Under the blue skies of Montana lays Sky Ridge Ranch; an absolutely breathtaking setting for saying “I do.” Doing so in Oscar De La Renta? Now that makes for one happy bride. Habitat Events pulled together a beautful celebration, with rustic details at every turn. This is one pin-worthy gallery you can’t miss, so check out all the images by Kristine Paulsen Photography!
From Kristine Paulsen Photography…It truly was an absolutely beautiful day for these Kristeen and Colt to be married. The skies were blue, the lemonade was refreshing, and the love was tangible. As Kristeen walked down the aisle with her father, Colt visibly became choked up as he saw his radiant bride smiling at him. There was so much emotion in their sweet ceremony – their vows were truly from the heart, and I don’t think there was a dry eye in attendance as we all listened to their declarations to each other.
They both made it through their ceremony, faces a bit tear-stained, but only from happiness. Soon everyone was cheering as Kristeen and Colt joined their reception, and began to mingle, enjoy the delectable appetizers and cocktails, and delight in the company of their guests who had traveled from many different locations to share in the celebration of their marriage. Kristeen originally hails from Alabama (hence the Alabama chocolate favors for their guests), Colt is originally from Arlee, Montana, which is just a hop and a skip away from Ronan, and the two currently reside in Hawaii, where Kristeen works as a nurse and Colt is in the Navy.
Soon everyone moved inside the barn to sit down to a delicious meal, beautiful ambiance, a fun slideshow, and finally, a most epic dessert table.
As the band began to play and as sugar got folks into high gear, people began to kick up their heels in the barn, laughing, and having a great time. Dusk soon fell and Montana wowed everyone with a color-streaked sky. It was only fitting to witness such a natural display of beauty by starting up a bonfire and roasting s’mores as night fell.
Everyone continued to get their groove on, and as the evening wound down, friends and family lit sparklers to send Kristeen and Colt off into the Montana night.
Photography: Kristine Paulsen Photography | Planner: Habitat Events | Florist: Habitat Floral Studio | Wedding Dress: Ivory & White Bridal Boutique | Cupcakes: Black Cat Bake Shop | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Two Birds | Catering: Bravo Catering | Hair: Kelly Casey | Band: The Tiny Band | Men's Attire: Nordstrom | Wedding Venue: Sky Ridge Ranch