This past weekend, Jeremy and I flew up to Missoula, Montana for the wedding of Beth and Ben. We had photographed Beth's sister's wedding back in 2002 and it was wonderful to see everyone again.
Beth and Ben decided to host their wedding at a mountain ski resort - Snowbowl. Though there was no snow in sight, the mountain was alive with wildflowers, deep green pines, a rippling brook and lots of mountain bikers. They couldn't have picked a more perfect place to be married in.
Honey was a reoccurring theme for them. They included a "honey-tasting" during their ceremony and they gave out honey bears as favors to their guests. I couldn't help but continue the theme with one of the honey rings for their ring shot. ^_^
In keeping with the grape motif and color scheme of the wedding, Beth wore red shoes under her grape embroidered gown.
Beth and Ben are the cutest couple. Throughout their ceremony, they were smiling, giggling and making everyone else laugh right along with them.
I love it when a group suddenly bursts out into song. Beth's side treated the couple to "You Are My Sunshine" while we took group shots. Not to be outdone, Ben's side hit a home run with "Take Me Out To The Ball Game." ^_^
Oh, and kissing! This is the fun part.
Beth and Ben's ceremony arbor was draped in bunches of gorgeous grapes and climbing vines. For future brides out there, remember: grapes can double as snacks while your taking your couples shots. ^_^ I didn't think the grapes were real at first - until they started eating them - while we were photographing them. I love these two!
At last, it was time for the reception at Snowbowl's - The Last Run Inn.
Cupcakes made for a fun cake feeding.
I think it's safe to say that everyone was having fun. ^_^
Sweet Beth and Ben: You were an absolute joy to photograph. Thanks for letting us be apart of your celebration. Enjoy your honeymoon in Banff (or as Beth says, "BAM~ff"). ^_^ Cheers!
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Snowbowl/Last Run Inn
Florist: Habitat Floral Studio