Wedding Postcards

by Kayla Trail

Zima (Winter) -Ivan Lackovic

Like many of my brilliant ideas, I stole this one from someone else. I don’t know what it is about being a girl, but we just love to plan out future “big day.” I was never one of those girls who planned out every single smallest detail of her wedding but I do have some general ideas (mostly about the dress, not going to lie.)

This idea I got from my friend Rachel, who started collecting postcards she finds at antique shops. The idea is to set a stamped, self-addressed post cards at each place setting at the reception. Guests can write a little greeting, best wishes or story to the couple and then mail the postcard. After returning from your Honeymoon, your mailbox will be full of beautiful postcards with lovely messages from all the people you love. Just the idea makes me very excited.

I’ve started my own collection of postcards for that far away, mystical, special day. Here are some of my favorites I’ve collected so far.

This is an advertisement postcard for champagne but lovely all the same.

Zima (Winter) by Ivan Lackovic

I’ve always been fond of artwork with trees included in them which is what attracted me to these three postcards with the work of Ian Lackovic. What’s even cooler is they all have the logo for the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo on the back.

Ljeto (Summer) by Ivan Lackovic

This one is blank on the back but I like that the focal point is the man in the foreground with a dead rabbit.

I’m always drawn to pictures of boats and I especially like the old, brick building in the background and the reflections in the water. This is from the city of Honfleur in northwest France. Known for its picturesque ports, it played a part in the Impressionist movement. I certainly wouldn’t mind going there to paint.

This card from Sweden depicts the home of a former Swedish prince which has since been converted into a museum.

Another advert card, this one for a restaurant in Paris.

This one is from an art exhibition in Paris, 1985. I think it’s … not that pretty and a little jarring but I think that’s why I like it.

And yet another French postcard, this one depicting the city of Albi in 1642.

And thus we have a sneak peak into my foray into the world of future plans. I’ll try not to make a habit of it.