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Mountaintop Promise Ridge Wedding

Promise Ridge in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, offers a unique blend of contemporary design and natural beauty that makes it an idyllic location for an intimate wedding. Long-time sweethearts Karie and Jason chose this beautiful setting for their intimate ceremony, hoping to have a wedding day that was a celebration of love, family, and the journey that brought them together. Set against the backdrop of the venue’s breathtaking infinity deck, they were set for a day that felt like a fairytale on a mountaintop.

A Day Filled with Love and Nature

Karie and Jason started their day in a cozy Airbnb close by, a quiet and intimate space where they prepared for the moments that would unfold. This was a day about the essentials: love, family, and the simple yet profound act of two people committing their lives to each other. As they got ready, it was a mixture of excitement and the calm that comes with knowing you’re about to marry your best friend

The choice of staying close to Promise Ridge allowed them to soak in the serene Pennsylvania landscapes, a perfect prelude to their nature-infused ceremony.

The Venue: A Dream Amidst the Treetops

Promise Ridge is renowned for its stunning infinity deck, a marvel that seems to float among the treetops. Here, Pennsylvania’s natural beauty meets contemporary design and woodsy accents, creating a backdrop that’s nothing short of magical. For Karie and Jason, it was the embodiment of their dream venue—modern yet touched with a vintage flair that complements its inherent beauty.

The venue is simple yet elegant, resonating with the couple’s desire for an intimate yet timeless wedding. Natural wood, soft lighting, and subtle floral arrangements created a beautiful escape nestled in the rustic charm of the Pennsylvania wilderness.

The Ceremony: An Intimate Exchange of Vows

As the ceremony began, Karie and Jason were surrounded by their closest friends and family, the only witnesses to this beautiful chapter of their lives. The deck, perched high among the trees, offered a sense of being suspended in time and space, a fitting metaphor for a moment that was all about pausing to celebrate love in its purest form. The venue’s seclusion offered a sense of privacy and tranquility, allowing the couple and their guests to immerse themselves in the ceremony fully. 

With the vast sky above and the lush greenery below, they pledged their love to each other and then walked back down the aisle to a shower of confetti. Karie and Jason were immediately swept up in embraces by loved ones, congratulating them in a sweet moment of joy.

A Celebration of Love

The couple shared their first dance after the ceremony, a moment of unity and celebration. With their family looking on, Karie and Jason danced to a melody that spoke of their past, present, and the future they were stepping into. It was a beautiful tribute to their love, which had grown and flourished with the encouragement of those who had gathered to celebrate with them. 

The beauty of a micro wedding like Karie and Jason’s lies in its ability to focus on the connections that matter most. Promise Ridge, with its stunning views and intimate setting, provided the perfect backdrop for such an occasion. The day celebrated not just the union of two individuals but the collective love and support of their closest companions.

Capturing Memories Amidst the Treetops

The choice of Promise Ridge as their wedding venue allowed Karie and Jason to have a wedding album filled with images that are as vivid and vibrant as their memories of the day. The contemporary yet woodsy decor set against the natural backdrop of Stroudsburg’s landscapes, offered endless opportunities for beautiful photographs. Each picture captured not just the beauty of the moment but the essence of a place that felt like a world apart, suspended among the treetops.

As the day came to a close, there was a sense of completion, of a journey begun and a new chapter waiting to unfold. Karie and Jason, surrounded by the natural beauty of Promise Ridge and the warmth of their loved ones, stepped into the future, their hearts full, their spirits lifted, excited to begin the next chapter of their lives.

This intimate celebration at Promise Ridge was a beautiful reminder of what weddings are truly about: two people, in love, committing to a lifetime together, with the blessings of those who matter most. Karie and Jason’s micro wedding, with its breathtaking venue, heartfelt moments, and the joy of shared celebrations, was a testament to the enduring beauty of love, a love that promises to grow, to evolve, and to stand the test of time, just like the treetops that witnessed their union.


Venue: Promise Ridge | Photography: Sage Design Company

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