An Autumnal Mountainside Wedding at a Private Residence in Burnsville, North Carolina

Even before Whitney (27 and in accounting) and Aaron (37 and a firefighter/paramedic) got engaged during a weekend in Charleston, they had already talked about getting married at a friend's North Carolina mountainside home. "We both love the mountains, and it was a gorgeous location," says Whitney. "As soon as we decided to have our wedding in October, I knew I wanted fall colors." To go along with their rustic theme, the couple decorated with DIY burlap and lace decor and a red, orange and taupe color palette. Deep red silk chrysanthemums were arranged in lace-wrapped mason jars and placed on wood slabs for shabby-chic centerpieces. The couple told guests in advance to bring a change of clothes for the bonfire following the reception. "Since we had a wedding location that didn't require we leave at a certain time, it was the perfect chance to continue spending time with the people we love and celebrate in a fun environment!" says Whitney.