May 20, 2023
The morning started off sharp at 7am. Alli and her bridesmaids spent the morning getting ready in a little downtown house in Billings, Montana. For three hours there were plenty of snacks, laughter, and hugs as all the girls and mothers got ready for the big day!
It was then a short drive to the church where Alli quickly snuck upstairs to stay hidden from Will and her Dad. Once we got the okay, we went down to get some first looks, let me tell you, these were probably the sweetest first looks I've been fortunate enough to capture.
At this point, guests began to arrive and take their seats, so Alli took off with her bridesmaids to hide once more before the ceremony. Once all the guests were seated, the bridal party started walking down the aisle, Alli walked down to a live pianist playing the sweetest rendition of "Married Life" from the movie "UP." Will again, had one of the most tender reactions to seeing his bride walk down the aisle. I had the privilege of getting to work alongside my Pastor husband as he officiated the wedding. Will and Alli signed their marriage license as well as took communion during their ceremony. It was a beautiful and holy ceremony and was an absolute honor to be there to witness their glorifying God in their marriage and to be able to document those moments.
After the ceremony we moved indoors because it was a HOT day and we all needed a little reprieve from the sun. String lights, flowers, decor, and beautifully layed out tables were spread throughout the entire reception hall and it was completely unrecognizable from the church gym it usually serves as.
We played Kahoot trivia, ate some delicious food and desserts, as well as worshipped to close out the reception.
With a bubble exit Will and Alli made their getaway and carried onto their Utah honeymoon!