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Natural Mountainside Summer Barn Wedding in Montana

Posted by Caitlin on Apr 29, 2014

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Carie and Chris were married at Springhill Pavilion in Belgrade, Mont. on August 23. Since the couple first met while mountain biking, it only made sense that the wedding would take place outdoors at the base of Ross Peak overlooking Big Sky Country. The bride wore a v-neck lace fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown, accessorized with cowboy boots, while the groom wore a  three-piece tan suit, accessorized with a pink tie. Bridesmaids wore black chiffon dresses and carried bouquets of roses, dahlias, thistles, and greenery. Before the guests arrived, the two opted to do a first look that brought each to tears. The ceremony began with the processional as the most adorable ring bearers walked down black labrador retrievers, and ended with the recessional as the newlyweds fist pumped. Probably the most notable of the reception is that of its history dating back to 1907. Clearly hung is a sign that says, “Oh the stories these old walls could tell.” Tables were decorated with burlap runners and mason jar centerpieces atop wooden slabs. Our favorite detail? The personalized koozie favors that included a “You were here” state logo.

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Photography: Carrie Ann Photography | Venue: Springhill Pavilion | Dress Store: Eskay Bridal | Floral Designer: Fresh Designs | Caterer: Custom Dining Experiences | Hair Stylist: Sage Spa Living | Band: The Dirty Shame

Scenic Fall Teepee Wedding in Wyoming

Posted by Caitlin on Dec 12, 2013

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Mei and Dan were married in a meadow overlooking Teton Canyon on October 5, just one year after they got engaged! The bride opted for a red one-shoulder dress and a bouquet of air plants and dried flowers wrapped with Pendleton wool. She even wore some in her chignon bun too. As guests arrived to the ceremony, they were asked to take a bracelet for good fortune. Before the reception at Teton Teepee, the newlyweds took portraits in the snow. How cool, right? Thanks for the fire pit that kept them warm during dinner and dancing. Their favorite foods were served such as pizza and pasta as well as homemade sour patch kids favor bags initialed with “m & d.” Not to mention the assortment of mini cakes and pies. “A moment that will forever make me happy is watching my new husband’s eyes as he listened to the thoughtful and wonderful toasts made by our friends and family,” Mei said. “That’s that moment I knew that we were in just the right place, doing just the right thing, with all the right people.”

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Photography: Maxwell Monty Photography | Venue: Teton Teepee | Floral Designer: Stephanie Herwig McCollough | Dress Designer: Hannah Friesen | Shoes: Chie Mihara | Rings: Gin and Butterflies and Tula Jewelry | Hair and Makeup Artist: Athena Suniga | Music: The Good Mad | Caterer: Tony’s Pizza and Pasta | Cakes: Persephone Bakery | Pies: The Bunnery | Invitations: Skylar Jessen

Scenic Fall Ranch Wedding in California

Posted by Caitlin on Dec 06, 2013

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Tessa and Andrew were married at Holman Ranch in Carmel Valley, California on October 19. “We wanted a venue that could stand by itself as a simple setting supported by natural details, such as the view, the vineyards, and lush vegetation.,” said Tessa. “Holman Ranch does just that. The minute we saw what our ‘backdrop’ would be during the ceremony, we knew that it was the one.” No floral decorations were needed! The bride walked down the aisle wearing a Romona Keveza wedding gown to her groom in a classic black tuxedo and bow tie. The reception followed with their favorite foods from The Meatball Shop in New York. “Our caterers were able to get every detail from the meatball sandwiches to the ice cream sandwich station,” she said. “It was absolutely surreal to look around during dinner and see all of our closest friends and family sharing laughs, food, and great company.”

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Photography: Amy Bao Photography | Venue: Holman Ranch | Floral Designer: Fleurs Du Soleil | Caterer: A Taste of Elegance | Dress Designer: Romona Keveza | Officiant: Ryan Kielty | Hair & Makeup Artist: Stacie and Jo LaMaack | Equipment Rentals: Classic Party Rentals and Chic Event Rentals | Band: All Star Juxebox | Wedding Website: Sam Winslow

Quirky, Scenic Spring Wedding in Texas

Posted by Caitlin on Jan 14, 2013

Brooke & Jeremy

April 14

Austin, Texas

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Q & A with the Bride:

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

Our whole intent was to throw a party for our friends that was distinctly Austin. The Long Center City Terrace was perfect because the backdrop was just that, the Austin skyline. It made for great dramatic pictures. Similarly, French Legation is within walking distance of all of our favorite haunts, and it is Austin’s oldest home. Both spots met our goals perfectly.

2. Which six details from your wedding were your favorites?

1. How colorful all of our guests looked in their feathers and bow ties.
2. The spray-painted succulent arrangements done by Erin at Rosehip Flora.
3. The giant tapestry picnic blanket with tapestries sent from India by Jeremy’s dad.
4. The custom-backdrop for our photobooth designed by Nate Nordstrom.
5. That Jeremy designed our gig posters that we gave out as party favors.
6. The fact that so many of our vendors are great friends of ours.

3. If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be? 

Oh that’s a tough one – but I think I’ll go with EAT! I regret that I didn’t take a couple minutes to enjoy some of the food that I so painstakingly chose!

4. Give us the one moment from your wedding that you cannot stop thinking about.

The dance party at the end with the LCD Soundsystem tribute band All My Friends. We had our childhood best friends, our adult best friends, our families and everyone in between in a full-fledged concert-like dance party singing along to LCD Soundsystem tunes at the top of our lungs. It was even better than I could have ever imagined.

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Personalized, Outdoor Wedding Overlooking Lake Tahoe

Posted by Caitlin on Nov 12, 2012

Mandy & Adrian 

September 22

Tahoe City, California 

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Q & A with the Bride:

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

The fenced-in outdoor lawn and stately pine trees. It was also two blocks from Skylandia Park, which is a  Tahoe City Public Park with Lake Tahoe as a backdrop.

2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

Our DIY bunting flags, our DIY programs and menu cards, courtesy of my sister & maid of honor, and our cupcakes and macarons instead of a traditional wedding cake.

3. Give us the one moment from your wedding day that you cannot stop thinking about.

Exchanging our vows with each other! We had each selected our own vows and waited to share them until our wedding ceremony. We were both very overwhelmed with emotion and tears of happiness came pouring out!

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