VENUE TYPE: Lodge / Mountain / Ski Resort

A New Zealand Adventure Turns Into A Gorgeous Engagement Shoot
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27193
VENUE:
Mount Cook
LOCATION:
Aoraki
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Elopement
Mountain Love
New Zealand
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

 

Not only is New Zealand home to some of the most stunning scenery on the planet, but its rugged tracks and wild weather thrill visitors with surprises around every corner. We recently spotted this gorgeous engagement photo shoot by Maz of Black Bird Tale and we're struck by the vivid imagery and the story behind the couple’s two-day road trip with their photographer.

From snow-capped mountains to the wild golden summer grasses in the valley, Mount Cook shines supreme in this photo series. Straight from the photographer, here's the scoop on all things Queenstown and photo worthy.

Words and Photography by Maz Pedersen of Black Bird Tale

 

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Stay At This Stunning Safari Resort That's As Eco-Minded As It Is Beautiful
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27154
VENUE:
Singita Castleton
LOCATION:
Kruger, Mpumalanga
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Boutique Hotel
Luxury Safari
South Africa
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown



All in favor of adding an African safari to your birthday celebration bucket list, raise a hand! We couldn’t agree with you more, especially upon seeing this stunning resort in South Africa and learning about the amazing things they do to save the animals and preserve the beautiful land they so respect. Singita Castleton is a Mecca for animal and nature lovers as much as it is for those who love a luxurious getaway. An impeccably designed resort, this is one of those spots that’ll have you wondering why you don’t celebrate your birthday with a major adventure every year. 

Photography: Singita Castleton 


This stunning resort in South Africa will blow you away.

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Stay In A Cabin With An Outdoor Shower Overlooking The Mountains of Norway
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27138
VENUE:
Skapet Mountain Lodges
LOCATION:
Norway
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Community Living
Minimalist Cabins
Norwegian Mountains
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown



When incredible design meets pristine terrain, our eyes are glued. This bit of trending #cabinporn comes to us from Koko Architects of Norway, who built the Skåpet Mountain Lodges.

A collection of modern, minimalist cabins overlooking the rocky shores of Soddatjørn Mountain Lake, this Norwegian destination is practically made for a bucket list worthy birthday getaway for the adventure-seeking hikers and bikers in your life.

Design + Images: Koko Architects | Rentals: Skapet 

 

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See the Gorgeous Event That Brought 75 Wedding Professionals to RT Lodge
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27094
VENUE:
RT Lodge
LOCATION:
Maryville, Tennessee
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Industry Gathering
Woodsy Comfort
Southern Lodge
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy



Beautifully hidden away in a forest on an historic college campus, RT Lodge makes you feel like you’re staying at an upper class friend’s vacation home. There are acoustic guitars to play around the fire, where you’ll also find a s’mores station. There’s badminton, corn hole, croquet, and volleyball to be played. It’s basically your own personal estate while you’re there.

So it’s no wonder that dozens of wedding professionals descended upon this secluded sanctuary in Maryville, Tennessee. It was quite the picturesque event to behold. We simply had to know more, so we chatted with Katherine Stinnett, RT Lodge’s Group Sales and Marketing Manager.

Photography by Natalie Watson 

 

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Your Guide To A Weekend In California’s Hottest Cold Weather Destination
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27108
VENUE:
Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort
LOCATION:
Mammoth Lakes, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Road Trip
Winter White
End of Winter
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

After hearing reports of the best blizzard to hit Mammoth Lakes in 20 years our, Media Design Manager, Nathan Mueller rounded up his troops in search of a weekend adventure to rave about for a lifetime. The slopes were calling and Nathan was quick to reply. The whispers were true... After a week of storms, Mammoth Mountain was reported to have more snow than any other ski resort in North America and he was ready to experience the action first hand. 

Mammoth Mountain is a quick 5 hours north of Los Angeles and is one of the most sought out skiing locations on the West Coast. Summer is quickly approaching so if you are on the hunt for one last winter escapade, take notes from the itinerary below. Happy skiing! 

 

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