Sequoia National Park elopement | Photography by Bergreen Photography

Getting Married Off the Grid in Sequoia National Park | Bergreen Photography

You’re newly engaged. The engagement ring is sparkling on your figure distracting you as you type, wave, shakes hands, and breath. Your excitement grows with every person you tell until excitement is replaced with stress the umpteenth time you’re asked if you’ve set a date. You try to set a date but your dream venue […]

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Casual Elegant Breckenridge Wedding at Ten Mile Station

This gorgeous casual elegant Breckenridge wedding, captured by IN photography, is set in one of my favorite venues: Ten Mile Station. Kelsey + Mark added elegant details to this classically rustic venue and transformed it into a graceful and stylish mountain fete.

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Rustic Chic Colorado Wedding | Laura Murray

Today’s lovely wedding with rustic chic details features sweet and unstructured floral design by Bella Lu Floral , beautiful mountain views and gorgeous photography by Laura Murray.

Emerald Lake winter elopement | Orange Girl

Classic Winter Mountain Elopement at Emerald Lake Lodge

This classic winter mountain elopement with gorgeous red details is absolutely enchanting. The soft fallen snow, red bridal cape and woodland creatures could be taken from the pages of Little Red Riding Hood. Expertly captured by Orange Girl Photography, this elopement at Emerald Lake Lodge will make you want to curl up with a cozy blanket […]

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Stunning Lake Louise Elopement | One Edition Photography

Nineteenth century writers would have described these mountains as awe-inspiring, powerful and grand. And indeed they are just that. Inspired by picture from a friend, Jana and Glenn choose Lake Louise for their simple elopement amid the stunning grandeur of the Canadian Rockies. One Edition Photography was on hand to capture each sweet moment and the sweeping beauty […]

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Tender Washington Wedding with Nature Inspired Details

This lovely Washington wedding, captured by Tyler Ray Photography is pulling at my heartstrings. While it has the sweetest, heartfelt details, my favorite is an emotional moment where Gabrielle’s dad sees her for the first time in her wedding gown and offers her mother’s wedding ring to wear down the aisle. What a sweet and heartfelt way to […]

Sequoia National Park Bridal shoot by Bergreen Photography

Reader Question | How Do I to Elope in Sequoia National Park?

One of my favorite aspects of my job is helping mountain brides. Sometimes helping them means I find the best expert to offer them advice. So when this query from Lindsey hit my inbox, I immediately turned to Mountainside Guide preferred member, Brenda Bergreen for advice. Bergreen Photography specializes in adventure photography and is very familiar with […]

Canmore wedding | Jarusha Brown Photography

Darling Mountain Wedding in the Canadian Rockies

When it was time to decide on a location, this Toronto couple choose the spectacular beauty of the Canadian Rockies for their wedding. Robyn and Joe choose a rustic theme to complement the natural beauty of the region, but personalized the look with lots of pops of color. The result is a darling mountain wedding full […]

Yosemite National Park Wedding | Ahwahnee Hotel | Bergreen Photography

Yosemite National Park Wedding at the Ahwahnee Hotel | Bergreen Photography

This sweet Yosemite National Park wedding, captured by Bergreen Photography is a study in traditional mountain simplicity. Michelle wore her mother’s wedding gown, she used natural decor for her ceremony and reception, and the whole family chipped in to make it all happen. Michelle and Daniel wanted their guests to focus on the spectacular beauty […]

Stein Eriksen Lodge | Utah |Peacock themed wedding | Pepper Nix Photography

Peacock Themed Winter Wedding in Deer Valley Utah | Stein Eriksen Lodge

This lovely winter wedding, captured by Pepper Nix, at the Stein Eriksen Lodge in Utah is full of love, color and delightfully unconventional moments. I love the grandma flower “girls”! I also love those custom-made mukluks from Iskwew Beadworks. Hand made by Laurie Smith. Pepper Nix was on hand to capture every lovely detail and […]

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Handmade Mountain Wedding in Maggie Valley NC

This sweet handmade wedding in Maggie Valley, North Carolina features a gorgeous private residence in the woods, dried flower bouquets and handmade style that is perfect for an Appalachian wedding.

