Around here, each season has its distinct personality. Spring is lovely, summer is pure bliss, fall in Montana... perfection. But winter??? More specifically, winter weddings... undeniably romantic. Candles, snowflakes, crackling fireplaces. Everything about it makes us want to snuggle up with our nearest and dearest. This wedding is no exception. Captured by Kristine Paulsen, it's a trule winter wonderland right in downtown Missoula.















From the photographer: What is it about softly falling snowflakes that just immediately creates magic? I’m not quite sure, but whatever it is, Alyssa and Adam certainly experienced that magic for their Missoula, Montana winter wedding. We weren’t even certain we’d see snow for their wedding day what with the way Missoula’s winter has been behaving. But I think everyone’s snow-filled thoughts must’ve influenced Mother Nature a bit, because we woke up to a dusting on the morning of their wedding day, and then experienced a whirl of flurries later in the afternoon – the perfect wedding day gift to these two who truly love the snow! (Even Alyssa’s wedding dress was adorned with sparkly snowflakes!) Their day couldn’t have been more happy or more fun – their ceremony was gorgeous, the aisle punctuated by candles and flowers, and smiles were abundant as Alyssa and Adam said their vows and laughed as they exchanged rings. We dashed outside to take advantage of some snowflakes (which really started coming down) and make some snowy portraits – we were all super excited, but also very, very cold! Kudos to everyone for braving that wind! Family and friends reconvened in the ballroom of the old Florence Hotel building in downtown Missoula, where we were treated to some tasty food, great toasts, excellent cake and exceptionally lively dancing. Alyssa and Adam – thank you again for inviting me to photograph your truly beautiful and happy day! It was such a treat to be able to do this for you, and so special to meet so many wonderful people in your lives. I hope you had a fantastic honeymoon, and I am so happy that you get to spend your lives together. Here’s to a lifetime of epic powder and fantastic winter adventures! Congratulations again!

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The Vendors

Photography: Kristine Paulsen Photography / Ceremony Venue: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church / Reception Venue: The Governor’s Room of the Florence Building / Florist: Habitat Floral / Cake: Margaret Ambrose-Barton / DJ: DJ Coma  / Makeup Artist: Skin Chic / Hair: The Do Crew / Catering: Two Sisters Catering + the Red Bird Wine Bar
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