It’s hard to believe that it’s only been about six weeks since we got married in our backyard. It was a very warm and sunny day that went by in a blur. Now I am sitting here looking out my window with a dusting of snow on the ground and a pumpkin spice candle burning on my table. How fast time flies by!
Every time I flip through our wedding photos I am filled with emotion. I am happy and sad all at once! It was the most beautiful day, but we were missing some very important people there. My only true regret is that we couldn’t afford to hire a videographer and forgot to ask one of our friends to record the ceremony for both our Grandmother’s who were unable to travel to Montana for the wedding. But I am grateful I have amazing photos to look through that were captured by my beautiful friend Jaci Vigil.
I was, of course, a DIY bride and wanted every little detail to be perfect but was on a very tight budget. It made for a chaotic few days, especially since my groom broke his leg a WEEK before our wedding!! Yep. He was in a boot and on crutches for our wedding! But I am so happy with how it all turned out, I think the multiple meltdowns I had that weekend was worth it. Hopefully.
It was the most perfect dreamy ceremony. My absolute favorite part of the day! I was shaking and giddy and about ran down that aisle to get to Nate.
We had our ceremony in the woods behind our house and it was everything I have ever wished for! It all came together with the help of our amazing friends and family. It was about a 5 minute walk from our house to the ceremony site, so halfway there I set up a drink station with huckleberry lemonade.
The ceremony location was definitely a labor of love. This entire area was completely covered in brush and bushes and weeds and stumps. Nathan and I spent HOURS out there clearing the space, with just rakes and shovels, to make just enough room to set up the teepee and chairs. I think it was worth the hard work!
Our dear friend Mike played guitar for our ceremony and it was just magical! You can check out his music he writes and produces here.
My handsome groom on his crutches.
I walked down the aisle with both my mother and father.
Then my sweet Dad MARRIED US! It was the most special amazing thing ever. I am so happy he got to marry us and was up there shaking right along with him. He isn’t a fan of public speaking but he did it anyways, and totally rocked it.
We did a handfasting ceremony and keep our knotted rope above our fireplace.
After Nate stood there balancing on one foot through the entire ceremony, we hopped on our lawn mower to ride off on! I was DYING, you guys. Laughing so hard about our hillbilly send-off so hard I had stomach cramps. Drink in hand, I balanced on Nate’s lap and road through our neighbors yard to get to the reception tent.
It was the best and craziest day of my life!
All images capture by J. Vigil Photography
Bride’s Dress- Lulu’s
Groom’s attire: Dillards
Florals: My bouquet was done by my insanely talented co-worker Tyler from Mum’s. Floral crown was done by Tumbleweed Floral Truck and I designed the bridesmaids bouquets with help from my bridesmaids!
Ceremony rentals: Empress Tents & Events
Printer for ceremony programs : Top Copy Printing
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