I swear, it feels like just yesterday that I was hanging out with Amber and Woody and making their engagement photos. And then bam! before you know it, July’s here and these two are looking super spiffy and having their Ronan Montana wedding at the Silver Knot! It’s sometimes difficult to believe just how quickly time flies, but that’s no surprise with these two as time truly does fly when you’re having fun.
And we sure did have fun during their wedding day! It all started out with documenting the ladies and gents getting ready. Amber held her vows close by, and Woody and the guys shared some good laughs as they pondered the intricacies of perfecting pocket squares.
Before we knew it (see, time flies, I tell you!), it was time for Amber and Woody’s first look. Amber wanted their first look to be down by the creek on the property (which also happened to be populated by a herd of cows), so we zipped on down there to document this special moment between the soon-to-be-newlyweds. They got a little teary through their shared smiles, but a nearby bull (yes, you read that right – a GIGANTIC BULL), began to get anxious and bellowed at us to get the heck out of there. (Which we did – no bull charges on the wedding party please and thank you!).
It wasn’t long before friends and family began to arrive and it was time for Amber and Woody’s ceremony to begin. They shared an incredibly touching and emotional set of vows, enjoyed plenty of laughs and kissed for the first time as husband and wife as their friends and family beamed at them and cheered.
Enjoying the backdrop of a perfect Montana evening, everyone was treated to delicious appetizers, a tasty dinner peppered with thoughtful and moving toasts, and delicious cake and huckleberry macarons.
Things moved outside again and onto the dance floor where Amber and Woody danced for the first time as a married couple. As Amber began to dance with her father, I don’t think there was a single dry eye in the house, and folks became misty-eyed all over again as Woody shared a dance with his mother, too.
Tears soon gave way to lively and energetic dancing and lots and lots of laughter. (What a fun crew you’ve got, Amber and Woody!) As the evening progressed, people continued to kick up their heels, and as the sun shifted to a golden glow, Amber, Woody and I took a moment to create a few more images and make the most of the Mission Mountains in the background – a perfect way to wrap up a fantastic day for these two.
Amber and Woody! I know I’m a word nerd, but words just can’t do justice to how truly wonderful it was to capture such a special day in your lives for you! I adore you both, and have loved every second of getting to work with you. You two have such a bright and happy future ahead of you, and I hope it will always involve plenty of visits to Montana, too. :) Here’s to you, and congrats, congrats, congrats again!!!
Vendor Information for Amber and Woody’s Ronan Montana Wedding at the Silver Knot:
Venue: The Silver Knot, Ronana, Montana
Officiant: Bride’s family friend, Rob Rowe
Florist: Bev’s Bloomers, Ronan, Montana
Cake Artist: Black Cat Bake Shop, Missoula, Montana
DJ: Brandon Johnson, Ronan, Montana
Makeup and Hair Artist: Boom Swagger Salon, Missoula, Montana
Catering and Bar: A Catered Affair, Spokane, Washington
Transportation: Three Dog Adventure Tours, Molly Trolley, Polson, Montana
Paper Goods: Wedding Paper Divas
Wedding Dress: A Ti Adora design from The White Flower Bridal Boutique, San Diego, California
Bridesmaid Dresses: I Do Bridal, Seattle, Washington
Men’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
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