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A Mountain Wedding: Iconic USA Destinations

The United States boasts some of the most breathtaking mountain wedding destinations in the world, and it’s no surprise that they are among the most popular spots for couples to tie the knot.

Real Bride Katherine, Wedding in Oregon
Real Bride Katherine, Wedding in Oregon

Aspen, Colorado Wedding

One of the most iconic mountain wedding destinations in the US is Aspen, Colorado. With its stunning mountain backdrop, charming downtown, and luxurious wedding venues, Aspen is a dream destination for many couples. Aspen is also known for its world-class skiing and outdoor activities, making it a popular spot for couples who love adventure and the great outdoors.

Colorado mountain wedding
Real Bride Katie, Wedding in Colorado

Jackson Hole, Wyoming Wedding

Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is another popular mountain wedding destination in the US, especially for couples who love the rugged beauty of the American West. Located in the heart of the Teton Mountains, Jackson Hole offers incredible wildlife and plenty of outdoor activities, including skiing, hiking, and fishing. Couples can choose from a variety of venues, including rustic lodges, elegant resorts, and intimate ranches. Jackson Hole is also known for its Western hospitality, making it a warm and welcoming destination for couples and their guests.

Grand Teton, Jackson Hole, WY is breathtaking for a mountain wedding
Stunning Grand Teton, Jackson Hole, WY

Wyoming is also home to Yellowstone National Park which delivers some of the most beautiful mountain vistas in the country and has the second-highest average altitude in the country.

Lake Tahoe Wedding

Another popular mountain wedding destination in the US is Lake Tahoe, which straddles the border between California and Nevada. Lake Tahoe is a year-round destination that offers stunning scenery, including crystal clear waters, towering pine trees, and snow-capped mountains. Couples can choose from a variety of venues, including lakeside resorts, mountain lodges, and charming chapels. Lake Tahoe is also known for its excellent cuisine, and couples can enjoy farm-to-table dining experiences featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

Montana mountain wedding
Real Bride Jacqueline, Montana wedding (with a heart-shaped cloud!)

Montana, Arizona, and Idaho Weddings

Destinations like Montana, Arizona, and Idaho are stunning as well, however if you’re looking for something on the East Coast there are amazing options on that side too! Mount Mitchell located in North Carolina is the highest mountain in the inspiring Blue Ridge Mountains (part of the Appalachians!) and Mount Rogers in the breathtaking Shenandoah Valley in Virginia are some of the most popular locations for elopements.

Sedona Arizona mountain wedding
Real Bride Jaime, Wedding in Sedona, Arizona

There are many travel agents that specialize in mountain weddings and event who can put together an unforgettable itinerary based on your must-do and must-see lists!

Wedding Dress Types

Our brides who opt for weddings in the mountain tend to prefer dresses with long sleeves to offset some of the cold! One dress our brides love for their outdoor weddings is Kitty Chen Carolina. This fitted beauty has a gorgeous beaded illusion back, lace sleeves, and lace appliques atop a layer of Chantilly lace. A long lace train is the perfect accent for photos atop a snowy landscape!

Another one of our favorites for weddings in the mountains is the Holly gown from Mia Solano. This pretty long sleeve a-line has delicate lace and a layer of glitter tulle that shimmers like snow! The back of this gown is so unique and fun with an illusion back that meets in the middle with some crystal buttons and a small keyhole back that flashes a peek of skin. Holly is lightweight which makes her a breeze to move in as you trek uphill for photos!

We hope this gave you some great ideas for your destination mountain wedding! It’s always best to do your research: you can find online wedding groups to join and chat with other couples to get information, as well as travel agents who specialize in destination weddings.

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