A Non-Rustic Mountain Wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@TWedding:  You could totally pull away from the rustic feel but still have the scenery around! Maybe go a little modern or a little classy? A black tie affair would steer you away from the rustic feel 🙂 

However, Rustic CAN be a little fancier 🙂 

I wanted a outdoorsy wedding that was a little nicer but it still had a rustic feel to it 🙂 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@TWedding:  You definitely have options! I can share a few pictures of what I did because I think the table decor was definitely less rustic but still matched my surroundings 🙂 

Emerald would be a really awesome touch of color! 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@TWedding:  I think it would be awesome. Do you know what area you’re planning on? My family has a house near the Greenbriar Resort (in the mountains of WV). It’s very high-end (think presidents used to vacation here) and they have black tie weddings all the time…it’s a beautiful area. A mountain wedding is on my photgrapher bucket list of weddings I’d like to photograph. I think mountain weddings are beautiful, and you can totally make it more on the fancy side. I definitely don’t think mountain has to equal rustic. 🙂

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@TWedding:  I don’t think you need to let the venue dictate the decor. There are many ski resorts with very elegant restaurants at the top of the mountain.

Do some research on this site:http://mountainsidebride.com/

 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think it would be incredibly refreshing to do non rustic decor at a mountain venue. My Caribbean coordinator was so excited when she found out I was not doing a beach theme wedding at our venue. Change it up!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

It’s totally possible. We had our wedding in the mountains but didn’t want the rustic look either, that’s just not our style. We ended up with exactly the style we had in our minds, it was definitely more on the classic side. As other people have mentioned a lot of hotels and resorts have spaces that you can decorate however you’d like allowing you to have the wedding of your dreams.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@TWedding:  Our first working theme is “enchanted forest” with purple, silver, grey, and black accents. We wanted a forest/mountain venue but it’s not exactly common in our area of the country. You can do string lights and lanterns, and faux candlelight and create a very romatic feel yet modern touches. No burlap, no mason jars, and no cowboy boots! LOL

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@TWedding I live in Colorado and there are a lot of mountain weddings, I actually just recently went to one that was the colors you said (black, emerald, and gold) and it was not rustic.  It was really beautiful!  So to answer your question, a non rustic mountain wedding is possible.

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Check out the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel… nothing rustic about that 😉

or the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@TWedding:  I think choice of venue is essential for keeping it more elegant and less rustic.  I think outdoor or tented receptions are difficult to make black tie level elegant unless they are in highly manicured French-style gardens.  I would also steer away from anything that requires guests to travel outdoors – a black tie wedding where the guests have to climb up the mountain or ride a ski lift wouldn’t be fair to your guests.  I would look for lodges or resorts that have formal ball rooms.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

canarydiamond:  

I am having a black tie wedding at the Banff Springs hotel and it better not be considered rustic! Haha so I agree with you. We have a fairytale/enchanted forest theme to bring the outdoors in a little bit still though..

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