On Sunday, September 5th, Missy and Brad got married. It was one of the most memorable weddings that I have ever been a part of. Of course there was a beautiful bride, happy family and friends, a super fun reception-but this wedding also had an awesome location, a super fun bridal party, and did I mention snow? Yes, it snowed in September!
The day started off freezing! I bundled Rylie up and headed into the main lodge for breakfast and then I met up with the rest of the bridesmaids to get ready. After an afternoon of hair and make-up (which it was pouring rain the entire time) we were ready and Missy looked amazing. She put on her dress and all of us started crying...she was perfect. The dress, her birdcage vail and feather in her hair, every was so...Missy! Breathtaking was the word that everyone used to describe her. It was so fun to see my oldest friend ready to get married!
Luckily, Missy was a super easy going bride and didn't let the crazy weather ruin her wedding day. We watched the rain clouds roll in and then continued to watch as it rained...and rained...and rained some more. Eventually Missy had to make a decision to change a few things-the location for one (the ceremony was supposed to be outside in a meadow by the Gallatin River (the river in "The River Runs Through It" with Brad Pitt-random fact for the day!), so they just put up a tent in the same meadow, by the same river) and we were all supposed to arrive at the ceremony in a horse drawn wagon, which obviously could not happen in the pouring rain. But she had the greatest attitude about the whole thing! She just wanted to get married and as long as that could still happen, the rest was just details. While we were upstairs waiting for our rides to the ceremony, we looked out and realized that the rain looked a little different...as in it was now floating, not falling! It started to snow!
The grabed a few dads and brothers with cars at the ceremony to come and transport all of the wedding party to the ceremony site and the snow stopped for just a bit...like just long enough to get Missy out of her vehicle and down the aisle with her dad. Her and Brad got married under a tent (which still looked amazing inside and was actually very warm thanks to the heaters lining the aisle) with the snow still coming down outside. It was beautiful!
The pictures that followed will be amazing when she gets them back. Our black bridesmaid dresses with our bright flowers really popped out with a snowy white background! The rest of the night was a blast! The reception was already supposed to be indoors, so no changes there! Everyone had such a fun evening of food, drinks and lots of dancing. It turned out to be the most memorable and perfect day for the wedding of one of my best friends.
Rylie in her dress that my mom made her for the wedding.
Lifelong friends and the mother's that all help raise us! We probably all spent as much time at each others houses growing up as we did our own! :)