If having a mountain wedding has always been your dream, there’s isn’t a more romantic way to exchange vows than at The Vineyards at Betty’s Creek. Between the beautiful vineyard below, the expansive mountain backdrop, the sweeping sunset views, and the gorgeous woods… it’s just breathtaking.
The Vineyards at Betty’s Creek, nestled in the heart of the Nantahala National Forest in Western North Carolina, is the epitome of rustic elegance. Their unrivaled views of the Great Smoky Mountains and expansive acreage of pure mountain beauty is just what Mallory & Mikey wanted for their beautiful day.
“From the beginning of our wedding planning story, Mikey and I agreed that of utmost importance to us was that our wedding weekend was the time we would be sharing with our guests, most of whom would be visiting the Blue Ridge Mountains and North Carolina for the very first time. For us, sharing time with our families and friends we call family, includes enjoying many meals together and even more laughs. Despite many changes to our plans, contemplating delaying our wedding or forgoing the wedding party all together, our wedding was nothing short of perfect. While we had dramatically fewer guests and missed seeing others’ full faces as we were covered with masks, every moment was perfect and better than we could have imagined. “
They cut their initial guest list down from 297 guests to 33 guests and separated each table for shared meals into pods people were familiar with and seeing. Masks were required, and in lieu of a full live band, they had friends and local artists to serenade the night away.
Planning a mountain wedding can come with all sort of challenges. Whether it’s rocky terrain or uncertain weather, the mountains can add a bit more difficulty into your planning.
If you’re thinking about planning a mountain wedding, here are some tips to consider for your big day. If you have any questions, you can always email or schedule a call. We’d love to hear what you’re planning! We’ve been honored to capture hundreds of beautiful weddings all around the world (mountains, seas, and everything in between!)
Mountain brides, prepare to fall in love with every last detail of Mallory & Mikey’s wedding as you scroll through the images below. From the lovely Barbara Kavchok bridal gown to the most breathtaking Urban Petals florals, this wedding was a joy to photograph.
“The mountains are calling & I must go.” – John Muir