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Adventure is a trendy word right now and inspirational adventure quotes are plastered all over Instagram with tantalizing photos of mountains dancing in the background. But few people make adventure a lifestyle and not just an idea.
Not every couple who meets online starts their relationship off with a rap battle. Not every couple decides to move across the country together to a place they saw on Anthony Bourdain Parts unknown.
I’ve known Becca since our awkward junior high youth group days. I knew even then that any guy she found would have to be able to keep up with her awesomeness. She was never afraid or hesitant to dive headfirst into anything, and I always admired that about her.
When I heard about Tony and how the two of them spent their time snowboarding together in the winter and surfing in the summer, I knew she was onto something good. It only made sense that the would propose to her while on a bike ride through Glacier National Park.
Since their relationship is anything but ordinary, it made sense they wouldn’t have a typical wedding. They got married on top of their favorite snowboarding mountain with a whole week of adventurous activities leading up to the big day. They wanted to show their friends and family why they love living in their new home of Montana.
Family and friends traveled in to celebrate with them from Maine, Minnesota, Chicago and everywhere in between. From the flowers and decor to announcing the couple at the ceremony, all of their loved ones pitched in to make their dream wedding a reality.
Tony and Becca kept in touch via walkie talkie while getting ready and occasionally the walkie talkie would crackle to life after a bout of silence with an enthusiastic, “I love you!” from one of them out of nowhere.
During the ceremony, they danced down the aisle to September by Earth, Wind and Fire (appropriately since their wedding date was the 21st of September.) instead of a somber orchestral tune which fit their style well. With dramatic clouds rolling overhead, the view of the valley from the ceremony site on top of the mountain looked too beautiful to be real.
They spent their ceremony continually and excitedly mouthing I love you or actually “Olive juice” to each other. They recited their unique vows through happy tears. Tony and Becca spent their sunset portrait time literally skipping and dancing joyfully around the top of the mountain, elated to be married. The guests got to participate in shotskis throughout the reception- shot glasses literally strapped to a ski that four people take at a time which was appropriate for the venue. All of the laughter and dancing followed.
Huge shoutout to my husband Tony and our second shooter Allie for making the process of being a bridesmaid and photographer so much easier on me! They got awesome shots 🙂
Venue – Blacktail Mountain Ski Resort
Venue Coordinator/Bartender – Jessi Wood (She is amazing!)
Bride’s dress – Becca designed it on Anomalie
Lavender (thrown during recessional) – Purple Mountain Lavender Montana
Caterer – Piggyback Barbeque
Flowers – Becca’s garden and Costco/Sam’s Club (assembled by Becca’s aunts, sister-in-law Tabi and friend Chelbie Davis)