Military Style Mountain elopement | by Dani White Photography

Patriotic Elopement in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains

With only 6 months to plan, Mandy and Fred decided to make their wedding about just the two of them. They choose the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Fourth of July. The day with a nice big breakfast. After, they hiked to a waterfall, followed by a very patriotic 4th of July cookout. In the […]

gown | fall steamboat springs wedding | Andy Barnhart

Fall Localvore Wedding in Steamboat Springs

Do you remember Morgan and Derek’s sweet and sentimental fly fishing engagement session captured by Andy Barnhart?  Well, Morgan and Derek are back to share their gorgeous fall wedding in the mountains. Morgan and Derek pulled inspiration from the land, their values, and from Morgan’s family cabin that was filled with antiques from the antique store her […]

Smoky Mountain first look | Julie Roberts Photographic Artist

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Bridal Session

This sweet bridal session was shot a few weeks before the actual wedding day because Olivia, the bride, really wanted some quality time for portraits with the groom. With the Old Ogle Home Place in the Smoky Mountains as their back drop, Julie Roberts began the shoot with their “first look” and continued with a lot […]

Oregon Styled Shoot | Megan Saul Photography

Where Mountains Meet the Sea | Enchanting Styled Shoot

There is something so magical about a place where the mountains meet the sea. Larch Mountain, on the Oregon Coast, is where misty mornings offer up a heady mix of romance and enchantment, and you can hardly help but to run through the forest in delight!

Sequoia Elopment

Sequoia National Park Elopement | Peter Amend

Sequoia National Park weddings readily lend themselves to a certain kind of intimacy. The giant sequoia trees are magnificent in scale and seem to surround you in warmth and protection. It’s a near perfect metaphor for a marriage. The Park’s regulations only allow for 30 people at the ceremony, making this a perfect venue for smaller, […]

Blackberry Rosemary Prosecco

Blackberry Rosemary Prosecco Cocktail

We are smack in the middle of blackberry season and that time of year when gardens are overflowing with herbs and vegetables. What better way to celebrate this season of abundance than with a seasonal signature cocktail? This drink takes a bit of prep to make the blackberry-rosemary syrup, but I think it’s well worth […]

Iceland Anniversary Session | Janice Yi Photography

Frosty Iceland Anniversary Shoot | Janice Yi Photography

I love how Selma and Andri met: Both of their fathers work in the baking industry and had actually known each other, but Selma and Andri never met. Both of their families had summer houses on opposite sides of Lake Skorradalsvatn, and they never met. It wasn’t until their undergraduate years in university that they […]


9. Simple Steps to Choosing Your Mountain Wedding Photographer | Lake Tahoe Edition

Bride have many reasons for choosing to have a destination wedding in the mountains, one of which is the stunning scenery the mountains offer. To ensure you’ll remember both your wedding and the amazing scenery for years to come, it’s crucial that you book an experienced wedding photographer that knows how to best capture your wedding and the […]


Elegant Estate Wedding in the Berkshires | The Mount

Kristen and Zach knew they wanted a special and unique venue for their wedding. It ultimately came down to three choices: Chinese restaurant in NYC, a mountain top in Jackson Hole, or The Mount in the Berkshires. Zach grew up summering in Otis and remembers watching Shakespeare under the trees when it used to be […]

Sarah roshan Colorado wedding photographer

Meet the Real Sarah Roshan | Colorado Wedding Photographer

Behind the scenes with Sarah Roshan, Colorado Photographer Sarah Roshan has my vote for one of the most caring mountain wedding vendors I know. In 2012, when floods devastated Colorado and threatened to ruin weddings, she didn’t just stand by and watch, she started Save My Colorado Wedding, a Facebook channel set up to relocate brides […]

Steamboat Engagement | Photography by Andy Barnhart

Tender Fly Fishing Engagement Session in Steamboat Springs

Adventure. Activity. Play. Sport. A deep love of the outdoors.  All are part of the fabric of mountain life. Whether you love to mountain bike, ski, hike or fly fish, your engagement photos are a perfect time to communicate your favorite mountain activities. Morgan and Derek choose a sweet afternoon to fly fish and enjoy the […]

