This gorgeous summer wedding has it all – and an incredible team of vendors to make the day perfect for this beautiful couple. Photography by Nicole Aston Photography.
"Kevin and I met on a blind date (aka a dating app) in November 2015, at a cute San Francisco bar called “Fireside." Fireplaces soon became one of our prerequisites when choosing the perfect ambience for date nights and weekend getaways. The jitters of a first date were heightened when we walked in to find ourselves wearing the exact same outfit (embarrassingly for Kevin). Yes, there is a photo to prove it! Without calling attention to it right away, we sat down and immediately connected over stories of adventure and our love for the outdoors. As the night progressed, we went next door to play bar trivia and quickly found out that we also shared a lack of talent for trivia questions. Fast forward to the end of the week, when we realized we had spent five out of the seven days together. A relationship was born! Kevin and I spend our weekends adventuring as much as possible. We share a passion for travel, snowboarding, and camping in our 1977 vintage travel trailer, named Lucy. Our love for the outdoors runs as deep as our love for each other!
"Now for the proposal: I grew up spending summers at Flathead Lake with my family and friends. It has always held a special place in my heart. Being a Montana gal, I always raved to Kevin about the special places I could not wait to show him in my home state. Flathead Lake was high on the list. We had a special trip planed to spend the 4th of July with my best friend/maid of honor, Kelsey, and her husband Nate at their families' property in Big Fork. What I thought was a trip to finally show Kevin around my place, turned into one of the most memorable moments in my life thus far. Kevin had looped Kelsey and Nate in on the plan as well as my family weeks before the proposal. When we arrived in Big Fork, I was told Nate was going to drive us around to show Kevin all of his favorite local spots and beaches. As we were getting a lakeside cocktail at the final spot, the boys rushed us to finish up and stop at one last beach before heading back to the house. After arriving at the beach and finally being able to stand next to Kevin while taking in the views of Flathead Lake, he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. Kelsey and Nate were hiding in the bushes filming the proposal. I am so grateful for that video! Nate's father is a professional photographer, and little did I know, Kevin had Mike arrive to the beach 30 minutes before us so he could find the perfect hiding spot to get all of the perfect shots. I always told Kevin, whenever you propose, make sure someone is there to take photos so we can look back on that moment! He followed through! After soaking in all of the joy and drying up our tears, we headed back to the house. When we arrived, I walked to the back of the property, and to my surprise, was greeted by friends and my Mom who were waiting for us with open arms. To top it all off, Kevin had hired the most wonderful local chef to cater a beautiful celebratory dinner overlooking the Flathead River. My Mom had driven up from Bozeman that day to surprise me. That night was so special. A candle lit dinner outside under the Big Sky with my close friends, my fiancé, and my Mom. It truly was a moment I will never forget. The rest of the weekend was spent on cloud 9! After three days on the lake in Big Fork, Kevin and I headed back to Bozeman and spent two full weeks with my family. I can't imagine not being able to have celebrated such a monumental moment in my life with all of them. Kevin's proposal included all things dear to my heart, my family, my best friend, my favorite place in Montana, and images to look back on for years to come. It truly was everything I could have dreamed of.
When thinking of the perfect wedding day three things came to mind: connection, nature, and the details. We built our wedding on the premise of providing opportunities for our guests to mingle and create new friendships. We did away with seating charts and had our reception focused around beautiful Montana themed food stations. This allowed our guests to meet new people whether it was in line loading up their plates with delicious food, or outside choosing their own seats for dinner. It is so fun to hear everyone's stories about the new connections they made on our wedding day.
Nature is what truly brings peace to both Kevin and myself. We wanted to create a day where the outside was our sacred space when tying the knot. Our beautiful outdoor ceremony and dinner reception under the smokey skies of Montana, truly made us feel the warmth that big sky country is known for.
Now for the details: from Kevin's custom made Italian suit, lined with a silk fly fishing themed design, to my custom-made high top converse, we wanted to incorporate details in our wedding that truly focused on our unique style. My bridesmaids and our flower girls all received custom converse as well. I had a bridal hat made from a local hat designer in Sante Fe, which looking back is my favorite accessory from that day. When I think of Montana, I think of the amazing summer sunsets. I had her create a hat that was the outline of a Montana sunset over the mountains of the Gallatin Valley. When picking the flowers for our wedding day we tried to tie in florals and greenery that reminded us of both Montana and California. With loads of pampas grass, eucalyptus garlands, and bud vases full of Montana flowers, we truly felt the combination of our two home states.
Kevin and I look back on our wedding day and are still in awe of the love and support that surrounded us. We had the most incredible vendor team, who truly went above and beyond for us. Our friends and family flew in from all parts of the world celebrate our love. However, the one thing we will hold close to our hearts forever, is the memory of tying the knot in such a special place. As John Steinbeck once said, “I’m in love with Montana. For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection. But with Montana it is love. And it’s difficult to analyze love when you’re in it.” –Cameron, the bride
Bar & Beverage | Sadies Catering
Cake & Dessert | Sweet & Tarte
Catering | Sadies Catering
Bridesmaid dresses: Cali Satin Midi dress by BHLDN
Groom: Custom Italian Suit from Icon Custom Suit
Floral Design | The Wild Blume
Hair & Makeup | Beauty by M
Jewelry | Bhldn
Bride's shoes: Loeffler Randall,
Bride's hat: Diana Dawn Dubuque
Music & Entertainment | Ian Crawford
Officiant | Alex Dabney, brother of the bride
Photography | Nicole Aston Photography
Stationery | The Knot
Travel & Transportation | First Student
Venue | Firelight Farm
Videography | Honeyseed Photo & Film