Friday, January 12, 2018

Kerri + Carly | Billings MT

 “I watched them together and thought to myself what a great team they are and I recognized immediately in just a short period of time that they had it. They have that love that makes them really beautiful together. It’s very comfortable, and natural, and just easy love.”

                                               -Chad Maki, Friend and Officiant

Photography: Waller Photo & Design
Rehearsal Dinner: Old Chicago
Ceremony & Reception: Red Lion Hotel & Convention Center
Wedding Planner: JoAnne Lawson
Florist: Gainan's
Cakes & Desserts: Jayne's Signature Sweets
DJ: Magic City Productions
Hair: Aqua Salon (Kathy)
Bridal Sash: Hand sewn by Ronda Thatch
Officiant: Chad Maki

Friday, January 5, 2018

Steffi + Michael | Chico Hot Springs | Emigrant MT

Moving to England together early on was very good for our relationship because both weekends to European capitals and dark nights in the front of our thatched roof cottage’s fireplace tend to be very romantic. Our memories of this time will be of small dinner parties in our cozy kitchen and long walks through Paris, Brugge, Stockholm, and Budapest.

 One mid-autumn Sunday evening Michael cooked a more conventional but classically delicious dinner of steak and potatoes, which led to a quiet but joyous proposal on the sofa in front of the fireplace. We called our mothers and grinned. Soon after I shared with him my dream to marry in Montana, my favorite place since I began vacationing there with my family at age seven.

Our families traveled from Washington, DC, and San Francisco, CA, and our friends came from New York, Ohio, England, and Kenya, so we planned a Friday evening welcome barbeque for all guests at the Popstand in Livingston and encouraged them to stick around for the July Fourth Livingston Roundup Rodeo to cap off the whole weekend. It was a blast. Heavy thunderstorms in the days preceding the long weekend cleared the air and painted the sky with Montana’s signature popcorn clouds.

We loved our Montana wedding because the land does half the work for you. Our wedding was comfortable and convenient while being fancy and gorgeous without additional effort. Our guests traveled from far and near but left with a piece of Montana in their hearts, from the people and places they saw both before, during, and after the Michael Steffi event of  2017.

Photography: Larry Stanley Photography
Rehearsal Dinnner:  Feedlot 49 at the Popstand
Ceremony & Reception: Chico Hot Springs Resort
Florist: The Flower Hat
Catering & Cake: Chico Hot Springs Resort
Ceremony Music: Kyle Brenner and Andrew Pfeiffer
Hair: Eclipse Salon
Dress Designer: Allure Romance
Gown Shop: Ellie's Bridal, Alexandria VA
Rings: A.R. Ullman Antiques, London UK
Transportaion: Paradise Adventure Co. (rehearsal dinner)
Officiant: Reverend David DeSalvo

Monday, December 11, 2017

Hannah + Jesse | Augusta Montana

As I walked to the ceremony, I felt so overwhelmed with joy.  My sister was my maid of honor and she held my hand as we walked to the ceremony site together. I put together a playlist for all instrumentals that played while everyone was seated, and then my brother, Micah, and friend, Stephanie, played guitar and sang “My Beloved” as the wedding party walked down. Then after a moment, my song started playing, which was “Liz on Top of the World”, by Dario Marianelli. My dad gave me a kiss on the cheek and put my blusher over my face, and we walked out together. Jesse was crying, which made everyone else cry, and it was the most beautiful thing I have ever experienced.

The Team
Photography: Tanner Hackwith
Ceremony and Reception: Montana Wilderness School of the Bible, Augusta MT
Wedding Planner: Bride's mother, Holly Meadows.
Flowers: Bride, bridesmaids and bride's mother
Cake: Crooked Tree Coffee & Cakes
Ice Cream: Big Dipper Ice Cream
Dress: Sottero and Midgley from Ella Weiss Wedding Design, Springfield MO
Jewelry: Twigs and Honey  and BHLD
Hair & Makup: Sarah Scoville
Cinamatographer: Josiah Lindquist
Rentals: Strobel's Rentals
Programs: Maid of Honor, SocialswSarah.blogspot