(Closed) Melding Together themes – French / Watercolor / Geodes / …Maps?

posted 4 years ago in Themes
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Wedgewood Las Vegas

I love it all. 🙂

As far as maps go, I did something similiar for my wedding guest book. I found a seller on Etsy that made custom maps (MapsByAngieLLC). They were really cute and incorporated where we were from, where we had met, and where we were getting married. Evertyhing was super customizable. She has all sorts of designs that range from classic maps to more cartoon type of ones. She has world maps, United States, etc.

We originally wanted our guests to sign on the matting around the map, but people started to sign where they were from, which was very cool as 95% of our guests were from out of town. I loved how it turned out.

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Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

One idea that may work, is looking at different maps of France specifically.  You could label tables town names, and have some sort of map of the area with the escort card or as part of the table decor.  

You could also adjust your theme to be “europe” or “travel” so that you have a bit more flexibility in regards to what maps and other decor you use.

While the geodes may be representative of you as a couple, I personally don’t think that it will fit with the rest of the theme.  If it’s really that important to you, maybe small ones as wedding favors?  I guess I just don’t think of geodes when I think of France, or european garden.  As a guest, I would feel they were out of place.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: City, State

i don’t think it will be a mess at all. your inspiration looks lovely. no need for the theme to be restrictive! 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I don’t think you have any issue of clashing themes here so far.  I like that it’s not like a “france” theme party (eg eiffel towers on the tables and french flags and tables named after places in france and so on) but rather the wedding style and feel will reflect your french culture. If I were you I’d probably stay away from making france a “theme” with excessively on-the-nose things like maps OF france.  However, working in maps for your seating chart or guestbook is a lovely idea, particularly as it reflects your partner’s profession. The geodes and gold terrarium hings are gorgeous. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - Farm

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libellules :  You could use maps as your table numbers. You could have a map background with the numbers in the forground. If you can’t find a way to incorporate the maps in your decor you could incorporate them in your invitations. You could use map travel tags as place cards. You could use map book marks as wedding favors.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

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libellules :  There’s a lot of things you could do.  Modgepodge maps over a box to become your cardbox. Frame a light colored map with little detail, and write your menu on it. Strips of maps can become napkin rings.  You can make simple paper flowers out of map pages.  Punch hearts out and make confetti pieces.  You can use maps as an envelope liner for the invites/thank you cards…the options are limitless

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think your wedding is going to be beautiful! I don’t think there is a conflict between any of your ideas. They are not so much “themey” as they are expressions of the two of you.

I would not use a wood slice for a base. I think it is a bit too much of a rustic contrast with the rest of your table decor. I would consider using something like this, stained in a darker color.

https://www.amazon.com/10-Inch-Unfinished-Baltic-Plaque-Circle/dp/B007F0Z5ZI/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1501527874&sr=8-9&keywords=round+cutting+board

Whether it will work or not, depends on the size of your other elements.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

love the geodes + french + geometric shapes

the map thing threatens to be too much IMO.  The geodes and geometric shapes (and then of course the flowers) have a lot going on, I’d keep the rest of the table simple to let them shine.

That said, there are ways you can both put his skills to good use and incorporate his cartography in to the wedding.

A lot of people like to put timelines on their programs, you could make yours a map (of a non-existant land) each landmark is a point in your relationship.  Something like:

First-datesville 20.04.2015 (START) – – – Mt. Cohabitation 01.01.2016 – – – Dog River 31.03.2016 – – – Engagement Valley 20.08.2016 – – – Marriage Bridge 18.11.2017 – – – ? (Have him depic your future the way old timey maps would depict uncharted territories perhaps?)

 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018 - Tizer Gardens/Carroll College

How about instead of wooden rounds, use some nice soft old fashioned maps to pull your centerpieces together? That could be quite nice if you found the right color scheme of maps.

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

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libellules :  very cool envelope liner, and very cool watercolor map. 🙂

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