32 Fresh Mountain Wedding Ideas for Naming Tables

For  a mountain bride, a sense of place factors largely into the theme of her wedding. The mountains hold special meaning to mountain brides, serving  as a back drop for outdoor ceremonies. Wedding details at mountain weddings are often rustic and organic, reflecting the simple beauty of the natural environment. Mountain brides (and grooms) also tend to be very active. They ski, climb, kayak, hike, fish and mountain bike. If given a choice, they would rather be in the mountains, “seeking their good tidings,” as John Muir once said.

burlap table runner and wooden round Mammoth Lakes WeddingImage from D’Avello Photography via Mountainside Bride

An easy and inexpensive way to personalize your wedding to reflect your love of mountains is to name your tables after your favorite mountains, mountain activities, or mountain history and culture.

Here are some fresh ideas for naming tables in the mountains.

  • Ski trails
  • Ski manufacturers (Rossignol, Head, Black Diamond, Armada, K2, Blizzard, Volkl, Nordica, etc)
  • Mountain bike manufacturers (Flow, Kona, Santa Cruz, Giant, BMC, GT, Cannondale, Marin etc.)
  • Hiking trails
  • Mountain bike Runs
  • Rock climbing routes
  • Rock climbing areas
  • Mountain peaks
  • Mountain passes
  • Ski areas
  • Favorite rivers
  • Famous or favorite rapids (As long as they’re fun names, like Lickety Split and Swinging Bridge. You don’t want to name a table  at a wedding “widow maker.” Nuff said!)
  • National Parks
  • State parks and reserves
  • Look outs and vista points
  • Native flora (plants)
  • Native fauna (animals)
  • Local lakes
  • Legendary explorers
  • Famous environmentalists
  • Local street names (great for destination weddings)
  • Legendary athletes (especially historic ones from a single sport. Think skiing: Andrea Mead Lawrence, Franz Klammer, Vinko Bogataj, etc. Or Climbing, Kayaking, mountain biking athletes)

Northeastern Mountains

  • Shakespearean plays
  • Famous local authors, or their works
  • Names of historic estates and mansions

Southern Mountains

  • Historic local musicians
  • Well-known ballads and blue grass songs
  • Traditional bluegrass instruments
  • Local idioms or slang  (yonder, bless your heart, poke suppers, cake walk, cut a shine, holler, fair up)

Western Mountains

  • Ghost towns
  • Gemstones (especially in historic mining towns in the rockies)
  • Historic mining claims