I’m sharing more of Amy and Ben’s wedding today, and images not seen over on the Magnolia Rougue feature! Prairie chic was the goal, and I think that was perfectly achieved. Amy answered several questions for Magnolia Rougue, and I thought I’d share a few of them here!
TELL US ABOUT FINDING YOUR WEDDING DRESS: My friend, Cynthia Cook Smith is an incredibly talented wedding stylist. She worked in New York at Vogue for years and introduced me to a great designer friend, Bill Bull, who was able to help me create my dream dress.
FAVOURITE DETAIL OF THE DAY: I loved the tablescape that our day-of-coordinators and florist design. Instead of typical white candles, I had bought these cool olive green tapers for the candelabras. It looked perfectly rustic yet still classic. I also loved the antler chandeliers, and those were a labor of love to get into the tent. I had convinced an antler designer to let us borrow two of his chandeliers for the event. The only problem was the antler shop was a 3-hour round trip drive. That’s where my dad stepped up again to do the job no one wanted.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE OUT TO A COUPLE PLANNING THEIR WEDDING? Stay true to yourself. I am almost too self-aware, but that worked in my favour in planning the wedding because every detail of the day was very specific to our personalities. People have expectations of you as a bride and groom, but only do what you feel comfortable with. I knew certain things would make for a very unnatural moment, like the cake cutting, so I just cut those things out of the agenda. It’s about you, do what you want!
MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT? I thought we both would be weepy the entire ceremony, but we both kept it together and didn’t cry. About an hour into the reception we did our first dance (which I was dreading a la “unnatural moment”), and Ben and I just broke down in tears as we danced to our song. It was a very emotional moment where both of us collapsed into each other.
TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOUR HONEYMOON: Our honeymoon was INSANE. I will take a lot of credit in the planning of the wedding but Ben planned the entire honeymoon. We flew directly from Montana to Paris where we stayed for three nights. This was our time for “relaxation” before the real adventure began. From Paris we spent nearly two weeks in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Trekking to see the mountain gorillas was on my bucket list and Ben made my dreams come true. It was truly and exhausting and magical honeymoon, the best trip of my life!
Special thanks to the incredible team who made Amy and Ben’s day so fabulous!
O’HAIR RANCH LODGE|BASH BOZEMAN|CYNTHIA COOK SMITH|LABELLUM|ELLES BELLES BAKERY|DJ SAM FRENCH|FEEDLOT 49|Bill Bull|ALEXANDRE BIRMAN|ULLA JOHNSON|BECKETT AND ROBB|Cristina Hasbun|THE BUCKHORN|THE BAD LARRY’S|MONTANA PARTY RENTALS|ANTLER DESIGNS|BON TEMPS COLLECTIVE