Bride hikes 3 miles in crocheted dress for mountaintop wedding

PHOTO: Bride Clara Orland hand-crocheted her dress to get married on top Looking Glass Rock in North Carolina.
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This bride shouted her love from the mountaintops — quite literally — in her homemade wedding gown.

Clara and Ryan Orland, of Columbia, South Carolina, hiked 3 miles in their fancy attire to get married atop Looking Glass Rock in North Carolina.

The beautiful location in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains is special to the couple, making the decision to tie the knot there an easy one.

“Ryan took me to Pisgah Forest a few weeks after we started dating,” Clara, 24, told ABC News. “He proposed at Moore Cove Trail as well. We make it a point to go camping there every year.”

PHOTO: Bride Clara Orland hand-crocheted her dress to get married on top Looking Glass Rock in North Carolina.
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Bride Clara Orland hand-crocheted her dress to get married on top Looking Glass Rock in North Carolina.

To make the unconventional ceremony even more magical, Clara crocheted her own wedding dress, which took four months and less than $100 to complete.

PHOTO: Bride Clara Orland hand-crocheted her dress to get married on top Looking Glass Rock in North Carolina.
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Bride Clara Orland hand-crocheted her dress to get married on top Looking Glass Rock in North Carolina.

“I started crocheting about five years ago and when I started looking for a wedding dress I wasn't too happy with what I saw,” the bride explained. “I ended up buying a dress and hating it. February of 2016 I got the idea to make it myself and it stuck. I tried a couple of things before the pattern I ended up with.”

PHOTO: Bride Clara Orland hand-crocheted her dress to get married on top Looking Glass Rock in North Carolina.
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Bride Clara Orland hand-crocheted her dress to get married on top Looking Glass Rock in North Carolina.

Including the newlyweds, there 15 people that made the hike to watch their “I do’s.”

“Originally it was going to be a smaller group since we assumed not many people would want to hike up but we were wrong,” she laughed. “The hike took about three hours, but we were all sticking together.”

PHOTO: Bride Clara Orland hand-crocheted her dress to get married on top Looking Glass Rock in North Carolina.
Courtesy Clara Herman
Bride Clara Orland hand-crocheted her dress to get married on top Looking Glass Rock in North Carolina.

The happy couple and their guests enjoyed dinner afterward in Boone, North Carolina, where they rented a cabin for the weekend to celebrate the woodsy nuptials in style.

PHOTO: Bride Clara Orland hand-crocheted her dress to get married on top Looking Glass Rock in North Carolina.
Courtesy Clara Herman
Bride Clara Orland hand-crocheted her dress to get married on top Looking Glass Rock in North Carolina.

“I wouldn't have changed anything,” said Clara. “It was amazing and so worth it.”

PHOTO: Bride Clara Orland hand-crocheted her dress to get married on top Looking Glass Rock in North Carolina.
Courtesy Clara Herman
Bride Clara Orland hand-crocheted her dress to get married on top Looking Glass Rock in North Carolina.