Category archives: Weddings

  • "Slap the bag! You have to slap the bag!" Slapping the wine skin hoisted by a sturdy churl for the wedding guests' consumption is a practice that dates to medieval times, we're sure. It's really a test of sympathy, since if the guests know how hard it is to hold that much liquid aloft, they will [...]
  • We can't hold back any longer! Here's a small glimpse of our most recent shoot featuring some of Missoula's best wedding vendors. It's a styled shoot with real heart: before Willow and Justin travel to celebrate a tropical wedding next February, they had a chance to represent their love taking fligh [...]
  • A hundred weddings and one of us cries during every anniversary dance. We've decided we're OK with that. Another certainty we face at weddings is a change of weather right at ceremony time. Nickole and Joel braved chilly April gusts to walk down the aisle on Monday, but the bride was ready with a ne [...]
  • Nestled between the longest period of snow in memory and the arrival of truly arctic temperatures, Brittany and Mike were wed on a cold and bright New Year's Eve day. Appropriately, the celebration united New Year's glitz and cabin warmth. The big horn sheep wore pearls. [...]
  • Stacy and Cody returned to the scene of a memorable date to host their ceremony. The wondrous weather at the Lochsa Lodge meant that heaps of snow embraced everything and their wedding day kiss was more hygge than siblings in feet pajamas warming themselves between candlelight and a hearthfire of sm [...]
  • As Wiz Khalifa once said, you know what it is! It's wedding bells for Jamie and Adam on a sumptuous fall day in the Bitterroot! With their passion for the black and yellow on display and a VIP guest list, this couple chose the perfect day for their destination wedding: the first day without rain in [...]
  • Kallie and Connor's wedding featured more than a wee bit of surprise.  From gifts to music, to an unplanned moment at the cake stand, the joyfully unexpected attended a life event some people want to unfold in as regimented a fashion as possible.  Wise and happy is the couple who can roll with surpr [...]
  • Celebrate your roots! Kyla and Derek kept their wedding close to home in the brilliant Bitterroot. And we love weddings on family property because we get to visit places we might not otherwise see. 2016 represents a year of milestones for this couple. They will take their wedding memories with them [...]
  • We're always gleaning new bits of culture from our couples. We've learned that we must watch Arrested Development, for instance, in order to make any sense of the bizarre courtship ritual a future bride and groom recently previewed to us. Meanwhile, the movie Bridesmaids served as a cultural touchst [...]
  • To understand why we love weddings on family land, look no further than Brittney and Cody’s day. With space to host several hundred well-wishers and five generations of history, how could another venue compete with Brittney’s home? And it’s so handy being able to run for a kitchen towel to clean the [...]
  • We live in the Pinterest era, where brides are as likely to draw wedding inspiration from one another as from a magazine's style editor. More ideas can spread faster and further. And when you have Joanna's eye and talent, you can transplant Brooklyn to the Mountain West, making a success of even the [...]
  • Substantial rain has fallen on most of our 2016 weddings! So with the 48-hour forecast promising to confirm the trend, we secured 10 umbrellas in the wedding colors in preparation. And rain did fall during the formal photos and ceremony, as fate would have it this year. In addition to their intended [...]