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Romantic Light-Filled Montana Wedding

When you come upon a chapel this light and bright and beautiful, it’s really not even a choice, you gotta say “I do” there. After a meet cute at the airport, these two continued their romance and it didn’t take much to settle on Big Sky, Montana to start their official happily ever after – and Simply Sarah captured all the beauty. Fall in love with this couple – and this magical place – in our Vault right this way!

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From the Bride… Kyle and I met at the Minneapolis airport while we were both traveling for work. We started emailing and texting, which led to FaceTiming, which led to us deciding to meet in Kansas City for a sit down dinner date. I was living in Omaha at the time and he was in St. Louis. After our Kansas City date, we started seeing each other every few weeks. Flying back and forth to see each other every chance we got. Eventually we started seeing each other every weekend and couldn’t stand having to leave. Kyle would tell you we knew very quickly this was going to be it! I would have to agree! We got engaged in Charleston on a romantic getaway. I was hoping this would be the weekend we got engaged however, Kyle had me thoroughly convinced it was not happening any time soon! I was a bit bummed but did my best to enjoy the weekend anyway. The last night of the weekend we started walking to dinner and he kept naming the streets we were walking on. I didn’t think anything of it as we love learning about new cities and why things are named the way they are. Our hotel was on King Street and we started walking and made a turn on Queen Street and then another on Meeting Street and then one last turn on Church Street. He took me down a beautiful walkway between two brick buildings and proceeded to say,” the King can’t meet the Queen at the church without one of these…”as he pulled a ring out of his pocket! It was so perfect and I was so surprised!

We chose Montana for our destination wedding for several reasons… first, we fell in love with the little chapel we were married in. It was so neat that the church celebrates different religious services. I am Catholic and Kyle is Presbyterian and we wanted our wedding day to be a true representation of the both of us so it was a perfect fit! Having an intimate wedding was really important to us. I have a HUGE extended family and although I would have loved for every last one of them to be there, it just would have been TOO big to include everyone we love. Choosing Big Sky was an easy decision because we love the area so much and we wanted to share a little bit of that love with our closest friends and family. In the end we are so glad we opted for an intimate wedding in a place that means so much to us. As cheesy as it sounds, our wedding day truly was the best day of our lives. Everything worked out better than we could have imagined and I wish we could do it all over again!

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Photography: Simply Sarah Photography | Event Planning: Bash Bozeman | Floral Design: The Flower Hat | Wedding Dress: Legends by Romona Keveza | Cakes: Elles Belles Bakery | Hair: Ethereal Hair & Makeup Artistry | Venue: Moonlight Basin

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Simple + Intimate Fall Elopement in Paradise Valley, Montana

‘Tis the season to spend time with our families, which is why this sweet Montana elopement feels so appropriate to share. Captured by the talented Danford Photography, it’s a seriously sweet reminder that family is first and foremost, and we’ve got it all waiting in The Vault!

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From Danford PhotographyMelanie and James decided to have a simple elopement while they were on vacation in Montana with their two year old little boy and baby girl. They chose gorgeous Paradise Valley for the simple and sweet occasion. The day of their elopement, the mountains were blanketed in low-hanging clouds, but the rain held off. Melanie wore her beautiful red hair down her back, complemented by a lace BHLDN dress and her vintage emerald engagement ring. Her bouquet was a gorgeous pop of yellow on an overcast day. We all casually strolled up the hill to a field with beautiful 360-degree views of the cloud-covered mountains and the horses grazing nearby. Melanie and James made vows to their children and each other, exchanged rings and kisses, and then we took photos of their adorable family as their little boy ran off some energy. Afterward, they sent us off with a generous slice of the most incredible lemon blueberry lavender cake. The afternoon was relaxed, intimate and full of love.

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Photography: Danford Photography | Floral Design: The Flower Hat | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Cake: Whipped Confections | Ring: Trumpet & Horn | Officiant: Beth Renick

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You’ll Fall for This Colorful Autumn Wedding Inspiration

What’s your favorite season? Mine just so happens to be fall and this inspiration highlights exactly why. From the colorful bouquet saturated with rich red hues, to the gilded cake accented with leaves (how creative is that?!), we’ve got it all captured from the talented Jamie Rae Photo in The Vault!

