I’m always a little blown away by how quickly time flies when I’m having fun – one day I’m photographing Kristeen and Colt’s engagement session in February at Sky Ridge Ranch and we’ve got snow up to our knees, and the next, I’m marveling at the gorgeous summer vistas the ranch provided Kristeen and Colt on their wedding day.
It truly was an absolutely beautiful day for these two 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.
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 (don’t miss the little video I put together of this!). 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.
What a wonderful day, you two! I can’t thank you enough for inviting me into such a beautiful celebration of your love, and for allowing me to meet your sweet friends and family. It’s been such a treat getting to know you as we’ve worked together, and I wish you years and years full of love and happiness and plenty of Montana time. Next time you’re in town, the Coldsmoke growler’s on me! ;)
Venue: Sky Ridge Ranch, Ronan, Montana
Florist and Planner: Habitat Events and Floral Studio, Missoula, Montana
Cupcakes: Black Cat Bake Shop, Missoula, Montana
Catering: Bravo Catering, Missoula, Montana
Band: The Tiny Band, Bozeman, Montana
Hair Artist: Kelly Casey, Missoula, Montana
Wedding Dress: an Oscar de la Renta design, from Ivory and White Boutique, Birmingham, Alabama
Bridesmaid Dresses: from Two Birds Bridesmaids
On the docket: weddings and portraits and weddings up the wazoo! Don’t miss ’em!