I have known Rob for years. Honestly, so long I couldn't even tell you when we met. We both went through the local 4H programs, as well as the same college for Agriculture Business after high school graduation. When I was hired to photograph his wedding, I was so excited! Having that personal tie to the couple was a great touch, and really helped to capture some emotion into the photos, more so than normal!
The reception location was at the gorgeous Eagle Lodge in downtown Miles City Montana. The lodge had an amazing vintage feel, with original hardwood floors, an abundance of natural light spilling in from the windows and overall had a very romantic and intimate feel.
When you walked up the stairs to the reception, you entered in to a foyer with some simple, elegant decor that really characterized the feel of Rob & Cheyenne's big day.
After my love story with the chairs, I was drawn into the bar area. They bar was situated with a vintage metal basin, which held ice with water for the guests. The combination of the floral arrangements, the lights and the vintage basin really drew me in, and helped polish of the vintage, rustic feel the Bride was going for.
On either side of the room, there were lights with white tulle, and white balloons with twine strings. Both accents really helped complete the look.
Moving to the final piece that tied this space together, the head table for the bridal party. The Bride and Groom had matching goblets, with lace and burlap accents. The centerpieces were some gorgeous rustic baskets, and the flowers for the wedding were daisys.
The bridal party was getting ready in the basement of The Eagle, which provided some amazing lighting, and helped tie together her chic wedding. The bridesmaids wore denim blazers, with lace skirts and western boots. Their hair and makeup was completed by Lacey Tennant of Glendive Montana.
The groom got ready in a separate location at The Eagle, and he wore denim jeans, western boots, a wool vest with a black silk scarf. His grooms men wore white western shirts, black silk scarves and denim jeans with boots.
We did our photographs of the bridal party before the ceremony, which gave us the opportunity for a first look photo. I told Cheyenne my plans, but kept Rob in the dark. I set him up outside, told him I was taking some test shots and had instructed Cheyenne to come out moments after I stepped outside, which gave us these memorable photographs, that they will cherish for a lifetime.
Rob and Cheyenne share a beautiful baby boy, and I have had the honor of documenting his little life, from maternity photos, to newborn photos and now mom and dad's big day. G man hates me, but that is okay, he will come to love me, maybe.
The bride and her bridal party rode to the ceremony in a horse drawn carriage, provided by Big Sky Shires of Glendive Montana. The carriage brought the Bride down Main street of Miles City, past the historical district and arrived at the park with the class and elegance of a Montana Bride.
The ceremony was held in downtown Miles City, at Riverside Park. The location was perfect for this couple, and really helped to set the stage for their chic wedding. The white gazebo served as the perfect location for the couple to take their vows, in a truly emotional and heart felt ceremony.