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Rustic Montana Wedding Infused With “California Cool”

Lindee and Todd’s wedding day wasn’t just about celebrating their love, but about bringing two families together in a meaningful way. Goldfinch Events & Design helped blend their California style with the rustic Montana setting, and even the couple’s children got in on the fun. “We made sure that each of our kids’ personalities were especially incorporated somewhere within the wedding,” added Lindee. Watch how the day unfolded in the gallery captured by Jeremiah and Rachel Photography.

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From Jeremiah and Rachel Photography… Lindee and Todd are some of the kindest people we’ve ever met, and spending just one minute with them you’d understand why these two are so perfect together. Lindee and Todd live in California, but chose the beautiful state of Montana for the joining of their families to honor Lindee’s family and upbringing. Cara from Goldfinch Events did an amazing job at blending their cool California vibe with the rustic side of Montana. One of our favorite parts of this wedding was the obvious love they have for their children. Everyone was so involved and caring, and it’s not often that I cry at weddings, but I definitely cried at this wedding. Todd’s three stunning daughters and Lindee’s handsome son all seem as if they have been siblings all their lives and it was so touching to see how happy everyone was that this day had finally arrived!

From the Bride… Our inspiration came from the blending of our families. Every decision, every detail was all about everyone being comfortable and having a good time. We made sure that each of our kids personalities were especially incorporated somewhere within the wedding. From my teenage boy wanting to wear his first bowtie, Todd’s oldest daughter using her wedding coordinator work experience for our ceremony, Todd’s middle daughter loving 50’s music, to Todd’s youngest begging to wear Converse at the reception…we made it all happen! It makes our photo album that much more special when we see those little details, and the huge smiles that accompany the details!

It was also very important to Todd and I to incorporate my rustic Montana farm girl upbringing with his casual California surfer style. Thank goodness for Cara Finch at GoldFinch Events for helping us to bring our ideas and visions to life! It was such a joy to share all of this with friends and family who came from near and far to be with us on this very special day.

Our wedding day was most certainly a celebration of us…”us” as in Todd and I, but it was also so much more… It’s now “us” as a family of 6, and for that we are forever blessed. A special thanks to Jeremiah and Rachel for capturing our big day and big love on 8/8/16 with your beautiful photography!

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Photography: Jeremiah and Rachel Photography | Event Design: Goldfinch Events & Design | Floral Design: Mums Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Rivini | Cake: Cakes By Debi | Ceremony Location: West Kootenai Community Church | Reception Venue: The Lodge at Whitefish Lake | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BHLDN | DJ: Sidecar Audio | Favors: Huckleberry Haven | Groom's Suit: Nordstrom | Dress Shop: Kingsley James | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Rentals: The Party Store | Table Top Rentals: The Top Collection

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Ranch Wedding with To-Die-For Views + 3 Must-Know Tips from the Bride!

One look at this wedding and you’re going to need to know the Bride’s three tips (included in her little writeup below)—how could you not with all this pretty? With a ranch-elegant vision in mind and stuuuning views to boot, she and her groom nailed it and we have Orange Photographie to thank for documenting it all so beautifully. The Vault holds all the lovely, right this way.

From the Bride… I knew I wanted to get married on a ranch, but I didn’t want to have it feel too rustic. I focused on incorporating soft and romantic decor to create an elegant setting with a beautiful mountainous backdrop while highlighting some Montana details such as the horse-drawn wagons and a bluegrass band. It’s so rare that your closest friends and family will all be together with you, so plan and organize to the best of your ability and then just be present and enjoy the day.

There were so many incredible moments from our wedding day, but my favorite was the time we had during our sunset pictures. It was so special to step away and have a moment together to soak in the significance of the day, and getting some amazing photos didn’t hurt either! My three suggestions for a bride’s (and groom’s) sanity:

1) Make a decision and move on
2) Pick vendors that you enjoy working with and will make your vision a reality
3) Don’t sweat the details you can’t control (like weather in the mountains!)

