What an absolutely perfect wedding it was for Olivia & Paden at the Ponds at Dry Creek! The day was filled with love, sunshine, and lots of emotion! This is a tight group of friends & family so they couldn’t wait to celebrate the amazing Mr. & Mrs. Kaufman!
It was my first time shooting at this venue and it was so beautiful! Ponds, fountains, lush trees and mountain views – you can’t take a bad photo here!
Such a sweet moment between the bride and her father!
Believe it or not, but these flowers are fake!!! I was blown away at how real they looked!
Their Love Story
When you aren’t looking, the right person seems to walk through the door unexpectedly. It’s one of the biggest cliches about falling in love there is. But for Olivia & Paden, that’s exactly how it happened.
“We met in January of 2015 through our group of mutual friends. Although we technically met and hung out for the first time at the bowling alley that night, we didn’t actually form a friendship until a few months later, when Paden also began to work at the same restaurant. Olivia had just graduated from college, and although her and Paden’s business degrees aren’t the same, they had been required to take many of the same classes. From there, we found that we had many similar interests and the same sarcastic sense of humor, and gradually became close friends that spring.
We began dating later that summer after Paden spontaneously went for it on one of those late nights spent talking and laughing on the couch, and kissed Olivia. It was a spur of the moment decision on his part, but one that we’ll both always be grateful for.
In the nearly six years that’s passed since that night, we’ve traveled to Coeur D’Alene, Seattle, Portland, the Oregon Coast, and Honolulu together, eaten way too much pizza, drank countless bottles of red wine, and fallen more in love with each other with each passing year.
Our friendship-turned-relationship has been the best thing that’s ever happened to us, and we can’t wait to go back to Bozeman where it all began!”
The Ponds at Dry Creek Wedding Ceremony
Finally, a big shoutout to all the incredible vendors that made this day perfect!
Venue: The Ponds at Dry Creek
Day of Coordinator: Love The Day Of – Ramie & Maddie
Florist: Something Borrowed Blooms
Bride’s Dress: Step ’n Out
Dress Alterations: Jenna Mapston
Hair & Makeup Artist: Aqua Studio – Kathryn Hedges
Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie
Groom & Groomsmen’s Attire: Step ’n Out
Wedding Rings: Goldsmith Gallery Jewelers
Table Decor Rentals: Gallatin Event Rental
Cake & Desserts: Cakes by Jenn
Caterer & Linens: Just a Taste
Bar: The Bay Bar & Grill
Invitations: Kevin Meyer – A.D. Creative Group
DJ: Joe’s DJ Service
Lead Photographer: Sara Nagel Photography
Assistant Photographer: Sierra Williams