World Traveler Wedding Tabletop Decor

March 30, 2010 | editorial team

World traveler themed wedding table top design from Good Life Events, images by Llane Weddings

Aleah and Nick Valley and their team at The Good Life Special Events sent over this world traveler style photoshoot they put together with a talented team of wedding pros, and we love the eclectic and vintage collection of details they used in their tablescape! Antique cameras, binoculars, suitcases, books and tropical flowers tell the story of such a romantic time gone by. What fun inspiration for a sunny afternoon wedding reception celebrating a true spirit of adventure!

World traveler themed wedding table top design from Good Life Events, images by Llane Weddings

From Aleah:

“Our vision for this world traveler-inspired wedding celebration was to take our bride and groom back to an era when traveling was truly seen as an incredibly romantic adventure. We wanted to showcase unique ideas for a wedding reception luncheon and also non-traditional wedding reception attire. Using Sail Bay in Mission Beach, San Diego as our backdrop, we utilized some magical old pieces from our grandfathers to create a true worldly feeling. Old binoculars, a great vintage camera, luggage, and a decades-old barometer really helped to emit a classic feeling of flying, cruising, and boating in true old-school fashion.

We kept the florals simple and streamlined and drew from tropical destinations. Using pincushions and breezy palms, we made them look like specimens in simple glass vessels, showcasing their true beauty. Gold rimmed low ball glasses were adorned with eclectic vintage spoons collected from travels; Hawaii, Norway, England, and Alaska. A gauzy overlay was draped atop khaki linens and lovely turquoise Tandoori-style napkins were cinched with wooden napkin rings. Momental Designs created our delicious looking menus and tied in our traveling motif with an old world map. The place cards were personalized from vintage Air Mail envelopes discovered at an antique shop. We tailored them with our bride and grooms favorite locales like Paris, London, Dubai, and Hong Kong.

Our brides vintage-inspired gold brocade dress was from Priscilla of Boston and the groom donned Tommy Bahama pants, shirt, hat, and a luxe leather weekender bag. After their sophisticated luncheon celebration they sailed off into the sunset on a sweet little sailboat to begin their next adventure together!”

World traveler themed wedding table top design from Good Life Events, images by Llane Weddings

Thanks to all the talented businesses who participated and shared their work!

Shoot design, styling, and floral: Nick and Aleah, The Good Life Special Events and Fine Line Management & Events

Photography: Joseph and Jenny Llanes, Llanes Weddings

Stationery goods: Kristy Rice, Momental Designs

Brides attire: Priscilla of Boston from Bella Bridesmaid in La Jolla

Grooms attire: Tommy Bahama in La Jolla

Hair and Makeup: Char Sanchez

Linens: Wildflower Linen

Location: The Catamaran Hotel & Resort

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  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Such a phenomenal idea! I would’ve loved something like this at my wedding or bridal shower! Filing into my mental “i love this” folder. :)

  2. Thank you for including us! The feature looks amazing and Aleah and Nick were a blast to collaborate with!

  3. Love this shoot!! Nick and Aleah come up with such great ideas & Llanes Weddings always takes gorgeous photos. A perfect team!

  4. thank you for the feature! it looks beautiful on your blog. this was a really fun day with Nick & Aleah!

  5. Thank you so much for sharing this! It was so much fun to create and we hope it gives brides + grooms some great inspiration! We’d love to hear what your readers’ favorite details are! Aleah + Nick

  6. so gorgeous…. i love it

  7. So gorgeous!!! I love the color palette of this wedding, and her lips are amazing!

  8. A hint of tropical, a splash of the sea, a vestige of foreign travel of an era gone by.

  9. I love the cards! The style is simple but you’ve really got to love them. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Wow…amazing photo session…i love `em…so cute!

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