This vintage travel-themed wedding is killing us with retro style

May 16 | offbeatbride  
Photos by: JOPHOTO
Vintage travel wedding as seen on @offbeatbride
Photos by JOPHOTO

The Offbeat Bride: Marvyl

Her offbeat partner: Eric, Engineer

Date and location of wedding: Southern Railway Station in Knoxville, TN — January 16, 2016

Our offbeat wedding at a glance:

Growing up on opposite ends of the world, we always thought it was magical how fate brought us together in the same place at the same time. We decided on a vintage travel-themed wedding! From our flight attendant-inspired bridesmaids to our vintage airmail favors filled with candy from around the world, every detail was carefully selected to bring out the adventure of travel for our guests.

Vintage travel wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Vintage travel wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Vintage travel-themed wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Vintage travel-themed wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Vintage travel-themed wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Vintage travel-themed wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Vintage travel-themed wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Vintage travel-themed wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Vintage travel-themed wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Vintage travel-themed wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Vintage travel-themed wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Tell us about the ceremony:

Our ceremony was held in an intimate marble room in the train station. With nothing but candlelight illuminating the room, I entered to a song that spoke volumes about our relationship, Kat Edmunson's "All the Way." I even came out on a specific line!

Vintage travel-themed wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Our officiant wisely spoke about my favorite book growing up, Oh, the Places You'll Go! and our vows were silly and sweet. (Even though I would later find out my husband-to-be wrote his over Bloody Marys the morning of the wedding…I forgave him because they were perfect.) We laughed and cried (but mostly laughed).

Vintage travel-themed wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Vintage travel-themed wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Vintage travel-themed wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Vintage travel wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Vintage travel wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Vintage travel wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Tell us about your reception:

As guests arrived for cocktail hour, they signed a globe guest book and wrote their well-wishes on vintage postcards we'd collected. They found their seats on a large map, as each table was assigned a place in the world we plan on visiting. They then took their passport programs we designed and headed to our "passport booths" to have their picture made in the super fun photo booths.

Vintage travel wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Vintage travel wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Vintage travel wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Vintage travel wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Vintage travel wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Vintage travel wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

They then entered a room laden with gold chargers and navy sashes. Each centerpiece was designed around an antique we had found that represented each country or place. Our floral designer perfectly captured my personality with the flowers… bright blooms popping out of eccentric textures.

Our wedding party entered to The Darkness, and we had a stunning and delicious plated dinner while our families proceeded to make us sob with heartfelt toasts.

Vintage travel wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Vintage travel wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Vintage travel wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Vintage travel wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

We opened the dance floor with a not-so-choreographed but oh-so-sweet Grease Medley dance, and from that point on the dance floor was never empty. Well, except for when I unveiled my wedding gift to my husband…a hand-built Time Crisis II arcade machine I'd been hiding for eleven months!

Vintage travel wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Vintage travel wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Vintage travel wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Vintage travel wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Vintage travel wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

Vintage travel wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

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  1. Wow!!!!! Super cute and charming wedding theme and details! Congratulations on making thousands of people smile and dream! May your marriage be awesomely blessed!

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  2. Dude. DUDE. The bridesmaids. The vintage postcards. THE ESCAPE DRESS. I am gagging, y'all. This is too much! STAHP.

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  3. I love this! I'm doing a similar theme and have a lot of the same elements. Everything came out beautiful- congratulations you two!

  4. I have been trying to find those map shoes everywhere, where did you find them?!

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