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San Juan, Puerto Rico. I have never been, but after illustrating this map I knew that I wanted to go – what a beautiful place! The bride and groom sent me a bundle of images and instructions for this map (so helpful) to give me an idea of the important landmarks to include. The ceremony and reception will be taking place across town from one another and the wedding party will follow a set caminata, or route, between the Castillo San Cristobal, where the ceremony is to take place, and El Convento, where the reception will be. The couple sent me a link to their fabulous wedding invitations and asked if we could match the color and feel. I always appreciate seeing the rest of the suite even if I’m not matching it because it helps me get a feel for the color and fonts a couple prefers. I loved how specific this couple was, they knew exactly what they wanted; and,  taking a digital walk down the streets of Old San Juan was no chore on my part.


Another Mackinac island wedding! This couple wanted their wedding theme (love birds) incorporated, preferably with their names floating near by, so a simple border, some curly embellishments and voilà. After finishing this map I had the urge to play with some color versions and came up with this second look:

Mackinac Island, which is located in Lake Huron,  is beautiful, tiny, and dotted with inns and restaurants – perfect for mapping. Not only does the island have live cams of downtown but there are a million pictures of it floating around which made my research super easy. I even watched Somewhere in Time (filmed on Mackinac Island) for inspiration… and because I hadn’t seen it in years so it was a great excuse.

The soon-to-be’s (who happened to have won this map during my spring special!) wanted some of the charming, old-timey elements of the island highlighted: horse and carriages, bicycling around the island and a lighthouse. They also decided that, since everything is within walking distance, addresses didn’t  necessarily need to be included. Guests would be arriving by ferry however so rather than a floating map of the state they wanted to show the ferry lines from mainland Michigan. This map was a lot of fun for me and of course I now have yet another place I want to visit.

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Genevieve Walker Wedding Maps