Every ounce of this punchy, poppy shoot sums up why we’re loving modern affairs right now. Not only does the happy dose of color splash a smile across your face in an instant, but the patterns and textures will add a twinkle to your eye, too. We’ve got Cara of Goldfinch Events & Design and Mum’s Flowers to thank for all of the (totally pin-worthy) goodness and Jeremiah and Rachel Photography for the stunning imagery here in THE VAULT!
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From Jeremiah and Rachel Photography…The inspiration for this shoot was simple, to be fun and colorful! Our adorable model, Ruby, looked like a dream in the Alvina Valenta gown has she twirled, giggled, and drank champagne. Something we hope every bride can do on her wedding day! Cara from Goldfinch Events did an amazing job at creating a colorful and poppy vibe with gold sequins, black and white accents, and the main focus, bright and happy flowers! She used giant coral peonies, orange ranunculus, white and yellow poppies, magenta roses, and maiden hair fern to bring it all together. One of our favorite details was using a mix of citrus fruits! Cara also created an amazing hanging floral backdrop that seemed to dance in the breeze. The whole shoot feels so fun and fresh, and you can’t help but feel happy when you look at it!
Photography: Jeremiah And Rachel Photography | Event Design: Goldfinch Events & Design | Floral Design: Mum's Flowers | Wedding Dress: Alvina Valenta | Invitations: Noteworthy Paper And Press | Hair And Makeup: Rachel Spray | Venue: River's Edge Park | Bridal Boutique: Willow Bride | Hair Accessories: River By Untamed Petals | Paper Goods: Noteworthy Paper And Press | Rentals: The Party Store
I may be allergic to bees, but I’m not allergic to beauty. Case in point? This Bee themed lakeside wedding in Montana. Abuzz with love, fab design details, and one gown that’ll make you go wow, this blue hued affair has got style that goes for days. Jeremiah And Rachel Photography has officially collected a hive of honey in the form of pretty images and we’ve got it all waiting for you in THE VAULT!
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From Jeremiah And Rachel Photography…Danielle and Andrew are two of the most beautiful people we’ve ever photographed! The entire day was such a dream, and it was absolutely perfect, set on the lake, under a clear tent with blue skies streaming through. Darci from Beargrass Gardens did an incredible job at using inspiration from the setting, Danielle’s blue eyes, and her family’s ranch in Montana. One of the most unique design aspects from this wedding is the bee symbol. Danielle’s family own a ranch in Montana that has a beekeeping operation and produces some amazing honey. The invitations had a small bee symbol, Darci used bee wax seals, the signature cocktail was The Bee’s Knees (it was a MAJOR hit with the guests), and guests favors were actual honey produced from the family ranch. She used light blue linens, blue larkspur in the lush floral designs, blue vintage glass ware, the lightest blue bridesmaid’s dresses from Amsale, also using a clear tent, lightly draped in fabric, so we could still see the big sky of Montana. A unique thing about Danielle and Andrew’s day was having Danielle’s soon-to-be-brother in law officiate the wedding. Danielle’s grandpa also handmade the cross for them at the alter. The sunset over Flathead Lake was absolutely breath taking that night! As Danielle and Andrew strolled hand in hand along the dock, all the guests came to the beach just to take it all in and watch the two newlyweds. The day went flawlessly and there were many many hugs and tears shared between the two new families joined together. Both the father’s toasts had everyone laughing and wiping away tears. Everyone danced the night away to the music of the live band, Jones & Fischer!
Danielle’s family is from Montana, while Andrew’s family travelled mostly from Seattle. The couple met in college at University of Arizona. Andrew is an Engineer and Danielle is a nurse.
