I was beyond excited to get my friend Megan’s note a while back asking me if I’d photograph her Valentine’s Day wedding, as there’s nothing better than being able to celebrate and document the love and happiness of others – especially on Valentine’s Day, and especially when it’s the wedding of a friend of mine! And holy moly, Megan and Ben’s Missoula County Courthouse wedding absolutely chock FULL of love and happiness!
The morning began brilliantly – all sunshine and blue skies. Ben and his family waited at the courthouse for Megan to arrive, and his two nieces showed us some excellent dance moves that we should all aspire to.
Soon Ben’s name was being called, and it was Megan at the stairs, asking him to join her on the next level of the courthouse to finalize their paperwork. We rushed up, filled out the necessary details with lots of laughter and smiles, and then it was wedding time.
Ben and Megan spoke their vows to one another as their families watched with smiles and a few tears. Their ceremony was filled with misty eyes, plenty of smiles, and lots of laughter between Megan and Ben, and the room erupted in cheers and love for the new couple as they sealed it all with a kiss. The two newly combined families hugged and cried and hugged some more, and just a short while later we all had a great time making portraits all over the courthouse.
The celebration continued at the Gibson Mansion in Missoula where everyone was treated to delicious hors d’oeuvres and a champagne toast. Megan and Ben’s pup, Eeva, even got to pop in to say hi, too!
Megan and Ben – it’s a total understatement to say how honored I was to be invited to capture such a wonderful day in your lives. I loved every. Single. Second. The two of you are so beautiful together and I just adored seeing your two families together as well. What a fabulous Valentine’s Day! Here’s to the two of you, to your love, and to the love all around us!
On the docket: portraits! Stay posted!