Make Your Mountain Wedding Great

Mountains are a special place, and Amanda nailed it when she said, “…with a jaw dropping gorgeous backdrop overlooking the mountains…you don’t need to worry too much about decorating.” That's the absolute beauty of the mountains (pun delightfully intended.) You don't need much for a mountain wedding to be beautiful. Just a a bit here and there.

With this wedding, I find it's the smaller, mountain-inspired details that make it great. What I especially like is that this couple considers guest comfort, and uses decor elements that nod to local culture. Check it out:

Guest Blankets:  Outdoor weddings in the mountains are often subject to fluctuating weather and temperatures.  Offering guests items–including blankets, flip flops, umbrellas, and parasols–will shield them from the weather ensures they stay comfortable and have a good time.

Blankets for wedding guests
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Found Objects: Old fruit boxes, ladders, and family pictures tie a mountain wedding to the traditions of both the land and family. Everyday objects coupled with delicate parasols and lush bouquets create an elegant feel for your rustic mountain wedding.  Many couples also create lovely and varied tablescape with local antiques and other found objects.

parasols and a bridal bouquet
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Escort cards on an old ladder
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Local Foods: Jams, jellies, and pickles; fresh local fruit, produce or flowers; and specialty items such as sorghum, honey, or mini pies and baked goods all make wonderful and welcome wedding favors. Check out local farmers markets and fruit stands for ideas.

Homemade jam favors
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Hay Bales: Nothing says country quite like hay bales. Throw a blanket, quilt, or some pretty fabric over each for additional comfort and a festive look. In western North Carolina, you can rent or buy hay bales.

Wedding guests sit on hay bales
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Pies: Perhaps the only thing that ties with hay bales for representing quintessential mountain style are pies. Instead of a big wedding cake or a cake buffet, consider a pie buffet. You can even adorn your favorite pie with a monogram and a topper.

pie table
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wedding pie with topper and monograms
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