Blue skies, sun shinning, little summer breeze- what more could a bride ask for when she wakes up on her wedding day. Katie started her day off downtown Bozeman at Blush to get a soft natural bridal look for her makeup. I always do a little happy dance when I hear a bride is going to Blush because I know their makeup will be flawless and absolutely gorgeous!
Katie and her bridesmaids went out to Gallatin Gateway to finish getting ready at a VRBO, just across the road from the wedding venue. Most of their hair was done by Katie's 14 year-old cousin, and lets just say this sweet girl has a bright future in wedding hair!
Of course you need to pop some champagne on your WEDDING DAY!
These little wedding day details were so fun to capture...
Katie and Chris decided they wanted to tie the knot at one of Bozeman's very sought after wedding venues, Hart Ranch. This venue sits south of Bozeman in Gallatin Gateway against the mountains, near Big Sky. This rustic barn venue has everything you would want for a simple, yet elegant Montana wedding.
Katie wanted to slip into her wedding dress in a more intimate setting, the bridal suite at the Hart Ranch with just her Mother and Maid of Honor there with her.
Katie's custom Converse were the ultimate wedding detail of the day! Katie is a 4th grade teacher, so you know all of her kiddos will think she is the coolest teacher EVER with MRS. G on the back of her chucks!
Dress-Check, Shoes-Check, Accessories- Check, Looking Freaking GORGEOUS-Double Check.... Off to the bridal portraits.
Katie was wearing a gown she found at the well-know and highly recommended bridal dress boutique in Bozeman, Eskay Bridal. Her bouquet was created by a family member.
Meanwhile, Chris and some of his closest friends were enjoying their afternoon in the grooms getting ready location at the venue. They opened gifts, laughed, and reminisced on some good times,
Chris & Katie's ceremony was filled with so many emotions- happiness, excitement, and a whole lotta love. Their heart-filled vows had me in tears as I was trying to capture the special moments of the ceremony.
They went out with a bang with their first, second, and third kiss as Mr. & Mrs. G.
After the ceremony, I was able to sneak away with these two and do their portrait session. As you will see below, these two were utterly infatuated with one another.
These two couldn't be serious the whole time- they are always goofing off!
ANNNDDDD they got by with a little help from their friends!
I can't forget about the 7 flower girls and the cutest ring bearer!!
I was so honored that Katie & Chris asked me to be their wedding photographer. In high school, Katie & I spent our summer nights watching Chris and my husband play baseball. We would talk about the future and it always included those baseball boys. I could not be happier for these high school sweethearts and to see how far they have come. Here's to Katie G and Chris G!
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