So, in all my years of wedding planning, I have never come across this view of Lone Peak…
mainly because I am not a down-hill skier and to typically get this view, you need to be one! This image was captured by none other than Melanie Nashan, owner and much published and accredited photographer of Nashan.com. I am very happy that I got the opportunity to ride the lift and organize this very beautiful and intimate wedding.
Thanks so much to Natalie Miller, who hired me to plan and facilitate her intimate Big Sky Wedding. I was in for the treat of a lifetime. While I love large affairs and celebrations, there is something very humble, intimate, and lovely about small weddings.
Natalie and Shawn chose a beautiful day in late July (7.23) and wanted a vast mountain view to take them into wedded bliss. They are both avid skiers and love coming to Big Sky. When they started looking for places, and telling people what they wanted to do, they happened to come across a gentlemen that worked the lifts at Big Sky Resort and told them of this serene place with a larger than life view of Lone Mountain. It required them to purchase a lift ticket for each guest, and the friendly staff at Big Sky Resort gave them discount passes for the group. The staff also drove the ceremony chairs up the mountain for us…and the florals. If you are looking for a resort atmosphere, with an incredible view, look no further than the top of the world (at least that’s my name for it) at Big Sky Resort.
The other really wonderful thing about their wedding is they chose to be married on a Friday, so that they could enjoy the weekend with all of the guests, with several planned activities and a trip to Yellowstone National Park. So, the wedding day schedule went like this: Ceremony took place in the early afternoon at Big Sky Resort and then their dinner reception took place in a rented Penthouse at Moonlight Basin Resort. I turned them on to Private Chef, Sarah Knecht, to prepare their meal, and voila! A perfect and intimate Montana Wedding!
Here’s me, spreading petals moments before guests arrive…tee hee, you never get to see pictures of me actually working…so here you go!
To view more photos of this wedding go to http://nashanclients.com/RedCart/ and select the Brown.Miller wedding by Melanie! Cheers!