Monday, April 24, 2017

Laura + Caden | Boyd Montana

This Boyd MT wedding on the Bride's family ranch is the perfect blend of rustic and elegant.  We love that the couple said "I Do" on September 17, the same date the Bride's Grandparents were married in 1947 and her parents in 1983.  Perfect!

 Caden and I tossed around several ideas for location but we always came back to the same conclusion, to get married at my family's ranch in Boyd, MT. Whenever we are there we are happy - so the ultimate decision was easy. But that didn't mean that all of us had a lot of work in our future to get the space ready in less than eight months! It was truly a marathon of building, cleaning, planting, watering and everything else you can think of to turn a barn and an equipment shop in to a wedding ceremony and reception venue. There were several moments when I thought, "there is no way we are going to get this done," but in the end, our vision turned in to reality thanks to the hard work of family, friends, and terrific vendors.

When my dad and I stepped in to the barn and started walking toward my future husband I was overwhelmed with emotion. The decor was breathtaking and I felt incredibly blessed to be surrounded by so many friends and family members. After our I-do's we went straight to the shop for celebratory drinks and appetizers, including our very own version of surf and turf - oysters on the half shell and
rocky mountain oysters. Dinner and dancing followed and I have to say, we never knew that some of
our friends and family members could move like that on the dance floor!

Photographer: Green Door Photography
Rehearsal Dinner: Private Residence, Boyd MT
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Private Residence, Boyd MT
Catering: Abby's Catering
Cakes & Desserts: Dancing Oven Bakery
Bar Service: Magic City Casino Catering
Hair & Makeup: A Head of Our Time
Wedding Dress Designer: Lillian West
Gown Shop: Belle en Blanc
Tuxedo Rentals: Boot Barn
Invitations: Minted

Officiant: Teresa Kennedy

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Kansys + Dylan | Fort Missoula, Montana

What's better than a beautiful wedding…. getting dressed up and going to Glaicer National Park to shoot even more beautiful wedding pictures!  Kansas and Dylan did it in a Grand Style from their Grand Canyon engagement to the gorgeous pictures at Glacier!  And in between, a dream Fort Missoula wedding filled with family, friends, and love!  

Photography: April Payton Photography

Wedding/ceremony/reception venue: Northern Rockies Heritage Center
Additional wedding photos location: Glacier National Park
Wedding dress & Veil: Uptown Bridal & Boutique
Dress designer: Essense of Australia
Men’s clothing: Men’s warehouse
Groom Tuxedo: Calvin Klein
Officiant: My uncle, Lance Rickman 
Catering: Sara Boyer 
Cake topper: Etsy shop: LetsTopThat
Bar service: Badlander
Invites: Designed by Bride 
Bridesmaid dresses: Etsy shop: AtomAttire
Flower girl dress: Etsy shop: ekidsbridalcom 
Junior bridesmaid dresses: Macy's
Make up: Skinchic
Men’s wedding ring: StudioPandora- 
Women’s wedding ring: Shane Co.