From Jamie Rae Photo“Every leaf speaks bliss to me when fluttering from the autumn tree…”-Emily Bronte. One step outside on a crisp Northwest autumn morning always stirs the romantic within. The promise of change…vibrant golds and fading reds…the burst of holiday cheer that surprises everyone with sudden arrival…all of these things create a cacophony of colorful inspiration. This romantic shoot was inspired by the crisp air and that feeling of change that magically stirs the soul in Autumn. And while it wasn’t hard to find inspiration this time of year, we wanted to put together a team of the absolute best vendors to showcase how wonderful a fall-fading to winter holiday wedding can look like. Swoon Floral Design created a palette of roses, oak leaves, astilbe, lisianthus, mums, and nandina for the bouquet and floral center pieces. We accented these colors with hints of the holiday season for table decor…persimmons, pears, hazelnuts and chestnuts remind us of the celebratory season that fall ushers in. These tones and textures can be incorporated into a fall or winter, seasonal or religious wedding or event. A bountiful holiday spread of cheese, almonds, bread and jam illustrate how easy it is to entertain artistically (and deliciously!) this time of year. Claire La Feye provided a dramatic chantilly lace, two piece gown, which we accented with hand made gold jewelry from Jes Design Studio.

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Photography: Jamie Rae Photo | Floral Design: Swoon Floral Design | Dress: Claire La Faye | Cake: Little Red's Bakeshop & Café | Invitations: HeyHalle | Shoes: Designer Shoe Warehouse | Jewelry: Jes Design Studio | Hair + Makeup: Kim King Make UP | Film Processing: PhotoVision Prints | Table + Rentals: Something Borrowed Vintage Rentals

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Modern Mountain Wedding Set at a Distillery

With a ceremony set in the Utah mountains followed by a reception in a chic new distillery, it’s safe to say Traci and Michael’s wedding day was not your average “I do.” Instead, it’s a celebration designed one part modern and one part vintage as an ode to Traci’s love of heirloom treasures – including her mom’s lace veil. More from D’Arcy Benincosa Photography waiting in The Vault.

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From the Bride…When we started talking about what we wanted for our wedding we both kept coming back to the same words, “Simple, understated, classy and timeless”. I guess you could say our wedding theme was restoration hardware meets vintage chic.

We were having a really tough time finding an outdoor venue in Orange County, CA so when Mike’s good friend, Eric Leblang who is also the F and B Operations Director at High West suggested we come look at the new HW Distillery, we did. It was love at first sight! We knew after being there for almost 4 hours and not wanting to leave, we had found the perfect place to get married!

Mike’s family has a home in Park City, which has always held a special place in his heart. The stars aligned and everything felt meant to be. We had our first look there in the backyard next to the old log cabin. Even our dog Duke came running out to be part of the pictures and celebration. It was perfection!

I grew up going to antique swap meets with my mom and sisters and just love vintage treasures. I wanted to find a way to incorporate some of these timeless pieces into our special day. My mom and I had so much fun collecting over 200 brass candlesticks for the tables, old windows to write the seat assignments on, vintage crystal for our wedding glasses and fun old linens to cover the hay bales for the ceremony.

My mom surprised me and let me wear her veil made of French lace that she had made and wore for her/my parent’s wedding over 40 years prior! We also were fortunate enough to use their cake cutter and server from their wedding day too.

Our wedding was all about incorporating little things that are important to both of us in subtle ways. On our first date we challenged each other to an artichoke cook off so we had our table numbers sitting in raw whole artichokes. Traci’s favorite color is yellow so her bouquet had hints of yellow. We literally tied the knot during the ceremony, which is symbolic to both Traci’s many years of sailing in Southern CA and also Mike’s Irish heritage. Mike loves fly fishing so all the guys had fly boutonnieres instead of flower boutonnieres.

The other thing that was really important to us was to make sure our wedding party was as comfortable and had as much fun as possible! We all know being a bridesmaid or a groomsman is an honor, however it can come with some eye rolling requests. We didn’t want that. Our groomsmen wore mismatched gray suits that they already owned and our bridesmaids got to pick out and/or buy a dress of their choice that they would love to own and wear again. This way we knew everyone would feel as beautiful and handsome as possible! When you feel good it shows and our wedding party was on point!

We feel extraordinarily lucky to have D’Arcy as our wedding photographer, Amber as our florist, Megan Zeitner as our videographer, DJ Pauly and the staff at High West to bring our vision to life! It was the Best. Day. Ever and we loved every minute!

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Photography: D'Arcy Benincosa Photography | Floral Design: Amber Reverie | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Invitations: Minted | Hair + Makeup: Bella Cosa Beauty | Venue: High West Distillery | Signage: The Heart and Hand

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