I think an apt way to describe Amanda and Raker’s Ronan Montana wedding day goes a little something like this: my cheeks literally hurt from smiling after I had finished photographing for them. And I’m betting I wasn’t the only one feeling this way – which is quite decidedly a completely awesome way to feel.
From the moment the day started to the moment things wound down, there was just so much happiness, joy, and laughter from everyone present.
Montana, true to form, pulled out all the stops and showed off beautiful blue skies, butterflies!, perfect temps, warm sun, one heckuva sunset, and a moonrise over the mountaintops! I am still a little “gaga” over that moonrise – what a perfect gift for these two!
Amanda and Raker just glowed as they spoke their vows to one another – there were smiles, there were tears, but most of all there was love.
Family and friends were treated to a delicious meal that was finished with some excellent toasts and a rousing shoe game that had everyone’s sides splitting from laughter and merriment.
Kids (and adults, too!) were treated to a candy bar, full of all sorts of sweets and goodies, and soon, with a little sugar under their belts, everyone was hitting the dance floor, and dance they did! I always love photographing folks as they dance, but I’ve got to hand it to you, Amanda and Raker – your friends and family truly outdid themselves! Just SO many fantastic, sweet and hilarious moments – I had tears in my eyes I was cracking up so much at some of these funnier vignettes!
As people continued to get their dance on, the sky turned a pinkish-purple over the mountaintops, and to everyone’s delight, the moon rose – full and bright and absolutely beautiful. A perfect way to punctuate the day for Amanda and Raker.
You two – what a wonderful, beautiful day! Thank you again for inviting me into such a special moment in your lives! I wish you oodles and oodles of happy years together full of laughter, silliness, pasta, and great adventures! Congratulations again!
Venue: Sky Ridge Ranch, Ronan, Montana
Florist: The Flower Bed, Missoula, Montana
Catering: Bravo Catering, Missoula, Montana
Cake Artist: Black Cat Bake Shop, Missoula, Montana
DJ: House of Watts, Missoula, Montana
Makeup Artist: Skin Chic, Missoula, Montana
Hair Artist: Twigs Salon, Missoula, Montana
Wedding Dress: A Terry Fox design from BOA, London, England
Bridesmaid Dresses: from BHLDN
Groomsmen Attire: from Tuxedo Gallery, Missoula, Montana
On the docket: weddings, weddings, and more weddings! And portraits too! Don’t miss ’em!