It’s a huge understatement to say just how excited I was to hear that Becka and Stephan had gotten engaged, and even happier (and super flattered!) when they asked me to photograph their snowy wedding at the Barn on Mullan. Earlier this spring I had the pleasure of getting to make family photos for them and we just had an absolute blast, so I knew getting to photograph their wedding would be a total delight. And, no surprise, it was!
We were treated to a fresh dusting of snow, and had a few snowflakes softly floating down throughout their entire wedding day – talk about dreamy! Becka and Stephan both began their day getting ready with friends and family nearby. They were both all smiles, but I could tell they were eager to see each other for the first time in all their wedding finery.
Becka walked out to see Stephan for their first look, snowflakes dotting the air like party confetti, and Stephan broke into a huge grin as he saw his beautiful bride for the first time. The two hugged, kissed and laughed together before we all zipped on inside again to warm up. (It was super chilly!)
Soon it was time for their ceremony to begin. Friends and family were troopers and bundled up in the cold so Becka and Stephan could be married outside (with a small bonfire burning behind them – how cool!). As Becka walked down the aisle with her parents, both she and Stephan had smiles a mile wide as they saw each other again (and I think everyone else did too – the happiness these two enjoy is quite contagious, in the best way possible!).
They spoke their vows to one another, laughed as they exchanged rings and sealed it all with a kiss (actually a couple!) before walking down the aisle again, amidst cheers and high-fives all around, this time together as newlyweds.
Folks enjoyed mingling, munching on tasty appetizers, and were treated to a delicious meal, cake and cupcakes, and touching toasts that got everyone laughing, smiling, and maybe wiping away a tear or two as well.
It wasn’t long before everyone was out on the dance floor cutting a rug, laughing their heads off and just having a great old time. Kiddos dashed in and out of the barn as they filled themselves to the brim with s’mores over the bonfire, the moon behind them glowing in the clouds.
As the evening wound down, it became time to send off Becka and Stephan in style – and everyone did so with sparklers, cheers and plenty of love for the newly married couple.
Becka and Stephan! I don’t even know where to begin! I’m just so beyond happy for you both, and was so honored to be able to capture such a wonderful, wonderful day in your lives for you! You are so much fun to work with and to photograph, and I’m so excited to see you start this new chapter in your lives together. Here’s to smiles, laughter, and lots of love for years and years to come – congratulations again!
Vendors for Becka and Stephan’s Snowy Wedding at the Barn on Mullan:
Venue and Catering: The Barn on Mullan, Missoula, Montana
Florist: Habitat Floral Studio, Missoula, Montana
Cake: Black Cat Bake Shop, Missoula, Montana
DJ: RMF Entertainment, Missoula, Montana
Makeup: Meraki Rose Makeup, The Bitterroot Valley, Montana
Hair: Burton’s Classic Hair Co., Missoula, Montana
Officiant: Joan E. Cook, Missoula, Montana
Paper Goods: Etsy and Minted
Bar and Spirits: The Ranch Club in partnership with The Barn on Mullan, Missoula, Montana
Dress: A Galina design from David’s Bridal, Charleston, S.C.
Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse, Missoula, Montana
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