2.09.2009

Another Mountie Wedding.

Due to the success of the last Mountie Wedding board, I decided to create another in a slightly different colour scheme for my Mountie Bride-to-be and the many others out there. [Note: I am enjoying this feature and plan to assemble more in alternate Mountie colour palettes]. Stay tuned...

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Today's board centers around Charcoal and White with hits of Red to compliment -but not overwhelm- the classic Serge. The result is an understated yet elegant collaboration of tradition & grace. Enjoy.




Inspiration, clockwise from Top Left:


  • A lovey red Valentino Patent Pump to add a punch of colour.

  • A beautiful Jim Hjelm gown with grey sash and lace shrug.

  • I love this adorable ring bearer pillow made of felt by Etsy Seller HeartFelted.

  • J.Crew is known for their lovely bridesmaid dresses. This one is no exception. I love that bridesmaids can easily wear it again. It would look lovely with white bridesmaid bouquets.

  • You can't go wrong with iced tea and lemonade at an outdoor reception. [Photo Snippet and Ink courtesy of Union Photography].

  • Personalized Detail: I love this candle holder found in peartreeri's Etsy shop as it could hold grey pebbles from both shores of Canada [East Coast and West Coast] at the ceremony in Central Canada. This detail brings both sides of your families together in a beautiful arrangement. How Sweet?

  • This idea for Escort Cards would be perfect for the outdoor reception. I love the clothes peg embellishment.

  • What is better than love love love? This scripture is commonly read during wedding ceremonies and works perfectly on these lovey cards by storybymia. [Possibly used for thank you cards or shower invitations]?

  • An outdoor reception begs for fun table linens. I enjoy the stripes featured on this table found via Tastefully Entertaining.

  • Of course, I couldn't create a Mountie Inspiration Board without including the inspiring and lovely shots found on Thankful. This shot has to be one of the most beautiful {and one of my most favorite} wedding photos ever. Thanks for letting us be inspired by your lovely wedding!

  • These simple centerpieces would be easy to assemble. The cylinder vases could also hold bridesmaid's bouquets during the reception.

  • Personalized cocktails are very popular, however, I also like the idea of having a feature cocktail [like sparkling Shiraz punch] that corresponds with your colour scheme. You could include a framed copy of the drink recipe for your guests on the bar at the reception or copy it onto the back of their escort cards.

  • Because of your outdoor reception I think it would be fun to set up a self-serve photo booth. Guests would be encouraged to take photos in front of a fun canvas [such as this one from Ikea]. [You could either hire a photographer or machine to capture these shots or guests could take them themselves]. The idea is everyone in attendance would be photographed for your album.

  • Although we were dealing with subtle hits of red, the bridal bouquet is no place to skimp on colour. You will require a bouquet that pops like this beautiful mix of roses and calla lilies with a touch of Prairie grass.




Note: I will not pretend to be a Regina Wedding Expert, however the following vendors have a great reputation for working with Mounties and their Brides.

- GJ Photo captures Mountie Graduations and Weddings at Historical Depot.
- Little Birdie Bakery has made some amazing Mountie-inspired desserts. Check out their blog.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Courtney! Love the red shoes again. And I LOVE the bouquet! The lemonade/ice tea idea is really awesome and another great way to use those mason jars. And that pic from the Mountie wedding is amazing. I am going to have to find me a country road to re-create that! And, i think i need to go buy those cards hahaha...for future needs. I am going to start stocking up on wedding stuff now!

Blair said...

Very lovely board! I love the colors. I am enjoying this feature/series of yours too!

Courtney said...

Thanks ladies! I am having a lot of fun with this series. It is helpful to go through the many options for colours as one day it will come in handy for me, too!

Piper Jacquelyn said...

Oh my, I LOVE gray/charcoal! And that gown? Good lord, it's gorgeous. Nice job!

Callie Grayson said...

LOVE this post!
those red shoes are hot! love them, complete punch of colour and that adorable felt ring pillow. *swooning* now over your board. I WISH I was getting married to have fun planning with you!

Courtney said...

Thank you so much for your kind words Piper Jacquelyn. I, too, am a huge fan of charcoal, expecially with hits of brighter colour. [Plus, that gown is ridiculously gorgeous]. Sigh.

Callie, even though you aren't getting married yet feel free to shoot some ideas my way. I would love to create one for you, too [just for fun, of course]. Let me know! [& thank you kindly]. xo.

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