After a mutual decision to get married, Devin and Mik opted for a small and moody wedding day in Alberton, Montana.
Where did your love story begin?
We have been together for six years. We met via a queer dating app. We very quickly knew this relationship was going to built to last once Devin had moved herself into Mik’s tight and cramped 450 square foot apartment after a just a few weeks!
Aside from your wedding, what is your favorite memory together?
Our favorite memory together was traveling to Paris and Prague shortly after Mik had graduated from pharmacy school. We spent two nights in Paris, in a tiny apartment in Monmarte –visiting museums, the Eiffel Tower, and eating as much French food as we could cram into the short time.
We then spent two weeks in Prague in an incredible artist’s studio.
We love to travel and can’t wait to leave the US again!
Tell us about the proposal.
Our proposal was mutual. We had both decided that we wanted to take the next step and get married. We ordered each other rings from our favorite jewelry company (Young in the Mountains) and exchanged them just prior to leaving on a celebratory trip to Iceland with Mikhala’s little sister.
Tell us about the chaotic morning of your wedding day.
Our venue was about ½ an hour’s highway drive from our house, and we had forgotten to bring several décor elements (1/2 of our table linens, the cake stand, mugs for the coffee station).
Devin was already nervous and a little stressed, so Mik distracted her by very coyly recommending that Devin make a cheese board to snack on while getting ready.
She was so hyper-focused on cutting the cheese, the rest of the family went to retrieve everything we had forgotten and Devin had absolutely no idea that any elements were ever missing! And it ended up being a bomb ass charcuterie board.
Talk us through your wedding day.
Our wedding was small, simple, and moody. We had around 65 guests, comprised mostly of family. Mikhala’s older brother officiated the wedding. We both got ready together with our bridesmaids and close friends. We snacked on charcuterie and sipped champagne until we were ready to walk down the aisle.
Devin had her father and stepfather walk her down the aisle and Mik was escorted by her dad.
The two of us shared handwritten vows in front of a mossy rock wall–Devin giggled through hers while Mik could barely hold it together and sobbed all the way through her vows.
After the ceremony, everyone ate pizza and cupcakes and danced the night away. We stayed the night at the ceremony venue, in a gorgeous cabin perched upon the rock wall with an enormous hammock overhang.
Do you have any advice for other couples planning a smaller wedding?
Don’t stress the pressure to invite everyone you know! People may be initially disappointed not to snag an invite, but this is your day. You are allowed to have a perfect, intimate day without guilt.
For us, a smaller wedding was ideal –low pressure, less anxiety and filled with so much love.
What does the future hold for you both?
It’s hard to say what the future holds! Devin has been an incredible caregiver to Mik over the last year –when she faced some pretty scary health issues. Hopefully, the future holds good health, wellness, lots of travel and tons of puppy kisses.
Photography by Ashley Rhian Photography
Accessories Earth Within & Bad Dog Bolo
Cake Cakes In The Zoo
Cake Topper The Letter Of L.
Caterer Clove Cart Pizza
Ceremony Venue The White Raven
Dress Boutique Velvet Bride
Dress Designer Willowby By Watters
Entertainment Rmf Entertainment
Florist Earth Within Flowers
Suit Designer Daughters Of Simone
Vow Books The Cozy Comfy Home
Wedding Favors Rook Design Co.
Wedding Rings Young In The Mountains