Despite the weather forecast warning of rain, Mother Nature must’ve known she needed to match Autumn’s and Kevin’s bright, happy personalities and decided to wow everyone with a beautiful, sunny day in an absolutely picturesque setting at Autumn’s grandparents’ house in Great Falls.
Everyone readied themselves amidst a chorus of laughter (and maybe a few happy tears too), and soon the two were ready to see each other for the first time. Kevin was filled with emotion – happy, happy tears! – as he saw his bride-to-be walking towards him.
Guests filtered in, hugging and greeting one another, and soon the ceremony started as the wedding party meandered down the hillside and petal-laden pathway, beneath the towering trees and up onto a green knoll, surrounded by tall, stately trees. The sun lit up Autumn’s beaded veil as she walked arm-in-arm with her father and brother, and Kevin had eyes only for his bride as she walked up the hill to join him as they would say their vows to one another.
Everyone enjoyed a good laugh as the best man surprised Kevin with the “ring” he was to give Autumn – a giant, blingy diamond. (Have no fear, he replaced it with the real one. :) ) Amidst cheers, and wide smiles, Autumn and Kevin sealed their vows with their first kiss as newlyweds and were showered with confetti as they made their way back down the aisle.
Guests were treated to fun wedding favors – jam and s’mores (“Spread the Love” & “S’more Love”), as well as a delicious dinner, and slices of the tasty, beautiful ombre cake. Folks soaked up the sun, played lawn games, enjoyed the photo booth, and really tore up the dance floor amidst the twinkle lights and fluttering pennant banners as the sun dipped below the horizon. Sparklers soon made an appearance and Autumn and Kevin kissed as sparks flew against the night sky.
Autumn and Kevin! Your wedding was such a beautiful day in every single sense of the word…I had a permagrin (and STILL have a permagrin) from having the opportunity to spend such a special, important day with you both, and with your amazing friends and family. Thank you for inviting me to document such a great moment in your lives – you two have such a bright future ahead of you and I wish you many, many more years of happiness, laughter and lots of fun. :)
Venue: Private residence, Great Falls, Montana
Florist: My Viola Floral Studio, Great Falls, Montana
Cake Artist: Crooked Tree Coffee and Cakes, Great Falls, Montana
DJ: Troy Gryga, Great Falls, Montana
Hair: by the bride’s cousin, Savana Pedersen
Dress: Margene’s Bridal, Boise, Idaho
Bridesmaid Dresses: Etsy Shop MF&J Designs, Los Angeles, California
Officiant: David Ginther from Libby Assembly of God, Libby, Montana
Rental Items: Strobel’s Rentals, Great Falls, Montana
Catering: Bar-S Supper Club, Great Falls, Montana
On the docket: more weddings! Don’t miss ’em!