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How To Save The Top Tier of Your Wedding Cake for Your First Anniversary

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. […]

bridesmaid bouquet | Colorado wedding | Lisa Anne Photography

Elegant Winter Wedding in Colorado with Blush, PInk and Gray Details

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.     

Montana wedding at Flathead Lake | Virginia Stiles Photopraphy

Intimate Lakeside Wedding in Montana with Yellow Details

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. […]

Fall wedding in Silverthorne Colorado | Leah McEachern Photography

Bicycle Themed Silverthorne Colorado Wedding with Yellow Details

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 […]

Spring Flower Wedding Cake | Hey Wedding Lady

5 Wedding Cake Questions You Didn’t Think to Ask But Should.

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 […]

Mountain Honeymoon | What To Pack In Your Carry On

Mountain Honeymoon: What To Pack In Your Carry On

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 […]

Love Shutter | Amanda and Brandon

Welcome Top Mountain Wedding Vendors | Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountain Edition

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 […]


Top Tips for Renting a Vacation Home for Your Wedding

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 […]

Round Meadow | Bergreen Photography

Getting Married Off-the-Grid in Sequoia National Park pt 2| Bergreen Photography

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 […]

Silverthrone Colorado wedding | Sarah Roshan Photographer

Colorful Colorado Golf Course Wedding | Sarah Roshan

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 […]

Fall | Trillium Clubhouse wedding | Love Shutter

Rustic Fall Mountain Wedding at Trillium Clubhouse

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!

Colorful Breckenridge Wedding at 10 Mile Station | IN photo

Colorful Breckenridge Wedding at Ten Mile Station

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.

Timber Moose Lodge | Frozen Winter Utah Mountain Wedding | Meg Ruth Photo

Frozen Mountaintop Winter Wedding in Utah

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 […]

Sequoia National Park elopement | Photography by Bergreen Photography

Getting Married Off the Grid in Sequoia National Park | Bergreen Photography

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 […]

bouquet | Breckenridge wedding at 10 Mile station |INphotography

Casual Elegant Breckenridge Wedding at Ten Mile Station

This gorgeous casual elegant Breckenridge wedding, captured by IN photography, is set in one of my favorite venues: Ten Mile Station. Kelsey + Mark added elegant details to this classically rustic venue and transformed it into a graceful and stylish mountain fete.

boutonnieres | Boulder Colorado Wedding | Laura Murray

Rustic Chic Colorado Wedding | Laura Murray

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.

Emerald Lake winter elopement | Orange Girl

Classic Winter Mountain Elopement at Emerald Lake Lodge

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 […]

Moraine Lake Elopement | One Edition Photography | portraits

Stunning Lake Louise Elopement | One Edition Photography

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 […]

Outdoor Adventure Center Washington Wedding Tyler Ray

Tender Washington Wedding with Nature Inspired Details

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 […]

Sequoia National Park Bridal shoot by Bergreen Photography

Reader Question | How Do I to Elope in Sequoia National Park?

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 […]

Canmore wedding | Jarusha Brown Photography

Darling Mountain Wedding in the Canadian Rockies

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 […]

Yosemite National Park Wedding | Ahwahnee Hotel | Bergreen Photography

Yosemite National Park Wedding at the Ahwahnee Hotel | Bergreen Photography

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 […]

Stein Eriksen Lodge | Utah |Peacock themed wedding | Pepper Nix Photography

Peacock Themed Winter Wedding in Deer Valley Utah | Stein Eriksen Lodge

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 […]