By Haylee Jones
Picture this: scenic blue spruce swaying in a slight breeze behind you and your soon-to-be spouse creating a night where your guests are transported on a first class flight to any place they can imagine. Whether it be the romantic Pontine Islands of Italy or the sparkling beaches of Doha, Qatar, anywhere will be possible if you include the right props, venue, and food items creating the mood of one of the most cherished pastimes of the 1920s: traveling.
It can be difficult to bring your guests to imagine themselves floating on a serene cruise ship as they sit in a ceremony room with the closest ocean being 400 miles away. But the best route to take to help get those creative juices flowing is incorporating different props throughout your wedding that symbolize the very essence of traveling. Guests will be ready to embark on your journey as they receive cleverly designed train tickets sent out as save the dates and enjoy memories brought back with old post cards created for thank you cards. Globes, maps, trunks, old travel magazines, and beautiful natural floral placed perfectly around your reception area will keep the image alive to your guests throughout the night.
Your friends and family will feel as though they had stepped onto the Queen Mary as they are gracefully welcomed by waiters in formal wear politely ushering them to their allotted seats. Keys can be used as place holders upon layers of white cloth over black skirting with red napkins and delicate silver vases filled with elegant roses. In honoring this treasured leisure from the 1920s, why not consider setting the mood of this golden age by including a live jazz band to play familiar tunes from Louis Armstrong and Jimmie Rogers creating feet tapping of youngsters and adults alike.
Southern Utah is an ideal location to host any travel style themed wedding because it has it all from bold black lava rocks to luscious green fields. Not to mention majestic red rock hills and snow covered mountaintops. You can tie all of these elements together to host a diverse trip conveniently accessible at many Southern Utah locations. Other techniques to place your wedding in an otherwise far off land are the display of photographs from some of the most sought after places for vacation.
One detail to keep in mind: you want to put your guests on a first class flight and not the ordinary couch flight. Your catering decisions should include gourmet meals while also incorporating different cultural options to keep with your travel theme. Toss out the peanuts and consider selections from Italian, French, Chinese, and Indian style cooking.
Now you’ve got your locomotive running, your jet engine turning, and your cruise line floating. It’s time to set sail for the beginning of your lifetime journey with your loving spouse-to-be. With a little wedding planning help and creative ideas, your guests will be left with a night to remember full of laughter, love, and adventure.