I’ve got to admit, I wish more people got married in the wintertime. I’ve got a huge soft spot for winter weddings – especially when everything is snowy and beautiful and all the lights are warm and glowing and everything is beyond magical. Suffice it to say, Mariah and Caleb were definitely treated to a winter wedding, and their snowy Victor Montana wedding was so Montana, and so wonderful, and left me with the biggest, fullest heart and the hugest of smiles.
I’m not entirely sure how many inches of snow we were treated to that evening, but I swear, it was dumping and dumping and dumping! When I drove down the Bitterroot that evening it was near whiteout conditions, and it didn’t let up one bit until late that night. Mariah and Caleb got married a few days after Christmas on their brand new deck (built by Caleb), and I bet they shoveled it at least 5 times before their actual ceremony got underway.
Their wedding was a surprise to everyone but their parents, so it was small, intimate, and infinitely perfect in my opinion. Caleb’s best friend officiated, Louis and Colton (Mariah and Caleb’s boys) participated as well, and even their golden retriever sat down to watch these two say their “I do’s.”
Mariah was radiant in a red velvet dress she made (yes, folks, she made her dress – so impressive!!!), and all the guys were dapper in their suits. They were such sports to have their ceremony outside as the snow piled up, and despite being literally covered in snow, everyone was so happy, so excited and just entirely full of joy. Colton, at one point, took it upon himself to shovel a new pathway for us through all the fluffy snowflakes, which had us all grinning.
We moved things inside where we all dried off a bit, shared in an exuberant toast, and Colton reminded us about “CAKE!” (after *maybe* doing a little taste-testing of the frosting first). To top off their happy evening, and despite all the snow, a local restaurant stayed open just so everyone could swing by and enjoy their wedding dinner – talk about perfect!
Mariah and Caleb – thank you so much for inviting me to document such a truly wonderful day in your lives! I just adored meeting your family and am so very happy for the two of you. Here’s to you two and your wonderful, wintry wedding! Congratulations again!