We're loving this vintage-inspired late summer day in Whitefish, Montana, for Amelia and Ryan – from the gorgeous florals by Montana Bride Vendor Two Kays Flower Farm, to their darling proposal story in front of a Taco Bell – you'll fall in love with it, too. Photography by Kinsey Lynn Photography.
"I was introduced to Ryan through his roommate who was a bartender at the restaurant I was working at. A week after we were introduced, we decided to go on our first date where we showed up in matching outfits. Ryan proceeded to tell everyone that night that it was actually our one year anniversary and that is why we decided to match. Strangely enough, it took quite a bit of pressure off of the first date because it just felt like we had been together and were just out celebrating. That same night, Ryan asked me to travel with him to the Philippines, and sure enough, I booked a flight right then and there and three months later we went off to the Philippines for a month-long trip. Over the course of the next four years, we traveled to nine different countries and lived abroad for about nine months. In June of 2022, on an extremely random night, Ryan dressed back up in his first date outfit and asked me to wear mine. We went back to the location of our first date, which ended up being turned into a Taco Bell. He asked the Taco Bell security guard to take a picture of us in our matching outfits in the same place we had taken our first picture together, and then he proposed right then and there. So, after traveling the world together and seeing so many beautiful sights, he proposed in front of a Taco Bell and I wouldn't have it any other way!"
"We decided very early on two things for our wedding: It would be small and intimate, and it would be in Montana. We wanted it to feel almost like a weekend getaway with our closest friends that just happened to be a wedding. Being from Arizona, we had a lot of people ask why Montana. We chose it because my grandparents were both from Montana and had honeymooned in Glacier. The state feels special to us, and we felt so lucky to be able to share it with our friends and family for such a beautiful celebration.
We had almost everyone stay on property for the whole weekend so it was comfortable, cozy, and a little chaotic. Oddly enough, the morning of our wedding I felt very calm. We had amazing vendors that we had flown out to meet a few months prior and had numerous phone conversations with, so we had confidence they knew the vision and vibe we were going for. I started the morning off getting ready in the main living room so that I was able to enjoy being around everyone and then walked over to the cabin my parents were staying in with my bridesmaids to have some girl time before everything began. When it was time for first looks, I knew I wanted to have a special moment with my brothers and dad, my bridesmaids, the groomsmen and obviously Ryan. Everyone there was so special to all of us that I wanted to make sure that they each got their own little moment of gratitude. The day went so well, and all of our vendors received so many compliments from our guests." –Amelia, the bride
Accommodations | Whitefish Outpost
Cake & Dessert | Fleur Bake Shop
Catering | Montana Craft Kitchen
Floral Design | Two Kay's Flower Farm (#MBV)
Hair & Makeup | Rachel Rockwood
Photography | McKenzie Nield
Planning | Alysha Pyre
Transportation | Wild Horse Limousine (#MBV)
Venue | Whitefish Outpost