Barefoot bride, handmade dress, wildflowers, horses... seriously, what's not to love about this rustic Paradise Valley wedding?!? Captured by Amelia Anne Photography, it is DIY done right. The happy couple crafted their perfect day, quite literally with their own hands... and the result is an intimate laid back Montana affair. Now, before you go an inch further can we talk about this image of these two on their horse?!?! Divine. Congrats Jesscy and Leif.
A bit about the day from the bride.. It was as close to perfect as a day could be. We were married at a friend's ranch in the Paradise Valley, and it was a total DIY wedding. Everything from the hand-painted signs to the arch we crafted out of driftwood from the Yellowstone was made by our hands. My husband Leif and I made my dress and his vest out of the hide of an elk we'd harvested the year before. What a labor of love! My girls and I got together and made 120 cupcakes and individual sized sriratcha salts for the guests, and my preschool teacher baked us an extraordinary cake for slicing. But our third wedding cake was made by Kim & Jake's in Boulder, CO. Their creations are to die for and gluten free, but so delicious you'd never know the difference! My new sister-in-law's mother-in-law did all of the flower arrangements herself with locally grown flowers and freshly harvested wild flowers. Each of the bridesmaids, flower girls & myself all had ethically harvested emu feathers in our hair and bouquets, straight from the Paradise Valley. Amelia Anne Photography was divine. She was so professional, but knew how to keep things light and organized without the added stress. We could not be more pleased with her as a photographer and a human being. A delight! We rented chairs from Montana Party Rentals, and they were wonderful to work with. All in all, we couldn't have asked for better friends and better weather on our special day.
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Photography: Amelia Anne Photography / Location: Private Home, Paradise Valley, Montana / Decor: DIY by the bride and groom / Chairs: Montana Party Rentals / Dress + Vest: handmade by the bride and groom / Cakes: DIY and Kim + Jake's (Boulder, CO) / Flowers: DIY by family