May 19, 2023. DanWalt Gardens.
Kirstey and Louie's wedding was absolutely one of the most beautiful weddings I've gotten to document.
I arrived at DanWalt Gardens -one of Billings best kept secrets - a private gardens with free range chickens, stunning foliage, and a beautiful area for smaller ceremonies. They even have a tiki bar! It's my top venue recommendation for small weddings within Billings.
As guests trickled in for the ceremony, the temperature turned to a perfect sunny and warm day. As I started chatting with guests I learned that not only had guests travelled from other states, but there were even guests who had travelled from Louie and Kirstey's home country of South Africa to celebrate their marriage, as well!
After the ceremony, a cocktail hour opened up, Kirstey and Louie signed their marriage license then proceeded to greet and chat with each of their guests. After serving dinner and eating, which shout out to Stephanie Brazill- the world's best wedding coordinator because not only did this incredible woman officiate, but she also coordinated the wedding and was hugely helpful to me and the fact that even the father of the bride mentioned her, not once, but twice during two of his speeches should speak to the fact that she's pretty amazing!
After dinner we snuck out for some golden hour portraits, utilizing all of the greenery, couches and blooming flowers DanWalt has to offer.
Finally we rejoined the party and in the words of the bride's uncle, put our 'boogie shoes' on and danced the night away!