How They Met
My husband and I are from the same town. We were in the same small class of 26 people and even had lockers next to each other. Our paths never seemed to cross much while we were growing up. We had different interests and different groups of friends. It wasn’t until college when we would come home from breaks that we started to hang out with classmates that we got to know each other better. The friendship grew and the rest is history.
The Happy Couple
BRIDE: Shelby Moxley
GROOM: Gregg Qualls
Fondest Memory from the Big Day
My favorite part was the first looks. Of course I cried, but they were happy, joyful tears. Another favorite part was after the ceremony we were surprised by my grandparents with a horse drawn carriage to our reception. They restored an old carriage and repainted it to match our wedding colors. It was a fun, exciting and special part of our big day.
Wedding Date: August 1, 2015
Location: Chinook, MT
Ceremony Venue: Zion Lutheran Church
Reception Venue: Blaine County Fairgrounds
Photographer: Mackenzie Jenkins
Flowers: Shores Floral, Chinook (Yellow Cala Lily)
Event Design: Modern
Catering: Val’s Catering Service, Chinook, MT: Meat done locally by Dennis Cross (prime rib, garlic mash, buttered corn, dinner rolls, lettuce salad)
Cake: Ginger Hanson- 5 layer hexagon (red velvet, carrot, lemon, chocolate, white with raspberry filling)
Music: Local DJ (Jay Eslick)
Bridal Shop: Belle en Blanc (Billings, MT)
Tux Rental: Men’s Wearhouse
Other Rentals: N/A
How They Chose Vendors
Once we decided to do our wedding in our hometown, we also decided that we wanted to keep everything local. I was happy to discover that shopping locally provided many choices for our wedding. Never once did I feel like I was limited or not able to get exactly what I wanted just because I was in small town Montana.
The only thing I would do differently would be to slow down and take in the day more. It went so fast and so many details I forgot about. Pictures help bring back the great memories. Slow down and smell the flowers…literally.
And they lived happily ever after...
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