Wednesday, February 25, 2009

travel-themed wedding {08.02.08}

I admire couples who take on the daunting task of planning their own wedding, not to mention creative couples who can carry out their ideas with a level of quality and cohesiveness..and then on top of that, having the ability to plan it from afar and being miles from each other! I got in touch with Rachel and Joe upon completing the chocolate & green invitations I did for her good friend, Meryl. Rachel and Joe two lived most of their courtship living in different cities, but managed to travel the world together -- what a brilliant way to spend your time and youth. Because traveling became a huge part in their couple life, they decided upon a travel theme. They definitely get an A+ for setting the perfect "travel" ambiance -- an outdoor, tented reception next to an island bay lined with slowly moving sailboats, the famous Coronado bridge, and the feel of a cool San Diego breeze. I approached this wedding to design travel-themed coordinating programs, maps, favor tags, and signs, but it wasn't until I saw the rest of the goodies that Rachel and Joe introduced that reminded me why I love to do this -- everything in their wedding embodied who they are as a couple, and it's that personal touch that I appreciate wholeheartedly. The theme was consistent -- the location, photos with the trolley, b&w-designed passport programs and boarding pass programs, mailbox/postcard sign in area fit with luggages, peanut favors, personalized luggage tag give-aways, and the kicker -- the LED marquee that displayed wedding info! AWESOME! We are honored to have been a part of helping tie in all the details to make for one, cohesively planned event.

Date: 08.02.08
Ceremony: The Immaculata USD, San Diego
Reception Venue: Coronado Island Marriott Resort, San Diego
Photographer: Harvard Photography, Orange County
Videographer: LAX Productions, Los Angeles
Programs/Details/Signage: bellz&whistlez, Southern California
Florist: Lilies Flower Shop, San Diego
DJ/Emcee: Music Phreek/Vynce Pham, San Diego
Hair/Makeup: Mist Mirage/Tanya Nguyen, San Diego

These photos were taken courtesy of Harvard Photography.

1 comment:

  1. Who did they order their luggage tags from? I like that idea as a wedding favor. It is simple, suitable and totally appropriate for my travel wedding idea. I would love to know.

    Thank you, Katherine