle nod to your own adventures, why not theme each table around a place you’ve both visited, or perhaps somewhere you’re dreaming of going? These can be weaved into your wedding whether you’re going for art deco elegance or┬ábig bold brights. I love the styling of this Rome table – pow!

I think there’s something quite romantic and nostalgic about a classic globe. Makes me think of mahogany furniture and a study that wouldn’t look out of place on a Cluedo board. Needless to say these twists on globes are getting a big thumbs up over here! Ask your guests to sign one instead of a guestbook, or do your first dance under a canopy of illuminated countries.

Images sources, clockwise from left: Etsy;

Images sources, clockwise from left: Etsy; Amalie Orrange Photography via Style Me Pretty; Oh Lovely Day

It’s no exaggeration that origami can be a bit fiddly, and sometimes a downright faff. However, even those frightened by folding can handle a paper plane, and these can give a lovely whimsical touch to your decor. We love the backdrop, and the idea of a plane launch instead of confetti at the end of the ceremony is genius!

Last but not least, pack your suitcase! A space for your cards and gifts, stacked up to give your decor some height, or chock full of flowers, it’s vintage voyaging at its best!

Are any of you planning on adding a touch of travel to your big day? We’d love to hear your plans, or help you out with any ideas that are being stubborn.


Jen xx

(Header image source: Stone Crandall Photography)

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