Katie and Anthony’s autumn Sky Ridge Ranch Wedding in Ronan Montana was nothing short of magical. The sheer amount of love, happiness and joy that surrounded every moment of their day is something I think everyone aspires to in their lives, and Katie and Anthony have it in spades.
Their wedding day couldn’t have been more perfect – Montana was in rare form this September day, and not only were we treated to perfect weather, but the bright autumn colors were winking at us from within the trees, and we were all privy to a sunset so stunning I’m not quite sure I’ve ever seen the likes of it before – it blew me away and couldn’t have been a better wedding day present for these two.
Indoors and around the ranch was just as beautiful with decorations so lush and so naturally gorgeous that the harvest of the season looked like rich jewels.
Guests sat amidst an aspen grove, its autumn leaves fluttering in the breeze, and dragonflies flitted about. Katie walked down the grassy aisle towards Anthony, and they shared heartfelt, emotional vows with one another. There were tears, but there was also so much laughter, and soon everyone was clapping and cheering for the two as they walked down the aisle as newlyweds.
Friends and family enjoyed a cocktail hour on the lawn, and soon folks made their way inside to be treated to a delicious dinner, punctuated by some fantastic toasts that had everyone in stitches as well as reaching for tissues to dry their eyes. Cake and pie followed, as did dancing beneath the indigo Montana sky, twinkle lights swooping across the mountain view as laughter floated out onto the night air. Folks had a fantastic time getting their groove on as the evening marched along.
As things wound down, it was time to bid farewell to the new couple, and everyone lined up to cheer them on once again with sparklers and smiles. Katie and Anthony dashed through the fireworks and to her 1966 Mustang, which they drove away into the black of night as friends and family cheered and wished them well.
Katie and Anthony – I can’t express enough just how special you two are. Every moment of working with you has been so meaningful and so fun, beautiful and happy (and full of laugher!), and it’s an understatement to say just how much it meant to me to see everyone pour so much of their love into the two of you on such a wonderful day in your lives. You deserve every ounce of happiness and love there is in this world, and to see just a cross-section of that and to get to document it for you was such an honor. Here’s to the two of you! Love you guys!
Vendors for Katie and Anthony’s Autumn Sky Ridge Ranch Wedding in Ronan Montana
Venue: Sky Ridge Ranch, Ronan, Montana
Coordination and Floral: Habitat Events, Missoula, Montana
Videographer: Mighty Fine Productions, Montana
Cake: Bernice’s Bakery, Missoula, Montana
Pies: Break Espresso, Missoula, Montana
Ceremony Musicians: Avalon Trio
DJ: RMF Entertainment, Missoula, Montana
Makeup: Jacqueline Kukay, Alchemy Mineral Blends, Missoula, Montana
Hair: Boom Swagger Salon, Missoula, Montana
Officiant: Bob Romness, friend of the bride’s father
Caterer: Riversong Gourmet Catering, Missoula, Montana
Rentals: Eastgate Rentals, Missoula, Montana
Transportation: Beach Transportation, Missoula, Montana
Paper Goods: Noteworthy Paper and Press, Missoula, Montana
Wedding Dress: a Modern Trousseau design from Hitched Bridal Couture, Washington DC
Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew
Groom’s Suit: from Macy’s
Menswear: Pants from J.Crew; bow ties from Bows N Ties
On the docket: portraits!