This week I've decided to be a big fat hypocrite. The day of the Royal Wedding I blogged about not wanting the Inter-Wed to be homogenized by Royal Wedding Fever. I pleaded for variety, diversity, and personalization for every couple and in every wedding. I still stand behind that, but dad-gum it if I didn't love me some Royal Wedding details. So today's post is all about Royal inspiration for the mountain bride. ~MWAH! Christie O {Hindsight Bride}

Sleeved Wedding Gowns

Trend or not, sleeves are perfect for mountain weddings because, no matter what time of year, nights in the mountains tend to get chilly.

lace wedding gowns with short and long sleevesVia Once Wed | Cease Fire Studios via The Wedding Chicks

Lily of the Valley

Delicate and sweet Lily of the Valley is a classic springtime flower, and also a classic wedding bouquet flower. The timelessly classic Grace Kelly carried a Lily of the Valley bouquet, and of course, so did Kate. But did you also know that there's a Lily of the Valley species native to the Appalachian Mountains. OK, I know, that's a long way form Tahoe, but I'm the kind of girl who loves all mountains, and  I love that I found  a real connection between Kate's bouquet and mountains right here in the US. A stretch? Maybe. I did a lot of Googling to find that little tidbit. But the fact remains, Lily of the Valley is a mountain girl too!

lily of the valley inspiration boardFirst Row: Phindy Studios via A delightful Day | Martha Stewart Weddings via Ritzy Bee Second Row: Rebecca Thuss via Ritzy BeeAaron Delesie via Ritzy Bee

Long Haired Tresses Down

Oh how beautiful and natural Kate looked with her long tresses flowing down her shoulders. And this isn't a look just for royalty at a grand fete. Long tresses look equally at home in the ballroom or the mountain meadow.

brides who wear their hair down Elizabeth Dye via Frolic Blog | She Wanders via Ruffled Blog


OK we saw a lot of fascinators at Will and Kate's wedding. That's not what I'm talking about. I'm talking hats here, preferably with a bit of a brim. Why? Because that sun at altitude is strong. It will tan (or burn) you even with sunblock on. So to protect against the high altitude sun, encourage your guests to don hats.

hats on brides and wedding guestsJ Crew and via Green Wedding Shoes

Bridesmaids in white dresses

I love this look. I think it's great for any wedding, mountains, beach, mid-western plains, city country, whatever. It's such a fresh clean look.

white bridesmaids dressesFirst: A Brian Photo via Grey Likes Weddings Second: Abby Ross via For The Bride | via Wedding Window