Tiana and John felt the sparks instantaneously upon their initial meeting at a saloon in Park City, Utah. According to Tiana, she automatically knew this was the man she would marry. After a dream proposal in Costa Rica, they knew that a mountain wedding was in the cards for them because their love for Montana and the Big Sky area was too strong to ignore. Their intimate affair only contained 30 of their closest loved ones at the epicenter of some of the most impressive peak views at Lone Mountain Ranch as seen by Keeley McKay’s jaw-dropping photographs. While Tiana and John left the floral design to The Wild Blume, Tiana was adamant on no roses with heaps of red and burgundy native blooms with complementing greenery, elevating the rustic romance of their wedding. If you’re going to do a mountain wedding, this is certainly how you do it.
Why a Mountain Wedding?
We wanted two things. To be married on top of a mountain, and to be surrounded by our loved ones. We chose Lone Mountain Ranch because the vibe there is authentic, you feel at home the moment you set foot on the ranch. You are surrounded by beauty that literally takes your breath away. Our vision was simple: we truly believe less is more. Our wedding had 30 guests. It was a formal affair with a local band and cocktail hour amongst the mountaintop in Big Sky, Montana.
What are three things you’re glad you did?
Keeping our guest list to a minimum was very important us. We wanted an intimate wedding, and it was important to us that we were surrounded by those that we had deep connections to. We skipped a lot of the traditional wedding options. We opted out of a reception, and instead planned a private dinner with our family and friends and were able to spend quality time with them on the most important day in our lives. We splurged on our photography and floral.
What’s your biggest piece of advice for other couples planning a mountain wedding?
My biggest piece of advice: less is more. You don’t need much when you’re standing amongst the mountains and the immense beauty surrounding you takes your breath away.
The below wedding pros made this amazing event happen. See more of their work by visiting their website.
- Keeley McKay Photography
- Ceremony Venue
- Lone Mountain Ranch
- The Wild Blume
- Wedding Dress
- Theia Couture
- Groom's Attire
- Billy Reid