Despite a threat of rain – sprinkling during the pre-ceremony photos – this couple’s rustic mountain wedding was filled with color and happiness. Plus, the sun broke through the clouds just as Alyssa was coming down the aisle! With their fun, easygoing personalities and sweet stories, their day turned out to be just as they imagined it… especially for Alyssa. “Chris serenaded Alyssa on their first date and surprised her by serenading her at their reception,” explained their photographer, Kami Swingle of NK Swingle.
This couple wanted a location that would allow them to stay the entire weekend, and House Mountain Inn fit the bill. “We wanted to find a venue that would allow us to spend the entire weekend with close family and friends instead of limiting our wedding fun to a single day. [House Mountain Inn] is a beautiful, serene, and rustic location… with the help of the amazing staff it made the weekend an incredible experience and completely stress free,” Alyssa explained.
As fitting for a wedding, the bride describes it best:
As cliche as it sounds, our day was truly touched by love. We had many close personal connections with most of the vendors we chose. The man who married us, Reverend Ira Houck, was my father’s good friend growing up. He married my parents, he married my older sister, and we were so blessed to have him marry us. We couldn’t imagine our wedding without him.
My ring had diamonds from my grandmother, and Chris’s ring incorporated his grandfather’s wedding band. My veil was made by a very close family friend. All of the centerpieces were hand painted by Chris’s mom.
Chris decided to wear jeans for the wedding because not only was it a little different than your traditional wedding, but it also matched the overall theme and feel of the venue. Furthermore, he felt that he would be more comfortable in jeans, and it would allow our guests to come comfortable as well. We loved everything about our wedding. We just wish the celebration lasted the entire week!
Sounds so fun! I hope you enjoy taking a peek into this lovely wedding today.