Rosie + Dan
(January 1, 2023 in Whitefish, MT)
In this blog post, we will delve into the vision for a unique and personalized wedding that was centered around the things the couple loved the most - good food, great dancing, and a moody winter-in-Montana evening. The couple met at a ski lodge, dancing the night away, and wanted to recreate that magic for themselves and their guests. We will also hear about how the day-of went, from keeping the 'getting ready' time private to having a brief but heartwarming ceremony. Finally, the author shares her number one tip for future brides - to be unapologetically themselves and follow their hearts.
By our real bride, Rosie:
What was the vision for your wedding?
Our wedding was centered around the things that we love most.. and that was good food, great dancing, and a moody winter-in-Montana evening. We met at a ski lodge dancing the night away, and we wanted to recreate that magic for both ourselves and our guests. Being in our 30s, we were able to quickly narrow down the specifics of our day, especially the non-negotiables. Groom and bridesmaids would be black, we would have a plated dinner, and New Year’s Day would be ours. I also always wanted a faux hawk hairdo and sparkly boots, just for fun. Our photographer was also a highlight for us, she ALWAYS captures our magic in the best way!
How did it go the day-of?
Luckily, I have been to and been to quite a few weddings so I was also able to narrow down some specifics. I kept our ‘getting ready’ time pretty private, with just my closest humans and the best energy. Of course, the door was opening constantly with minor questions for decor, but for the most part, it was easy to keep that time to ourselves. We also did a first look (with champagne of course) and read our vows in private. Dan was set on having our ceremony outside by the lake and so we wanted to keep that part short. Also, more time for cocktail hour! With our ceremony being brief, it was heartwarming. My 95-year-old grandmother was my flower girl, and that alone made my day the most special.
What is your #1 tip to future brides?
My #1 tip WITHOUT a doubt is to be unapologetically you. You don’t have to justify your choices to anyone else. If it sets your heart on fire, do the dang thing!