Our home base is actually Los Angeles, because Josh is a full-time Musician. We decided on a destination wedding to be closer to Josh's parents, who own and operate Scoops Ice Cream Shoppe in Red Lodge, MT. The goal was classy, vintage, and most importantly, comfort and fun. 110 of our friends and family made the trek. We had a hodge podge of vintage plates, vases, and jars on the tables. To represent our backgrounds and pay homage to our families, the centerpieces were framed photos of our grandparents and great-grandparents on their wedding days. Also, since I'm Chinese, we had golden buddhas as the placecard holders and my grandmother's vintage Chinese chest holding the fans and umbrellas for the guests at the ceremony.
Highlights of the wedding include a mechanical bull, and customized dartboard and bean bag games. An ice cream cooler with huckleberry ice cream and 7 other flavors serving as dessert, and Josh's cousin, a pastor, officiated the ceremony. The music was perhaps the best part. Our good friends provided the ceremony and first dance music. Andy Grammer (known for his single "Keep Your Head Up") and his wife Aijia sang the first dance and father/daughter songs. For the ceremony, fellow musicians Roland Gajate-Garcia (American Idol), Dru Decaro (Miguel), and Greg Karagianis (Andy Grammer) played.
Photographer: B Young Forever Photography
Venue: Private Ranch, 9 Lazy M Ranch
Location: Red Lodge Montana
Flowers: IGA Floral Billings
Rentals: Party Time Plus
Mechanical Bull: Bigtime Inflatables
Benches and Arbor: Moments In Time, LLC
Wedding Planner: Patricia Clark
Wine: Yellowstone Cellars
Beer: Red Lodge Ales
Ice Cream: Scoops, Red Lodge, MT
Gown: Allure Bridal