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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Travel Themed Wedding Invitations

Last weekend was my old college roommate's wedding shower. When I received her wedding invitation in the mail, I couldn't stop rubbing my fingertips over the thick cardstock and luxurious letterpress! So...naturally for my DIY wedding loving self, I just had to show you all the lovely details!

The bride found Wicker Park's Steracle Press from yelp, of all places for wedding planning! She worked with Stacey Stern at Steracle Press to combine these two ideas to jumpstart her vision of a travel themed wedding.
Mmmk not only was the invitation letterpressed, but so was the entire set! I was impressed by both the letterpressed directions and reception cards which were both backed on cardstock and old maps. The bride used maps from old atlases and National Geographic magazines purchased from ebay. The envelopes and pockets were purchased from
In addition to all the letterpress, I loved the personalized stamps with the bride and groom's wedding date, names and city. The bride purchased the personalized stamp from A&E Rubber Stamp, located in Chicago's loop. Pretty good investment considering it was only $10, with next day service and the stamp will be used throughout the wedding.  It's all in the details people!
Save the dates set the tone for your wedding theme. Inspired by these, the soon to be newlyweds showed their love for travel with postcard save the dates (top left) from Vista Print. The couple received a discount for also ordering the RSVP postcards (bottom right) that came with the wedding invitation.

The (printable and editable) wedding shower invite from Paper and Pigtails (bottom right) also perfectly coordinated with the rest of the wedding's travel themed paper goods.

And since I love themed/coordinating gifts, I purchased tupperware off their registry and included money to purchase this Map of the World from Old Postcards print from etsy shop ArtPause.
Source: via Mindy on Pinterest

I prettily wrapped up the shower gift in grocery bags (free!), green burlap, green raffia and a stamped envelope.

I can't wait to see all the details at the wedding in October! Hopefully the bride can fit in all the DIY with marathon training. Crazy girl!
{Beautiful and delicious bridal shower cake from Bittersweet.}

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Jaymi said...

LOVE the idea of a travel themed wedding, and I'm in love with that map! Great detail shots :)

Kara @ June & Bear said...

so many pretty things in one post. i LOVE pretty paper and brown paper packages.