We are kicking off the week with a colorful Montana barn wedding. This wedding features the beautiful Montana countryside and a reception with vintage place settings and handmade paper backdrops. The bride is a pastry chef and the groom’s family owns a chocolate and coffee shop, so you better bet there were plenty of yummy delectables on their wedding day.
Ali is a pastry chef for the Black Cat Bake Shop in Missoula, MT, and Brady’s family owns a local chocolate and coffee company, called “Charlie Coffee,” which frequents the local farmer’s markets. Early in their dating life, Ali and Brady used to visit a local farm and watch the sun go down as they talked. For their wedding, they chose to marry on another farm, under an old willow tree, dinner outside at a long king’s table, and reception upstairs in an run down old barn, with live music from a local band. About the Dresses: Ali’s mother passed away when she was a little girl, and to honor her mother, she was married in her mother’s wedding dress. For the reception, she changed into a short modern piece with a full chiffon pettiskirt underneath. Pictures of her mother were displayed at the gift table, and her sister Sadie carried a special heart shaped box down the aisle, which also belonged to their mother. The image of the sunflower tattoo on Ali’s thigh was done by husband Brady, in memorium to her mother. Sister Sadie has a matching one. (Not pictured.) Decor & Details: Ali also carried two bouquets, one wildflowers, and another of lavender, for luck. Sadie and Ali hand painted all of the signs at the wedding, including the seating chart, which says, “Come as you are, stay as long as you can. We are all family, so no seating plan.” The desserts and cakes were all hand made by Ali herself, or by her co-workers and friends at the Black Cat. The meal was catered by Ali and her aunts, who made all of the food themselves. Ali & Brady also created a full whiskey bar for the reception, made feminine with antique lace tablecloths and doily paperchains and twinkle lights around the table. The reception also featured a kids area, with a coloring packet made by the bride, tins full of crayons, and goodie bags for each child. This wedding was completely handmade, in every sense of the word! – Emily Heizer
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