From the bride, Kelsie:
Johnny and I spend most of our time together in the mountains and we both knew that a mountain wedding would best suit us.  We also wanted our guests to be able to experience a little piece of our lives.

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 Every time we set out for a mountain adventure no matter what season it is, we are both amazed by the beauty of nature itself, so our inspiration for our style of wedding was to create an overall natural appearance. JacilynM03 JacilynM04

 Our dog Rocco held the “ Here Comes the Bride” sign.  He had no practice before the wedding and walked down the aisle perfectly while our guests laughed.

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 Our ceremony was set right on the Big Hole River surrounded by mountains.  Johnny’s brother, Joe had spent weeks building a willow arch for us. During the ceremony there were a few moments of thunder, which was very special to us, because when Johnny proposed to me it was on the side of a mountain during a heavy rain and lightning storm.  We could not help but smile at each other. JacilynM07

Saying our vows was one of the most emotional experiences I have ever felt.  In that moment we both felt all the love, pain, and struggles we had went through to be able stand together in front of God, our family, and friends to be married.

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 We had white tablecloths with burlap runners and beautiful mountain bouquets in mason jars resting on top of fresh cut tree bark slabs with river rock sprinkled around everything. JacilynM15

 We rented big white tents for the reception so our guests could enjoy the beautiful Montana scenery. Two live bands played into the dark as the sun set behind the mountains. JacilynM16I wanted to have sunset photos, so Jacilyn took us away to enjoy a moment I will never forget.  Being able to have that special moment with the one you love the most was magnificent! JacilynM17

Kelsie & Johnny’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Photographer:  Jacilyn M PhotographyJacilyn was amazing, and she is so creative and fun!   We both felt so comfortable! I am so glad I found her, thanks to Luxe Mountain Weddings!

Event Design & Planner:  Posh Paper Weddings. We could not say enough about the Posh team, they went above and beyond. We never worried about what was going on.  I don’t know what we would have done without them.  Definitely a 5 star service!  

Wedding Gown:  Mori Lee from Eskay Bridal The girls at Eskay were so nice!  I was overwhelmed and they help me find the dress for me.  Great experience!

Florist:  Brenda’s Florist  //  Hair & Makeup:  Jade Hair Studio and Spa  //  Tent Rental:  Sun Party Rentals  //  Cake:  Creative Cakes by Dee Dee   //  Linens: Linen Tablecloth  //  Invitations:  Wedding Paper Divas  //  Shoes:  Lane Boots  //   Bridesmaid Dresses:  Encore Collection by Watters

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From the photographer, Charlotte Allegra:
Melissa & Kasey met while traveling, and decided to incorporate their love for travel and beautiful places into a gorgeous destination wedding at Lake Tahoe. Pops of grey and yellow against the the famous “Tahoe-blue” made for stunning portraiture. Their love for travel was showcased in the details – the wedding tables were named for places they had traveled together. The groom’s ring was made with gold they had panned from the Yuba river. The bride’s love of design was showcased in the flower arrangements – specifically the boutonnieres, which she designed herself. The couple did not have a bridal party, because they felt that all of their guests were equally special to them. The intimate wedding was perfect. You could tell that everyone there had a great love for both the bride and groom, and each other.

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THE VENDOR TEAM
Photographer: Charlotte Allegra Photography  //  Event Planner: Blue Sky Events & Destination Management  //  Floral Designer: Thran’s Flowers

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