Kaitlyn and John met over Kansas City Ice Waters in North Carolina, fell in love near the mountains of Tennessee, and got engaged in the Florida sunshine. So when considering the聽theme聽for their big day, there was just one option: wanderlust travel!

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The pair set out to celebrate their love for each other at Glen Echo Country Club in St. Louis, Missouri. With some major DIY wins, like handmade聽place cards and a very fitting聽guest book,聽their wedding was a dreamy ode to their globe-trotting lifestyle. Scroll on to see our fave elements captured by聽Maria Newman Photography,聽and get inspired to bring those details into your big day.

Kaitlyn and John's Wedding
Kaitlyn and John's Wedding

1. Meaningful Details: To add a touch of glam to her minimalist look, the bride鈥檚 strapless A-line gown was delicately adorned with family heirlooms woven into lace trim. Clearly, a little glitz doesn鈥檛 have to be your 鈥渟omething new鈥 to be totally stunning.

Kaitlyn and John's Wedding

2. Sparkly Shoes: Since the bride was going for a fun, dance-the-night-away vibe on her big day, she opted for some comfy, yet ultra-chic,聽low聽wedges聽to set the tone. Take a page from Kaitlyn鈥檚 book and let your wedding shoes set the post-dinner tone.

Kaitlyn and John's Wedding

3. Classic All-White Bouquet:聽Going all-white with your bouquet doesn鈥檛 mean going bland.聽Kaitlyn mixed hydrangeas, roses, and mini roses to create a gorgeously textured bouquet. The best part? You can find all of them year-round, so it鈥檚 very budget-friendly!

Kaitlyn and John's Wedding

4. Adorable Matching Groomsmen: Who said that only the ladies care about details? These groomsmen donned聽American flag socks to bring a fun flair and pop of color to their friend鈥檚 military nuptials. If this wedding teaches us anything, it鈥檚 that small touches聽can鈥檛 go wrong when they鈥檙e on-theme.

Kaitlyn and John's Wedding
Kaitlyn and John's Wedding

5. Simple Scenery: The lovebirds said heartfelt vows with this simple, wooded view as their backdrop. If you鈥檙e digging this view, look for country clubs or museums in your area and use simple decor, like candles, to give your day an intimate atmosphere.

Kaitlyn and John's Wedding
Kaitlyn and John's Wedding

6. Travel Escort Cards:聽Our fave money-saving moment of Kaitlyn and John鈥檚 day is with these cuties. In lieu of the typical table number, the couple聽used locations of their favorite adventures. To DIY, head to your local craft store to buy card holders, then聽write out the name of your guests with fave destinations, or a different unique category that suits your theme.

Kaitlyn and John's Wedding

7. Gilded Table Decor:聽If you liked the jet-setter聽place cards, you鈥檙e going to LOVE the table decor and centerpieces. The couple sprinkled golden airplane confetti and faux white rose petals atop the tables for a fun-meets-chic combo. If you鈥檙e aiming for a similar look, head over to Etsy and find the perfect themed confetti for your reception.

Kaitlyn and John's Wedding
Kaitlyn and John's Wedding

8. Minimalist Navy + Gold Menus:聽To start the party, the guests got a culinary sneak peek of the night鈥檚 munchies from these sleek聽menus. The classy color mix paired with playful typography vibes is serious tablescape #goals.

Kaitlyn and John's Wedding

9. DIY Guest Book:聽Love really does make the world go 鈥榬ound. Keeping on-theme with the globe-trotting spirit, this couple created their own wedding guest book using a vintage globe and some craft paint.聽It鈥檒l be a treasured keepsake no matter where they find themselves.

Kaitlyn and John's Wedding

10. Sword Cake Cutting:聽To keep the feel聽of the day personalized and intimate, Kaitlyn and John incorporated aspects of聽their military life into the wedding by slicing the cake with John鈥檚 sword. Talk about wow factor!

Kaitlyn and John's Wedding

There鈥檚 no doubt that this unique, travel-inspired duo聽had the weekend of their dreams. Many congrats to the happy couple!

Vendors:

Photographer: Maria Newman Photography

Venue: Glen Echo Country Club

Invitations Design: Young Jewelers

Floral Designer: Stems Florist

Cake Designer: Sarah鈥檚 Cake Shop

Caterer: Glen Echo Country Club

Bride鈥檚 Gown and Accessories: Lady in Lace

Hair and Makeup: Chic Salon

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