I am SO excited to share with you all Merritt and Steven’s wedding day! Their day, which took place at Resurrection Perish and the Baxter Ranch in Bozeman, Montana. If you continue to scroll throughout their day, you’ll quickly find why this is one wedding and love story that captured my heart.

When I first spoke to Merritt on the phone asking about she and Steven, she told me, “We have such a fairytale!” She started out saying that they met one summer in a little town in Montana. Merritt was visiting for the summer helping a family friend on a ranch, while Steven was coaching summer basketball camps. The two crossed path’s one day during a town event, and seemingly both knew right away. After finishing out the summer, Merritt went back home to Louisiana, while she and Steven kept in touch via hand written letters. With a little time passed and a few visits, Steven moved down to Louisiana to be near Merritt.

And while their story is very fairytale-esque, the moment that stuck with me was after the wedding. After the two – incredible ceremonies, including a traditional Native American ceremony to include both Merritt and Steven’s heritage,  I was going through all the images, completely enamored by the love they have for one another. Something I wish not only for myself one day, for everyone else. I found myself thanking Merritt again for she and Steven sharing their day with me and showing me a new side of love, and she responded with, “That’s our goal. To live a love that gives others hope.”

A line I will never forget, and also hope to live out as well. Thank you again Merritt and Steven! Congratulations!

Special thanks to all the vendors who made their day so wonderful!

Church:Resurrection Perish  // Ranch: Baxter Ranch // Dress 1 : Hayley Paige // Dress 2: Theia Couture // Florals: Katalin Green // Catering: Just a Taste // Cake: Sweet Pea Bakery // Rentals: Montana Party Rentals // Rings: Miller’s Jewelry

5/15/17

Merritt + Steven | Baxter Ranch Bozeman, Montana

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