Rustic Winter Wedding
Good morning Wednesday! Here we bring you a rustic winter wonderland wedding. What’s a blizzard when there is so much fun to be had with your closest family and friends? From the photographer: This sweet, cute and goofy couple had a cold and snowy, but absolutely beautiful wedding in Missoula, Montana. Luckily they were used to the cold since they are from Nome, Alaska!
Jake and Kaley have known each other for 10 years. They met in Montana, and were friends through mutual friends. Kaley was in a relationship at the time, so was not interested in more than a friendship. Jake moved to Alaska and they went their separate ways. They didn’t have any contact for 4 long years. One night, Kaley’s friend Sara was trying to set her up with a friend. We talked about relationships and Kaley mentioned how she and Jake always felt a connection. They spent the night online looking for information and pictures of Jake. The next day, Sara called the last known bank Jake worked at and pretended he did a loan for her. Reluctantly, the bank gave her his number. She called him and told him he needed to get in touch with Kaley. Jake called later that week and they began a long distance relationship for the next 2 years until Kaley moved to Alaska.
One of Kaley’s favorite things to do in Nome is to comb the beach for sea glass along the Bering Sea. Jake and Kaley went to collect sea glass on the beach. As they were walking along collecting glass, Jake got down on one knee and said “I think I found a piece of glass you will really like” Kaley looked down there he was holding an engagement ring. She couldn’t believe he was proposing the day before she was to leave for Montana. Of course, she said “yes!” Although the blizzard made for treacherous driving conditions, the snow added a beautiful element to the photographs. The 1953 Chevy, which was restored by the groom’s father, was a great prop!
They chose to replace the wedding cake with blueberry pies made with blueberries they handpicked and brought with them all the way from Alaska. This was a symbolic way to have a little bit of Alaska with them in Montana.
The bride chose natural colors like blush, and eggplant to compliment the burlap. She wanted an antique feel, shabby chic with the lace and burlap. Instead of bouquets, the flower girls walked down the aisle with vintage fans. The lace, broaches in the bouquet and the bride’s gloves were from the her great grandma. The Mother-of-the made the bouquet and the bride made the boutonnieres.
Photographer: Marianne Wiest Photography | Hair Stylist: Bella Sauvage Spa & Salon | Bakery: Bernice’s Bakery | Dress Designer: BHLDN | Jewelry: Blue Nile | Event Venue: The Ranch Club | Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Tuxedo Gallery | DJ: ZooTown DJ