Coby and Amanda’s Montana destination wedding was bursting with family, rustic western vibe, and the great outdoors. Where do I even start?
From Sea to Mountains
Well, every wedding starts with an engagement, and these adventurous, outdoor-loving sweethearts got engaged in the ocean. That may be a first for me! Their rings reflect the vastness of nature – hers, his mother’s ring, looks like waves. It’s a Yogo Sapphire, and the only place on earth they are found is in MT. His looks like mountains!
A Family Affair
Family really starred in this Dunrovin Guest Ranch wedding: Coby wore his grandfather’s belt buckle and cowboy boots, and Amanda wore her great grandmothers 100 year old shoes (!). Her mom did all the floral arrangements and their nieces and nephews were ring bearers and flower girls. Their favors were family dessert recipes – many of which were also their wedding desserts prepared by family special for their celebration. Coby’s cousin (and our friend) Matt was the officiant, and even though he was nervous he did a fantastic job! I think it’s so wonderful to have someone you know, respect and care about marry you, especially because they have so many good stories they can tell.
The Love Connection
The couple loves to hike and be outside, likes good food and drinks, and love, love, loves their family and friends. They describe their values as very old-world – family, hard work – and it shows in their choices of careers. Amanda is very entrepreneurial (the venue is actually a client of hers!) and the moment I landed on her website I knew I wanted to know her. Check it out: Modern Entrepreneur Her handsome hubby Coby is a park ranger and really, really loves to be outside. His cousin Matt told a story about Coby stopping a fire on the side of the road once; he had it out before the fire trucks arrived!
Vows in a Box
One of my favorite touches was what they did with their wedding vows. After the ceremony they nailed them into a box with a bottle of whiskey; they’ll open it every year on their anniversary, drink all or some (because hey, sometimes celebrating means more than one!) of the whiskey and read their vows to each other. How romantic!
The décor was all purple, lace and nature, and the bridesmaids wore purple too – vintage purple dresses with petticoats. Keeping with the vibe of the wedding, her ladies were give necklaces made from family broaches, which was the same thing Amanda’s breathtaking bouquet was made of. The guys were given custom beck buckles that represented how they knew or met Coby. Their personal and sentimental touches are a true testament to how hard they love their people.
Congratulations, you two! May all your adventures be as beautiful and love-filled as your wedding.
Venue: Dunrovin Guest Ranch
Caterer: Burns Street Bistro
Makeup: Fabrik Salon
The day before your big day should not be overlooked. If you loved Coby and Amanda’s wedding, you should read more about ‘The Experience’ of their destination wedding and how they rocked the day before.