There is something so historic and nostalgic about train stations, but they also evoke an air of romance too. Perhaps because these stations were the precursor to the hellos and goodbyes we are accustomed to seeing at airports nowadays? I was immediately inspired to incorporate the 1930s when I decided to do a little train travel theme for todays concept, and the two themes work together seamlessly. The palette is very demure and subtle with an accent of terra cotta reds, a vintage feel and an essence of never-ending love.
Hats. Lots of hats. For the men, the bridesmaids and maybe one with a birdcage veil for the bride. If you don't desire to be the only one in white, put your bridesmaids in creamy colored dresses with gold jewels and simple, single flower bouquets. This is the perfect opportunity to don a true 30's inspired gown. Bright red-orange suitcases make fun, and fitting, props and if you can find a train station, or even just train tracks, for a photo shoot, be sure to take advantage of it!
Train station or not, bring in the train travel feel with your stationery. Luggage tag save the dates, train ticket invitations and please, oh please, use old train slips (like these) for handwritten menus! Stack vintage train cases and photo boxes for guests to fill with good wishes and polaroids from a special photo booth. Find snapshots of different elements of a train station, like this waiting room sign, and use a distinct one to identify each table. Pop simple cream hued tables and flowers with terra cotta napkins and chair finishings and treat your guests to custom leather luggage tag favors!
Aspiring to Inspire,