Nora and Bret are a nature- and mountain-loving couple, so they planned their wedding day around the most spectacular view of the Presidential Mountain Range. The Inn at Pinnacle Mountain played host for the gorgeous couple’s rustic mountain wedding, and we can’t get over the jaw-dropping scenery and ambiance surrounding the venue. If the great outdoors speak to you more than an elegant ballroom, we know you will be inspired by all the lovely details and decor.
Nora & Bret’s Rustic Mountain Wedding
LOCATION: West Paris, Maine
VENUE: The Inn at Pinnacle Mountain
DETAILS:The cozy feel, flora and fauna in the surroundings (and those bouquets!) are thoughtfully placed throughout their day to create the elegantly rustic mountain feel they were going for. Nothing can beat the gorgeous views, fresh air, and lush greenery that surrounded their day. Plus, with their wedding in the fall … it made for an even more stunning and colorful day!Their celebration was full of beautiful personal touches (including a super-pretty MagnetStreet invite!), and Emily MacCabe Photography captured every moment marvelously.
CHOOSING THE DRESS
“The wedding dress I wore was nothing like the dress I originally envisioned. Fortunately, I had excellent help at the Blush bridal salon and they picked out a style I didn’t know I loved. I couldn’t be happier with my wedding dress!”
SOMETHING BORROWED, BLUE, OLD, AND NEW
“I had a lot of fun picking out these little details. My something old was a 100+ year old ring from my Great Grandmother, who was present on our big day. She gifted me the dainty pearl embellished ring, which I will cherish forever. My something new was my wedding dress and veil! My something borrowed was a bracelet from my mom, and my something blue were my baby blue block heel shoes (which were perfect for an outdoor ceremony and reception because the heels didn’t sink into the grass!).”
THE FIRST LOOK
“We knew right away that we wanted to do a “first look”, and are so happy that we did. It took a lot of pressure off the ceremony itself and allowed us to fully concentrate on one another during the first look, and then take in all the other emotions that came with the ceremony.”
ON THEIR WEDDING THEME
“We love the outdoors, so our theme was nature and all the fall colors that come with an October wedding in Maine!”
“We opted for a small cake to cut and lots of cupcakes, because they’re easier for people to grab and eat. We are lucky enough to have a friend who is a very talented baker and took the time to really personalize it all for us. The apple spice cupcakes were made from apples that came from apple trees on the bride and groom’s property!”
ADVICE TO OTHER COUPLES
“Try not to get too caught up in all the little details or you’ll stress yourself out. Remember to have FUN with the planning. One thing Bret and I did which I would suggest to any bride and groom is this: When first starting to plan, think about the top three things you want from the day (it could be very specific such as wanting a ginormous bouquet of red roses and an open bar, or it could be more broad such as wanting an indoor ceremony and reception so you don’t have to worry about weather). Write it down so that throughout planning you can go back to that list and remind yourself of what is most important. I would also recommend the bride and groom writing their top choices separately, to make sure the day encompasses what is most important to BOTH.”