A wedding at Crystal Mountain! I must be dreaming. This place brings back so many memories. I had so much fun riding the ski bus here every weekend during my teenage years. And for added nostalgia, I went to school with the bride and she was my prom date! Flash forward a few years and she is engaged to an awesome guy from Nebraska and getting married at the top of a mountain.
The bride, groom and wedding party got ready at the Silver Skis Chalet before boarding the Mt. Rainier gondola and heading up the mountain. At the summit the ceremony location overlooks the White River, and on a clear day Mt. Rainier. As it turned out there were some clouds in the way but they were beautiful and dramatic in their own right. After the ceremony the wedding party pulled out matching sunglasses and everyone posed for photos along the ridge before heading back down on the gondola.
The reception was held in the Bullwheel Restaurant at the base of the mountain. The familiar sound of clunking ski boots was nowhere to be found, but the couple did create lift ticket style place cards for a taste of winter.
If you are planning a wedding at Crystal Mountain or any other venue and need a photographer then I would love to hear from you. I am also available for destination weddings and travel throughout the US and the world.