So you want to jump on the bandwagon of tradition and save the top tier of your wedding cake for your first anniversary. And you’re wondering how to do that. My sage advice? Don’t. You never ate anything a year old out of the freezer before, why start now? It’s not going to taste good. […]
At one time, pretty pale pinks, blush and gray were the colors of spring. not anymore. I love these soft romantic hues set against a blanket of freshly fallen snow. Michelle and Michaels simply elegant candle lit wintery wedding is a study in romance.
This colorado bride and groom choose the mountains ofMontana for their intimate lakeside wedding. The bride donned a gorgeously elegant Jenny Packham wedding gown and the groom sported cufflinks in the shape of Montana and stamped with the words “I do.” This savvy couple flew in their photographer, Virginia Stiles, to capture every perfect moment and detail. […]
Your wedding cake will likely be the centerpiece of your entire reception, and you’ll want it to taste as good as it looks. Follow these eight steps for ensuring the your wedding cake if as perfect as your mountain wedding. 1 Set your budget and then be realistic about what you can get for that […]
This adventurous couple wanted to personalize their mountain wedding by incorporating things they love to do in the mountains into the theme of their wedding. The result is a homespun, picnic and bicycle themed wedding with happy yellow details. Leah McEachern Photography spent plenty of time in the mountains capturing gorgeous portraits that this couple will cherish […]
The wedding cake tradition dates back to ancient Greece, when, to ensure fertility, the bride and groom would exchange crushed sesame cakes. The tradition was carried over to the Middle Ages when guests would crumble wheat cakes over the couples heads to wish the couple fertility and good fortune. In sixteenth century England, the humble wheat cake […]
Are you so ready to ditch all this wedding planning and head out on to your honeymoon in the mountains? Can you already smell the pine trees, taste the hot cocoa, and feel the fresh powder under your feet? Have you started packing yet? No? Not to be too pushy but maaaaybe you should get […]
Please join me in welcoming JoPhoto, Love Shutter and StudioWed, Asheville to the Mountainside Guide! The Mountainside Guide is an exclusive wedding directory featuring the top mountain wedding vendors in North America. Members are vetted by bride and peer reviews for quality of product, dependability and years in business. Only the best and most trusted mountain […]
Photo by Madeline Druce Reader Question This question landed in my inbox recently. 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 […]
The rugged beauty of towering Sierra peaks, the uniqueness of Giant Sequoia trees, and the peaceful nature of spacious meadows make Sequoia National Park an ideal escape. Despite any logistical challenges, Sequoia weddings are both memorable and iconic. In this two-part post, we’re helping you navigate Sequoia wedding planning. Getting married in the Sierras is […]
Erica and Craig’s Raven Three Peaks is marked by spectacular mountain views and bright pops interspersed with black and white details. Not only is Erica a bride, she’s also a mountain wedding planner and she’s offering her best mountain wedding advice below. Mountain wedding photographer Sarah Roshan was on hand to capture every detail. She is a preferred vendor […]
This lovely fall wedding in Cashiers, NC is full of rustic and vintage details and the fall colors are delightful! This fete was captured by Love Shutter and planned by Shay Brown Events. Love Shutter is a preferred vendor in The Mountainside Guide. Don’t forget to read Amanda’s wedding planning advice, including her tip about reading your contracts carefully!
Haley loves cowboy boots. Eddie loves bowties. So the theme of their wedding was a perfect and unique combination of their interests: “Boots and Bowties.” You’ll love every cheerful and colorful detail of this casual wedding at Ten Mile Station in Breckenridge. IN Photography was on-hand to capture every moment and detail.
This enchanting rustic winter wedding, captured by Meg Ruth Photo, has all of the elements of a cozy winter’s day in the mountains: fresh fallen snow, a warm lodge with a roaring fire and beautiful gold, white and emerald green details. Can you believe the bride designed her own wedding gown and her grandmother made it? And […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]