Simply put, you’re mountain bride if you plan to marry in the mountains.
You may have a $60K or a $20K budget, or maybe even a 100K budget. You may be marrying in a castle or in a meadow. While you’re most likely to have an outdoor wedding, you may also opt for an indoor one. You may be a DIY bride. Or not. You may love natural rustic details, or bold modern colorful ones. You may be a summer bride or a winter one.
It’s not the details that make you a mountain bride; it’s the mountains.
In fact, there’s one thing that tie all mountain brides (and indeed mountain vendors) together, and that’s sense of place.
Whether you grew up in the mountains and consider yourself a bona fide local, or you simply spent childhood vacations there, mountains hold a special place in your heart. When you’re in the mountains, you feel alive, adventurous, at peace and, in many cases, at home.
You’re Totally Different from Other Brides
There’s another thing that ties mountain brides together: you’re laid-back and have a keen sense of fun and adventure. You know how to keep things in perspective and enjoy the simply things in life. You’re less interested in a “princess fairytale” wedding and more interested in sharing an amazing weekend in the mountains with your closest friends and family. You want to show them how special and amazing and fun the mountains are.
In fact, you care more about your guests than about centerpieces and details–though you care about details too ;-) You love them , in fact.
But the fact is, details just don’t take precedence over your guests.
And you would never, ever be caught dead shouting “…but this is *MY* day!!!” You want everything to go well, to run smoothly, but you’re not willing to go psycho over it.
Your also more than a little skeptical about all those amazing inspiration shoots. They’re gorgeous and amazing, yes. But they seem totally over the top, and totally unrealistic for your mountain wedding. I mean how are you get all that crap up to the mountains? (Don’t the answers are forthcoming :-)
You Need Something Real!
You’re looking for a blog that will give you inspiring ideas but with practical advice on how to execute on them.
Truth be told, you have your heart set on marrying in the mountains, but you’re feeling a bit intimidated by the whole endeavor. There’s so much to figure out, and choosing vendors and venues in a rural setting isn’t easy. You need information. You need to figure out the basics first and worry about the details later.
You need to know things like:
The bottom line is this:
Welcome to the Mountain Weddings by Lou