Winter Wedding on the Mountain: Kjerstin & Chris

Updated: Jan 28, 2019




I am a huge advocate of couples planning their wedding in such a way that everyone attending knows it’s personal to them. No bride & groom should ever, ever, ever, ever feel like they have to do something just because that’s what is assumed should be done once you get past the main event. I’ve never overheard a wedding guest complain that there wasn’t a garter toss at the reception.


That’s why I get excited when I hear couples are planning on doing something really different. Kjerstin & Chris basically live at the mountain in the winter. So it would make sense that they would ski down the mountain after their ceremony on the top of a snowy Schweitzer Mountain. Every one of their guests understood why they chose to do this and I got excited myself at the opportunity to photograph something really different, like riding on the back of a snow mobile to photograph their descent (check out the animated GIF of their ‘first ski’ below).


Nobody should ever fear a winter wedding. Even if they want it outside. Not one guest complained about the cold. They were all prepared and ready for it. I’ve heard much more complaining about the weather during the summer weddings that are so much more predominant. When you add to that the fact that in lieu of traditional wedding attire, Kjerstin & Chris chose to wear their ski clothes and had their wedding party do the same. I expect to hear zero comments about how this doesn’t look like a wedding should look. Add to that an A+ team of , Fleurtations Floral DesignRed Letter Event Planning, Design Events & AMP’D Entertainment success is practically guaranteed.






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