You know you’ve found a great couple to work with when you can’t wait to start planning their winter elopement. After we hung up the phone from our first chat with Hollie, we dove straight into brainstorming some ideas for a true adventure-style Montana winter elopement!
Getting Ready in a Winter Cabin in Big Sky
They told us how they loved riding side-by-sides together back home in Kentucky, so when we suggested snowmobiling for their winter elopement, they were so excited! They have 5 kids together so they knew that this trip would be one in a lifetime, so why not go all out and have it be a true adventure!
When we drove up to the cute cabin they were staying at it was -2 degrees!! Snowflakes were falling and the mountains were hidden in a cloud of fog. Talk about a real winter elopement daY We went inside to take some photos of their rings, Hollie’s dress, their vows books by Ox & Pine, and her beautiful bouquet of wooden flowers that Squirrelly Home Designs made for her! While we were taking photos, Hollie and Roger were taking shots to get themselves warmed up for a fun day outside in the snow!
Snowy First Look in Big Sky
Hollie got into her dress and made her way outside, where Roger was waiting for her in the snow, under an arch at Rainbow Ranch Lodge. He turned around slowly and there was so much love and admiration on his face when he saw his beautiful partner. They took their time smiling and giggling as they checked each other out, all dressed up in their wedding attire.
Snowmobiles and a Wedding Dress
After their first look, it was time to head across the street to Summit ATV where we got geared up for our snowmobile ride. Becky had a white pair of snow pants that Hollie put on under her wedding dress which helped her keep warm all day and still look amazing! We started climbing up the mountainside, weaving in and out of the trees.
A Perfect Snowy Winter Elopement
We reached a clearing that Hollie and Roger thought would be perfect for their elopement ceremony. They read their vows to each other as the snow started falling harder. They laughed and kissed, falling into the snow and thoroughly enjoying their winter elopement day. As we wrapped up the day, the snow let up and we got a peak at the mountains. We celebrated by having burgers and hot toddies at the Corral Bar. It was perfect!
We love being able to help couples create these days that will last as memories in their lives forever. And Montana is definitely one of our favorite places to do this. Read more about elopements here!