I met Arielle and Deron (Bear) last Summer when they asked me to photograph their engagement photos. She planned a vintage feel in their clothes and location. They invited me to an old church in Fort Peck that Arielle found searching on google maps. Arielle loves landscape photography and that, apparently, is what you do during the winter in Glasgow, Montana. You search for awesome photo locations... A girl after my own heart. She decided on the Old Galpin Church just because she thought it would have been cool to be apart of that church in it’s time. These two are a couple of old souls that love nostalgia.
That's what I love about Bear and Arielle, they are originals. Her Facebook is covered with gorgeous photos of the most mouth watering vegetarian dishes and baked goods. If you are friends with her you are wishing you were their roommate. They met at a cast party for the Fort Peck Summer theatre where Arielle acted and Bear was introduced by their friend Brittany. They drove all over Montana to find the perfect location for their little 10 guest wedding. I knew they would come up with something historic and beautiful, combining Arielle's love of landscape photography and history. They settled on a venue that I consider to be one of the prettiest places on the planet. Springhill road at sunset can not be beat. The rolling foothills of the mountains are beyond beautiful. The pavilion definitely has history and was the setting for a scene in the River Runs Through it.
They planned a gorgeous day with a custom made wedding dress, up-cycled and hand made decor, sentimental adornments from their late family members, and hand written vows. With their closest family in attendance they were married "in the old vineyard, under the shadow of Ross Peak." And it was lovely.