This intimate winter wedding is heard to beat – two beautiful brides and smiles that say it all. Scroll on to see more of their beautiful day and read their sweet story, as seen in Montana Bride magazine (order yours here!). Photography by Montana Bride Vendor Collective member Amber Renee Photography.
“We met in 2016 in Grand Forks, ND, where we both played softball for the University of North Dakota. After a year of close friendship, we realized our feelings were deeper than that. After coming out as a couple, we were very blessed to have been loved, supported, and accepted by our closest friends and families. We spent another three years living in North Dakota, where we shared our first home together and brought home our German shepherd, Kygo, whom we love and adore. We relocated to the Minneapolis area before the wedding as we finished our schooling remotely. Michaela will graduate in May 2021 with a masters in occupational therapy, and Lexi received her bachelor’s degree in commercial aviation in December 2020 and will go on to join the U.S. Navy as a pilot.
We made a difficult decision in October 2020 to reduce our wedding guest list from more than 200 guests to only our immediate family and our wedding party. This turned out to be the biggest blessing in disguise. What made our day so beautiful was how intimate it was. Our dog was even able to be a part of our entire day, from the ceremony through the reception. Reflecting back on this, we would urge brides to carefully consider their guest list, and to always stay flexible throughout the wedding planning process! Your day will be perfect – even if it isn’t exactly as you pictured it.” –Alexis & Michael, the brides
bar & beverage | THE WINDMILL & BAR 51
cake & dessert | SWEETS BY SAM
KRISPY KREME DOUGHNUTS
catering | MONTANA JACK’S
dresses & menswear | FLUTTER BRIDAL CO.
JENNY YOO COLLECTION (bridal gown)
COLBY JOHN BRIDAL (bridal pantsuit)
THE GROOMSMAN SUIT (bridesmen)
floral design | MAC’S FLORAL
hair & makeup | KATHERINE HEDGES
music & entertainment | JASON & LYNNETTE LARSON
officiant | PATRICIA CLARK WEDDINGS
planning & design | PATRICIA CLARK WEDDINGS
rentals & decor | HUTCH EVENT RENTALS
stationery | ZOLA
travel & transportation | DANA SCHWIETERS
venue | CAMELOT RANCH
videography | JUSTIN HUTCHINSON