I don't know what to say about this wedding.... it was unbelievably gorgeous from the details, the wedding party, the florals, the cake, the venue.... the COUPLE... my goodness. Everything was just perfect.
I have done a lot of first looks, but this was the most emotional, beautiful and special one I have ever captured. I was waiting with Marya and she was literally shaking with anticipation and wonder... and Hope was with Ben. He had to stop and control himself from breaking down, just from seeing her from the back. Once he came up to her, they both just cried, hugged and took it all in. Beautiful. That is what first look is all about. At the ceremony it was just like the first time... such love.
Holland Lake Lodge was the perfect setting for this stunning wedding. The amazing details and event design (including the AMAZING the M+B Brand & homemade Huckleberry Wine with a picture of Marya + Ben ) was all done by Ben's parents. So much thought, love & creativity put into it. The florist was Maureen Gary with a garden flower look. She did the most unique and creative alter piece. The amazing floral crown and cake flowers were done by Habitat Floral in Missoula. The AMAZING dessert bar + cake was done by Black Cat Bakery. DJ was Collin Marshall. Marya's brother was busy as he was in the super talented band Blue Hour Jazz Ensemble and also in the wedding. Everyone danced to this STELLAR band, if you live in Missoula and hear of them playing, GO SEE THEM!!! Her beautiful dress was Maggie Sottero and bridesmaids were in J. Crew.
What a great celebration of LOVE. Thank you so much for letting Hope Kauffman and I capture your DROP DEAD GORGEOUS day!!! You two are the sweetest.