You know in those National Geographic photos where you see people casually living their lives under the most breathtaking views on the planet? Well, that’s what it felt like for Gabrielle and Bridger’s picturesque wedding! I got the privilege of capturing these two at the Silver Knot in Ronan, Montana. Their genuine love blossomed under the Mission Mountains, where it seems as if heaven intersects with Earth.
Gabrielle and her husband actually went to the same elementary school, and she had the biggest crush on him already! Fast forward to high school, and the two of them date into college. However, Bridger brought the relationship full circle when he proposed— at that same elementary school they played together all those years ago! The cutest!
Jesus is a central figure in their lives, and it showed in the stunning little details. They said their “I do’s” in front of a flower-draped cross, and during the service, her uncle played a worship song and serenaded them on guitar. My favorite moment was when Bridger held Gabrielle’s hand as they prayed before the ceremony. But get this: they held hands around a corner, each facing a different direction so they could make their first look walking down the aisle that much more special!
The venue was decorated with such a cute, homey taste in mind. Her parents drove through three states to attend, and brought with them a wheelbarrow full of flowers and strawberry jam jars as party favors, courtesy of her mom’s garden. Family played an even bigger role in the special day as Gabrielle donned her grandmother and great-grandmother’s jewelry, accompanied in the bridal party by her sister and future sister-in-law. To top the whole day off, the couple brought in a vintage Cold Stone truck! Everything about the wedding made my heart so happy.
When I took pictures of the couple themselves, it was so easy. Gabrielle and Bridger are quite possibly one of my favorite couples of all time. Special shoutout to you two for making me feel so loved and appreciated, even on the biggest day of your lives. I wish you the greatest blessings as you take the jump into eternity.
Venue: The SIlver Knot
Florist: Habitat Floral Studio
Hair and Makeup: Ashlee Modenhauer
Bridal Gown: Celestial Selections
Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal
Groom's Attire: JC Penney