Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Wedding in "Big Sky" Montana...

I didn't take a ton of pictures at the wedding.  And while the inside of the house was gorgeous (including a two story ceiling to floor waterfall in the living room) , pictures would have been impossible (if not downright rude - except the bride is so sweet she probably would have given permission, but I didn't want to ask) because of all the people milling about.

They mowed down a portion of one of the fields for parking.  The house is located on 40 gorgeous acres.   I snapped this pic after parking the car.  The house faces this direction...

(as always - click on pictures to enlarge)




 The caterers were very busy when we arrived.  You can see the stage for the band is already set up (on the left.)  During dinner we had a strolling singer named Sergio.   The tables were eventually set up in the large driveway area and each had a lovely centerpiece and three candles.  


Dinner was a served buffet of salad, lasagna, three cheese ravioli, ham, scalloped potatoes, pasties, and huge platters of crudites.   There were three different selections for cakes along with raspberry tarts, cheesecake, and assorted chocolates.  Trust me - no one left hungry...


The front of the house with a wrap around veranda...


I think the flower baskets are bigger than my whole house.  The kids have already strung the whole house with little white lights.  The wedding was at six and the dinner reception was outdoors so the thousands of lights were very festive.


The back veranda faces west...


The beautiful door on the back veranda.  The front door was equally beautiful...


View of the wedding area from the back veranda...


Sweet little fire pit area...


The bridal couple with her daughter, son, and daughter-in-law to the left..


On the right is the groom's two daughters and son.   All the children lit the unity candle along with the bride and groom to show the joining of the two families.  

The girls looked so cute in their little black dresses with super sparkly belts. 




10 comments:

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for sharing these great photos - what a beautiful view. Great looking family. The house is so pretty.

Adrienne said...

Glenda - all of us missed our chance to buy the house. It was on the market for 1.2 million until the bride decided to keep it. At that price "I'll take two." heh

(FWIW I couldn't even afford the huge hanging baskets on the front veranda. The back ones - maybe)

Adrienne said...

Wow! Could that sky be any more blue? And the clouds puffier? What a gorgeous place to have a wedding.

I would love to have an outdoor fire pit area like that...I must show the husband that photo and plant some seeds in his head.

Adrienne

Adrienne said...

Adrienne - the fire pit area was way cool!

Ours is a hole in the ground lined with rocks (which are very, very plentiful and quite free in North Idaho.)

Next time we fire it up I'll have to take a picture...

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

Beautiful, Adrienne! What a perfect spot for a wedding. I love the fire pit area. So cozy!

Adrienne said...

Jan - the house was gorgeous inside. Even you would have been impressed. I really wish I had asked to take pictures of her bedroom and bath. The garden tub was surrounded by huge windows that looked out toward the west and the bedroom had huge windows, too. Outstanding and glamorous but still comfortable...

Katie Alender said...

Wow--so beautiful--and so pristine!

Adrienne said...

Katie - you can see even more stars at their house than you can at ours (and we can see LOTS)

Susan said...

Montana looks like wide open spaces, Adrienne. I'm sure that wedding was a dazzler. Imagine a waterfall in the living room! I would love to have seen that. You did a great job on the photos. Susan

Packrat said...

WOW. You and I have fantastic views, but WOW, those are really something. The house is gorgeous, but I'd take the land, scenery, location any day over a house. Wishing the new couple lots of happiness.