Winters are long in western mountains. Snow can start to fall as early as October and ski resorts stay open as late as May. If you’re planning a late fall or early spring wedding in the western mountains, including the Rockies and the Sierra, keep in mind that it could look like a winter wedding. […]
This destination mountain wedding is full of classic rustic details, and lovely country charm. Nicki and Jason kept it intimate with family and a few close friends. Nicki also honored and remembered loved ones who had passed on by putting photos of them on stumps lining the aisle. What a lovely, lovely way to honor […]
Emily and Jon’s intimate wedding took place in June Lake, 30 miles from the official Mountainside Bride HQ. They chose a gorgeous vacation home and kept the guest list small and intimate. Husband and wife team and adventure wedding photographers Brenda and Marc from Bergreen Photography were on hand throughout the day to capture each […]
I am fond of sayng, “The mountains are the details.” While I love pretty reception details and encourage couples to think of those details in terms of guest comfort and joy, one of the perks of having a mountain wedding is that you are surrounded by beauty at every turn. So it’s with joy that […]
Every now and again a gem lands in my inbox and I cannot help but share it. Kristine from White in Revery did a superb job of capturing the essence of western North Carolina and the spirit of Brett and Rachel’s destination mountain wedding! This video reminds me of how romantic rainy day weddings are! Here […]
Do you remember Evelyn and Paul’s gorgeous vintage camp engagement session captured by JoPhoto? Well I have a their gorgeous vintage handmade wedding for you today. Just like their engagement session Evelyn and Paul’s wedding is lovely and stays true to their personalities. Check out Evelyn’s Hindsight Wedding Advice below. Enjoy!
Every now and again, a truly extraordinary wedding with few reception details, but with many heartfelt emotional details, comes across my desk. Sarah and Matt’s gorgeous South Lake Tahoe wedding, artfully captured by Madeline Druce, is about family, friends and love. Sarah shows that you don’t need a bunch of reception details to have an […]
Do Your Friends and Family Have Opinions About Your Wedding That Don’t Match Yours? Whether you’ve dreamed about this day since you were five, squirreling away bridal magazines as a girl, or you just started thinking through the details during a post-engagement weekend binge on Pinterest, you now have some ideas for your wedding. And […]
Verge Events is a wedding planning studio, owned by Nicole Riley and based in the beautiful mountains in Asheville, North Carolina. Nicole’s team consists of skilled wedding planners + designers that can help you plan a mountain wedding of your dreams. Whether you have always dreamed of a traditional wedding, a vintage wedding, something completely […]
This lovely, down-to-earth, vintage-inspired Asheville wedding took place at the Crest Pavilion. The Crest Pavilion offers gorgeous mountain views and a built-in Plan B for rain and weather. Carolyn Scott was on hand to capture every amazing detail on the day, from the pretty decor to every last emotion. And, of course, Kaylene agreed to share […]
Hello! I’m going to start off with a little introduction, as this is my very first post on Mountainside Bride (yippee)! My name is Callandra (the baby name books say that it means lark, but it turns out it translates more to ‘strong man’ in Greek), and I plan weddings in the Canadian Rockies. I’ve […]
It’s a special honor when a Mountainside Vendor gets married, and even more so when that vendor lives in Mammoth Lakes, where I live! Mimi + Delaney’s wedding was honest, authentic and full of family, friends and delectable sweets. Mimi owns Mimi’s Cookie Bar in Mammoth Lakes, so it make sense that wedding cakes, cookies, cupcakes […]
You’ll love this gorgeous Smoky Mountain wedding at the Old Edwards Inn in Highlands, NC. Jordan infused her wedding with classic elements like traditional calligraphy and white peonies, and let the natural beauty of the region do the rest. The result is a stunning mountain wedding. Enjoy!
This is what happens when a National Geographic filmmaker plans a wedding. Picturesque scenery, great food, amazing details and an emotional highs were around every corner. With guests traveling in from all over the world, Seattle/Mt. Rainier was in it’s full glory. The three day wedding weekend started with a very rainy bbq dinner followed […]
Ashley and Andrew knew that a mountain wedding was perfect for them. They originally met at summer camp in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Andrew asked Ashley to marry him at sunrise on McAfee Knob along the Appalachian Trail while on a backpacking trip. And Andrew’s family had been going to the High Hampton for their retreat […]
There are so many things to do before your wedding day, that most brides take a full year to plan their wedding. So I’ve created this gorgeous and highly useful wedding planning timeline as the first download in the Mountainside Bride Wedding Planning Series.
I am so honored to share with you this delightfully thoughtful and completely personalized holiday wedding. Dallas, the bride outlines every charming details and exactly how she choose each vendor for this lovely holiday-inspired winter wedding.
Angela and Rader wanted a rustic elegant wedding in the mountains. Angela grew up in the mountains in Washington State, and knew she wanted a mountain wedding. Their theme was rustic elegance and they executed it beautifully. From the romantic bouquets to the mountain inspired wedding cake, every detail is superb.
On a tight timeline? You’re not alone. Many mountain brides are planning their weddings in less than six months. In fact, 2013 was the year of mountain brides on tight timelines. We featured weddings that were planned in less than a month, and ones planned in as little as 10 Days. And you know what? […]
Bold colors, classic details and rustic chic accents make this fall mountain wedding in Washington perfectly charming. Nicole offers some spot-on advice about trusting your vendors, setting solid priorities, and starting early. Enjoy!
When I first started planning my wedding I made a very big and very classic mistake. Taking the advice of articles I found in numerous bridal magazines, the first thing I did was “start an inspiration file,” I diligently collected and saved all the details I loved, torn from the pages of these amazingly curated […]
Sometimes just a handful of lovely details, put together with thoughtfulness and restraint can make for a perfectly pulled together wedding. Here Teaira and Steven incorporated sweet rustic details for their red barn wedding. Teaira also dispenses some fabulous hindsight wedding advice. My Favorite: “A wedding is a party, not a performance.”
Congratulations! You’re engaged! Now what? That is one of the most popular questions I get from mountainside readers. “Now what?” Yeah, it can be confusing. Like many of us, you have never planned an elaborate party for 150 of your closest friends and family before now, so of course you don’t know what to do. Luckily […]