Wedding Great Falls MT

California Couple Married in the Mountains of Montana | Bend, Oregon Wedding Photographer

Amber and Doug wanted to get out of LA, leave the big city behind to visit the mountains and experience what ranch life was like. What better place to do that than Standford, Montana, at the Hughes Mountain Ranch. Over several visits, becoming dear friends of the Hughes', and falling in love with the "magic of the ranch" and "cowboy life," they decided to celebrate their wedding there with their families and a few close friends.

A beautiful small ceremony facing endless scenery of fields, trees, and mountains.

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I love the simple yet elegant decorations of flowers, wooden chairs, and arch.

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A beautiful June day to celebrate a wedding.

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It's no wonder that Doug and Amber fell in love with Montana on their vacations from California!

Doug was completely awestruck when he saw Amber for the first time in her wedding dress.

Amber's grandpa did the honor of walking his granddaughter down the aisle. 

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Doug looked dashing in his blue groom suit and red bow tie.

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Amber's smile did not leave her face the entire wedding ceremony. You could tell she was in heaven. 

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Amber's sisters and brother were the bridesmaids and groomsman. You could see teary eyes on some of them as they watch their sister get married to her soulmate.  

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The exchanging of rings. 

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The bride and groom's first kiss as husband and wife. 

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Both the bride and groom are in absolute bliss walking back down the aisle officially married.

The bridal bouquet. 

Amber and Doug brought their three dogs all the way from California for the grand celebration.

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While the guests enjoyed cocktail hour, we went to the ceremony arch to capture a few more pictures with the picturesque Montana background.

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Doug embraced full Montana style and wore his cowboy hat for some of their photos. 

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I didn't know which Amber enjoyed more, Doug wearing the hat or ripping the hat off his head to pull him in for a kiss. 

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The reception appetizers were a beautiful array of meats, cheeses, and fruits.

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The best cake designers I've ever crossed paths, Crooked Tree Coffee and Cakes. They outdid themselves again by making this beautiful tree cake featuring carved heart and all. 

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A delicious strawberry and almond salad is served before the main course. 

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The dogs are enjoying the fresh Montana air and looked cute as ever in bowties. 

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The bride's mom and the groom decide on which amazing food to add to their plate first.

I was glad to have taken a few extra dog portraits of Frodo because he passed away a few months after the wedding. 

We love you Frodo.

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By far one of the best wedding vendor meals I have ever had. YUMMMM!!!  

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Toasts continued throughout the receptions as all guests had only wonderful and lovely things to say about the bride and groom.

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One of my favorite images of the entire wedding group because everyone is smiling and having a joyous time.

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Time to cut the wedding cake! 

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Wedding Coordinator, Elena, had this cutting knife made for Amber and Doug with their names engraved on it.

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Amber made the most beauitful Montana bride.

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Crooked Tree Coffee and Cakes + Rustique + Ariel Dawn Photography | Styled Winter Shoot | Great Falls, Montana

Crooked Tree Coffee and Cakes makes by far the best wedding cakes in Montana.

Crooked Tree Coffee and Cakes makes by far the best wedding cakes in Montana.

It was so exciting to work with new vendor Rustique, who does rentals, planning, design. She carries the most amazing products from vintage candle sticks to rustic furnature. 

This birch tree cake is unreal. #onlyinmontana

Grand Union Hotel Wedding Photographer | Mattingly Wedding

Mattingly in love...

The beautiful and amazing Grand Union Hotel located in Fort Benton, Montana.

The bride and her bridesmaids shared mimosas and got ready in these amazing floral bathrobes. 

Fort Benton has the most amazing scenery to capture bride and groom photos. 

I was in love with the fur coat Carolyn wore to compliment her wedding dress.

Matthew and Carolyn took a quick dip kiss before the wedding in near the Grand Union hotel.

We had an amazing time taking family and bridal party photos on the bridge in Fort Benton, Montana. 

Courtney and Matthew | Fairfield, Montana | Engagement Session

Courtney and Matt live in Reno, Nevada at the moment, and contacted me about doing an engagement session at Matt's family ranch in Fairfield Montana during their visit. 

The property is a very 'rustic' setting, with barns, fields,  mountain background and even a farm cat. Any cowboy's dream place to be. We met a little before sunset to capture their love under the beautiful big sky of Montana. Their session was full of laughs, and cowboy boots. 

Congrats to this fantastic couple. 

