The Love Story
Josh and Jess met while working as Ski patrollers and Mountain guides in Washington State. They lived and worked together for a few seasons, living out of their cars, and traveling to ski, climb and bike all over the western United states. After some time adventuring together they picked Montana to call home. They moved to Missoula so Jess could begin nursing school and to have the mountains and rivers at their doorstep. While enjoying all the perks of the Bozeman area the couple decided to get a puppy in the fall of 2012, Trapper, their bird dog. The dog is a member of the family and he helped seal their lasting relationship. Josh proposed to Jess on a cool June night under the moon, on the shores of Hyalite reservoir.
As avoid outdoor enthusiasts, they naturally enjoyed their DIY wedding outside by the river with all their friends and family from across the country. The wedding was on a beautiful sunny day in July, under the pavilion at Caras Park. They packed all 100 close friends and family in, and then had the party of a lifetime under the tent. The wedding was complete with shot skis, cake in the face and lots of dancing.
Josh and Jess continue their adventure called marriage in Great Falls, where Jess works at Benefis Hospital and Josh is a Fly-Fishing guide.
Photographer: Buffalo James Photography
Venue: Caras Park, Downtown Missoula
Catering: Bravo! Catering
Cake: Bernice’s Bakery
Flowers: DIY- Put together by Bridal party
Rentals: East Gate rentals
Music: DJ Colin Hickey
Hair and Make-up: Boom Swagger Salon
Rehearsal dinner Venue: Ten Spoon Vineyard
Officinal: Eben Reckord – mutual friend of bride and Groom