Magical Wedding | Livingston, Montana

Magical Wedding | Livingston, Montana

Are you planning a wedding?  Do you want your location to be stunning and full of nature?  Well, have I got an idea for you!  I just photographed a magical wedding in Livingston, Montana last weekend and I could not stop saying “wow!”  My weekend was full of awestruck moments.  The landscape was extraordinary but the people who were there to celebrate Ericka and Paul’s union were truly the icing on the cake!  

I had never met any of the guests before, but within hours I felt like I was a part of the family.  There was so much love everywhere that despite the cold winds that blew, a constant warmth filled us all.  The backdrop for this magical wedding event were the rolling green hills of Livingston, Montana.  And just below where the ceremony took place was the raging Yellowstone River.

The Magpies and Meadowlarks were filling the air with song.  The hills were dotted with Black Angus cattle and quite often you could see deer grazing in the spring grass.  One day we even saw a moose crossing the road as we traveled the near empty highways.

The setup for the ceremony was unlike anything I have ever seen before.  The guests were seated on tie-dyed covered hay bales, which formed a circle around the alter.  Gorgeous handmade dream catchers danced in the wind while creating an atmosphere of love and enchantment.  Many people wore tie-dyed clothing, including the groom, and the bride was definitely a being of the forest!

Without further ado, lets get to the best part – the photographs!!

Magical Wedding | Livingston, MontanaThe guests waiting for the wedding to begin.Three year old flower girlfather walking bride down the aisle in the fieldMagical Wedding | Livingston, Montanabride holding basket of flowersflower girl with cousin and auntiebride and groom giving guests flowers from a basketbride and young daughter with guests at weddingbride, groom and young daughter walking among the wedding guestsgroom walking towards brother to give flower at alterbride, daughter and groom placing their flowers on the alterbride holding daughter while standing next to groom as the officiant gives a speachdistant view of wedding ceremony

A beautiful part of the wedding ceremony happened when the groom played guitar and sang to his bride.

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What is a Montana wedding without cowgirl boots!

closeup of bride holding tiny bouquet of rosesgroom looking at his bride as she says her vowsMagical Wedding | Livingston, Montanabride and child putting ring on grooms fingerMagical Wedding | Livingston, Montanabride and groom kissingbride and groom walking together after ceremonyback view of bride, daughter and groom walking hand in hand towards the Yellowstone Rivercloseup of bride smilingMagical Wedding | Livingston, Montanaportrait of bride in a field in Livingston, MontanaAs we can all see, Ericka was an amazingly beautiful bride!  She reminds me of a woodland fairy!

Magical Wedding | Livingston, Montanabride collecting flowers in a fieldMagical Wedding | Livingston, Montanagroom carrying basket of flowers through a fieldbride and groom holding a basket of flowers together while walking through a field

Ericka and Paul gathered all of the wedding flowers and took them down to the river.  They took each one, blessed them and then tossed them into the water.

Magical Wedding | Livingston, Montana

bride and groom tossing flowers into the Yellowstone RiverMagical Wedding | Livingston, Montanagroom down by the riverMagical Wedding | Livingston, Montanabride and groom kissing by the riverbride and groom hugging as they look out at the Yellowstone River

I hope you enjoyed this glimpse into a very magical wedding.  Thank you Ericka and Paul for including me in your most special day!  It was truly an honor to witness your love for each other.

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May 28, 2018
Beautiful photos of Ericka and Paul’s wedding, I now feel part of their precious day!!!
May 30, 2018
Thankyou so much for taking such beautiful pictures of my daughter and son in_law's beautiful magical wedding! We were blessed to share such a wonderful moment in one of the most mystical and beautiful places on earth!