It was such a picturesque Montana day for Christine and Anders’ autumn wedding at The Barn on Mullan – albeit a bit chilly and mega windy (pretty different from their engagement session this past spring!), but these two handled the conditions with grace and smiles – which is just one of the many reasons I adore them so much.
Christine and Anders started off the day getting primped and prepped and lovely – laughing and excited to see each other as their first look approached. As Anders got ready with the guys, Christine sent over some words she’d written for him, which easily had him smiling.
Soon it was time for their first look, and I’ve got to give props to Christine for braving that insane wind. (Thankfully, their good friend Taylor accompanied her to keep her and her dress from totally blowing away!) As Anders turned to see Christine for the first time, a huge grin spread across his face, and the two embraced in a hug as they got their wedding day started together.
We took a little time after to make portraits of the two (and tried our best to find non-windy pockets around the grounds). And again, Christine and Anders were just so fun to work with. Clearly, these two are just absolutely meant to be – I love seeing how easily they make each other laugh and smile, and how perfectly they fit together in such genuine, happy embraces.
Before long, it was time to get ready for their ceremony to start. Originally they had wanted to get married outside, but the wind was so strong (it was blowing over the chairs!) and so chilly, they decided to move their ceremony indoors. As I suspected, their vows to one another were full of love and emotion and so special to witness. As the two newlyweds kissed for the first time as husband and wife, their friends and family cheered and clapped as they walked beaming down the aisle together.
The light was spectacular that evening (and Mother Nature was sure putting on a good show with an amazingly blue sky and the most perfect puffy clouds), and again – I’ve got to give a shout to these two for being willing to take a moment to take advantage of our surroundings. They climbed a small hill, braced themselves against that wind again, and hooooo boy, was it ever worth it!
We zipped back inside to warm up where everyone enjoyed a scrumptious dinner, toasts that had everyone cracking up, and delicious cake. Christine and Anders kicked off the merriment that evening with their first dance, and soon everyone was out on the dance floor getting their groove on.
Christine and Anders! Where do I even begin?! I’ve said this to you approximately a zillion and one times already (this is now a zillion and TWO ;) ), but what a pleasure it has been to get to work with you both! I absolutely loved getting to capture such a special, happy day in your lives, and it’s no surprise at all to me just how wonderful your friends and family are too. Thank you again for being such great people and here’s to a lifetime filled with joy, laughter, and most of all, love – which I know will be second nature to you both. :) Congrats congrats congrats again!
Vendor Information for Christine and Ander’s Autumn Wedding at the Barn on Mullan:
Venue: The Barn on Mullan, Missoula, Montana
Makeup Artist: Skin Chic, Missoula, Montana
Hair Artist: Marcy Halvorson, JC Penney Salon, Missoula, Montana
Officiant: Carl Poeschl, Friend of the Bride and Groom
Photobooth: Pixelated Gigs, Lakeside, Montana
Wedding Dress: Lorelei by Leanne Marshall, Velvet Bride, Missoula, Montana
Menswear: The Black Tux
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