There is something about a true Montana wedding that just sticks out to us. From the free-spirited wardrobe worn by this stunning bride, to their heartfelt vows, and even the eventful after-party, the DeGregio wedding was truly one to remember.
Gabby + Paul’s big day was expertly captured by Kelly Kirksey Photography, a Cheers MT Premier Vendor. Commonly referred to as the “fun photographer”, Kelly is a wedding and portrait photographer serving Northwest Montana, and is willing and able to travel anywhere! Kelly Kirksey’s work speaks for itself. Her true-to-life editing style is both timeless and beautiful, giving newly married couples a wealth of photographs that they will truly cherish for a lifetime!
Their Love Story Begins
Gabby + Paul, the characters in this real-life fairy tale, first meet in 2010 during their freshman year of college. As members of the Bucknell rowing team, these two developed a deep friendship (and flirtation 😉) throughout their years spent as university students. Once they had graduated, these two parted ways, however, fate had something else in mind. A couple of years after graduation, these two lovebirds reconnected in New York City, and fell in love!
Their Proposal Story
In 2019, Gabby had convinced Paul that they needed to take a grand adventure before Paul started his master’s program in the fall. This being said, that summer, they packed up their things and took off on an epic road trip throughout much of the U.S.! This adventurous couple spent the next three months camping out of their Honda CRV, spending much of their time visiting as many National Parks and Monuments as humanly possible.
Towards the end of their road trip, Gabby was over the moon at the chance to show Paul her favorite place in the world, Glacier National Park. Taking advantage of seeing his beautiful partner in her element, Paul surprised her by proposing one evening at Many Glacier!
Their Wedding Day
On her wedding day, Gabby stunned her guests with her beautiful Rue de Seine wedding gown. This free-spirited dress perfectly represented her daring personality, and couldn’t have been more perfect. With the help of Kyndee Masters, and La Vita è Bella, Gabby’s wedding day hair & makeup look was both sweet and simple, letting her natural beauty shine through.
We have to say, Gabby was THEE most beautiful Montana bride!
The Bridal Party
If there is one thing we know for sure it’s that this bridal party is just that, a PARTY! Gabby and Paul were surrounded by friends and family who mean the most to them and who are all so supportive of their unconditional love for each other. Having their favorite and most important people around them, Gabby + Paul were able to fully take advantage of their big day and tie the knot in the most meaningful way.
Here at Cheers MT, we truly believe that who you surround yourself with on your big day makes all of the difference. Each and every friend, family member, or loved one in attendance offer their own unique perspective on the couple’s unique love and are an essential piece to create the perfect wedding that is both engaging and memorable! Gabby + Paul were surrounded by a crowd of people who they love, and as such, their wedding day was both intimate and personal.
With views of a beautiful Desert Mountain, Gabby + Paul hosted their ceremony and reception at the stunning Green Valley Ranch in Coram, MT.
The Green Valley Ranch is an exclusive private venue known for family reunions, weddings, and corporate retreats located at the doorstep of Glacier National Park. This historic venue covers 480 acres of land including an abundance of rolling hills, grassy meadows, and trails. Green Valley Ranch is truly a magical place to tie the knot and to ensure that the memories of your big day will last a lifetime!
One of the most memorable and heartfelt moments shared at the DeGrecio’s celebration was undeniably their personalized vows. Though the bride sobbed her way through most of the vows, they were so meaningful to both the bride and groom and allowed guests a peek into the depth of their love for one another. Many guests commented on how truly heartfelt and special the vows were!
The natural beauty of Green Valley Ranch was fully on display for Gabby + Paul’s wedding day. The sun was shining all day with barely a cloud in the sky. On such a beautiful day, at the most stunning venue, Gabby thought it was sacrilege to have a tented reception in the Big Sky State. As such, she opted for a fully open-air reception with string lighting provided by The Party Store. This couple was blessed with a stunning golden hour dinner as the Montana sunset disappeared behind the lodge and a full, boisterous dance floor under the stars that kept the party going well into the early hours of Sunday morning.
While every detail from this big day was thoroughly thought out and personal to the DeGrecios, there were a few features that truly stuck out to the guests and the newly-married couple themselves. The extra-large green velvet couch from With Love Vintage Rentals, a Cheers MT Vendor, was a huge hit with the guests. Green Valley Ranch & Desert Mountain provided the perfect backdrop to solidify the charm of the treasure state, and kept guests snapping pictures all day long in this vintage lounge set-up.
All liquor at this celebration was provided by a local craft distillery, Glacier Distilling Company. Their Bearproof (huckleberry whiskey) was used to make the huckleberry lemonade offered at the couple’s welcome bar. Gabby was thrilled at the opportunity to offer a wide range of whiskeys from Glacier Distilling Company for tasting as well as their locally-inspired spirits, including the huckleberry gin and cherry bourbon, which is distilled with real Flathead Lake Cherries!
Congrats on your marriage Gabby + Paul. We hope that each and every moment going forward is just as special as this one-of-a-kind wedding!
White Rose FIlms, Cheers MT Videographer
- Photographer: Kelly Kirksey Photography, Cheers MT Premier Vendor
- Venue: Green Valley Ranch, Coram, MT
- Videographer: White Rose Films, Cheers MT Vendor
- Coordinator: Big Day Celebrations, Cheers MT Vendor
- Florals: Mum’s Weddings
- Rentals: With Love Vintage Rentals, Cheers MT Vendor/ The Party Store
- Ceremony Cocktail Hour Music: Mike Murray Duo
- Reception Music: RMF DJs
- Cake/Dessert Bar: Montana Wildflour Baking Co.
- Catering: Oso Catering
- Liquor: Glacier Distilling Company
- Hair: Kyndee Masters
- Makeup: La Vita e Bella
- Bridal Gown: Rue de Seine
- Bartenders: Maverick’s Casino
- Restrooms: Quartermoon Restrooms