Multicultural Mountain Wedding Part 1
The mountain and island cultures are similar in many ways. There’s the extreme isolation, the relaxed, no-worries atmosphere, and the deep connection locals feel to nature. When I saw this mountain wedding with island touches, I HAD to share it with you. Today I give you part 1. There were so many gorgeous pictures by the talented Juan Turcios that I had to break this wedding up into two parts! Today I have a few pictures; tomorrow I’ll have more pictures and the bride’s Real Hindsight Advice. Check out Part 2 of this Lovely Mammoth Lakes Wedding.
From the Bride:
Overall, we wanted our wedding to be warm and fun, with a casual elegance that embraced the scenery of Mammoth. We chose to have a destination wedding because we wanted family and friends to have ample opportunity to spend time together and with us in a relaxed setting. As for other inspirations, like most brides, I wanted our wedding to be a reflection of our personalities and our tastes.
We incorporated elements of our families’ cultures:
- From my family: 1,000 origami cranes are a Japanese tradition for good luck
- From my husband’s family: leis are one of the signature Hawaiian traditions, along with orchids which we used throughout the wedding
- Chopsticks & macadamia nut shortbread cookies as our party favors reflected both of our cultures
We also incorporated things we love:
- Mammoth (my family has been going to Mammoth every summer for almost 30 years)
- Photos of our pup as the table signs throughout the reception
- Pie from Pie in the Sky Café
- My hand-painted shoes (I’m a shoe girl!) with our wedding logo, images from our invitation and our names & wedding date
We also kept our guests top of mind in our planning. We wanted to host them for a festive weekend and show our appreciation for their attendance by trying to make sure we covered as many details as we could (transportation to the venues; welcome packages with the weekend’s itinerary, town maps and local snacks; hosting our bridal party in a home that also served as the venue for our day-after-the-wedding BBQ).
♥ Check out more amazing details as well as Real Hindsight Advice
- Photographer: Juan Turcios
- Wedding Coordinator: Green Fox Events
- Rehearsal Cocktail Party: Westin-Monache Hotel
- Venue: Mammoth Mountain
- Florist: Bella Blooms (Anaheim)
- Ceremony Venue: St. Josephs Church
- Pies: Pie in the Sky Cafe
- Day After BBQ: Chef Dan Molnar
- Brides Shoes: Figgie Shoes