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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]