 

Real Montana Engagement Session
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Cowboy Hat Engagement shoot with cowboy and cowgirl | Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com | Engagement Photographer
Cowboy Hat in Montana Field Engagement shoot with cowboy and cowgirl | Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com | Engagement Photographer
Cowboy Hat in Montana Field Engagement shoot with cowboy and cowgirl | Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com | Engagement Photographer
Cowboy Hat in Montana Field Engagement shoot with cowboy and cowgirl | Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com | Engagement Photographer
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Cowgirl and Cowboy Montana Engagement Session| Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com | Wedding Photographer
Cowgirl and Cowboy Montana Engagement Session| Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com | Wedding Photographer
Cowgirl and Cowboy Montana Engagement Session| Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com | Wedding Photographer
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Cowgirl and Cowboy Montana Engagement Session| Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com | Wedding Photographer
Cowgirl and Cowboy Montana Engagement Session| Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com | Wedding Photographer
Cowgirl and Cowboy Montana Engagement Session| Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com | Wedding Photographer
Cowgirl and Cowboy at Farm in Montana Engagement Session| Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com | Wedding Photographer
Cowgirl and Cowboy at Farm in Montana Engagement Session| Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com | Wedding Photographer
Cowgirl and Cowboy at Farm in Montana Engagement Session| Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com | Wedding Photographer
Cowgirl and Cowboy at Farm in Montana Engagement Session| Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com | Wedding Photographer
Cowgirl and Cowboy at Farm in Montana Engagement Session| Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com | Wedding Photographer
Cowgirl and Cowboy at Farm in Montana Engagement Session| Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com | Wedding Photographer
Cowgirl and Cowboy at Farm in Montana Engagement Session| Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com | Wedding Photographer
Cowgirl and Cowboy at Farm in Montana Engagement Session| Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com | Wedding Photographer
If you climb in the saddle be ready for the ride
Cowgirl and Cowboy at Farm in Montana Engagement Session| Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com | Wedding Photographer
Cowgirl and Cowboy at Farm in Montana Engagement Session| Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com | Wedding Photographer
Cowgirl and Cowboy at Farm in Montana Engagement Session| Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com | Wedding Photographer
Cowgirl and Cowboy at Farm in Montana Engagement Session| Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com | Wedding Photographer
Cowgirl and Cowboy at Farm in Montana Engagement Session| Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com | Wedding Photographer
Cowgirl and Cowboy at Farm in Montana Engagement Session| Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com | Wedding Photographer
Cowgirl and Cowboy at Farm in Montana Engagement Session| Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com | Wedding Photographer
Cowgirl and Cowboy at Farm in Montana Engagement Session| Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com | Wedding Photographer
Cowgirl and Cowboy at Farm in Montana Engagement Session| Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com | Wedding Photographer
Cowgirl and Cowboy at Farm in Montana Engagement Session| Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com | Wedding Photographer
Cowgirl and Cowboy at Farm in Montana Engagement Session| Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com | Wedding Photographer
Cowgirl and Cowboy at Farm in Montana Engagement Session| Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com | Wedding Photographer
Cowgirl and Cowboy at Farm in Montana Engagement Session| Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com | Wedding Photographer
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Cowgirl and Cowboy at Farm in Montana Engagement Session| Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com | Wedding Photographer
Cowgirl and Cowboy at Farm in Montana Engagement Session| Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com | Wedding Photographer
Cowgirl and Cowboy at Farm in Montana Engagement Session| Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com | Wedding Photographer
Cowgirl and Cowboy at Farm in Montana Engagement Session| Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com | Wedding Photographer
Cowgirl and Cowboy at Farm in Montana Engagement Session| Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com | Wedding Photographer
Cowgirl and Cowboy at Farm in Montana Engagement Session| Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com | Wedding Photographer
Cowgirl and Cowboy at Farm in Montana Engagement Session| Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com | Wedding Photographer
Cowgirl and Cowboy at Farm in Montana Engagement Session| Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com | Wedding Photographer
Cowgirl and Cowboy at Farm in Montana Engagement Session| Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com | Wedding Photographer
Cowgirl and Cowboy at Farm in Montana Engagement Session| Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com | Wedding Photographer

Newberry Wedding | Great Falls, Montana

The Newberry's shared their wedding celebration with close family and friends. Their plan was to get married in Gibson Park, Great Falls, but they were kind enough to their guests to not make them stand in the rain. Quick thinking and teamwork, they made a beauitful ceremony at the at Kaite and Mary's work, the Rainbow Retirement and Assisted Living in Great Falls, MT 59401   

Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com
Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com
Putting the dress on Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com
Bride in Wedding Dress | Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com
Mom and Bride | Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com
Family photos  | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com
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Bride and Family  | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com
Bride's family photos  | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com
Father and Bride  | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com
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Bride and Bridesmaid bouquets | Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com | Wedding Photographer
Cute Wedding | Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com | Wedding Photographer
Bride and Bride with Flower girl and ring bearer | Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com | Wedding Photographer
Bride loves batman | Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com | Wedding Photographer
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Flower girl dancing
Bride and Father Dancing Same  | Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com | Wedding Photographer
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Batman wedding  | Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com | Wedding Photographer
Wedding Dancing  | Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com | Wedding Photographer
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Crooked Tree Coffee and Cakes | Same Sex Wedding  | Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com | Wedding Photographer
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Emoticons at wedding  | Great Falls, Montana | Ariel Dawn Photography | www.arieldawnphotography.com | Wedding Photographer