Allison & Steven | Apgar Amphitheater in West Glacier, Montana
Prepare your self. There are many magical components in this destination wedding. It all started with "that one's mine." Allison declared to her girlfriends the first day on the job at Glacier National Park. They meet during a summer work program for national parks in the US. Can you imagine getting married where y'all met? WOW. My heart pounds for love stories like this. After working, fishing, hiking, camping, and living together; they finally tied the knot at Apgar Amphitheater in West Glacier, Montana. Crisp, cool mountain air surrounded 30 of their closest family members. Allison matched the nature scene with a bright and bold wildflower bouquet from Mums Floral & Home in Whitefish, MT. The scotch poured and dad cried and we were off. Let me tell you - if you want EPIC PHOTOS; schedule it into your wedding day. We took 3 hours to do the first look, drive to Lake McDonald, hike John's Lake Loop (1.2 miles total in a wedding dress!), and stand next to McDonald's falls. See all Lake McDonald hiking trails here. It was truly an unforgettable wedding experience. They kissed in a forest, snuggled above crystal blue water, fist-pumped, and grabbed some booty on a cliff facing a mountain. We also tried not to fall in the mud. Allison & Steven risked it for the biscuit! These are my people. Tears later came during the ceremony. Their vows (and views) were so beautiful, complete with signing the married license on the backs and Agata (the best man) watching us watching them. It was a blast! We finish portraits around Apgar Campground and the beach. We even got Huckleberry ice cream. It's a Montana thing. Huckberry everything. Google it. The happily married couple dancing their way into the reception at a local Airbnb. The night continued with lots of CHEERS!, bird watching, and hackysack, because why not?!? This is your wedding. You do what you want!! Speaking of cheers, the champagne toast by Keesha (the bridesmaid) ended with the entire house chatting CHUG, CHUG, CHUG, CHUG. From the back you here, "That's my wife!!" That's one happy camper.
This wedding was personally and professionally one of my favorites. Not only was it a destination wedding the mountains, but Allison is my cousin. We spent the entire week planning the logistics of the wedding while hiking trails in the West Glacier National Park. My brother was even able to join the trip and helped capture this adventurous wedding. Spending time with my extended family meant the world. They live in Michigan while brother and I are in Texas. It was great to "meet in the middle" in Montana. My destination wedding photographer and family loving heart is so full. Congratulations to Allison & Steven Farr!!
Ceremony: Apgar Amphitheater
Reception: Three-level mountain view home with gourmet kitchen & game room on five acres
3-hour photo break: West Glacier, Montana
Hair: Lana Golinsky
Make-up: Lana Golinsky
Jewelry: Amazon - lol
Her Rings: Riddles Jewelry
His Ring: Rogers & Holland
Wedding Dress Store: BIANKA Bridal In Grand Rapids
Men’s Formal Wear Store: Generation Tux
Flowers: Mums Floral & Home in Whitefish, MT
Catering: North Fork Pizza
Officiant: Aaron Santa Maria