Montana is a treasure that money cannot buy.  / Let the rivers rest my soul underneath this great big sky. / And may the mountains be my headstone and in the meadows may I lie. / Bury me Montana when I die. – Mike Murray

For the rest of my days these words will resound within my heart. They were being sung in perfect harmony among the guitar strums of Mike Murray while skirts twirled, hands clapped, and hearts beat along in perfect rhythm. It was one of the most breathtakingly beautiful, genuine weddings I’ve ever witnessed. Truly. And I hid behind my camera as my eyes shed happy tears of gratefulness while the melody echoed throughout the walls of the prettiest, big red barn. Montana does this to me every time! Especially when I get to work with the most amazing couples and the endlessly talented Greenwood Events. It’s such a privilege to capture wedded love under this great Big Sky. And I’ll be forever humbled that one of my biggest dreams to date came true when this wedding graced the pages of Martha Stewart Weddings this Spring. If ever there was a love story I could re-live over and over again, the Penhallegon wedding–that was full of magic & true, authentic love–would be it. ♥

Emily & Patton, thank you for allowing me the honor of capturing your love,  for wholly trusting me, and for welcoming me like family into yours. I wish you nothing short of life’s biggest successes, happiness, and prosperity. Congratulations to you both…& love to your sweet, sweet Penelope. 

Extra Special thanks to Martha Stewart Weddings who also featured this amazing wedding on their blog! ♥

Event Planning, Design, Flowers, and Lighting: Greenwood Events | Catering: the Cuisine Machine |

Stationery and calligraphy: Jessica Lee Calligraphy | Cake: Sweet Notions | Music: Mike Murray

Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen; the TOP; the Party Store | Brides gown: Claire Pettibone

Brides accessories: Nadri earrings; Old Gringo boots | Hair: Stephanie Kuhl of Foxtrot Salon and Jeni Evans

Makeup: Kristen O’Leary Makeup Artist | Bridesmaidsdresses: Blhdn |Bridesmaidsnecklaces: Nadri

Flowergirl dress: Mayoral | Videography: Jeremiah and Rachel Photography | Flowergirl shoes: Minnetonka

Grooms suit: John Varvatos | Transportation: Wild Horse Limousine & Beach Transportation Co.

Mug favors: Meriwether | Head Table runner: Tono & Co. | Tepees: Alpine Tipis