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Photography: Orange Photographie | Floral Design: Labellum | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Cake: Cakes by Jenn | Wedding Invitations: All She Wrote | Shoes: Benjamin Adams | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Hair Stylist: Revive Salon | Groom's Attire: Studio Suits | Wedding Venue: The 320 Guest Ranch | Ceremony Band: Laney Lou & the Bird Dogs | Cocktail Hour Music: Drink Me Pretty | Earrings: BHLDN | Groom's Accessories: The Tie Bar | Groom's Shoes: Magnanni | Planning: Gracefield Events | Rentals: Montana Party Rentals | Skirt Overlay: Watters

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Blogger of ‘The Every Hostess’ Shares Her Engagement Session!

You know Kaitlin as the darling blogger behind The Every Hostess so it’ll come as no surprise that her engagement session was styled to a T. Along with Greenwood Events, she designed a picnic for two (make that three with their adorable pup, Winston!) set amongst the natural beauty of Montana. Jeremiah and Rachel photographed and if this gallery is an indication of their upcoming wedding, we’re officially waiting on pins and needles for the big day.

Kaitlin and Jeremy are planning a wonderful Montana wedding with Greenwood Events, and we were so lucky to spend an evening with them documenting this fun season of their lives!! Kaitlin and Jeremy live in Colorado but have always vacationed in Montana, so naturally, they want everyone they love to join them in this beautiful state to celebrate their wedding! Even their adorable dog, Winston joined us for a fun picnic in the park, and he definitely stole the show! Kaitlin is a blogger at The Every Hostess, so a styled picnic was absolutely perfect for these two. Darci from Greenwood Events created a stunning bouquet that so perfectly fit Kaitlin’s girly and delicate style. Even Jeremy was looking dapper in a navy suit! We so appreciate when our couples put extra thought and care into their engagement session and let their personalities show!

From the Bride-to-be… Mine and Jeremy’s love story began in Fort Collins, Colorado when we were attending college at Colorado State University. I had known him for a while before he asked me out, and I admit, I was always curious what kind of girl would date this goofy character. Little did I know… that goof was actually my soul mate. Fast forward to five and a half years later, on a holiday trip to London, England, while sitting in a cafe called Champagne and Fromage, Jeremy got down on one knee (after fake knocking something off the table…) and asked me to spend the rest of my life with him. Now, we are saying “I do” in the last best place on Earth: Whitefish, Montana.

Why Whitefish? Ever since I was born, I grew up being lucky enough to spend time in Whitefish every summer and winter. Whitefish is a place I call home. And by sharing this town with Jeremy throughout the last few years, it has grown into his home too. For our engagement session, we wanted to capture this special moment of being newly engaged with two local Whitefish photographers I have always admired, Jeremiah and Rachel Spray Photography. Following them on Instagram over the years, I have always loved Jeremiah and Rachel. Their photographic style completely captures the unique love and romance between a couple. Every photo they post, I want to jump right in and be in that exact scene! When Jeremy and I were first engaged I knew immediately that I wanted them to photograph us in this special time.

For our engagement shoot, I wanted to feel the most like us in our favorite place on earth, Whitefish. The goal was to capture a simple yet modern mountain feel, featuring beautiful florals and natural moments of love and laughter with my fiancé. Rachel and Jeremiah chose the location, a park just outside of Whitefish with the perfect mountain backdrop for a picnic and frolicking through the park. Greenwood Events created a simple yet feminine bouquet for me to hold that perfectly tied in the colors of Montana. I have to say, however, our puppy Winston stole the show! He knew exactly what was going on and was ready for his moments in front of the camera. For the picnic setting, we sat on a Pendleton Blanket with another gorgeous floral arrangement by Greenwood Events. This was the most “us” setting to our engagement session story, drinking wine and laughing.

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Photography: Jeremiah and Rachel Photography | Event Design: Greenwood Events | Floral Design: Greenwood Events | Dress: Self Portrait Studio - Azaelea Red Dress | Dress: Ministry of Style | Shoes: Stuart Weitzmen | Shoes: Cole Haan | Ring: Tacori | Suit: Ben Sherman

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