When you want to get married in an amazing location kinda off the grid and out of the way but you need to have your people with you… that is this wedding! Lorissa + Derrick love Glacier National Park and couldn’t see themselves getting married anywhere else but also needed to have their family and closest friends with them which isn’t always easily accommodating when it comes to national parks but they made it happen!
They chose the lakeshore in Two Medicine as THE spot. Brought out beautiful benches to a quiet little area of the shore near the picnic areas. Mountain views for days and a breeze off the lake as Lorissa walked through the trees with her dad to see Derrick on the shore for the first time that day. They wrote the most beautiful vows as her grandpa officiated their wedding.
After their sweet ceremony they gathered in the trees and turned up the speaker to have a first dance together with their loved ones gathered around followed by a father-daughter and mother-son dance. I love how small and untraditional it was yet had touches of a traditional celebration. There were drinks and shenanigans with friends as the sun really started to come out.
Then Lorissa, Derrick and I adventured on for photos along the lake, out to a waterfall and then overlooking the whole valley at one of my favorite places in the park. I was actually quite sick and ran out of my normal off the charts energy but these two had the most perfect day they didn’t need my energy to fill the space. They just needed each other which creates the best photos anyway. After taking in sunset on the ridge they ran off as a married couple to meet all their friends and family for dinner at a restaurant. So beautiful, relaxed and perfect! Intimate weddings in off the grid places might be my favorite thing ever.