We fell in love with the urban vibes, the rich emerald tones, and the absolutely stunning day that these two shared. As featured in Montana Bride magazine. Photography by Ashley Rhian Photography, and videography by Honeyseed Photo & Film.
“We had to change everything about a month before our actual date. We shrunk our wedding from 175 guests to 32, which was just the wedding party and our parents. Since everyone was either in the wedding or a significant other, there were times when only five to ten people were not standing at the altar. It was very intimate. We had only the most important people by our sides that day, and it really made the importance of marriage and love shine through.
Neil and I choreographed our first dance a week before our wedding day. We had a blast doing this together, and it taught us more about one another. We are far from dancers, especially dancing together, so of course we messed up the day of the wedding. After the official first dance, we fast forwarded the music and attempted the move again and were able to do it the second time. Everyone was going crazy and cheering. The world and social media paint the picture that your wedding day has to be perfect, but this reminded us that we are human, and it is more fun to create experiences together than it is to worry about being perfect.
Neil and I set aside time to share private vows together. We left the reception and walked to an open area with railroad tracks. Just us. We exchanged vows and got to talk to each other one-on-one. It gave us time to think, cherish the moment, and not be focused on the details of the day. It was important to both of us, and it helped the gravity of the day really set in."
Planning a wedding is already stressful, but planning a wedding during a pandemic can be completely overwhelming. I would advise future brides to communicate early with their vendors (and review all contracts) so that the brides know what to expect in the event of uncontrollable circumstances. Another piece of advice would be to consider unconventional options. Smaller gatherings can allow for unique and intimate ways to celebrate, too.” – Michelle, the bride
photography | ASHLEY RHIAN PHOTOGRAPHY
accommodations | KIMPTON ARMORY HOTEL
bar & beverage | JUST A TASTE CATERING
cake & dessert | SWEET AND TARTE
catering | JUST A TASTE CATERING
dresses & menswear | ESSENSE OF AUSTRALIA (bridal gown)
FRIAR TUX BY MIDNIGHT BLUE (groom’s suit)
floral design | ROWAN AND LARCH FLORALS
gifts & favors | ETC CERAMICS
hair & makeup | THE LOFT SPA
jewelry | MILLER’S JEWELRY (engagement ring)
OLIVE & PIPER (earrings)
music & entertainment | PETER KING
officiant | FATHER LEO PROXELL
rentals & decor | TAILORED AND TIED
venues | HOLY ROSARY CATHOLIC CHURCH (ceremony)
ECHO ARTS (reception)
videography | HONEYSEED PHOTO & FILM