Colorado Winter Wedding | Carrie Johnson Photography

Winter Destination Mountain Wedding with Pink Details

No only am I smitten with the wintery goodness and sweet pink details in todays wedding, but I also love the Bride’s amazing advice and down-to-earth ideas for setting priorities and choosing vendors. The whole beautiful day was captured by Carrie Johnson. Scroll down for Katie’s Hindsight Advice. Katie + Paul Powderhorn Mountain Resort February 14th, 2014 […]

portraits | Pyramid Lake wedding | Jarusha Brown Photography

Rustic Pyramid Lake Mountain Wedding in Alberta

Christina and Skye‘s Pyramid Lake Wedding was perfection. The Rocky Mountains were stunning as usual, the sun was shining, the temperature was perfect, and these two beautiful souls promised themselves to each other. Jarusha Brown Photography was on hand to capture every sweet moment and every lovely rustic detail.   

Yosemte wedding | Jon M Photography

Intimate Yosemite Wedding with Romantic Pink and Rustic Details

For their gorgeous Yosemite National Park wedding, Brittany + Daryl chose a few simple but beautiful details like romantic pink florals and rustic “Just Married” wooden signs and let the splendor of the Sierra be the most prominent and meaningful detail of all.   

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7 Planning Tips that can Make or Break Your Destination Mountain Wedding

Image from  Laura Murray via Mountainside Bride You love idea of a picturesque outdoor wedding in the mountains and want to share these amazing of experiences with your wedding guests. While mountain weddings are truly amazing, there are also pitfalls that could potentially ruin your day for you and your guests. Check out these seven planning tips that […]

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Meet the Real One Edition Photography

Behind the scenes with Raf and Meg When a vendor applies to be a member of the Mountainside Guide, I not only look at their bride reviews, I also ask for professional references. In small mountain towns, if a vendor isn’t recommended by their peers, there is a big problem. Not only are Meg and Raf […]

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Quick and Easy Thank You Note Template

Now that the summer wedding season is over, how many of you brides are still working through your thank you notes? How many of you are paralyzed by the enormity of trying to thank every single one of your guests in a heartfelt and authentic way?. You’re not alone. Many brides struggle with this. So today, I […]

Beliveau Estate Winery Virginia | C Tyler Corvin Studio

Beliveau Estate Winery in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Six years to the day they first met, July 10th, 2014, Arah and Sam were married in Blacksburg, Virginia at Beliveau Estate Winery.  On a very sunny day, they were wed at the peak of a hill on the property surrounded by their closest family, friends and stunning Blue Ridge Mountain Views. Arah choose a […]

Mount Washington Hotel Wedding | Eric McCallister

Pretty Green, White + Gold Wedding at the Mount Washington Hotel

New England is one of those magical places where historic venues abound. The Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, NH is an grand hotel with elegant details and gardens, nestled in the mountains. Katie choose a pretty green and white color palette  with a mix of elegant and preppy details that fit in perfectly with […]

Rustic Granby Ranch Wedding | Urban Safari Photography

Rustic Granby Ranch Mountain Wedding | Colorado

Jana and Vincent got married at 8,000 feet, atop Vista Ridge. Guests and the bridal party took the ski lift to the top of the mountain, which was peppered in glowing, golden Aspen trees and Evergreens. The weather held out and we didn’t have much more than just a sprinkling of rain during the ceremony.  After […]

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Meet the Real Erica Sarell | Colorado Occasions

I had the privilege and honor of spending this past week in Breckenridge with Erica Sarell from Colorado Occasions. I can say from first hand experience that is is professional, organized, down-to-earth, compassionate, calm, and generally amazing. I personally love her sense of humor, and how well she works with her colleagues in the industry […]

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Cozy Winter Wedding at Canyons Resort Utah

Jessi and Nick’s classic winter wedding at the Canyons Resort is a perfect picture of classic winter elegance. I love Jessi’s faux fur wrap, rustic elegant bouquet and gorgeous ruffled wedding gown. And don’t you just love how she styled her bridesmaids. Be sure to check out the full gallery. Every lovely detail was expertly captured […]

Flagstaff wedding | Erin DeZago Photography

Sweet Wildflower Mountain Wedding in Flagstaff Arizona

This sweet and honest wild flower wedding in Flagstaff Arizona is full of mountain goodness. From the lush wildflower bouquets to bride’s dainty flower crown, you will be oohing and ahhing over every sweet detail.

Forest wedding in western North Carolina | Tesar Photography

Western North Carolina Forest Wedding

There’s something so sweet and simple about a forest wedding. Lauren and Brian chose the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains in western North Carolina for their forest wedding. The ceremony was held at a gorgeous overlook and Twickenham House for their reception. Rob + Kristen Photography was on hand to capture every lovely moment.