Destination Wedding Dreams
with Crafty DIY Mountain Ceremony
While some go for an elaborate production of a wedding, others opt for a sweet and simple ceremony that reflects their personality and gets the whole family involved. That’s exactly what we saw at Jamie and Tyler’s stunning destination wedding. What’s even better, the couple didn’t have to travel far to find a meaningful location that the entire family would cherish! Their gorgeous outdoor ceremony was held in the mountains of New Hampshire, and was a creative DIY affair that would be etched in the memories of their guests forever!
Keep reading for a glimpse of the beautiful destination wedding and an excerpt of the feature!
“When in search of a destination wedding location, picking a place that means a great deal to you is important, which is exactly what Jaime and Tyler thought when deciding on where to have their wedding. They knew they wanted a place they would return to often, so they chose to say “I do” in Alton Bay by having a New Hampshire destination wedding.
To prepare for the couple’s special day, it took a lot of work because the wedding was all do-it-yourself. “I pursued projects I knew would highlight the skills of my wedding party and guests,” says Jaime. “I ordered our flowers in bulk from Blooms By The Box and put the bouquets together with some help. The groom’s family found all of the mismatched china for our reception at thrift shops and auctions, which I enjoyed putting together with my bridesmaids and mother-in-law. My brother-in-law handmade the wooden boxes for our centerpieces and my mom and I went thrift shopping for all the glass bottles that sat in each box.
Having a DIY destination wedding made everything easier for the couple. “We feel as though we spent less money by choosing a destination wedding because we were able to execute so many DIY projects and focus on what really mattered most to us – getting married and celebrating with friends,” says Jaime. “In choosing a destination wedding, we were less likely to get caught up in all the details we could of at home. We had to get creative because we were limited with traveling space and more details meant more coordinating. Overall, having a destination wedding helped us prioritize the details of the wedding, stay on budget and do the things we chose to spend our money on very well.”
See the full destination wedding here!
Vendors: Photographer: Anne Molnar Photography
Ceremony/Reception: Alton Bay Christian Conference Center
Florist: Blooms By The Box
Stationery: Vista Print
Hair and Makeup: Ingrid Cary Hair and Makeup
Gown Designer: Maggie Sottero
Groom’s Clothing Designer: Joseph Abboud
Bridesmaids/Groomsmen’s Clothing Designer: Donna Morgan