Windswept Montana Elopement in Many Glacier

Windswept Montana Elopement in Many Glacier

From a coincidental mutual download of Bumble while in the Nashville area to a proposal in Acadia National Park and saying “i do” in Glacier National Park, Huck and Kate’s love story has been one for the books to say the least and I am so thankful to have been a small part of it.

Vendors for their Montana Elopement

The below vendors were absolutely phenomenal and helped in some way to bring their elopement in Montana to life. I particularly love and appreciate Holden’s dedication to inclusivity and quality products and also their partnership with The Trevor Project.

Photographer: Jessica Billings Photography  •  Jewelry: Holden  •  Attire: Lulus; Baltic Born; Indochino; Thursday Boots; Blundstone Boots  •  Hair: Bridal Bliss Hair & Makeup by Lana   •  Accommodations: Park Cabin Company  •  Florals: Mum’s Flowers

Their Elopement Day Story

Sunrise in Many Glacier

When I arrived at the cabin the morning of Huck and Kate’s Montana elopement, the sun had yet to rise and I could see the beautiful stars still shining bright in the dark sky. As we made our way into Many Glacier, it was windy as ever but I enjoyed their company laughing along the way about little things (like a construction worker sleeping in the car instead of stopping us from driving through the work site… oops). When we arrived at the parking lot and took a look around, I could just tell that we were going to be in for a particularly spectacular sunrise – and oh my goodness was I right.

Although I couldn’t hear their vows over the wind, it was so beautiful to witness the two of them vowing forever to one another on the morning of their Montana elopement. I’m such a sucker for capturing moments like these and no matter how many times I photograph a Montana elopement, it never fails to take my breath away (and make my cheeks hurt from smiling).

Right after Huck and Kate exchanged vows, the mountain began lighting up with the most beautiful alpenglow that I have ever witnessed. Without a doubt, Mother Nature decided to show off a little extra for their elopement day in Montana. Although the wind was still whipping around us all like crazy, as I captured them loving one another – time felt frozen still because of the beauty surrounding me.

Sunset in Saint Mary

We regrouped in the evening at their cabin to explore more in Glacier National Park for their Montana elopement day. The eastern side of Glacier National Parks is one of my favorite areas to explore in Montana so I’m glad they were up to splitting their day and adventuring in this area with me!

It was just as windy in the evening as it was in the morning, but there’s something that feels a little bit extra magical when you look at the photos to see windswept hair and Kate’s dress blowing in the wind. We started at the furthest point we could go along the Going to the Sun Road and then made our way back down the road stopping at different points along the way, including the iconic Wild Goose Island Overlook.

Once the sun had almost set, they finished up their time in the park with the most beautiful first dance in a big open field (and a celebratory champagne pop too, of course!).

Fireside at the Cabin

From there, Kate and Huck made their way back to the cabin for fireside snacks including chips, salsa, guacamole, champagne, and a wedding cake – I honestly can’t think of a better combo to end off your elopement day with… 100% my kinda people! Plus, you shouldn’t have to ditch your tried and true faves on your elopement day, get the best of both worlds when it comes to your snacks!

Planning your own elopement

If you’re reading this and seriously considering eloping in the Rocky Mountains, whether it be in Montana, Wyoming, or Colorado, I would be so stoked to be your elopement photographer. I’ve lived and adventured in these mountains for 6+ years now and nothing makes me happier than helping couples plan and have their dream day! So don’t hesitate to reach out, check out my about page, and read up on the experience of working with me.