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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
With only 6 months to plan, Mandy and Fred decided to make their wedding about just the two of them. They choose the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Fourth of July. The day with a nice big breakfast. After, they hiked to a waterfall, followed by a very patriotic 4th of July cookout. In the […]
Bride have many reasons for choosing to have a destination wedding in the mountains, one of which is the stunning scenery the mountains offer. To ensure you’ll remember both your wedding and the amazing scenery for years to come, it’s crucial that you book an experienced wedding photographer that knows how to best capture your wedding and the […]
Behind the scenes with Sarah Roshan, Colorado Photographer Sarah Roshan has my vote for one of the most caring mountain wedding vendors I know. In 2012, when floods devastated Colorado and threatened to ruin weddings, she didn’t just stand by and watch, she started Save My Colorado Wedding, a Facebook channel set up to relocate brides […]
Behinds the Scenes with Marc and Brenda from Bergreen Photography When I first met Marc and Brenda from Bergreen Photography, I knew they were absolute mountain people. They’re laid-back, thoughtful and LOVE adventurous brides. In fact, they live adventure. In between photographing and editing weddings, they go rock climbing, whitewater kayaking, and skiing. They also recently climb […]
Picture this: A circus-inspired wedding, with a real camel, tons of handmade details, and a gorgeous outdoor mountains ceremony. Sounds amazing, right? It is. Now picture that wedding set in a snowy winter wonderland. Now it’s extraordinary! I know wedding bloggers tend to throw the words “stunning” around a bit too much, but this wedding, […]
Weddings are high-production events that are steeped in tradition and take months of planning. It can be a joyful time, but it can also be a stressful time. Weddings require a team of professionals to pull off, and, because weddings are so mired in both family and cultural traditions, planning one can become a minefield of family dynamics, individual expectations […]
Lyric and Lincoln are the consummate mountain couple. They met and had their first date at Snowbird ski resort (one of my personal favorite places to ski, that and Alta, right next door!) And when Lincoln proposed, he did so in a hot air balloon high over Aspen Colorado. Their wedding was a heartfelt rustic […]
Are you looking for the ultimate location for your nuptials? Do you want a special location with stunning mountain views that won’t totally blow your budget? Are you dreaming of a picture-perfect venue high atop a mountain range? Have you thought about a beautiful private home?
I’m thrilled to announce the official launch of the Mountainside Guide! I’ve been asked by brides and vendors alike to create a vendor directory that would connect top-quality mountain wedding vendors to mountain brides. Mountains are tough places for weddings. It’s not just the rugged landscape or the variable weather that makes it tough. Two years of […]
There are a few things that make a wedding of any budget exceptional. Location: Emma and Steve chose the magnificent area near Mount Apriring National Park for their wedding. Fun: Bocci ball, croquet and roaring laughter punctuated the day. Personal, handmade touches: Emma, who is a graphic designer by trade, styled and designed all of […]
I remember the day when, in response to my future mother-in-law’s (FMIL) request to invite Great Uncle Kelly to the wedding, I wheeled around crazy-eyed, and screamed, “No More Diaper Changers!” It wasn’t my best moment. She was suggesting yet another wedding guest and I was coming off the rails emotionally. I was footing the entire […]
This charming handmade mountain wedding in North Carolina is full of charming details, expertly captured by Love Shutter Photography. Love Shutter is a preferred vendor in The Mountainside Guide. Stephanie chose a unique emerald green, crimson and rich pink color palette that’s perfect for a winter-to-spring transition in the Smoky Mountains. Her palette is also perfect […]
Sarah and Dan’s destination mountain wedding in Oregon was a lovely weekend fete. Their 50 wedding guests enjoyed a relaxing three days at Dan’s parent’s resort and Sarah was perfectly calm throughout the entire planning process. That’s no small feat when you’re juggling a one-year old and grad school! You’ll love this sweet and laid back wedding. Enjoy!
A destination mountain wedding is a different kind of banana. The land is rugged and often difficult to access. The weather can be variable at best. It can be difficult to find the best local vendors. I know; I live in the mountains! So I’ve compiles a 10-part checklist to help you have a gorgeous, […]
I don’t need to tell you weddings are expensive. You’re regularly exposed to studies, pins and infographics telling you that the average price of weddings is hovering around 30K. And even if you have a little more to spend on your destination mountain wedding, money isn’t infinite. You’d prefer not to blow your budget, even […]
Colorado Springs Wedding | Image by Studio Jk Photography There are so many reasons for getting married in the mountains. Good reasons, too. A few of the most popular reasons for getting married in the mountains are: You actually live in the mountains there and want home town wedding. Your family has a cabin or […]