Nikki & Dave choose the Mountain Magnolia Inn in Hot Springs, NC for their intimate, destination mountain wedding. 13 guests attended the outdoor ceremony as the couple exchanged vows under a beautiful old tree, and JoPhoto was on hand to capture the entire day. Mountain Magnolia Inn is a restored 1868 Victorian estate. Hot Springs is located […]
There are some weddings that come across my desk that have me smiling ear to ear. Not because they are filled with a gazillion details but because they are filled with a gazillion amazing moments. This wedding certainly has some pretty details and is set amid the pines of a beautiful mountain lake, but what […]
I had the opportunity to catch up with adventure wedding photographers Bergreen Photography, who have captured some of the most stunning adventure portraits in the wedding industry. They have hiked with their couples far into National Parks, forests and into the backcountry. I wondered how they make such amazing and adventurous wedding and engagement portraits happen. […]
One. Make sure the ink you use is legible on your background. Think contrast here. If you have dark envelops, use white ink. Two: Proofread your invitation carefully! In fact, give it to someone else to proofread too. Once your invitations are printed they’re yours. If you’ve made a mistake, you’ll like have to absorb […]
Picking a photographer can be intimidating, so here are a few things to look for when selecting a photographer. After all, your wedding photos will all you have left after the day is over. They help keep the memories alive and can even help keep your marriage strong as you look at them and remember […]
Aaron proposed to Anna on Christmas Eve in. 2012. The couple traveled back to Ontario to visit Anna’s family and friends for Christmas. On Christmas Eve, after everyone was full from dinner and happy from gifts, there was a special box for Anna to open. Her entire family watched as she opened a box containing pink champagne and […]
Table numbers, place cards, escort cards and those little signs on side tables help guests navigate their way around the reception, (not to mention finding their seats) but they also add personality to your wedding and enhance your wedding theme. Here are some tips and tricks for incorporating reception stationery into your wedding.
According to Think Splendid’s Global Wedding Study, 80% of brides and grooms are paying for the wedding themselves. So what does that mean for the traditional wedding invitation where the bride’s parents are hosting? How do you word a invitation when you’re parents aren’t “requesting the honor…” Or when you;re addressing your envelopes to send […]
Your wedding invitation will be your guests’ first clue about your wedding style and level of formality. stationery, wedding invitations, how to, guide , calligraphy. But there’s so much to think of and to do. How should they be addressed? What are the parts of the invitation suite, and how is it properly assembled? You […]
Take romantic blush, silver and gold details, throw in some bold black and white stripes and then pack it up and take it to a rustic cabin in the Colorado mountains in the winter and you have a truly magical wedding. Nicole and Brandon exchanged their vows at Nicole’s parents mountain cabin on a snowy night before Christmas. Laura […]
Please join me in welcoming Lake Tahoe wedding photographer Eric Asistin 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 […]
Finding the perfect vendors from a distance can be difficult. You don’t have the luxury of shopping around in person and much of your planning is being done on your laptop. No worries, follow these top tips for finding the perfect bakers, even if you’re planning your destination mountain wedding from a distance.
This darling mountain wedding in Breckenridge, captured by destination wedding photographer Kristin Partin, features a sweet mix of homespun and preppy details. Jana + Black chose a mountain destination that was meaningful to them (Jana used to live in Breckenridge), and they incorporated DIY and handmade details to make the day truly special. See Jana’s […]
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 […]