Quaking Aspen Ranch • May 28th, 2022
When it comes to planning the perfect MT wedding, you can’t go wrong with a classic color scheme, a beautiful outdoor venue, and above all else, an undeniable love! Siera and Zechariah hosted the most beautiful rustic wedding at the Quaking Aspen Ranch, in the spring of 2022. Their big day was captured in full by Cheers MT vendor, Zak Jokela Wedding Photography!
Based in Billings, MT, Zak Jokela is passionate about capturing each moment that makes up your wedding day. He specializes in showing real candid moments from love stories taking place in Montana and beyond. As he puts it:
I love preserving the moments when you look happy, natural, and beautiful on your wedding day. If you are in search of a wedding photojournalist to help you remember your big day, head over to the website and fill out a contact form to set up your complimentary consultation.Zak Jokela, Zak Jokela Wedding Photography
Their Story Begins:
Sometimes two people are brought together by pure happenstance!
Several years ago, Siera was in her hometown in North Dakota for the summer from college. To keep her busy with school being out, Siera was interning at the same pharmacy that Zeck’s stepmother worked at! After his stepmother introduced them, they went on our first date the following weekend.
Zeck and Siera have been together since August 2014!
Their Proposal Story:
After having spent 5 years of their lives together, the couple headed off on their annual camping trip in Glacier National Park, MT, with Zeck’s brother Dwight and his wife Sam.
On their trip, They drove by a local helicopter tour pad and spontaneously decided to stop and see what availability they had for a tour over Glacier. Little did Siera know, Zeck had booked a tour 6 months in advance. They “had an opening” and as the two were about to get on the helicopter for a tour over Glacier, he got down on one knee. Siera was very surprised! She had no idea he had gotten a ring, let alone was going to propose soon. Of, course she said yes and they got to fly over the beautiful Glacier Mountains as an engaged couple!
Talk about the perfect engagement for an outdoors-obsessed couple!
Dressed in a gorgeous lace Martina Liana gown from Belle en Blanc, a Billings, MT-based bridal shop, Siera lit up every room she walked in. From her classic updo to her glamorous bridal makeup by Kyra Alguire, and of course, her pearl-studded jean jacket, Siera was the star of the show on her big day!
Wearing a dapper navy blue suit from Men’s Wearhouse, Zechariah was dressed to impress for his beautiful MT spring wedding!
The Bridal Party:
Each of Siera’s bridesmaids wore champagne-pink velvet wrap dresses from Baltic Born. This classic and neutral color perfectly accented the beauty of the Boyd’s wedding! Paired with the navy blue suits worn by the groom and his groomsmen, their day was truly picture-perfect.
We’ve said it once, and we’ll say it again, those small details of the wedding day can truly make the biggest difference! With beautiful florals designed by Karen Samuels with Awesome Blossoms and stationery designed by Arielle Boone with Rebranded Design, the details of this wedding were spot on.
Siera & Zech had been planning their wedding for over 3 years and were engaged longer than expected due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They picked a unique venue at the foot of the Beartooth Mountains, where they loved to hike!
Based in Absarokee, MT, the Boyd’s tied the knot at Quaking Aspen Ranch!
No place… SPEAKS ‘Montana’ like The Ranch!
The Quaking Aspen Ranch is 40 acres of “The Last Best Place”, just west of Billings. The Log Lodge, Rustic Barn, Historic Bridge, River Frontage, Ponds, groomed and landscaped acreage in a Quaking Aspen and Cottonwood river bottom with rugged Montana mountains as a backdrop combine for a truly unique experience!Quaking Aspen Ranch
These lovebirds had their first look at a bridge over the flowing river and said their vows in front of a beautiful pond. While their wedding day was overcast, the rain let up for the ceremony and they were able to get married outside, under Montana’s big skies, surrounded by close family, friends, and loved ones!
Following their outdoor ceremony, the Boyds and their guests headed inside for their beautiful traditional wedding reception. Filled to the brim with stunning floral arrangements, their rustic-styled celebration was a dream!
The Secret Celebration:
Their most memorable moment was announcing an addition to their growing family. Siera was 20 weeks pregnant! They also surprised everyone with a gender reveal. The little one is a BOY, and was due in October!
Siera & Zechariah – We are wishing you well as you embark on this next chapter of life. Cheers!
- Photography // Zak Jokela Wedding Photography, Cheers MT Vendor
- Location/Catering // Quaking Aspen Ranch
- Officiant // Mike Russell
- Dress // Belle En Blanc – Martina Liana
- Shoes // David’s Bridal
- Ring (Hers) // Kay Jewelers
- Ring (His) // Riddles Jewelry
- Hair // Makayla Hurley
- Makeup // Kyra Alguire
- Men’s Attire // Men’s Wearhouse
- Bridesmaid Dresses // Baltic Born
- Floral Design // Karen Samuels with Awesome Blossoms
- Cake // Audie Zimmerman and Jenny Fernholz
- DJ // Jessie Carnes with DJay Kaycee
- Graphic Design // Arielle Boone with Rebranded Design
- Videographer // Justin Fisketjon