We're in love with the western details of this gorgeous Miles City wedding. Photography by Autumn Twitchell Photography.
"Alec proposed the day before my 25th birthday. We had spent the weekend at the lake and had supper plans with our family friends when we got home that Sunday. Alec informed me on our way home that he had to go to the ranch, I was less than impressed considering we had dinner plans. Our daughter Katherine and I stayed in town while Alec headed to the ranch. Little did I know he had forgot the ring and had to drive the 45 miles out to get it – I thought he was checking water for the cows. When he got back to town Katherine and I were both napping. He sent me a text to come outside, and not being able to find him I yelled out his name only to find him on the other side of the house down on one knee, with a big smile on his face, and the rest is history!
Our wedding was so true to who we are – through the big picture plans and the small details. It was a scorching hot eastern Montana day, but that didn’t stop us from saddling the horses and hitching up the team. The ceremony was outside at my parent's place just outside of Miles City, Montana. The groomsmen rode horses to the ceremony site, the bridesmaids rode in a horse drawn wagon, and I rode in a vintage pickup with my dad.
Cowhides lined the isle, while our guests sat on bales. The backdrop was built by my dad using large rocks stacked on top of each other. Everything was set up just as I imagined. Our daughter started the ceremony with an opening prayer, and our family friend/pastor performed the ceremony. We exchanged personal vows, and in true Montana fashion, we placed our brand on our new table.
All in all, it was an amazing day that paid tribute to who we are and how we were raised. All of it wouldn’t have been possible without our families, friends, and down right bad-ass group of vendors. It was the party of a lifetime that kickstarted our marriage in the best way possible." –Hunter, the bride