Remember that crazy blizzard that ripped through North Dakota back in March, well that almost made things rather difficult for us to get to Montana. Luckily Amanda spotted a sign just as we left Winnipeg that the highway was shut down at the border. We checked the road conditions for an alternate route further west and it was smooth sailing from there for our 13 hour drive to Red Lodge Montana. What an absolute beautiful drive it was, watching the landscape progressively get more and more beautiful kept us going on that long drive. We finally made it to Rock Creek Resort that evening and got settled in.
The next day we did some location scouting and checking out Red Lodge and obviously eating some delicious food at the local restaurants (Seriously Bogarts was amazing! and we highly recommend it)
Day 3 was wedding day for Carolynne and Cody. We spent some time capturing the getting ready part of the day and made our way down to the creek for their first look. From there we took off to the locations we scouted the day before. The weather was amazing and the mountains we’re covered in beautiful white snow. Its always fun being able to work with Amanda at weddings, we’ve got our different ideas and different perspectives on shooting plus she’s way funnier than I am and add’s the good humor to the day.
Back at Rock Creek Resort the room was decorated to perfection! Make sure you scroll down to see the beautiful work by all of the vendors involved.
They had their ceremony outside on the patio overlooking Rock Creek, with a stunning circle archway behind them. With the ceremony over it was back inside to get all the wild fun happening. We even ran into some familiar faces from weddings we’ve shot in the past. The party was great fun and I may have even gotten out on the dance floor, and maybe just maybe had a few sips of the champagne out there too.
Amanda and I had a fantastic time with Carolynne and Cody and all of their family and friends that joined them in Red Lodge for this special day. We would for sure go back out to Montana and check out more of the sights! We even snuck in a day of Skiing at Red Lodge Mountain Ski Resort before coming back home.
There’s a lot of photo’s below, its worth scrolling through we promise!
Photography: Amanda and Corey - Cojo Photo.
Venue: Rock Creek Resort, Red Lodge Montana
Wedding Dress: Willowby by Watters - Stella’s Bridal Winnipeg
Wedding Planner: Lea Vlaming
Hair and Makeup: Ethereal Hair and Makeup Artistry
Florist: Macs Floral (Billings, MT)
Cake/Desserts: Wild Table (Red Lodge, MT)
Event Design and Decor: Better to Gather | Event Decor (Billings, MT)