This wedding has captured my heart. First off, it was shot by the hyper-talented and super awesome Katy Gray of Katy Gray Photography. Now, as if that wasn't enough, the wedding of Larissa and Brett is so chock full of homespun details and decor, it's hard not to get sentimental about the whole thing. Just listen: her mom and grandma each had a hand in the invitations; his family helped out with the program fans and wooden signs, her friend's mom made her sash ... even her aunts played the ceremony music! Seriously. If this isn't pure, unadulterated family love and togetherness, I honestly don't know what is. (Pssst... Would you like to see all the yummy photographic goodness right now? Then the gallery's just the thing for you.) — xoxo, Alison of The Knotty Bride
A few words from our bride, Larissa:
I am from Kansas City, Brett is from Montana and for now we live in Arkansas, so having a wedding in Montana was a no brainer! It was 75 degrees and breezy. With the mountains in the background, and the beautiful green college campus there was very little need for decorations. It was perfect.
One of my favorite aspects of our wedding was our ceremony music. My Aunts played the flute and the cello which brought back great memories of my childhood of when I used to play the Violin. I walked down the aisle with my father to Bach- Cello Suite no 1, which gives me chills everytime I hear it.
I originally wanted to wear my mother's wedding dress. It didn't fit and I was afraid to get it altered, so I wanted a lace dress like my mothers but with a vintage touch. I found what I thought was "the perfect dress" by designer Romona Keveza. A friend's mother made my beautiful sash for me. The rest of my accessories I also wanted to have a vintage feel which I got all from Etsy.
My mom and grandma helped me make our invitations. Brett's family helped me make all of the program fans and the wooden signs. We also made all of our favors which were packets of wild flower seeds and pink lemonade mix. We decided not to do a wedding guest book, instead we set out a rustic picture frame for everyone to sign so it can be displayed in our home for years to come. We added a little humor and fun to the reception with the "party 'staches" I made!
I loved the bridesmaids and groomsmen's attire! I was unsure about the brown tuxes at first but after seeing them on, I thought they rocked! My favorite color is actually yellow but I just loved the way the light pink looked against the chocolate brown. All of Katy Gray's work is Awesome!!! I couldn't have found a better photographer to work with, honestly.
Thank you Katy, Larissa and Brett, for sharing this incredible day with all of us! It truly was a treat to see!
xoxo, Alison of The Knotty Bride
Vendors: Photography: Katy Gray Photography / Venue/Catering: Carroll College, Helena, MT / Dress: Romona Keveza / Hair: Sugar Salon / Florist: Dana Johnson / DJ: Capital City DJ / Officiant: James Rice, Associate Justice to the MT State Supreme Court / Bracelet: Maylui / Earrings: Lulu Splendor / Blusher: MARISOL APARICIO / Sash bling: Daniel Design