We drove through the rolling Montana hills, each one speckled with one tiny town after another. The air was hot and kids in each town could be seen running through sprinklers and eating ice cream on curbs. Our grey four-runner was packed to the gills with suitcases, baby gear, and camera equipment. I had been looking forward to this weekend for almost a year, and as we pulled over the last hill and peered over a sleepy valley with endless views of the Mission Mountains and Flathead Lake…I instantly knew why Nicole and Eric had chosen Polson, Montana as the place they would exchange their wedding vows.
Nicole and Eric, surrounded by their closest friends and families had an intimate wedding ceremony nestled among deer and willow trees at The Barn at Finley Point. Their guests laughed and greeted each other under the warm July sun and scurried to their seats as the ceremony began.
I stood close to the front clicking frame after frame as the wedding party made their way down the aisle. I could hear the groom take a deep breath as the moment finally came as his bride made her way down the aisle.
He quickly smiled back when pure joy crossed his face as he watched his beautiful bride walk to his side. This is the moment they had waited for all day and it didn’t disappoint. As she took her place at Eric’s side she said a sweet, “Hi!” The crowd giggled, and the ceremony began.
I love when two people feel like my close friends on their wedding day. I felt like a guest who just happened to have a camera, and I was so blown away by the kindness of both families and all their friends. Nicole and Eric are a fabulous couple that get to look forward to not just creating a family of their own, but also being surrounded by such loving and caring family members that will bless them abundantly throughout their lives!
Congratulations you two!! Introducing the new Mr. & Mrs. Eric Bonner!
Thank you to ALL of the friends, family, and bridal party who made this day happen!! Here’s some love to the vendors the bride and groom used!
Ceremony Venue: Barn at Finley PointFlorals: Just Bea’s FloralDJ: DJ 406 (aka Ja’Ton Simpson)Wedding Dress Designer: Melissa’s Sweet at David’s Bridal in SpokaneCaterer: Cafe’ DieuLinens: Celebrate Rentals (Bigfork)Cake: Scottage CakeryHair Stylist: Dylan McCrumb Lux Beauty BoutiqueInvitations: Arte PaperyMake up artists: Abby Ruhman
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