Did any of you bees get married in a venue in the mountains/snow?

posted 2 years ago in Venue
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I had a winter wedding! Not in the mountains but it was still very snowy. I wanted a cozy atmosphere with candlelight and fireplaces. We had a hot chocolate bar and got married in an old manor that had been converted into a hotel and restaurant. We didn’t have the ceremony outside but did photos outside.

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Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

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smalltownbigworld :  yeah, she rocked it for sure! Didn’t she plan the whole wedding in like 2 weeks or something including buying the dress?!?!

Post # 6
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Busy bee

I’m having a winter wedding and am hoping for some light snow. Not enough to make a mess of travel, but enough to get those beautiful snowy pictures! I love love love winter weddings.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

I’ve attended a handful of weddings in the mountains, a couple with snow- you really need to carefully plan out the venue and inform guests. One wedding had us hiking up a hill in the snow for the ceremony, ruining my shoes and it was so cold! Another one was at a fancy ski resort and would have been nice but an older woman slipped and got hurt.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2018

We did! We got married in an outdoor ceremony in the Rockies in January, at a golf course. It is definitely doable. You have to know your audience (we’re Canadian, and my family thought it was quirky but fun. My husband’s American relatives, who all came and ultimately loved it, thought we were crazy), have an indoor backup plan and a hard cutoff temperature at which you will go inside. 

I’m happy to tell you about the logistics, if you guys get serious!

 

First look and ceremony photos, to give you an idea. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee

One bee got married on Everest. She has the most amazing wedding pics I’ve ever seen! 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2018

I had a winter mountain wedding! I loved every part about it. We did pictures outside but got married inside in front of a big fireplace. I loved how it got dark early and our reception was all candlelit. It was so romantic! Plus we go great deals from our vendors because it was off-season. 🙂

I did a recap if you’re interested here: https://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/our-1-5-18-mountain-wedding-recap-pic-heavy/ 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

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Shesaidyes :  Six days! I remember her first post asking for opinions and she got so much good advice. I was so stoked when I seen that it all worked out for her lol. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee

We got married in November at Emerald Lake Lodge in Emerald Lake, BC. It was where DH took me for our first weekend away when we started dating and we go back every year, so it’s a special place for us and we knew it was exactly where we wanted to get married!

We are Canadian and used to plenty of snow, but we still did the ceremony indoors, though we did take photos outside since the setting is so beautiful.

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper

If you move forward with this I would not suggest doing the ceremony outside. Take as many pics outside as you want, but please dont force it on your guests. I’m canadian and love snow, and even I would be seething if I had to sit outside for an hour waiting because a bride wanted the ceremony outdoors. Of course no one is going to talk shit to the bride about how awful a plan that is. 

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