Lauren Smith Ford
September 7, 2013
They started their friendship in the mountains while working at Yosemite National Park in 20013; it was only fitting that they would tie the knot with the majestic high altitudes of Big Sky, Montana as a backdrop. “We have always shared a love for nature and the outdoors and knew we wanted to get marred outside,” Kerri says. The bride, who works in public relations, walked down the aisle in an all-lace ivory gown by Mori Lee on the lawn outside the Big Sky Chapel. The couple brought many special design details in to their special day with mason jars, rustic crates, handmade wooden signs, and off-white burlap table runners. The intimate group of 80 wedding attendees enjoyed a delicious dinner of bison spring rolls, grilled pork tenderloin marinated in honey-sage cider vinaigrette served atop roasted apple-mashed potatoes with a red currant demi-glace. Before jetting off to on their honeymoon Bora Bora, they danced the night away. The groom says: “Dancing with all of our guests (ages 3-83) late into the night is something that I will never forget!”
Photography by: Amelia Anne Photography
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