It is FINALLY wedding season, and after months of cold weather followed by lots of rain it seems as though summer is finally here. This wedding was a perfect kick off to my summer wedding season for many reasons. First, it was located at the beautiful Sacajawea Hotel in Three Forks, Montana which is my hometown. Second the weather was a little iffy at first, but it ended up being a beautiful day. The wedding party was an absolute blast, and were up for all my crazy ideas. And lastly and most importantly, this couple is one of the kindest couples I have ever met. They both have such big hearts, and have so much love and respect for each other, but they also treat everyone around them as though they are the most important person in the room. They seriously blew me away with the thoughtfulness they both possess. I felt so very honored and blessed to be part of Nate and Jessica's special day, and it was a joy to watch two people so very in love, commit to each other for the rest of their days.
I think this photo of Jessica captures a rare quiet moment in all the hustle and bustle of getting ready.
The flowers were from Wild Flower Designs and Gifts in Three Forks. Bonnie always does such an amazing job, and she really goes above and beyond to make sure your flowers are perfect!
You are gorgeous Jess.
The ceremony took place inside the Sacajawea's Event Tent.
The above and below photos are my favorites from the day. The light is perfect, and they are such a beautiful couple. I was a very happy photographer during the Bride and Groom portrait session!
One of the many reasons I love what I do is that I am surrounded by so much love and joy on a wedding day. Whether it is the newly married couple, the dating couple, children, parents, or the couple that has been together for many years, LOVE and JOY is everywhere on a wedding day. I love sitting back and taking it all in with my camera.
Congrats Nate and Jessica! The wedding is over, the memories have been captured, and now the best part....the MARRIAGE begins.