Lacey, a model turned designer, truly elevated her and Chris’ Lake Tahoe wedding with fearless style and artful wedding details. Lacey’s gold wedding gown by Aidan Mattox and gold heels from Nine West are simply stunning. She and Chris applied their artistic talents to nearly every detail, from the water color place cards to custom, dip-dyed reception […]
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 […]
What should you do when you are forced to “settle” on something you don’t want for your wedding.
This dreamy, rainy mountain wedding in Jasper Alberta is full of sweet and rustic details. A creamy orange bow tie, pretty pink peonies and tons of spectacular mountain views are all featured in this lovely celebration.
We just adore small weddings! Clifton & Alesha’s guest list consisted of 10 members of their closest family and friends. They chose to say their “I-do’s” lakeside surrounded by gorgeous misty mountains and only their closest loved ones. It’s a perfect way to focus on the most important parts of a wedding: love and family. The […]
Felicia and Brian wanted a wedding venue with a view that would wow their guests, and they definitely found mountain view perfection at Swimming in the Clouds. The literally name says it all. Felicia and Brian continued to delight their 18 guests with homespun details mixed and a pretty pink and white color palette. Jen & Chris […]
This sweet North Carolina wedding is set on a charming Christmas Tree farm in Cashiers North Carolina and is full of rustic charm.
Friends and family gathered in Banner Elk, North Carolina for Bonnie and Josh’s three-day wedding weekend in the mountains. With the Smoky mountains as a stunning backdrop and the natural rustic charm of Eseeola Lodge, Bonnie layered elegant details and a black-tie finish into this marvelous mountain fete. Think soft shades of pink, flowing neutral bridesmaids dresses and […]
There are many factors that can affect the price of a wedding officiant’s services. Learn what to expect when budgeting for your officiant.
Helen + Paul’s vintage French fairytale wedding theme fit beautifully with La Caille, the stunning venue in Sandy, Utah. Helen’s stunning, beaded Galia Lahav wedding gown, the hand-painted details and rich purple and choral color palette offer gorgeous old world glamour to this magical mountain fete. Pepper Nix was on hand to capture every enchanted detail.
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. […]