July 6, 2022

St. Ignatius Wedding Photographer, Megan & Curtis at Rugged Horizon

Megan & Curtis' love story is so amazing, though I won't share all the specifics here because it's simply not my place. What I will discuss is some of the wedding planning and what it took to get to this amazing day at Rugged Horizon in St. Ignatius, Montana.

Megan is from Ireland but had gone to university in Missoula, which is when she met Curtis. However, after their engagement, Megan was back home overseas at a time when people from Ireland were not allowed to enter the United States due to COVID. So my first meeting with them prior to them securing my services was via video call while they were at a resort in Mexico—where Megan could travel and hang out for two weeks in quarantine—before entering the United States.

The original plan was for a simple, intimate ceremony on the shores of Flathead Lake at some property in Curtis' family, but the prospect of doing so without Megan's family really weighed on them both, and they made the decision to postpone the wedding until the following summer to a time when hopefully everyone they would want to join would be able to safely—and just as importantly—legally.

Fast forward to a blisteringly hot summer day surrounded by friends and family, and you have what amounted to just about the most perfect day one can imagine. Well, I'd have imagined staying hydrated wouldn't have been so key to success, but that's a minor quibble. Once you see the photos, I think you'll agree.

Venue: Rugged Horizon / Hair & Makeup: Ellie with Skin Chic / Florist: Bitterroot Flower Shop / DJ: Bradshaw Media / Catering: Crave Catering & Cakes / Bakery: Tandem Bakery / Rentals & Decor: StCharRo / Bar Services: Rhino Catering / Transportation: Beach Transportation

June 20, 2022

Whitefish Wedding Photographer, Xaviera & Adam at The Lodge at Whitefish Lake

Xaviera and Adam make their second appearance on the blog today with decidedly warmer weather than the last time their smiling faces showed up in front of my camera.

I was fortunate to follow up their frigid, winter engagement portrait session in West Glacier and Glacier National Park with an unseasonably warm summer wedding at the always beautiful Lodge at Whitefish Lake. Xavi and Adam kept everything very intimate and low-key with their immediate families and some very close friends which made it all the more special and humbling to be included in the day.

Venue & Catering: The Lodge at Whitefish Lake / DJ: V-Team DJs / Florals: Pure Happiness Wedding Flowers / Hair & Makeup: Majestic Mountain Beauty

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Matt Wetzler is an editorial, motorsport, portrait, and destination wedding photographer based in Northwest Montana.

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