How They Met
At work. I took a summer job at Lowe’s in college. After my summer job ended, we started spending time together.
The Happy Couple
BRIDE: Shelby Conner
GROOM: Cristopher Freyholtz
It was on our 4th anniversary. His proposal didn’t go as planned. It was supposed to be a romantic proposal at his family’s cabin. We get there and the cabin has been winterized. We decided to get a nice hotel room since we were already out of town. That evening, he surprised me in our room.
Wedding Date: October 7th, 2017
Location: Victor, Montana
Venue: Enchanted River Venue
Photographer: Night Owl Imagery
Flowers: The Flower Bed
Event Design: N/A
Catering: Pikeman BBQ – Tri-tip steak, BBQ pork and BBQ chicken. Beans, coleslaw, honey butter corn muffins and fresh berry salad.
Cake: The Last Best Cupcake Co . – White w/almond buttercream paste
Music: RMF Entertainment
Bridal Shop: Rococco Bridal
Tux Rental: Rococco Bridal
Other Rentals: None
How They Chose Vendors
I met most of my vendors at wedding fairs. I found the caterer through a co-worker that had used them. I found the florist through a co-worker of my mom’s. Everyone else was at the wedding fair. My wedding venue was actually a blessing in disguise. I booked my venue in November of 2016. In Mid January 2017, I get a letter with my deposit returned. The venue cancelled. However, the new venue I found was so much better and was so much more perfect for my wedding!
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – make sure you do an all-inclusive resort!
Fondest Memory from the Big Day
Oh my gosh, I cannot pick just one thing. We did a first look ceremony before taking family photos. This was to avoid a lengthy photo session after the ceremony. I wouldn’t have had it any other way. It was so amazing to have the first look of each other for the day in a private setting. It was a very emotional moment and I’m so glad it was something I shared just with him and not every guest at my wedding. My next few fondest moments are of the ceremony itself. It was so beautiful! Walking down the aisle with my parents, exchanging vows with step daughter, saying our vows. I can’t pick the best part.
What They’d Do Differently
I would have brought snacks for everyone that helped set up the day before. It is an all day event, some snacks would have been nice! Also, I kept my cake in the fridge until just before the cake cutting. The cake was so hard! I should have gotten it out before the ceremony started. I should also have thought to rent a few portable heaters. It was cold on our wedding day and everyone wanted to hang out by the bonfire and not in the pavilion where the reception was.
Try not to stress! But also don’t put anything off until the last minute. It really sneaks up on you! And many vendors around this area of Montana will get booked fast.
And they lived happily ever after...
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