Handmade National Park Mountain Wedding in New Zealand

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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 the decorations and invitations. And epic photography: Jim Pollard is a master in capturing the emotional moments of the day, the sweet reception details and the grand scale of New Zealand’s huge mountain ranges. He is a master wedding photographer, and I just know you’ll love every beautifully captured detail of today’s mountain wedding in New Zealand!
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How to Handle Plus One Requests

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 bill for our wedding and I’d had enough of the additional, eleventh-hour guest requests. If I heard “But they changed Dustin’s diapers” one more time, I was going postal.

We were three weeks out from the wedding. I already mailed the invitations, booked the venue, and ordered tables, chairs and dinnerware.

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Handmade Christmas Tree Farm Wedding with Wood and Chalkboard Details

This charming handmade mountain wedding in North Carolina is full of charming details, expertly captured by Love Shutter Photography. 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 for the Christmas tree farm she choses as a venue. In fact, Glenville, NC is known for Christmas trees.  Be sure to catch Stephanie’s Mountain Wedding Advice below and for a list of vendors she used click here.

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Destination Mountain Wedding in Oregon

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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!
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10 Crucial Tips for Planning a Destination Mountain Wedding

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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, stress-free and memorable destination mountain wedding for both you and your guests.

Avoid Wedding Planing Mistakes

The logistics and requirements of planning a mountain destination wedding are often tricky! Use these tips for making the process less stressful.

1. Reduce Travel Hassle

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Choose a destination with minimal hassle for your guests. The key here is the term “for your guests.” If you are getting married in front of a handful of your closest, most athletic friends, than a helicopter ski wedding may be the best thing ever. But if your 83 year-old Aunt Tilly is rolling in a wheel chair, try to find a destination that doesn’t include a five-hour plane ride followed by an 8-hour car ride, followed by a 20 minute hike to the ceremony. Lake Tahoe, Asheville, NC, and The Berkshires in MA all have airports within an hour of the destination. Mammoth Lakes CA has an airport within 10 minutes from town!

2. Make a Special Trip

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