I swear it feels like just yesterday that I was photographing Rachel and Mark’s sweet engagement session at the end of August…but time certainly flies when you’re having fun! Fast forward a few months to the end of June of this year and Rachel and Mark were ready to say their “I do’s” at their Daly Mansion Wedding in Hamilton Montana.
The day started off with the guys and gals getting ready in a beautiful rental house in Hamilton before everyone reconvened at the mansion to begin the ceremony. Rachel and Mark chose to say their vows at the base of the grand staircase on the west lawn of the mansion, and Rachel got to make her grand entrance amidst a pathway of towering trees and historic steps strewn with pink petals.
The two smiled and laughed as they shared their vows with one another, and sealed it all with a kiss, and a hug and another big kiss! Friends and family showered the newlyweds with shiny metallic streamers as they walked down the aisle as husband and wife, beaming and full of joy.
After making portraits on the grounds of the mansion, Rachel and Mark re-joined their reception and were treated to a delicious dinner, rousing toasts from family that had everyone belly-laughing, and some excellent dancing as the sun slid lower in the sky.
I managed to sneak Rachel and Mark away from the party for a few seconds to take advantage of that glow beyond the mountains and make a few images in the waning light and on the beautiful old staircase of the mansion. We had a great time cracking up as we were making these photos (thanks again, you two, for not laughing at me after that wicked little shepherd’s hook took me out!). When we weren’t busy laughing (and I wasn’t busy falling over backwards), we got to soak up the last remnants of light. And if it weren’t already clear just how much these two are perfect for one another (which, of course is abundantly apparent), seeing the two of them in that beautiful light, tenderly bestowing kisses upon the other, truly showcased the love they have together.
Rachel and Mark! Congratulations again to you both! Seeing the two of you together and getting to document your love and laughter and happiness has been such a treat! Here’s to a future FILLED to the brim with even more!
Vendor Information for Rachel + Mark’s Daly Mansion Wedding in Hamilton Montana
Venue: The Daly Mansion, Hamilton, Montana
Florist: Garden City Floral, Missoula, Montana
Cake: Rosauer’s Bakery, Missoula, Montana
DJ: RMF Entertainment, Missoula, Montana
Makeup Artist: Skin Chic, Missoula, Montana
Hair Artist: Allison LeProwse
Officiant: Justice Jennifer Ray, Hamilton, Montana
Catering: The Silk Road, Missoula, Montana
Rentals: Hamilton Party Rental and Oh So Chic, Missoula, Montana
Transportation: Beach Transportation, Missoula, Montana
Paper Goods: Wedding Paper Divas
Wedding Dress: a Maggie Sotero “Luna” design from Rococo Bridal, Missoula, Montana
Bridesmaid Dresses: Rococo Bridal, Missoula, Montana
On the Docket:
Weddings, portraits, more weddings, and more portraits! Stay tuned!