Intimate Glacier Park Elopement: Brandi + Blake

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Brandi + Blake had a pretty clear vision of how they saw their big day unfolding: a week-long celebration in the mountains, an intimate dinner-party style reception, a guest list of just eleven of their nearest + dearest, and an overall feel of elegant, but bohemian, style. They eloped at Glacier Park in beautiful West Glacier, Montana and worked with Kelsey of Field: A Wedding Design Studio to incorporate the just enough eclectic, vintage-inspired details to dress up their natural surroundings. From the dinner staged in a wood-framed canvas tent, to the tablescape brimming with wild moss and antique tableware, B + B’s day is sure to inspire so many couples who want their wedding day to stylishly reflect their love of the great outdoors.

Big thanks to Rebecca Hollis for sharing these beautiful photos with us today + congratulations to Brandi + Blake!

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A guitarist was arranged to surprise the groom by playing his favorite song by The Lumineers as Brandi walked into the meadow.

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glacier park elopement

glacier park elopement

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The most memorable moment came when it was just us two by the cold and very windy lake. I snuggled up to my new husband and I remember feeling this blanket of warmth fall over me. In that moment I realized that the warmth I was feeling was true happiness. What is amazing, is that our wedding photographer caught this moment for us to have forever. Every time I look at that photo I still feel the warmth of a happy heart.

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glacier park elopement

dahlia bouquet

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Seriously, how amazing is this glamping-inspired reception? One of our fave details is that antique French chandelier, which the talented team behind Habitat Floral Studio transformed into a beautiful suspended centerpiece!

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tent dinner

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bride and groom

food

tent dinner


The evening ended with everyone wrapped in wool blankets around a campfire, roasting marshmallows, assembling s’mores and toasting to the happy newlyweds!

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The advice I would give is simple. make sure that you make your special day about the two of you and no one else. You should only listen to what your heart wants and plan your day around the love that the two of you share. Be selfish! It is your moment to make everlasting memories so make sure your vision is your own, just the way dreamed it to be.

photography: Rebecca Hollis // planning + design: Field: A Wedding Design Studio // venue: Glacier Park Weddings at Great Northern Resort, Montana // florals: Habitat Floral Studio // paper + calligraphy: Field // catering: Meg Lindberg of Earth Angel Organics // rentals: The Party StoreField // vintage rentals: Vintage Whites Wedding RentalsField // ceremony musician: Mike Murray, guitarist // hair + makeup: Bella Colour Salon, Kalispell MT

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Romantic Wine Country Wedding Inspiration

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There are endless places + opportunities to find inspiration these days. And while Pinterest is our – and everyone’s! – go-to, a good, beautifully designed retail store is high on our list, too. For today’s lovely Wine Country styled shoot, Lara from Sealed With A Kiss Events, was inspired by one of her all-time favorite stores, Restoration Hardware, to bring to life the juxtaposition of two great design styles: modern-industrial + rustic romance. While we are majorly into it all, we’re especially smitten with the dreamy, lush florals and the elegant, muted color palette the team chose to incorporate. The soft feel of the photos, captured by Danielle Poff Photography, really echo the shoot’s romantic vibe and the stunning backdrop of HammerSky Vineyards in Paso Robles, California couldn’t have been more perfect either…

pale peach bouquet

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ring box

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restoration hardware inspiration


We have a total case of bouquet envy looking at that beauty crafted by Wilder Floral Co.!

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vintage couch

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The barn was stocked with perfect vintage pieces from Archive Rentals, reflecting that familiar, neutral Restoration Hardware palette.

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candles

wooden table

goblets

hardwire sphere

roses

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restoration hardware inspiration

gold goblets

floral cake


And the adorable Negranti Ice Cream Truck made an appearance, too!

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ice cream cones

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restoration hardware inspiration

restoration hardware inspiration


Such a pretty shoot! Bravo to the talented team of creatives below for truly bringing to life the Restoration Hardware vibe that we all know + love!

photography: Danielle Poff Photography // planning + design: Sealed With A Kiss Events // florals: Wilder Floral Co. // hair + makeup: The Queens Bees // venue: HammerSky Vineyards Paso Robles, California // rentals: Archive Rentals // dress: Sarah Seven // paper goods: Bright Room Studio // ice cream: Negranti Ice Cream Truck // cake: Cake Cathedral // film scans: Photovision

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryDanielle Poff Photography and Archive Rentals are all Featured Vendors in the GWS Vendor Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Guide.
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Wedding Photography from Folk & Lore + A Giveaway!

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For all of new you newly engaged couples who are looking for a wedding photographer to capture your upcoming day, allow us to introduce you to Folk & Lore, a small, hand-selected collective of photographers + artists, each one chosen for his/her like-minded aesthetic + exceptional skill. The Folk & Lore photography style is simple: they don’t mess with the love. You’ll see a lack of over-posing, propping and dictating, with a focus on organic storytelling. They embrace the imperfect and the unexpected, advocating that a wedding day’s purest moments are not the happenings guests have come to expect (bouquet toss, cake cutting, etc.), but rather the seconds that pass in between. So couples will see lots of images of folks being themselves, simple portraits and shots that evoke a feeling or even reveal something missed at first glance. We’re guessing those are characteristics many of you are looking for in a photographer, right?  Here are a few of our personal fave Folk & Lore captures…

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And we’re excited to share that Folk & Lore is generously offering a $600 credit, good for any wedding photography package, to one very lucky GWS reader! There are just a couple of quick steps to take to be eligible to enter:
1. Like Folk & Lore on Facebook + share this post on your Facebook timeline
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3. Follow Folk & Lore on Instagram (@photographycollective)
4. Fill out the entry form below

Thanks for your interest in our sweepstakes. The entry period is now closed.

*** The contest is over and the lucky winner is Tarah W!***

Contest Rules:

  • All entries must be received by 5:00 PM PDT on May 22, 2014
  • The winner will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries on or around May 22, 2014.
  • Credit cannot be used towards albums, prints or travel costs and cannot be exchanged for cash.
  • Winner must use/schedule wedding photography before May 15, 2015.
  • Limit one entry per valid email address.
  • If the sponsor is unable to contact a potential winner, the potential winner will be disqualified and forfeit his or her right to a prize, and a new winner will be randomly selected.
  • Wedding day coverage subject to photographer availability.
  • To be eligible to win any prize, entrants must be over 18 years of age.
  • Sponsors reserve the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the term and conditions of the Sweepstakes.

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