Feb 16, 2019 | By: Mountain Life Photography - Polly Rhodes
Winter weddings have become one of my favorite events to photograph. The snow creates a peacefulness that is unexplainable. Pair that with a horse drawn sleigh ride to a remote location in the mountains of Montana at the Bar W Guest Ranch and you have a picture perfect wedding celebration!
Terry and Carrie recently moved to Kalispell, Montana from Los Angeles, California. They have been together for 2.5 years, however their love story started over 20 years ago in college.
Terry and Carrie began dating while at college in California. Although they both really liked each other, at the end of the year after school ended, they lost touch. Terry had gone off to explore Europe for a few weeks and when she returned somehow they never reconnected. It took 20 years and a google search for these two to rekindle their romance. Once they saw each other again after all those years, they knew that they were meant for each other. Sometimes life works in mysterious ways! You sometimes never quite understand why things happen the way they do. This story, their love story, is one straight from the movies, a real fairytale! They were meant to be together. The love and respect between these two is undeniable!
We met at the Bar W Guest Ranch around 12:30 on January 19, 2019. It was unseasonably warm and a little overcast. We hopped on our sleigh at 1 pm and began our adventure through the mountains of Montana. We found a perfect spot for the ceremony. Nick, the sleigh driver, stopped the team of horses and we all hopped out. Talk about a dream wedding location! We were nestled along side of a Mountain in a snow covered field. It was just Carrie and Terry and Carrie's sister and brother in law. Carrie's sister wed the two.
After they exchanged vows the sleigh ride continued. It was a magical day as we glided along the snow through the beautiful forests of Montana. It was truly a photographers dream. Every direction I looked I saw another amazing oppurtinuty for a memory to be created!
Everyone at The Bar W Guest Ranch went above and beyond to make the day perfect. If you are considering a destination wedding celebration, look no further. The Bar W Guest Ranch is a dream location with superior service.