I have been looking forward to this wedding for almost an entire year! When I first got an email from Kiley last July, we immediately clicked. I thought, even if she didn’t book her wedding with me, I am just happy to know this wonderful person! Turns out, her groom is the brother to one of my longtime friends from my childhood and having grown up with him and his family and knowing who he is and how kind and wonderful he is, I already knew I needed to be a part of such a special event! When you have not one, but TWO very wonderful people coming together and becoming one AND bringing their wonderful families together, as well… well this was a photographer’s dream day and I can only imagine how dreamy it was for everyone else.
The day started out with what looked like a grizzly cub running across the highway and stopping traffic for a few minutes. An adorable, furry wedding crasher… Only in Montana! The sun was shining and there was a soft breeze coming off of the beautiful Swan Lake. We knew that Kiley & Brandon’s day would be absolutely perfect.
They both have such fun, calming and yet energetic personalities. Every detail was so perfectly Kiley. There were houseplants as centerpieces and every table had a different vibrant color on it! Our gorgeous bride vetoed shoes and our groom purchased his own suit for their big day. They both chose a more intimate route and decided not to have a bridal party aside from their best man and matron of honor. From the music to the food to the location… it all fit both of them so well!
They honored Brandon’s late mother, Doral, as well as other passed family members and friends in such a beautiful way. The lanterns at the end of the night was an especially amazing tribute to Brandon’s mom. They may not have floated but I know she was looking down and watching with pride! Also a few laughs, alongside her new daughter in law. Needless to say, we all cried multiple times watching their day unfold and it truly was an honor being their photographers!
To the newlyweds… we hope you enjoy our favorite moments of your day!