Picture this: The moment has finally arrived for you and your love to stand hand in hand, all your friends and family present, to promise your undying love and commitment to one another. All around you, the mountains roll in beautiful hues of blue and green, and the air is fresh and clear—as if the whole world is celebrating with you.
If you’re ready to fall in love a second time, here are four reasons why weddings in the mountains are utterly unforgettable.
A destination that feels like home
Even for those who are visiting the mountains for the first time, there is something about the easy-paced lifestyle and breathtaking natural views that feels like home. For destination weddings, this is the perfect match if you want to feel adventurous but keep that sweet, hometown feel.
It’s sure to charm your family and friends, too, because there’s something for everyone! Split up and chase waterfalls, go shopping, or hike a section of the Appalachian Trail, and then join back together to share stories at the reception after the wedding.
The romance of a blue ridge in all your photos
Truly, this point is a no-brainer. Who could pass up the opportunity to have a backdrop of mountains stretching out into the distance for your ceremony and photographs? Something in the view calls to mind the sweetness of the past and the excitement for the future, and the mountains themselves are to scale with your feelings on the big day.
Every season carries its charm
Think a mountain wedding is only pretty in the fall? Guess again! While leaf-looking season is truly a sight to behold, spring in the blue ridge is a riot of color and life waking up after the winter. Summer is a lush green that invites locals and visitors alike to enjoy the lakes, rivers, and swimming holes—all while striking a balance between warmth and refreshing cool under the shade of the forest canopies.
Even winter holds its charm—the mountains are silver against an icy blue sky, and you may even get a fresh sprinkling of snow to make your special day look like something from a fairytale!
Stay and honeymoon, too!
Once you arrive, you won’t want to leave—and why should you? There’s so much to do, explore, and experience in the mountains that you can save time and money on additional travel by simply staying put. After all, what’s more romantic than catching a sunrise or sunset at an overlook with your love?
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