Good Afternoon, Sunshines!! I'm so excited to share with you a little peek at Dacia and Jeff's wedding day at the Rocking TJ Ranch in, you guessed it, my favorite place, Bozeman Montana! I was so excited to have back to back weddings there the last two weekends. I went ahead and spent the week in between reveling in all my favorite things to do in Bozeman including meeting up with friends I haven't seen in forever and drinking decaf, coconut milk, vanilla lattes. Or as I've learned they call them at the coffee shop, a "Why Bother!" HAHA. Jeff and Dacia's wedding was the perfect way to wrap up my week there AND I was lucky enough to have a second photographer work with me at this wedding. It was so fun to work with a pro like Ian, plus I got to hang out with the ladies while he documented the afternoon with Jeff and the groomsmen. It was awesome having Ian's upbeat energy working beside me all day, not to mention, having him capture some great photos!
I met Jeff exactly a year ago when he was a groomsman in Tyler and Korrin's wedding in Belgrade. He emailed me last Fall and his initial email said something like, "We're 99% sure we want to book you for our wedding!" I was like, best inquiry email ever. Let's do this! I formally met Dacia at their engagement session this Spring. It was a drizzly May morning when we met up at Axtel Bridge on the Gallatin River. It was so fun to hang out with the two of them. I could tell immediately they were a unit. Totally devoted to one another and so ready to spend their lives together. They have been together for quite a few years and were living long distance at the time, both relationship aspects that I can totally relate to. After their session we grabbed coffee and when I asked what they were most looking forward to on their wedding day, Dacia responded, "Mostly just being married." I've gotten a ton of different responses to this question but hers was so sweet. What is better than looking forward to doing life together?!?
Let me say, The Rocking TJ Ranch puts on a gorgeous and perfectly coordinated affair. From pretty place settings to deliciously elegant hors d oeuvres. Even the main course had a neat bridal flair with touches of carnation petals in the salad and brightest colored vegetables I've ever seen! Jeff, Dacia, their closest friends, and family spent the day on the beautiful property surrounded by grain fields and a tranquil creek cutting through. Two of Dacia's Uncles sang classical music during the mountain view ceremony and close friends and cousins gave toasts in the dining room, just heartfelt enough to make my heart swell a little. It was a lovely afternoon followed by dancing into the night on the patio. I can't wait for you to see it all below!
Congrats Jeff and Dacia! Thanks for sharing your day with Ian and I! We're wishing you all the best!
Creatives, craftsmen, and vendors that made their day even more amazing:
Venue: The Rocking TJ Ranch
Bride's Dress: Belles & Lace Bridal - Great Falls
Bride's Hair & Makeup: Beauty and the Belief
Tux Rental: After 5 and Weddings
Bridesmaid Dresses: The Bride's Shoppe - Great Falls
Engagement Ring: Riddle's Jewelry
Florist: Budget Bouquet and More
Cake Artist: Sweet Pea Bakery
DJ: Joe's DJ Service
Videographer: Bonafide Film House
Second Photographer: Ian Hanson