Considering eloping? It's not for everyone, but odds are if you're thinking about it, you'll be 100% happy with the decision. What could be better than a whole afternoon adventuring with your love? Our elopement package keeps it easy and gives you an amazing experience. From elopement photography, to officiating, choosing an amazing location and planning the details, we're here to make it happen!
"It felt like our wedding was planned and photographed by our best friends."
Angeline and Matt first came to us wanting an adventurous Montana micro-wedding with a few close family and friends. They'd traveled to Montana together before and wanted to celebrate their love in the mountains! As time went on, they decided to have a true elopement, with Alicia officiating.
There's nothing quite as special as being the only two witnesses to a couple exchanging vows. From helping the bride zip up and bustle her dress, to the actual ceremony, hiking together and watching the sunset, we love the mix of being best friends, attendants, marriage guides, and documenter of the day.
We started the day at their AirBnb cabin along Rock Creek, where the two got spent most of the morning together, including opening a surprise card from family. They got dressed separately and then had a beautiful, emotional First Look by the stream. Then we all headed to National Forest for the ceremony!
We'd gone back and forth about locations ahead of time, but their ceremony spot near Luther couldn't have been more perfect in July. The purple wildflowers matched Angeline's bouquet and there just enough snow left in the mountains to really make them pop.
Angeline & Matt decided to walk in together, and it was a really beautiful moment! They prepared their own vows for each other, and we'd all laughed and cried by the end of the ceremony.
After exploring the area and a walk through the forest, we took a break for dinner at a great restaurant in downtown Red Lodge. It's always fun to see the reception that brides and grooms get from other diners and people on the street - so many congratulations! Then we drove up the Beartooth Pass for the endless alpine views at golden hour.
Photography, Planning and Officiating: Off the Beaten Path Wedding
Ceremony: Custer-Gallatin National Forest
Cake: Katie Cakes
Hair: Lindsay Salt, Chic & Sassy Salon
Makeup: Taylor Newman, Last Best Beauty
Off the Beaten Path Wedding is a husband & wife photography and planning team specializing in adventurous elopements & weddings across Montana. Learn more about us here!