Honeymoon Departure Send-Offs: A Flying Farewell
One couple's creative way to send themselves off into wedded bliss.
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.