Honeymoon Departure Send-Offs: A Flying Farewell

One couple's creative way to send themselves off into wedded bliss.
From: Fall/Winter 2013 edition

As newlyweds Matt and Lane Lewis dashed between lines of cheering family members and friends, little paper airplanes soared through the air around them for a whimsical bon voyage. It was a fitting send-off after the couple’s Old World–themed 2012 wedding at Oxbow Park outside of Portland. Created with friends before the wedding out of vintage-style map paper, the paper airplanes’ design took a bit of trial and error. “We tried several designs until we found the perfect airplane: sharp enough to fly, but not enough to put out an eye,” laughs Lane. At the wedding, the fliers awaited takeoff in their own quasi-airport: a vintage suitcase with a label that read “Departure Planes.” “It was such a joy and a blessing, and the planes turned out great,” recalls Lane. “I even kept a few as keepsakes.” Similar vintage-style map wrapping paper, $3.95 per roll, Paper Source.

One couple's creative send-off to their honeymoon. | Oregon Bride magazine