vintage maps wedding inspiration

“When she was a child, my love carried a road-map in her hand the way other girls carried handkerchiefs. She always knew the way. Her feet were little wings. And her beautiful head was a compass.” ― Roman Payne

Vintage calligraphy wedding invitation | April Zelenka Photo Co. Vintage bridal boudoir | April Zelenka Photo Co. Vintage wedding ring | April Zelenka Photo Co. Floral print pumps | April Zelenka Photo Co. Vintage style bridal boudoir | April Zelenka Photo Co. Vintage calligraphy | April Zelenka Photo Co. Groom's attire | April Zelenka Photo Co. Vintage dress form | April Zelenka Photo Co.

From Elevate Events – “In today’s ever-present society of technological advancements and a constant social media presence, the sense of getting wrapped up in the ‘likeable’ moments and overall attractiveness of a wedding day is, to put it lightly, SO TEMPTING. Whether the bride and groom are tending to all of their newly blended family’s photos, the wedding party’s social media updates, or, of course, the budget, timeline and all of their other guests’ questions, a wedding day can quickly become a blur; focused on entertaining guests, family, and friends, and much less about the real meaning of the day: the new HUSBAND and WIFE. Even finding the time to steal away for a moment of serenity as a newly married couple can become a task all its own!

In this ‘Vintage Maps’ bridal inspiration shoot, we turned the focus of the day back on the bride and the groom – choosing to concentrate on those quiet, peaceful moments of a wedding day: the bride peacefully waiting for her love to arrive; the groom straightening his tie and cufflinks, and the two embracing and taking each other’s beauty in the serenity of a quaint bed and breakfast. In this inspiration shoot, the bride and the groom chose to luncheon together in solitude: feeding berries, cheeses and honey to each other and toasting to the many opportunities awaiting them before they stole away to their honeymoon and future life together.”

Mermaid wedding dress | April Zelenka Photo Co. Calligraphy wedding menu | April Zelenka Photo Co. Romantic wedding portrait | April Zelenka Photo Co. Long train vintage wedding dress | April Zelenka Photo Co. Map wedding details | map napkins | April Zelenka Photo Co. Wisconsin wedding venues | April Zelenka Photo Co. Cheese and honey on a slate plate | April Zelenka Photo Co. Yogurt and berry dessert | April Zelenka Photo Co.

“To achieve this sense of serenity, romance and peace, our photographer, April Violet, chose to focus on the vintage map – neutral, classic, and elegant. We immediately drew our inspiration from the venue itself: a quaint, European-inspired bed and breakfast built during the coal era known as the Mousehole. The colors of the maps themselves also drew us in: blacks, pinks, light blues, and classic neutrals. Pair all of that with the ever-present passion between a new bride and groom, and you organically wind up with this luscious, high-end bridal inspiration.”

Marbleized wedding cake | April Zelenka Photo Co. Romantic wedding portraits | April Zelenka Photo Co. Vintage dress form | April Zelenka Photo Co. Custom cocktail | April Zelenka Photo Co. Vintage map themed wedding inspiration | April Zelenka Photo Co.


Photography: April Zelenka Photo Co. // Coordination & Styling: Elevate Events // Floral: KP Designs // Wedding Gowns: Carol Hannah // Suit: Calvin Klein // Models: The Rock Agency // Bridal Pumps: Charles David // Hair & Makeup Artist: Lovely Elegance // Cake & Desserts: Yield Bakehouse // Stationery: Wondrous Whimsy // Bridal Accessories: BHLDN // Veil & Hairpieces: Kata Banko Couture // Rentals: A La Crate Vintage Rentals // Place Settings: World Market // Napkins: Me2Designs // Venue: Mousehole Lodging in Wisconsin.

About Sara Burnett

Editor of Burnett's Boards, which she founded to showcase global creativity in the wedding industry. Sara currently lives out of a suitcase while island hopping the Caribbean and beyond. Learn More // Follow on Instagram.


  1. The shoes and dress – holy cow they’re amazing! Love this sweet inspiration!

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