When top wedding planner Lynn Lee of Lynn Lee Fine Weddings & Events introduced the idea of “local flavor” to me, I immediately wanted to get more wedding ideas from her! Here’s how she explains it:
More weddings are seeing international guests than ever before. Sharing, with them, the uniqueness of your host wedding region only adds to your guests’ experience. Couples can incorporate local flavour when planning their welcome gifts, stationary and decor details, just to name a few. Local artisans , products and natural found elements can all be integrated into your design to create a very special destination wedding for your guests that they’re sure to remember.
Seasonal and Regional Elements
Hot apple cider was chosen for a wedding in an apple producing area, set in autumn.
Boutonniere with acorns were used to represent the host region–Ontario, Canada–in autumn.
Acorn cufflinks were added as a nod to the acorn-bearing oak trees in host region–Quebec, Canada–in autumn.
Pine bough escort cards tie in with the Canadian Shield, Muskoka, Ontario, Canada theme.
For the Foodies
Soft pretzels for a late night snack table are a nod to the German heritage of the groom.
Incorporate a profiterole for a French-inspired late night snack sweets table.
Because Who Doesn’t Like Gifts
Woolly socks served as a welcome gift for guests as they arrived in “cold” Mont Tremblant Quebec, Canada, for an autumn wedding.
Photo Opps for the Couple
Formal photo locations can serve as an important nod to the host region as is shown with this formal shot in front of a Canadian log building.
Pine bough motif on a ceremony program was a nod to the Jack Pine tree that inspired the Muskoka/Canadian Shield inspired theme.
Make the Reception Right
Table numbers written on stone served as an acknowledgement of the rock so prevalent in the Canadian Shield, our theme for this event
The acorn table number holder represented the acorn-bearing Oak trees in Mont Tremblant, Canada in autumn.
Reclaimed dockwood charger plates reflect the many lakes/docks within the Canadian shield area in Canada.
Pine boughs and stone pedestal pair with elements within the Canadian Shield region in Canada.