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A Texas Meets Montana Ranch Wedding

From the photographer, Lauren Brown:  Jonas had one request for Jenny when she asked him about wedding planning. Just one. The couple lives in Austin, Texas but were getting married in Ennis, Montana where Jenny had spent so much time vacationing with her family – fishing in the summer and skiing in the winter. Jenny and her father George had taken charge of the wedding planning, and with the help of the talented team at Lukas Trudeau had put together a beautiful plan for a light and classic outdoor reception that would perch above Ennis on a high plateau and look out on the pristine Ennis Lake and surrounding mountains. Jonas’s one request was for a little piece of home, a little reminder of Austin, set to the Montana backdrop. Austin is well known for it’s music and festivals, and one of Jenny and Jonas’s favorite of these is the Austin City Limits festival, held yearly in Zilker Park near downtown. One of the hallmarks of the ACL festival is a giant picture frame, where friends meet and gather and re-orient. This is what Jonas wanted. A giant picture frame reminiscent of the one where he and Jenny so often gather with their friends. And so he built one. And perched on a plateau overlooking Ennis Lake and the surrounding valley and mountains in the distance, friends gathered and laughed and snapped photos under a giant white picture frame.

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THE WEDDING VENDORS
Photographer:  Lauren Brown Photography  //  Second Shooter: Lindsey Mulcare Photography  //  Event Planner + Design and Decor: Lukas Trudeau Event Co  //  Band: Andrew Gromiller and the Organically Grown  //  Dress Designer: Anna Campbell  //  Calligrapher: Cast Calligraphy and Design  //  Cake Designer: Elle’s Belles Bakery  //  Culinary: LaFoley Kitchen    //  Rentals: Montana Party Rentals  //  Ceremony Location: Trinity Episcopal Church  //  Pre Ceremony Location: El Western  //  Reception: Channels Ranch

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Love on a Hilltop in Pennsylvania

From the photographer, Michelle Lieb:  Ashley & Jon tied the knot at the summer camp where they first met as counselors. The campus chapel is beyond charming and their care and love for each other filled the air. They greeted every single guest after the ceremony as they exited the pews and then left the chapel to a swirl of bubbles.  When Ashley and Jon slow danced in front of the camera on the outdoor stone ampitheater, Jon whispered words of his admiration and joy to Ashley that instantly brought tears to her eyes.

A Wedding on a Hilltop in Southwestern Pennsylvania

A Wedding on a Hilltop in Southwestern Pennsylvania

A Wedding on a Hilltop in Southwestern Pennsylvania

A Wedding on a Hilltop in Southwestern Pennsylvania

A Wedding on a Hilltop in Southwestern Pennsylvania

A Wedding on a Hilltop in Southwestern Pennsylvania

A Wedding on a Hilltop in Southwestern Pennsylvania

A Wedding on a Hilltop in Southwestern Pennsylvania

A Wedding on a Hilltop in Southwestern Pennsylvania

As the evening ended with everyone dancing their hearts out and a sparkler exit, Ashley and Jon had to be convinced to leave because they loved their guests so very much!

A Wedding on a Hilltop in Southwestern Pennsylvania

WEDDING VENDORS: Photographer: Lieb Photographic LLC  //  Ceremony Location: Jumonville  //  Reception Venue: Country Hearts Barn   //   Floral Designer: Barton’s Flowers

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A Fun & Relaxed Colorado Mountain Wedding

Kimberly & Alex  |   June 26th   |   Vail, Colorado

From the bride: We wanted the wedding to feel fresh, fun, and personal to our style. We are outdoorsy, and I’m an elementary teacher, so we wanted little pops of fun and whimsy.

A Fun & Relaxed Colorado Wedding

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THE CEREMONY: The ceremony was outdoors against a gorgeous backdrop of Piney Lake and the Gore Mountain Range. It was a gorgeous, sunny day, and everything went beautifully! We were so lucky. We wrote our own vows, which we revealed to each other in the moment.

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THE GUEST TABLES: Instead of table numbers, each table was named after a country we have traveled to together as a couple (Egypt, Israel, Germany, China, Austria, Thailand, Honduras, etc).

A Fun & Relaxed Colorado Mountain Wedding

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT: We loved our private canoe ride on Piney Lake at sunset… amazing moment we’ll always cherish!

A Fun & Relaxed Colorado Mountain Wedding

THE DANCING:  During the father-daughter dance to Stevie Wonder’s “Isn’t She Lovely,”  my dad pulled a harmonica out of his pocket during the instrumental break and played along.

A Fun & Relaxed Colorado Mountain Wedding

 LATE-NIGHT SNACK: We loved roasting s’mores against an epic night sky of stars – no light pollution in the mountains!

A Fun & Relaxed Colorado Mountain Wedding

MY ADVICE:  Have fun! And create a designated wedding email to separate your personal correspondence from your wedding-related correspondence – that’s step 1! Agree on a budget, talk about each of your non-negotiable hopes and dreams, and get a few big-ticket budget items taken care of early. Find little ways to make it personal – guests noticed and appreciated those little details, and they made the day feel special for us.

A Fun & Relaxed Colorado Mountain Wedding

RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Photographer: Chris McLaughlin Photography   //   Band: Diamond Empire Band   //   Favors: We donated to the World Wildlife Fund on behalf of our guests  //   Hair & Makeup: Weemala Hair & Makeup  //  Venue: Piney River Ranch

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