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We did it! Here's our last minute 4th of July Wedding!

Karen, on July 14, 2020 at 11:19 AM Posted in Married Life 0 29
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Excuse the long post lol but this is what went down and how I planned a wedding in 3 days?


So we were facing yet another postponement amd we decided to "elope" and have a celebration next year (I think i posted about it before). Anyways, NOTHING came out as we planned AT ALL. I packed my stuff and drove from Texas to Montana with my family, his family and 7 other family members (14 total). Left Texas on 6/29/2020 (sunday) and made it to Montana on 7/1/2020 (Wednesday, literally 3 days way from weddinf day). At first we were thinking of renting an airbnb, that didn't happen because there were literally no airbnbs in the small town that my husband lives in. On Thursday, We tried to have the ceremony at a park (meanwhile my inlaws were desperately trying to find us an officiant all over town), the park said "no." Their reason being "they didn't want a wedding to distract the park's visitors"
I had asked my parents to drive out to a place called "gates of the mountains" to look for a nice place for pictures. Well, after ther park said no, I get a call from my dad telling me that they found a place that does boat tours and they do weddings too! I called them and omg they saved our lives (we were just about to give up and just go to the court house). They were so so helpful and they offered to do an extra tour so that us and our families could have the boat to ourselves, the downside was that our wedding was going to be at 9 am and the place was an hour away from my husband's town.
**side note*** while still in Texas, a week prior I had ordered my bouquet, his boutonniere and our wedding cake. While in Texas and on the road I was looking for photographer and hair & make up artist. - luckily I found both!!!! Thank God.
I met with my hair and make up artist on Friday for a trial and she met me again on Saturday at 4 am! Everyone was on the road to the Gates of the Mountains by 6:30 am.
We reserved a room for dinner at a restaurant back in town for later that day.
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These were taken by my cousin with her phone:

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29 Comments

  • Marisa
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    Oh wow! That is so gorgeous and serene! You look beautiful too! Smiley smile

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  • L
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    Congratulations!! Those pictures turned out so beautiful, looks like it was a great day!
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  • Kristen
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    Ooooooh this looks epic! Congrats!

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  • Margaret
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    Absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!

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  • Jai Butcher
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    Aww this is so special. That is amazing! Beautiful pics btw
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  • Meghan
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    Absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!

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  • V
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    Congratulations! That's amazing. I definitely wouldn't have wanted to plan a wedding that quickly but you did an amazing job 馃槉
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  • Jessica
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    Congratulations! Looks like things worked out beautifully for you and that looks like a beautiful spot. We鈥檙e getting married at sunrise, so I totally understand the 4am wake up for hair and makeup!
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  • Britteny
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    Wow so gorgeous so happy everything worked out for you 馃グ馃グ I love the cute wedding cake 馃巶
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  • Krystyna
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    Wow, what a great story!! I am so glad it all worked out!! Congrats!! The pictures are beautiful!! Smiley love

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  • Melle
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    Congratulations. these photos are so beautiful

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  • Molly
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    Your photos turned out amazing! What a beautiful couple! Congrats!

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  • Caitlin
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    Wow, such an awesome story! Glad everything turned out perfectly. Congrats 馃槏
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  • Jenny
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    Gorgeous wedding! You both look so happy Smiley heart

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  • Karen
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    Thank you everyone!!! 鉂
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  • Nicole
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    Stunning photos!! Congrats 馃槉
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  • Michelle
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    Congrats on pulling it all together!! Quite the story but it will be good to retell at your celebration next year.

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  • Katie
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    Beautiful!!! Truly stunning
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  • Bridget
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    Congratulations! How wonderful for you! Best wishes to your future! Side note: This story made me cry
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  • W
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    So happy that you were able to make lemonade out of lemons. Plus you will have those memories of that adventure. So happy for you guys!
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