I’ve got to tell you, there’s nothing quite like witnessing true love between a couple. But equally as amazing is getting to see just how much love their friends and family have for them and vice versa. And this was absolutely paramount during Haley and Kevin’s Sacajawea Hotel wedding in Three Forks Montana.
Their day was a surprisingly cold one for mid-September. Driving to Three Forks from Missoula, I encountered quite a bit of snow on the pass, and it was raining when I arrived in Three Forks. But the early cold snap, wintry temperatures and raindrops didn’t dampen Haley and Kevin’s day in the least. Not one iota!
Haley was all smiles and laughter as she got ready for her big day in the hotel with some of her best friends and mom, but there may have been a few teary eyes, too, as she surprised her mom and dad with gifts. Not long after, it was time for Haley and Kevin’s first look. We stuck to the hotel’s porch so we could keep Haley’s dress dry, and Kevin’s happy grin as he saw Haley for the first time was perfection.
Friends and family streamed into the hotel lobby, and soon Haley and Kevin’s ceremony began. Initially they were going to be married in the grassy backyard of the hotel, but the rain pushed folks inside. However, I don’t think there was an ounce of consternation over the change in plans. First and foremost, everyone was just so beyond happy for Haley and Kevin, and secondly, after the terribly smoky summer Montana experienced, we were all beyond grateful for some moisture to finally head our direction!
Haley and Kevin’s ceremony was full of touching words, some teary eyes, lots of laughter, and so much love and happiness. It wasn’t long before the two got to seal it all with a kiss and head into a crowd of friends and family cheering for them and showering them with kisses and hugs.
Festivities continued into the evening with a tasty dinner, delicious cake and plenty of fantastic toasts that brought a few more tears to people’s eyes. But the party really kicked into high gear when the dancing started. Folks packed the dance floor, sang their lungs out, cheered on Haley and her wardrobe change (she had some sweet wedding pants to wear so she could REALLY dance!), and had themselves one heckuva good time. In the middle of all this, Haley and Kevin were sweet enough to indulge me in a quick, romantic photo amidst the raindrops, which I’m still so excited they were gung ho to do. (Thanks again, you two!)
As the lights twinkled outside of the hotel, Haley and Kevin’s party continued on into the evening – loud, and happy and full of love. Such a perfect day for these two.
Haley and Kevin! I know I’ve already said this approximately a bazillion times to you, but holy moly – you two are fantabulous. It was such, such, SUCH a pleasure to be witness to and get to document such a truly beautiful, amazing day in your lives. And your friends and family are second to none – what a great crew you’ve got! Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to capture all these amazing moments, and a huge congratulations again to you both! You two deserve all the happiness this world’s got to give you. :) Here’s to years and years full of continued joy, love, and laughter!
Vendor Information for Haley and Kevin’s Sacajawea Hotel Wedding in Three Forks Montana:
Venue, Catering and Bar: Sacajawea Hotel, Three Forks, Montana
Florist: Casey Konen
Cake and Desserts: Park Avenue Bakery, Helena, Montana
DJ: Matt Boyle, Butte, Montana
Makeup Artist: Alex Canavan, Butte, Montana
Hair Artist: Jessica Plum
Invitations: designed by Betty Lu Paperie and printed by Allegra Printing of Missoula, Montana
Wedding Dress: a Theia design from Velvet Bride, Missoula, Montana
Bridesmaid Dress: Nordstrom
Menswear: JC Penney
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