A Whimsical, Outdoor Wedding Near Bozeman's Bridger Mountains

Andrea + Phillip

July 2 | Bozeman, Montana

It's not every man who would attempt to impress the lady in his life by cooking her bacon wrapped antelope backstraps on a first date. Then again, Andrea isn't your stereotypical woman.

Although she expressed her interest in Phillip first by asking him out for a beer, I can only imagine the invitation, combined with her audacious spirit, made her irresistible to this Bozeman native. Afterall, if you can't find Andrea, I suggest looking up, about 13,000 feet up, where she enjoys cruising the Bridgers on her paraglider. And since meeting Phillip, who introduced her to the world of hunting and became her instructor, try looking for her in a ground blind stalking her next prey.

It didn't take long for friends to see these two made the perfect pair. Over the course of four years, we watched Mr. and Ms. Adventure hunt, fish, brew, and cook their way through Montana's wilderness. When the inevitable announcement of their marriage went public, and they asked me to photograph their celebration, I gave an ecstatic, "yes, please!"

Phillip and Andrea promised me a wedding unlike any I'd photographed before, and the day surpassed my expectations. We did lots of hiking for a wedding day, starting with a first look at Drinking Horse Mountain Bridge that left all of us in tears. (I blame you, Phillip!) For the ceremony, guests climbed steep hills to enjoy stunning views of the Bridgers while Andrea and Phillip said I do. At the reception, they served smoked elk sandwiches made from the two elk they harvested in the fall for the occasion. And for the send off, Andrea's friends streaked the party. 

Andrea and Phillip, I'm so happy that two loving, wonderful people have found so much joy in each other. Thank you for sharing your wedding celebration with me, a celebration I won't soon forget.

The Vendors

Montana Wedding Photography: Becky Brockie Photography

Ceremony: Bridger Canyon, Bozeman, MT

Reception: Durston Acres, Bozeman, MT

Florist: DIY

Catering: DIY

Band: Bluebelly Junction