Have you ever dreamed about being thrown back into the past? Thrown into a realm of nostalgia? Well that’s what Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series does. The eight part series, which has recently been adapted into the Starz television show, follows ex war nurse Claire Randall as she is taken through time from the 1940s to 1743 during the build up of the Jacobite rising.
Thrown out of her depths both culturally and emotionally, Claire finds companionship in the thoughtful, protective and equally stubborn outlaw Jamie Fraser. Although the series is so much more than a love story there is definitely enough romance and sense of destiny between the protagonists for it to be wedding theme worthy. I do love a literary inspired wedding!
For my moodboard I wanted to combine a mixture of the Scottish highlands and the French bourgeois explored in the series’ second novel (and my current read) Dragonfly in Amber.
Here’s a few ideas on how to get the Outlander wedding look:
- Create a colour scheme of earthy moss greens, heathers and porcelain blues.
- Use herbs in your centrepieces and boutonnieres as well as a botanical design on your stationery to represent Claire’s role as a healer.
- Decorate flower filled jars with vintage keys as a nod to Claire’s wedding ring, forged out of the key to Lallybroch.
- Use the juxtaposition of a forties style dress against the 1700s theme to represent Claire’s role as the out of place Sassenach.