Athena + Jarret: Wedding at the Quaking Aspen

I had so much trouble picking my favorites from Athena & Jarret’s gorgeous wedding.   Every detail was utter perfection.  There were so many special touches and so much thought put into the details that capturing those memories for them was such a pleasure. The couple did a traditional first look at the ceremony- Jarret’s response to Athena when he first saw her was pure adoration.  You can just see his love for her all over his face.

One word I can use to describe this couple in the short time that I met them is thoughtful.  They were constantly thinking of their guests and putting others before themselves- even on their wedding day! Because this was a destination wedding for them, they and a small group of friends and family stayed at the Quaking Aspen Ranch for several days before the wedding day, just hanging out enjoying each other before the big day.  I heard that the groomsmen and groom even had some fun with some shooting and explosives on the Ranch- what better way to enjoy Montana?

I also got to spend a short amount of time the night before the wedding as the group enjoyed the groom’s dinner out on the lighted bridge- it was truly magical as the sun started to set.

We even had a beautiful rainbow pop up out of nowhere as the reception was beginning- God was smiling down his promises on this sweet couple.

I hope you enjoy this glimpse into Athena and Jarret’s wedding day.  Thank you for allowing me to capture it and share in your special day.  Congratulations to you!

~Elise

 

Thanks so much to all the vendors that made this day so special for Athena & Jarret:

Venue & Catering: Quaking Aspen Ranch, Judi and Lincoln Powers

Hair & Makeup: The Indulgence Beauty Bar (Bozeman, MT)

Flowers: Rock Creek Floral

Ceremony Music: The Stillwater String Quartet

DJ:   YO DJ Disc Jockeys– Sheldon Douglas

Officiant: Wenda Frye

Videography: Bonafide Film House

Photography: eMarie Photography

A big thank you to my second photographer, Tabby Miller.  She. was. awesome.

 

 

A Marriage at the Moss Mansion

This. Wedding.  I had so much fun with Chelsey and Mike (and Sawyer), as the three of them expressed their love for each other here at the Moss Mansion.  I just loved how involved their son Sawyer was in their ceremony- that will be so special to him as he gets older. There were so many special touches in this wedding day (who doesn’t love getting fed the most amazing ribs out of the Big Guy Barbecue food truck for their reception dinner!?) as well as a memorable cake smash from the bride and groom.  This artsy bride handmade a lot of her own decorations (including her bouquet and flowers).  Just breathtaking! I hope you enjoy a look into their special day- the joy in each picture says it all!

Congratulations Mike & Chelsey! Thanks for letting me be a part of your special day!

 

Big thanks to the fabulous vendors that made this day so beautiful!

Venue: The Moss Mansion Marlene McCave

Officiant: Becky Bird Weddings

Reception: Big Guy Barbecue Foodtruck & Uberbrew

DJ: Nate Benefit of DJ Benefit

Cupcakes: Tony Parish

Photography: Elise Williams and Eric Allen of eMarie Photography

 

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You Will Forever Be My Always: Dan + Becca

This wedding at the Quaking Aspen Ranch that borders the East Rosebud River was absolutely breathtaking.  So many special details went in to making Dan and Becca’s wedding a day to remember.  The couple chose to end their celebration by sending wish lanterns into the night sky.  Despite the breeze making it hard to light them, the guests persisted, and the result was so romantic and beautiful.  I hope you enjoy seeing a glimpse into this special wedding.  Congratulations Dan & Becca- thanks for letting us share in your day.

 

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Sunset in September- A Wedding at the EagleRock Golf Course

Wedding at Eagle Rock Golf Course Billings MT

 

We could not have asked for a nicer day for Patrick and Kelley’s gorgeous outdoor wedding over at the EagleRock Golf Course up north of Billings.  Patrick and his groomsmen got ready downtown at a fairly new men’s shop called Prohibition Clothiers– definitely worth your time to check out! The renovated interior has an eclectic mix of modern lines and vintage rustic charm.  We had gorgeous blue skies all day with no threat of rain- it was perfect.  I hope you enjoy this story of Kelley and Patrick’s wedding day- congrats you two!

 

 

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When a Cowboy Says “I Do…”

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This rustic wedding was just beautiful, as was the gorgeous bride I spent my day with. We had such fun out at Zoo Montana, where we took the super fun pictures at the barn and used the beautiful backgrounds there.  The wedding itself was at the Bighorn Resort in Billings.  What a beautiful venue for a outdoor wedding! We had a slight rain scare, but  it cleared up just in time and we had gorgeous clouds for a ceremony backdrop.  I hope you enjoy the story of this special wedding day.  Congratulations Katie and Zach!

 

 

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