It was a stunning sunrise ceremony at Lake McDonald, followed by a gorgeous sunset session across Glacier National Park for these two, and we're in love. Photography by Kylie Farmer Photography.
"Tyler and I met back in 2017 due to mutual friends at a family restaurant in our small town. Funny thing is we both went to the same high school and never knew each other growing up as he is a couple years older than me. We immediately hit it off, like we knew each other for ages. As time went on, we both fell in love with traveling. We’ve been to numerous states with more to go. One of them being Colorado, that’s where we got engaged. Tyler and his grandfather used to look for arrowheads while they were there so we were doing the same. He must’ve had this planned for a while because he tied my ring to an arrowhead with some twine and put it in the snow. Me completely shocked and happy that I finally found one turned into something much bigger. That was the day I knew he was going to be my life long partner. After this, we both knew we wanted to elope somewhere that we had never been and after minimal research we knew immediately it was going to be Montana. It turned out to be the best day of our lives.
Sunrise is one of the most beautiful times of the day and that’s where ours started in Glacier National Park. We rented an Airbnb that had two stories so we could get ready in separate areas as we wanted to do a first look. Waking up at 3 AM seems like it would be a hard thing to do but who sleeps the night before their wedding anyway? Mountain Soul Event styling got there bright and early and started my hair and make up. Kylie, our photographer, drove me while Tyler, my now husband, followed behind. Lake McDonald at sunrise is something I will never forget. I walked down to the shoreline where Tyler was already standing and that’s where we had our first look. The feelings that were felt that morning is something I cannot explain. After our ceremony we then did our first dance, we danced to “Loving Her Was Easier” by Waylon Jennings. After such a wonderful morning, we had a break in the day before we met up with Kylie again at sunset for more photos. During that time we returned our marriage license, changed out of our suit and dress, and did some hiking and adventuring. Our evening was just as wonderful – we drove Going to the Sun Road to the east side of the park where we had more photos taken. The day ended with a drive to our Airbnb, a fabulous dinner and of course snuggles." – Jenna-lynn, the bride