Big Timber Country Montana Wedding

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Britnee and Brian Purdum | 08.21.21 | Big Timber, Montana

Britnee and Brian were married on Saturday between the mountains in Big Timber. Their country roots shone brightly throughout the day from the decor, to the cowboy hats, to the brand new wedding boots, to the impromptu chap whipping (just wait to see those photos!), to every moment in between. I am a sucker for country music, and all day there were country love songs floating around in my head. 

Natasha, Britnee’s sister and matron-of-honor, spoke about how Britnee and Brian met. Brian complemented Britnee on having the most beautiful eyes (she does – wait for those photos too) & Brit was excited that this “hot cowboy” (her words) was talking to her. Everyone laughed as Tasha said “finally this wedding is happening” because according to everyone there – these two have been meant to be for a long while. 

I know when I was doing their engagement photos that the chemistry between Brian and Britnee was unmatched. They were genuine to each other & were extremely excited about the marriage. Notice how I didn’t say “wedding”. Brian talked about their marriage and how important it was to him in their private vows. I teared up behind my lens as Britnee spoke from her heart and Brian stared into her eyes. They are genuine & they are also made for each other. 

Now talk about crying behind my camera, as Brian tried to hold it together as his beautiful bride walked down the aisle, I was just watching him with awe. You could feel the excitement and the love he has for Britnee beaming out of his eyes. Norman, Britnee’s dad, told Brian to “Take the best care of her” as he handed his youngest daughter off to him. After a unique branding of a hide as their sealing, they were pronounced Mr and Mrs Purdum. A “yee haw” sent them back down the aisle a married couple with bird seed and love wrapped between them!

Some of my favorite parts of the reception were hearing stories of Brian and Britnee in the beginning (don’t worry Brit, I will leave Austin’s story to only the ears at the reception), when they broke the handle off the knife while cutting the cake, and how they invited others to join their specialty dances. We rounded out my time with them by hanging out with things we know they love – Brian’s Pickup and cattle shoots. The truck shot was one Brian wanted to do at their engagement session but the truck wasn’t ready…but really I just think it was meant to be done in their wedding attire. As they sat there I told them – this is YOUR shot. Boots showing, cowboy hat, a little dirt and a whole lot of love!

Congratulations you guys – may every day be as joyful as August 21, 2021!

VENDORS | Venue: Sweetgrass Fairgrounds | Florals: Groom’s Step Mom Karla Purdum & Peggy Humphreys  Hair and Makeup: India Richey at Dandilu | Dessert: Bluebird Sweets | DJ: Prince Party Productions | Catering: Thirsty Turtle | Gown: David’s Bridal | Bridal Boots: Corral Boots | Videographer: Richie Melby Media | Photographer: Merry Character Photography | Second Photographer: BB Photography – Montana

Their advice to other couples planning a wedding: “Don’t worry about the little things or little details, enjoy the journey and the experience with one another while planning a wedding. If you can get through this you can get through anything! Talk with one another, trust one another and always have communication.”

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