Outlander fans, we think you’ll love this post! As one of the featured weddings in the Fall 2020 Toronto Edition of WedLuxe magazine, Catrina and Todd’s vow renewal celebration took place at Langdon Hall in Cambridge, Ontario. After a series of mishaps during their original wedding in 2009, Catrina and Todd planned the ultimate Scottish-inspired vow renewal to mark their ten year anniversary. “We wanted to create a romantic atmosphere using jewel tones and other design elements that would reflect the couple’s Scottish heritage,” shares designer, Jodi Bernard of Jodi Leigh Designs. Keep scrolling to read more!
Catrina wanted her wedding stationery to have a distinctly 18th century aesthetic. She sourced the dark blue, hand-dyed, small-batch paper that was then foil-stamped and calligraphed. The invitation package also incorporated a hand-illustration of a castle once owned by Catrina’s Scottish ancestors. “Mandy Calligraphy worked with me to incorporate a custom wax seal which was a play on a tattoo that my husband and I both have while incorporating a scotch thistle,” notes Catrina.
Before walking down the aisle, the bride also wrote two letters— one to her husband and the other to her daughter. “I wanted to give my daughter something extra special that was just between mother and daughter. Something that she could turn to if she faced a difficult day because my words of encouragement would always be there,” shares Catrina.
The couple served a signature whiskey drink as a nod to the groom’s enthusiasm for scotch. Redefining ‘on the rocks’, the insignia from the couple’s stationery seal was stamped into large ice cubes that went into the cocktail.
We wanted to evoke the feeling of walking into a Highland Manor house in the 18th century but with a modern twist. Inspired by the Scottish landscape, we chose glowing candles and dark, dreamy colours to create a sense of intimacy. We also wanted to make it as personalized as possible.
Catrina and Todd’s favourite moment of the day was the special performance of their daughter, Avaca’s Irish dance group, Corrigan School of Irish Dancing. “Avaca worked with the group to create a dance, especially for us, and it was very touching. People still come up to us and say how amazed they were watching them perform,” recalls the bride.