This western-themed, Yellowstone wedding was right out of a dream!
Brandon and Samantha said they wanted something different, and that they were not the “traditional wedding” type of couple.
When this couple told me what they wanted for their adventure elopement, I knew immediately it would be an amazing experience for us all!
The two of them are obsessed with the show Yellowstone, so that’s what brought about the idea of eloping in Yellowstone National Park in Montana.
My husband tagged along for the trip, as he is an ordained minister, and they chose him to marry them.
Being that all of us are from North Carolina, it was quite a trip!
Once we arrived in Montana, we decided we needed to scope out Yellowstone to find the best possible area.
We spent the entire day before their elopement trying to find the perfect spot.
We landed on Trout Lake, located in Northeast Yellowstone.
Fast forward to the next day, Samantha and I stayed in a separate cabin than the guys.
I helped her get ready in her absolutely gorgeous, RueDeSeine gown. The golden detail on this dress is insanely gorgeous.
She even had the most amazing, golden boots from Wandering Coyote. She looked like a Goddess!
The two did their first look by the cabin.
The area was the perfect location in Old Chico, MT.
The old trucks scattered through the fields, the wooden barns, and the Montana mountains as a backdrop were just beautiful!
We all pilled up and headed to the spot we had chosen for the Yellowstone wedding.
We stopped at multiple locations along the way for photo ops- buffalo and all.
Upon getting to the Trout Lake trailhead, Brandon and Samantha decided to change out of their wedding attire for an easier hike.
Once we got close to the top and everyone changed again, we walked to the peak of the mountain where they would say their vows.
Their ceremony lasted a short 10 minutes and it was the most beautiful thing I’ve ever witnessed.
We all shed happy tears (this is why I love my job)!
The scenery was immaculate.
The golden sunset draped behind the mountain tops, and the rock-faced mountains turned shades of orange, pink, and gold.
It’s an image in my head that will never leave me.
Upon saying their I do’s, we stayed in the area for a short amount of time for some pics, but knew we didn’t want to hike back in the dark! Us North Carolinians are not used to the bear activity!
Upon heading out of Yellowstone for the night, we stopped at a few more locations for some sunset photos of the two.
It was honestly like something out of a dream!
This elopement was one for the books and is definitely one I’ll never forget!