Romantic + Elegant Lakeside Montana Wedding
September 8, 2015
RusticLakesideSummer Weddings
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.