Alfresco Wedding Surrounded by the Natural Beauty of Montana
May 2, 2017
Northwest
Al FrescoRustic WeddingsWinter Weddings
Consider this stunning party a Destination Wedding Au Naturale. Crafted by Goldfinch Events and Design, along with the most wildly beautiful floral arch by Mum's Flowers, this alfresco affair is plopped down in the wilds of Montana and it couldn't be more beautiful. The proof is in photograph after stunning photograph by Jeremiah & Rachel. See the full day right here!
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From the Bride... When Rich and I initially started planning our wedding we knew we wanted it to be a "destination" for our guests. We wanted our guests to be able to have a vacation and enjoy an amazing party at the same time. I grew up vacationing in the Flathead Valley and my parents built a cabin there nine years ago, so for us it was an easy choice. Plus, Montana is my favorite state and the majority of our friends had never travelled there before! We felt our wedding would be the perfect reason to go. Our wishes for the wedding were for it to be fun, relaxed, have great food and of course be beautiful! We decided on an outdoor venue for the rehearsal, ceremony and reception. That way our guests could enjoy mountain views (although sparce because that week ended up being the worst wild fires the state had seen in some time) and beautiful weather (fingers crossed). Our wedding planner Cara from Goldfinch found the perfect venue that could host all our events and even accommodate some guests. We were sold the moment we drove through the gates. After some weather scares (smoke, wind and rain,), our wedding day turned out just as we had imagined. Then skies even cleared for the ceremony and photos afterwards. For other brides planning their wedding, my advice is to go with your gut when making decisions and hire a team that you trust. Our planner, florist, calligrapher, photographers, everyone understood my vision and aesthetic - this made my life so much easier! Also, your wedding is your day- feel free to do things your way! Since we wanted a relaxed feel, we passed on some "traditional" wedding elements... Including a first dance and a wedding cake. This gave guests more time to be included and enjoy the wedding. One of my favorite elements from the day was the custom flower crown bar during the happy hour. Our guests loved it and made for some awesome pictures. I also loved the signage details. All in all I couldn't have asked for a better day! Everyone was dancing under a beautiful canopy of flowers and lights until the very last song - Rich and I included!
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