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Would you give me just a short background to how you met, your relationship, and engagement?
Our first date was a blind date, the result of a set up by mutual friends. They had been bugging us for months to meet because they thought we would get along great! I was in Africa at the time, and Ryan was traveling the world for work. We finally met for the first time at Oktoberfest in Utah. Come to find out we grew up less than 2 miles from each other. We very quickly became two peas in a pod from that first date. Fast forward 4 years, almost to the day from that first date, Ryan proposed to me inView full post »
Glacier National Park Wedding Venues
Although there are many more fantastic wedding venues in the surrounding area and within 60 miles, these are the venues that I consider close enough to the park to be considered a Glacier Wedding Venue.
From historical lodges to breathtaking views, these Glacier National Park wedding venues will make your mountain wedding dreams come true.
For tips on getting married in and around Glacier check out my article here https://www.mariannewiest.com/2018/01/03/glacier-national-park-wedding/
And for more Glacier wedding inspiration check out these epic locationsView full post »
With a name like D’Juliet how can it not be one of those most beautiful and romantic shoots of your life!? This bride and groom eloped in Glacier National Park in October. It was a cold and windy day, which actually a whole element that I absolutely fell in love with. Drama and action and adventure! When we were on the shores of the lake there were gusts that blew water onto us! Hair and dress blowing in the wind, I loved every second of this wedding. And I couldn’t stop talking about her dress!!!! I just couldn’t get over how it fit and moved and took your breathView full post »
In the northwest corner of Montana sits a hidden gem of the earth. It is a park so naturally beautiful it is known as the “Crown of the Continent.” It is North America’s Swiss Alps and in my opinion, there is no better place to be married. It is jaw-droppingly gorgeous, romantic, and adventurous. I love taking photos everywhere, but I never feel as inspired as I do when I’m in Glacier photographing weddings. Hopefully you fall in love with this little piece of heaven (it was actually used in the movie What Dreams May Come as heaven) as much as I have. Here’s a link toView full post »
This elopement was photographed in the thick of one of the worst fire season’s in Montana and Glacier National Park’s History. Days before the bride called me and asked if I thought we should cancel it. They already had their license and all the details were in place but the air was considered hazardous, and was honestly, ugly and disgusting. But I had a spot in mind on the river that I had used before when the clouds were low and you couldn’t see the mountains and I told her that I thought it would make for beautiful photos. So we went for it! And I’m so glad we did.View full post »
In the northwest corner of Montana sits a hidden gem of the earth. It is a park so naturally beautiful it is known as the “Crown Jewel of the Continent.” It is North America’s Swiss Alps and it jaw-dropping gorgeous, and in my opinion, there is no better place to be married. It is beautiful, romantic, and adventurous. I love taking photos anywhere but I never feel as inspired as I do when I’m in Glacier photographing weddings. Hopefully you fall in love with this little piece of heaven (it was actually used in the movie What Dreams May Come as heaven) as much as I have.
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These are what elopement dreams are made of. Sweet and simple. Perfect lighting, epic mountains. Cute couple. Family and love.
A lakeshore ceremony, mountains surrounding them, the fish jumping and making perfect little rings in the mirror-like water.
This is why people travel the world over to be married and celebrate their love in Glacier National Park, one of the most beautiful spots on earth.
From the bride.
Could you give me just a short background to how you met, your relationship, and engagement?
We were childhood friends and started dating in college. We dated for 7 years beforeView full post »
Wedding Planner/Designer: Sarah Walter-Langley and Marlis Walter
Ceremony/Reception Venue: Bison Creek Ranch
Flowers: Flowers by Hansen
Caterer: Bison Creek Ranch
Cake: Fleur Bakery
Wedding Dress: Rent the Runway (thanks Elizabeth Fogelson)
Hair Stylist : Nancy Cronin
Makeup: Colleen O’Meagher-Benson
Rings: Grooms great-grandmother
Band: Brides siblings (David Walter, Anna Walter-Grussling)View full post »
Wedding Planner/Designer: Amy Deering
Ceremony/Reception Venue: Glacier Park Lodge
Flowers: My mom and bridesmaids, purchased from Costco
Caterer: Glacier Park Lodge
Cake/Pies: Will Branch (Luna’s Cafe)
Suits/Tuxes: Mens Warehouse
Wedding Dress: Truvelle
Hair Stylist: Christina Stevens
Makeup: Christina Stevens
Rings: Shane Company
DJ: Destination DJ
The Bride and Groom would also like to thank Emmie Endicott – she was the event coordinator for the lodge
Our friend and officiant, Kimberly Wilson, for straight-up rocking the ceremony and making 100 people cry
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Many Glacier is well worth the extra 2 and 1/2 hour drive from Kalispell for an epic elopement in Glacier National Park. It’s weddings like this that are why I love being a Glacier National Park Wedding Photographer.
From the Bride:
We are high school sweethearts. At the time of our wedding, we’d been engaged for 4 years. We spent that time accomplishing goals we set for ourselves as a couple, such as graduating college, starting our careers, building a home, and planning our dream wedding. Staying true to ourselves as individuals and as a couple was our jumping off point for planningView full post »
Brittany and Travis came all the way from Minnesota for engagement photos in Glacier National Park and I hope you can agree that they were well worth the trip! And since they were already here for photos they thought they might as well make the most of their trip and so they camped, explored, hiked, and took advantage of everything that Montana has to offer. Ok fine, maybe having fun in Montana was their main reason for coming, but engagement photos was definitely up there!
Travis and I met, of all places, in a bar. We are both quite tall and we just lockedView full post »
One factor that many people don’t consider when planning their wedding in Montana is what time is best for photos. When the sun is rising and the sun is setting is by FAR the best time for photos…and in Montana that can be really late! In June and July the sun sets around 9, mid August around 8:30 and September around 7:30. If you want the OPTIMAL time you’ll want to plan on doing photos starting an hour before the sunset, so if your ceremony lasts a half hour then plan the ceremony time an hour and a half before sunset. I realize this can be hard if you have aView full post »
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