Venue // White Raven
Photographer // David Clumpner Photography
Wedding planner/designers // Champagne + Linen
Florist // Habitat Floral Studio
Baker // Bernice's Bakery
Catering // Burns St. Bistro
Bartenders // Badlander Catering
Hair // Burton's Classic Hair Co.
Makeup // Skin Chic
DJ // RMF Entertainment
Rentals // 44 Rental & Design
Unfortunately, we had to had to postpone all our 2020 couples due to COVID-19. We have missed those late night summer days and thought we should finally share some of our past weddings! First, up Amy and David! They had an intimate wedding along the Clark Fork River in Alberton, Montana. They are one of those couples who will always hold a special place in our hearts. Their wedding was a perfect representation of their love: FUN, sweet, and beautiful. From Nana’s homemade lemon bars to Amy’s awesome throwback dance mix, this wedding was truly a night to remember.
The ceremony and reception was held on family property with the most beautiful views that embody the spirit of Montana. The ceremony was very short and sweet along the river. Guests stood closely together as they watched Amy and David exchange their vows. We’ll never forget how they carved their initials in a nearby tree as part of a unity ceremony. A symbol of their love that will stay in Montana forever!
As the fall night became a little more chilly, guests cuddled up in soft blankets as a wedding favor. Others celebrated on the dance floor with their "interpretive dance" moves, party props, and Amy’s kick ass 90s playlist (that included everything from Backstreet Boys to Disney hit classics). One highlight of the night was Amy yelling, "MY WEDDING!" when someone attempted to skip one of her songs.
Other notable things from Amy and David's wedding are:
We are so honored to have been a part of Amy and David's special day! One of our favorite weddings and favorite couples!
We realized that we never blogged this stunning shoot we did with Katy Shay Photography. How is that possible?! There's something so special about fall weddings that make them seem extra cozy and romantic - the colors, the textures, the extra cuddles the couple needs to sneak in to stay warm. It's just the best time of year and we're so excited to FINALLY share these!
Let's talk guestbooks!
Our motto is you do you and guestbooks is a great way to showcase your relationship! Love to travel, have a special song, love photo booths?! Show those in your guestbook! Here are a few of our favorites.
What unique guestbooks have you seen?! We love them ALL!
Raise your hand if during wedding planning someone told you that you just HAD to do things a certain way or have a specific item? We feel you. It’s annoying and most of the time you do feel obligated. We thought we would take some time to bust some typical wedding myths we hear.
Myth: You must have a wedding favor
Truth: No way. Honestly, most favors are left behind. A meal and alcohol is a favor enough. If you (or a family member) insist, chose something practical and bonus points if it doubles as a place card! Some of our favorites have been honey, jam, bottle opener (you can never have enough) and chapstick!
Myth: Must have bridal party (and must have all one gender)
Truth: YOU DO YOU. Be surrounded by your closest friends and family. End of story.
Myth: You MUST have a full bar
Truth: You MUST have some alcohol. Beer, wine, signature drinks. Pick your faves (and what is in your budget). No need to have a FULLLL bar.
Your wedding ceremony MUST be this way/order/etc/etc...
Truth: Let’s be real, our least favorite question to answer is “is this right?” especially when it comes to the ceremony. It’s YOUR ceremony. The bridal party can walk down in any order you prefer. You can stand on either side of the aisle. You can put anything you dream of in your vows. YOU DO YOU!
Myth: Having your wedding on family property is cheaper.
Truth: Meaningful location. Save the cost of a venue, right? Well, most venues include a few key things: tables, chairs, shelter, parking, BATHROOMS! Many assist with set up and clean up. They have vendor referral lists. They have has so so many weddings at their venue and know what works best.
Myth: You can just use a playlist for your reception.
Truth: You CAN. You totally can. But there is something to be said about the energy that a band or DJ gives off. They pump up the crowd. They get the party going. They read the room and can seamlessly transition out of a song if it’s causing people to leave the dance floor.
There are so, SO many other myths. The moral of the story is do what makes you and your fiance. There’s no cookie cutter mold these days for weddings. The sky's the limit.
Tell us a myth that you have heard about weddings!