Wedding: Heather and Jeremy
Heather was one of my first readers when I began this blog, sending me new recipes and interesting foodie finds. So I was delighted to shoot her wedding, which was certain to be as lovely and laid back as she was. But when she told me it would be in a barn on a wildlife preserve in Montana, I knew it would be special.
The Teller Preserve watches over 1,200 acres of land in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley. This is big sky country. I woke up at sunrise to watch the light flood the landscape.
I love this beautiful light on Heather – she looked radiant the entire day.
After a morning of pre-wedding fly fishing, Jeremy was relaxed and enjoying himself.
Nearly everything in this wedding was made by friends and family. The beautiful wildflowers came from a nearby farm, arranged by talented friends. And the cake, a three-layer, death-by-chocolate masterpiece was baked over three days by Heather’s sister-in-law. Nothing like having a pastry chef in the family!
Both Heather and Jeremy are lovers of words. Their rings, carried by this dapper young ring bearer, were nestled in a copy of Jane Eyre.
The ceremony, a beautiful mix of Heather’s poetry and Ovid, took place under the spreading branches of two ancient trees.
Next, to the restored farmhouse for champagne and some moving toasts.
To the barn for the party! Dinner was served all fresco, ringed by fields and mountains.
Guests all sent pictures of their wedding days, which were displayed in the barn alongside favors of homemade jam. But the real showstopper was the extraordinary quilt made by Heather’s mother, with squares contributed by friends and family.
Finally, two of my favorites moments from the day. Congratuations!