Kailey and Ian’s winter wedding at the Historic Billings Depot celebrated not only their wedding but a warm welcome home for the holidays and wrap up of a very big year for both of them. Kailey graduated from nursing school at TCU while Ian spent most of the year in Iraq serving in the Army. Kailey and Ian live in Texas but planned their wedding at home in Billings just before Christmas. Friends and Family came from Montana, Texas, and everywhere in between to ring in this new era of their lives along side them. They celebrated in a big way. Almost every guest could be found cutting up the dance floor until I left for the night!
Aly and I loved spending the early part of the day capturing all of their heartfelt moments and gorgeous details. As soon as we arrived we were greeted with a warm welcome from both Kailey and Ian’s mothers, Shelly and Karen. These ladies are rock star moms, let me tell you. Everything that needed set up or attended to, these ladies had the answers. I love meeting families that create an all hands on deck, “let’s make this happen” wedding. Of course, they had plenty of help transforming the Depot from family and the crew at Better to Gather and Mac’s floral. It was fun seeing the space decorated with wintery greens, purple touches, hand calligraphy, and tiny boxes of roasted pecans. The reception looked awesome as it glittered warm and bright with sparkling candles after the sun went down.
Kailey and Ian share a sweet love that was so easy to capture. The kind way Ian held Kailey’s hands and looked at her new wedding band just after the ceremony or the way they snuggled and held onto each other for warmth outside the depot showed how excited the were to be married. Even the items they wore showed how sentimental this day was to them. Kailey wore her mother’s veil from the day she married her Dad, while Kailey gave Ian cuff links stamped with the coordinates for their wedding location. These two kept it simple but held onto the little details that made their day so special for them. It was a joy to capture and I’m excited to share it!