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College Sweethearts Say “I Do” On Top of a Mountain

NC Mountain Wedding at the Overlook Barn in Banner Elk

What could be more romantic than tying the knot on top of the Blue Ridge Mountains? College sweethearts, Mike & Brittany, chose the Overlook Barn wedding venue in Banner Elk, North Carolina for its breathtaking views and rustic-chic white barn. In search of a laid-back destination wedding adventure, an NC Mountain wedding offered the perfect compromise between majestic views and convenience for family and guests. Overlook Barn wedding venue in Banner Elk sits on top of Beech Mountain and is kept company by a neighboring Cliffside Barn and Mary’s Meadow, that are equally as stunning. The expansive Mountain property gave Mike & Brittany endless options for beautiful backdrops and wedding portraits.   

“If The Shoe Fits, Wear It” – A Modern-day Cinderella Story

Mike & Brittany fell in love over Christmas cookies, Christopher Walken impersonations, and endless laughter. Like mother, like daughter – Brittany preferred fresh Nike shoes to an engagement ring. So it was with surprise and complete joy that Brittany said “yes” to Mike’s Nike shoe-diamond ring proposal!

Portrait at NC Mountain Wedding Overlook Barn Venue in Banner Elk by Amanda Sutton Photography

Unforgettable NC Mountain Wedding Ceremony

Mike & Brittany said “I Do” before friends, family, and a horizon full of smokey blue mountains. With Brittany’s mother as the wedding officiant, not a single dry eye was left at the ceremony.

Mike & Brittany incorporated whimsical details of nature into their NC mountain wedding. Dreamy watercolor etches of the Blue Ridge Mountains embellished invitations. Along with the invitations were cute DIY painted signs welcoming guests to the Overlook Barn ceremony and reception. The happy couple’s parents helped out by creating a rustic arbor to say their vows underneath and homemade blankets for the guests to use in the crisp nighttime mountain air. The calm June mountain weather, breathtaking views, and rustic venue set the tone for a magical wedding day in Banner Elk, NC. 

NC Mountain Wedding Venue with Blue Ridge Views Overlook Barn in Banner Elk, NC
Engagement Rings on Mountain Themed Wedding Invitation at Overlook Barn Wedding
Watercolor Blue Ridge Mountain Wedding Stationary Photo by Amanda Sutton
Girls Getting Ready at Overlook Barn Wedding Venue Photo by Amanda Sutton

Boho Fashion Fits This NC Mountain Wedding

Brittany wore a Anna Campbell boho bridal gown with soft straps and dazzling gypsy jewels across the bodice. Her bridal look was polished off with simply beautiful bridal shoes, and natural DIY hair and makeup. Her tribe wore mix and match Show Me Your Mumu bridesmaids dresses in matching sea foam green color for the fall NC mountain wedding.

The groomsmen wore their own navy suits with fun mismatched colored floral ties. As groomsmen gifts, the guys received Appalachian Mountain Brewery mugs, NC brewed beer, and locally made beef jerky.

Boho Jeweled Anna Campbell Bridal Gown from Photo by Amanda Sutton
Overlook Barn Bride sees herself in her boho wedding dress for the first time
Groomsmen compare shoes at Overlook Barn Banner Elk NC Mountain Wedding
Floral DAZI Ties in fall clolrs for the Groomsmen Banner Elk, NC Wedding Photo by Amanda Sutton
Bridal Party in Soft sage bridemaids gowns with fall bouquets at a NC Mountain Wedding
NC Mountain Wedding Party Portrait atOverlook Barn by Amanda Sutton Photography
Bride in Boho wedding dress holds Fall Wedding Bouquet Amanda Sutton Photography
Family Portrait Overlook Barn Wedding Venue Banner Elk NC Photo by Amanda Sutton
Overlook Barn Banner Elk NC Blue Ridge Mountain Views Wedding Ceremony Amanda Sutton Photography
Wild Mountain Flowers in a basket at Overlook Barn wedding in Banner Elk NC
Wedding Ceremony Arch with Mountain Wildflowers at Overlook Barn Wedding
Monogram Wooden DIY Guestbook at NC Mountain Wedding
DIY Wedding Favor Idea Homemade Blankets at outdoor NC Mountain Wedding
Ceremony with a view of Blue Ridge Mountains in NC at Overlook Barn in Banner Elk Amanda Sutton Photography
First Kiss at NC Mountain Wedding at Overlook Barn in Banner Elk NC
Banner Elk Overlook Barn Mountain Wedding Photo by Amanda Sutton
NC Mountain Wedding Views at Overlook Barn in Banner Elk by Amanda Sutton Photography
Fall Wedding Portrait at Overlook Barn destination venue in NC mountains Amanda Sutton Photography

NC Mountain Wedding Reception at Overlook Barn in Banner Elk

The Overlook Barn’s high ceilings were adorned in romantic string lights and greenery. Floral arrangements contained wildflower mountain mixtures of sunflowers, magenta peonies, white rose buds, and more. Instead of the typical glass centerpiece vases, Mike & Brittany placed their romantic flower bouquets in beer growlers from local NC breweries. Every table was covered with wild mountain flowers arranged by Log House Floral in Boone, NC. Other small touches such as local beer, a build your own s’mores bar, and moonshine shots gave this wedding a cozy mountain vibe. An ice cream sandwich truck from Asheville, NC was the icing on top of this NC mountain wedding.

Just Married at a White Historic Barn Venue in Banner Elk Amanda Sutton Photography
Overlook Barn white rustic chic NC mountain wedding venue in Banner Elk
Overlook Barn wedding reception with DIY decor and greenery
Carolina Brewery Growler as DIY Wedding Centerpiece for to hold wildflowers at a NC Mountain Wedding Amanda Sutton Photography
Farm Tables with DIY Beer Growler Centerpieces at NC Mountain Wedding Amanda Sutton Photography
Newlywed Reception Entrance under wedding party arms at Overlook Barn in Banner Elk
Best man speech at DIY NC Mountain Wedding at the Overlook Barn Amanda Sutton Photography
Industrial lighting at Overlook Barn wedding Amanda Sutton Photography
Just Married Signs at a NC Mountain wedding Amanda Sutton Photography
Local Beer Bar Menu in Calligraphy at Overlook Barn wedding
Local Banner Elk Beer at NC mountain wedding
Overlook Barn Reception Venue in the NC mountains with high vaulted ceilings and market lights
Smores Bar Late Night Wedding Snack Amanda Sutton Photography
Wedding Dessert Idea Smores Bar for a fall NC wedding Amanda Sutton Photography
Dance party at Overlook Barn Wedding Venue in Banner Elk NC
Great Wedding Idea Ice Cream Truck for NC Mountain Wedding Amanda Sutton Photography

Brittany raved about her experience with the Overlook Barn.

“I cannot say enough great things about Overlook Barn! For starters, the location is amazing, with breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains! The Overlook Barn’s team was fantastic to work with; they were professional, provided a list of recommended vendors, and seemed just as excited for our wedding as we were!”

Mike & Brittany did an incredible job of incorporating local aspects into their special NC mountain wedding. Looking for more Real North Carolina wedding inspo? Check out our real wedding stories and vendors here.

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