A Flathead Lake Wedding Weekend

Sweet couple embracing in a boat on their wedding day on Flathead Lake MT
I'm Jackie

Traveling wedding photographer + photography/small biz educator.

Mesmerized by the way two people love each other, each so uniquely.  I always leave room for dessert. Believe swear words are just sentence embellishers. Think indulgences are necessary in this life. 

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Love stories in all forms without the white dress... or maybe they wore white, it happens.

Just my little thoughts on different topics of planning your wedding day big party or just you two.

Stories of two lovers making it all about them, as they should.

It’s not officially summer wedding season in Montana without a Flathead Lake wedding! And lucky for me, this was a whole wedding weekend – from a stunning white party rehearsal to a big wedding ceremony at the family’s home to a sequin filled night of dancing their freakin’ booties off. 

It all started way back in summer of 2021 when Soiree 99 Events reached out with a couple looking for a Montana wedding photographer! Hey hi helloooo, that’s me! So we connected, I was absolutely obsessed with their personality and vision for their wedding experience, so I said let’s do this thing! Before I knew it, I was at Lauren and Cooper’s family property shooting some seriously amazingly  summer sunset engagement photos!

Flash forward to this year and we’re back at their family’s property for their Flathead Lake wedding weekend! I couldn’t miss the rehearsal dinner for this one – an elegant white party that was the perfect start to their wedding weekend in Big Fork MT! As the sun was setting, their friends and families gathered to toast to all of the love of the weekend and the candid photos of that night show you just how much good energy was in the air! 

The wedding day started off with the wedding party getting ready at various locations around the property! The lovers snuck a first look at the dock on the lake and we even squeezed in a little pre-ceremony boat ride! It was EVERYTHING! With all of the plans and chaos of a wedding day, I highly recommend setting some time aside for just the two of you. Whether that is before or after the ceremony, it doesn’t matter. Just make sure you have time to soak each other in! Because every single couple talks about how quickly the day goes by, so you need that brief little moment to take in all of the magic!! 

In true wedding day fashion, the rain rolled in and dumped on the valley, just before the wedding ceremony. But thanks to the dream team vendors, everything was brought inside at the last minute. Lo + Coop didn’t let a little weather ruin their day! Eventually the rain let up, the sunshine flickered through the trees, and these two babes got married at sunset with the lake and mountains in full view. 

Stigma and Style florals absolutely knocked the flower arrangements out of the park and Soiree 99 Events killed the table settings for their outdoor reception and dinner. Toasts were made, tears were flowing, and soon the whole crew was dancing the night away to wrap up a truly unforgettable Flathead Lake wedding! But not before a bridal outfit switch from a wedding dress to the coolest sequin suit I’ve ever seen. Keep scrolling to see what I’m talking about! 

The best part? I felt like I was part of their crew! They had the sweetest people surrounding them on their day and it was a beautiful thing to witness. Not only am I obsessed with Lo + Coop, but I’ll be photographing some of their very best friends at their own weddings next year! Can’t wait to see some of these shining faces and do it all over again!