Wedding in the clouds of North Carolina

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My little brother-in-law got married to his bride in an intimate setting with 17 adults total at the top of a mountain, 1 hour outside of Hendersonville. Craggy Pinnacle Trail is .7 miles to the top.

We were told to follow a color palette, we picked coral/orange and I asked my new sis-in-law which coat she’d like me to wear – she picked my leopard and I was glad because it was a bit chilly! The hike was partially paved, as we were told, less hiking, more uphill. I decided block heel booties would work for the trek.

The entrance to the top was ridiculous – I mean wow.


We had a good time going up, seeing the sights, and one of my sister-in-laws wore legit heels and she was a trooper! I mean I did pageants back in the day and I wasn’t about to wear heels for it.

The wedding location spot was scouted the day before and the views to the top were so beautiful, it really looked like a fairytale, I had to stop and take it in.


I snuck a photo or two, it was low key.

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I wasn’t the wedding photographer, even tho there are two professional photographers in the family. My brother-in-law is Lee Steffen, he’s like the male version of me creatively – graphic design, web, print, photography. He’s like a big deal tho and crazy talented. He has photographed many Christian album covers (including Toby Mac) and country artists. Anyway, we were both able to enjoy the wedding and let another talented photographer capture the day.

Lee took our photo at the top of the mountain while the clouds/fog came in.


It was a beautiful wedding, they washed each other’s feet and exchanged vows. My father-in-law got ordained to perform the ceremony! Their wedding reminded me of our intimate wedding, 23 people in Sedona.

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Just proof that you could have a lovely, special wedding stress free without breaking the bank, whether you have 100 or 10 people, just remember it’s about your marriage. xx

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive thrift shopper. You can typically find her in the garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next epic party. She continues to blog weekly.

1 Comment

  • Michelle

    What a location! Oh, to get married in the clouds. I can’t believe you had to hike that far in heels! I’d say all the ladies were troopers. I love that orange on you, so lovely. This will be a day to remember for sure.


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