OKINAWA BRIGHT + VIBRANT PHOTOGRAPHER FOR HAPPY, KIND SOULS
I am not sure how to put into words how much I loved this wedding. I have been looking forward to July 9th for months!! Anni + Khalin are very good friends of mine, so I knew this day was not only going to be filled with immense joy and happiness but it was definitely going to be FUN!
I have known Anni for a very long time. Her maid-of-honor and little sister, Cali, is one of my very best friends. So I spent a lot of years looking up to, hanging out with, and enjoying my time spent with both Anni & Cali! I met Khalin a few times during Anni & his relationship. He was always pretty quiet and gentlemanly. It wasn’t until our engagement pictures this past fall when I got to see the side of Khalin I am sure Anni fell in love with. He is funny, kind, & thoughtful. Khalin proposed to Anni at a hibachi grill on her birthday. He rounded up all her close girlfriends, planted the ring in the chef’s hat, and convinced her to come try tossing some food. All while getting down on one knee; and their adventure begins!
Their wedding day was forecasted with an 80% chance of thunderstorms (do we see a reoccurring event here with my weddings?!). But even so, it just barely misted during our portraits and the real rain started after we were safe inside the beautiful Holiday Inn Downtown Missoula! Lucky once again!! The wedding details for this wedding were insane. They were insane because most of them were handmade by Anni and her mother, Stacey! Every flower was either silk or made and dyed from tissue paper. Wait until you see them – the outcome is unreal, so pretty!! The day ran smoothly and everyone had a calm, beautiful atmosphere about them. Anni laughed (& laughed, & laughed) with her bridesmaids, and there were MANY jokes being tossed around with Khalin and his groomsmen. There is hardly a way to describe how joyful and relaxed it was the whole morning and into the ceremony.
After the vows were said, the anniversary wine box locked up, and the newly Mr. & Mrs. Anderson were announced the real fun started. I am not sure if it was because Anni was a cheerleader for Carroll College or what – but those guests sure did know how to DANCE!! Every song there was someone on the dance floor, busting a move and singing at the top of their lungs…..me included!! As the night rolled on the dance floor stayed packed & the joy just kept growing. I believe it is all because of Anni & Khalin. The amount of joy and prosperity they bring into others lives is immense! This will continue into their lives together, I just know it!
“Someday we’ll wake up
with thousands of pictures
65 years in this little house
I won’t trade for nothing, the life that we built
I’ll kiss you goodnight and say I love you still”
Dan & Shay “From the Ground Up”
One of the bridesmaids, Annie, made all of her fellow bridesmaids and the Bride these cute cloth tissues for when things got emotional 😀
Fun Fact: Anni’s parents, Rodger & Stacey, had the parents of Anni & Khalin’s flower girls and ring bearer as their flower girl and ring bearer in their wedding 30+ years ago!! All of them pictured above.
Stacey took this picture of Bri, Anni, Khalin and me – best MCP sandwich yet!My Bride and Groom with a future 2017 #bemerryed couple, Jenna & Matt!!!
My friends and their cute boyfriend/husbands are TOO CUTE!!When the bridesmaids literally dual it out for the bouquet. Somebody HIT THEM UP!! 😀A HUGE thank you to all the vendors who made this day exceptional! Especially Autumn with Events By Autumn. This woman is AMAZING!! She went above and beyond to make the day wonderful for everyone involved, even the other vendors. My romper had some issues and she pinned me right back together…..twice!! Let alone she sewed up a little glitch on the wedding dress, hot glued multiple things, handed out batteries, fixed a boutonniere – she never stopped – and still had a smile on her face. She was fabulous, friends. FABULOUS!
I also want to thank the following people:
Venue: Holiday Inn Downtown Missoula
Ceremony Arch: Father of the Bride, Rodger Freier
Flowers: Mother of the Bride, Stacey Freier & Bride
Cake & Goodies: Crave Catering – Rebecca
Bride’s Gown: Rococo Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Tuxes: Rococo Bridal
Rings: Riddles Jewelry
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