Photography: Jeremiah And Rachel Photography | Floral Design: Beargrass Gardens Florals And Events | Wedding Dress: Katie May | Cake: Black Cat Bake Shop | Invitations: Noteworthy Paper And Press | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Catering: Smokin' Hot Mamas | Calligraphy: Cast Calligraphy | Transportation: Montana Trolley | Venue: Flathead Lake | Design And Coordination: Beargrass Gardens Florals And Events | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Linen | Tables And Chairs: Empress Tents & Events | Tabletop Rentals: Beargrass Gardens Florals And Events | Tent, Dance Floor: The Party Store
Paying tribute in a truly moving manner, these lakeside loves wed in a dockside ceremony awash with meaning. Because not only did the Groom propose at this enchanted setting, but it also happens to house family history related to Groom’s late father. It’s a touching story about honor, and from the radiant Mum’s Flowers, to the rip-roarin’ reception a la Goldfinch Events & Design, Jeremiah And Rachel Photography captured it all in The Vault!
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From The Bride…Wow. To put in words our wedding day. Such a difficult thing to do, but now that it is just over one year ago, I have had time to think and reflect on what an incredible day that was for me and my now husband! He grew up on Swan Lake and it is also where he proposed so that enchanted lake definitely has a very special meaning to both of us. Also, his father, Mike Laabs, built many homes on this lake which makes it even more special because we lost his dad in a climbing accident on MacDonald Peak more than 15 years ago. I also lost my mom to cancer in 2007. When we first met, it was after we had both lost our parents, and we always talk about how we wish that we had met them, but we still feel such a strong pull from them on a daily basis. They were both our rock. Our inspiration. They both valued family and love above anything else. They both loved a good party and sharing memories with loved ones. Therefore, we celebrated their legacy during our wedding by lighting candles on the dock during the ceremony. Mike Murray sang all our ceremony music and even made my husband cry! There are some great photos that our fantastic photographers Rachel and Jeremiah caught of us on that dock saying our vows. Our guests were extremely entertained because I don’t think Kelly (my husband) remembered that he was Mic’ed up! He kept saying such adorable things to me and they were heard throughout the audience super loud!! It caused quite a cute laughter that only he could cause! We then danced the night away under the twinkly Big Montana Sky and the party rocked with Bonnie Foster Productions leading the charge! You know it is a party when each and every person at your wedding is on the dance floor from Song #1 all the way until the very end! Cara Finch and her team at Goldfinch Events and Design were absolutely on point the entire way! We had a S’More’s Bar and fresh homemade ice cream cones from Sweet Peaks instead of a cake. We had a late night munchie bar for guests as well! There was a huge lightning storm that circled the property during the event but luckily only hit us for about 5 seconds! R&J caught an amazing photo of it though from the end of the dock. All and all, it was truly a dream come true at a truly special place. I could not have asked for anything more!!!
From Jeremiah and Rachel Photography…Courtney and Kelly know how to throw one amazing party, and their wedding day was no exception! With Courtney’s exquisite taste and the amazing team behind Goldfinch Events, the couple set off to make a day to remember! Their wedding was set at Swan Lake at a family friend’s home, surrounded by 100 year old cedar trees in the heart of Montana. With the theme of “celebrate the moments” Courtney and Kelly greeted their friends from all parts of the country with ice cold Moscow Mules in custom copper mugs, Sweet Peaks ice-cream (a local favorite) and a rocking band that had us all dancing until the morning. Courtney made jaws drop in her Ines di Santo gown and Mum’s flowers created the most amazing centerpieces with pops of magenta. We were so inspired all day by Courtney and Kelly’s love for each other and their friends and family.
Photography: Jeremiah And Rachel Photography | Event Design: Goldfinch Events & Design | Floral Design: Mum's Flowers | Wedding Dress: Ines Di Santo | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J.Crew | Catering: The Cuisine Machine | Band: Bonnie Foster Productions | Groom's Attire: Nordstrom | Venue: Swan Lake MT | Bridal Boutique: MBride La Jolla | Cocktail Hour Music: Mike Murray Duo | Dessert: Sweet Peaks | Rentals: The Party Store