After years of watching my husband work as a wedding photographer we knew exactly what we wanted in our own wedding. Dax and I joke that we’re terrible examples of Montanans. Even with Dax’s upbringing in the home of a true forester, we prefer to imagine ourselves living the city life. Naturally, for our wedding, a traditional Montana barn or field was out. We wanted urban. We dreamed of a rooftop wedding downtown with great food and cocktails. After scouring Missoula for such a destination and coming up short, we decided to just inquire at our favorite wine bar, PLONK, about their intimate, Tuscan rooftop terrace. To our delight, they agreed!
The plans fell together quickly from there. We no longer had to worry about catering or drinks or ceremony decorations- it was all perfect! I consider myself so lucky that I had a groom who was so involved in our wedding planning as he knew almost every wedding vendor in town already. We truly worked on everything as a team which left our closest friends and family free to enjoy the day. Since my soon to be husband was a wedding photographer, I wanted him to come up with an epic shot for our engagement portrait/save the date. He answered the challenge by building a rain machine and shooting the picture himself, creating a truly unique image. We hand-made exploding box invitations so each person on our limited guest list would feel special.
We twirled and cut paper and fabric for our bouquets and boutonnieres so they’d last forever. I secretly made my own veil and Dax secretly drew me as a pin-up bride. We designed a cake to fit our modern tastes and a palette of hors d’oeuvres and cocktails to please the most distinguished preferences. Ultimately working so closely together on every detail of our big day made our wedding that much more personal and perfect.
Photographer: David Clumpner Photography
Location: Missoula, Montana
Ceremony & Reception: Plonk, Missoula MT
Wedding Planner: The couple
Florist: The couple made paper flowers
Cakes & Desserts: Black Cat Bake Shop
Bar Service: Plonk
DJ: Aaron Traylor
Officiant: David Elliott (Bride’s Uncle)