Brighton Ski Area bridal | Whitney Hunt Photography

Darling Utah Bridal Shoot near Brighton Ski Area

Utah Brides and Grooms are leading the charge on my newest favorite trend: pre-wedding bridal shoots. Forget the first look on your wedding day. These brides and grooms are dressing in their wedding day best and spending some quality time together before the wedding. What a lovely way to spend a few precious moments together […]


Top Tips for Renting a Vacation Home for Your Wedding

Recently, this question landed in my inbox. More mountain brides are looking for unique venues and options for their mountain weddings. I hope these top tips for planning a vacation home wedding help! Hi Christie I was searching the internet for weddings held at Camp Highlander when I came across your blog post: Are Camp […]

Lake Louise Elopement | Photography by One Edition

Lake Louise Elopement at the Post Hotel

One Edition Photography photographs all types of weddings but especially love elopements. Meg writes, There’s something about the stripped-down purity of an elopement that just really hones in on a couple, their love, and their story.  Elopements just stir deep within us that happy-nerves excitement that you get when you just know you’re living a huge honour […]

marc and brenda from Bergreen Photography

Meet the Amazing Bergreen Photography | Sierra Nevada Wedding Photographers

Behinds the Scenes with Marc and Brenda from Bergreen Photography When I first met Marc and Brenda from Bergreen Photography, I knew they were absolute mountain people. They’re laid-back, thoughtful and LOVE adventurous brides. In fact, they live adventure. In between photographing and editing weddings, they go rock climbing, whitewater kayaking, and skiing. They also recently climb […]

Orange vintage truck | Gedney Farms Wedding in the Berkshires| Shane Godfrey Photography

Charming Gedney Farms Wedding in the Berkshires

There is something so fresh, summery and totally New England about a blue and yellow color palette with sweet rustic details. Anne and Whitney’s lovely Gedney Farms wedding is a picture-perfect Berkshire County wedding, beautifully captured by Shane Godfrey. From Shane Godfrey: In the winter of 2010 I shot a wedding out in the Berkshires […]


Stunning Circus Inspired Winter Wedding in Steamboat Springs

Picture this: A circus-inspired wedding, with a real camel, tons of handmade details, and a gorgeous outdoor mountains ceremony. Sounds amazing, right? It is. Now picture that wedding set in a snowy winter wonderland. Now it’s extraordinary! I know wedding bloggers tend to throw the words “stunning” around a bit too much, but this wedding, […]


Accessorizing Your Bridesmaids for an Outdoor Mountain Wedding

Are you planning an outdoor wedding? Get your bridal party ready for the big day with BHLDN’s guide to the best bridesmaid accessories for the great outdoors.  Whether you’ll be saying your vows in a mountainside meadow, under the shade of giant oak trees, or down by the river, make sure that your best girls […]

Unique chees escort cards | Deer Valley Utah Wedding | Pepper Nix Photography

Modern Travel-Inspired Wedding at the St. Regis in Deer Valley

Katie and John met on a fundraising trek to Mt. Kilimanjaro and found that they shared a love for international travel and food. So when it came time to plan their wedding, they chose a modern, mountain-chic setting and details that expressed their love of food, wine and travel. Katie and John named each table after a restaurant […]

strategies to deal with wedding drama

5 Sane Ways to Deal with Wedding Drama and Get What You Want

Weddings are high-production events that are steeped in tradition and take months of planning. It can be a joyful time, but it can also be a stressful time. Weddings require a team of professionals to pull off, and, because weddings are so mired in both family and cultural traditions, planning one can become a minefield of family dynamics, individual expectations […]


Watermelon and Mint Prosecco Cocktail

For a fun and festive summer wedding, nothing is quite as refreshing as a watermelon cocktail. Combined with the effervescent bubbles of  champagne or processo you have the perfect signature cocktail for a hot summer’s day in New England or the Southern Mountains. 

gray bridesmaids dresses | Snowbird Utah Wedding Logan Walker Photography

Enchanting Rainy Day Mountain Wedding at Snowbird Ski Resort

Lyric and Lincoln are the consummate mountain couple. They met and had their first date at Snowbird ski resort (one of my personal favorite places to ski, that and Alta, right next door!) And when Lincoln proposed, he did so in a hot air balloon high over Aspen Colorado. Their wedding was a heartfelt rustic […]