A Montana Elopement. The words evoke visions of intimate vows spoken over romantic views, cozy cuddly fires, and bonding fun adventures for any couple. Having grown up in the midwest the western states have always been a dream like place for me: mountains, streams, rivers, and wilderness there to be explored and enjoyed. Robert Redford forever sealed the Americana narrative of Montana with his adventure and romance film “A River Runs Through it.” To this day people from all over the world travel to Montana to find as Paws Up Ranch calls it “the last best place.” In that place, is where I wanted to create a vision of a couple who leave their busy lives to find adventure together, romance together, and to begin a life together. I wanted to really convey the big picture of the experience, by not only sharing a pretty tablescape and beautiful model bride in the mountains but to show what a couple might do on a weekend in the west. Hiking together, fishing together, lounging together, and enjoying a fire together: all with the spirit of luxury. This shoot shows how you can enjoy the best of the out of doors and still have the all the resources an affluent swoon worthy getaway in Miami or New York. It couldn’t have been done without the amenities of Paws Up Ranch and the whole team who really showed us what an unforgettable heart string pulling weekend elopement to Montana could really be like; the luxury of glamping, incredible chefs, and 5 star vendors all serving this couple in the midst of 40,000 acres of pristine timber. When I saw this poem I knew I had found the spirit of this couples getaway and romance.

“leap into love with me and meander across the meadow,
picking flowers as we go,

frolicking amongst the grass,
waltzing in the breeze
lay down amongst the daisies with me,
resting peacefully beneath the trees”

Coordination and styling HABITAT EVENTS / Florals HABITAT FLORAL STUDIO / Rentals VINTAGE 44 / Desserts PLUM CAKERY / Papery, calligraphy and styling assistance FIELD: A WEDDING DESIGN STUDIO / Venue & food THE RESORT AT PAWS UP / Bridal gown & boudoir attire VELVET BRIDE / Assistant stylist SAGE CRAIGHEAD / Boudoir & river scene hair styling CASSIE BRENDAL / Bridal hair styling LISA GREGORY / Hair & make-up SKIN CHIC / Shoes CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN / Rings STUDIO PANDORA / Boudoir Headpiece TWIGS & HONEY / Boudoir shorts FOR LOVE & LEMONS / Boudoir Robe ARK N CO / Bridal gown SARAH JANKS / Bridal headpiece TWIGS & HONEY / Silk SILK & WILLOW