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Transportation Wedding

by admin on October 21, 2011 in Ceremony Traditions, Invitations, Reception Traditions with 1 Comment

Creative genes a’flowin with this urban-planning bride and groom.  With each involved in the city’s transportation industry, they thought it would be fitting to have a transportation-themed wedding.

Save the dates resembled bus tickets, but with the advantage of having magnetic backings and the upgrade of having the couple’s photograph on them.

The invitation was a transportation schedule pamphlet.  The opening to the tri-fold had the traditional invitation wording and information, but when a guest opened it, the schedule for the weekend was formatted in traditional train/bus schedule design.  Everything from the start of wedding events to the times of sunrise and dusk, as well as actual train and bus times to the local station were printed for the guests’ convenience.

As fitting for a transportation schedule, the tri-fold also had a section for information, which included the necessary travel and lodging details, RSVP information, the menu items, the wedding website address, and the specifics of the ceremony and reception locations.

The inside the invitation was a transportation map that plotted the nearest airports, bus lines, and Metrolink routes to the wedding destination.  A magnified pop-out of the map marked several eateries (complete with star ratings) in the local area that weekend guests could take advantage of.

And, of course, the invitation was made complete by a collage of photos on the back panel of the tri-fold.  The bride and groom, dressed in sharp, urban fashion, were photographed in Union Station.  Where else would be so fitting for a transportation-employed couple?

Once at the wedding, the theme continued with Metrolink pass name cards and a Big Blue Bus wedding cake.

Their wedding was distinctly in their image, which always makes the night more personalized and engaging.  Of what do you and your fiancé share a love?  Maybe a college institution, a geographic location, a vocational field, or a hobby?  If you find something together that seems distinctly you, dream a little about how you might be able to incorporate that into your wedding, either as a detail or a theme.

Photos by me.

By Lindsay
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    • Sirinya Tritipeskul Matute says:

      Hi Lindsay,
      I’m the bride whose wedding you covered. I had no idea you blogged about our wedding theme! I’m guessing Britta (who I know from school) gave you the invitation? I’m glad you liked it, and saw fit to share it with your readers!