Carly and Nate's wedding on Saturday was a love wrapped, festive, and wonderfully mild temperatured day in Livingston. Every detail was Christmasy, wintery, and cozy. They tapped into of the holiday feel around downtown and in the Livingston Depot Center with plaids, evergreens, cranberries, and twinkle lights. Carly even made her bridal and bridesmaids bouquets of pine cones and burlap. To stay cozy in breezy Livingston, the bridesmaids wore scarves and Carly had the prettiest and least warm shawl I've ever seen. There were some chilly arms throughout the day, but luckily it was a balmy 40 degrees for December.
Carly and Nate hold a special place in my heart as close friends who I met in Bozeman. Nate, a kind mid-western boy with a great smile, adventurous spirit, and a thrifty mindset. (The first time we hung out, I heard him order a whiskey by asking, "Which is cheaper?") :) Carly a smart nurse and dedicated student from Eastern Montana started visiting us in Bozeman more and more after she and Nate started dating. Carly always made me laugh with her random, animated stories. I love her great, full body laugh that may or may not include an adorable snort. It was so fun to spend the weekend with them and their closest friends and family. I fell in love with Carly's bridesmaids, who, not surprisingly, were just as fun as her. I was so happy to spend the day with them bouncing between The Murray Hotel and the gorgeous Depot across the street.
From their first look at the old fashioned elevator at The Murray Hotel to dancing all night to the Rocky Mountain Pearls, it was an fun and love filled day and I was so honored to be there to document it.
Congratulations, Nate And Carly!
Before the ceremony we snuck off to Sacajawea Park to grab a couple shots with the mountains.
Nate chose the musical stylings of Mariah Carey's "All I want for Christmas is you" as their exit song from the church. It was adorable.
Their family and friends set up a hot chocolate bar, christmas goodies, and a marshmallow world Photo Booth for guests to enjoy.
At the reception, the Rocky Mountain Pearls had everyone dancing to country music, including me. They were seriously amazing.
By late evening, snow began to cover the streets, just as Nate and Carly had hoped. Leaving Livingston looking like a winter wonderland as I headed home next day.