There is something to be said about sentimentality and intention when it comes to a wedding day. Aubrey and Kenneth’s Glacier National Park elopement at Pray Lake was nothing short of emotional. It was truly an honor to gather with their friends and them as they committed to one another overlooking the beauty of Northwestern Montana.
I always love exploring my favorite places with others, especially when they are visiting from out-of-state! Aubrey and Kenneth traveled to Montana from Mississippi with their closest friends to tie the knot. Down to the littlest detail (a sixpence in Aubrey’s shoe), the intentionality of this elopement was astounding. She even wore her mom’s wedding gown! (Yes, my tears were flowing!)
“Something Olde, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, A Sixpence in your Shoe.”Old English Rhyme
Aubrey was covered, literally from head to toe, in accordance to the Old English rhyme. Traditionally, a silver sixpence was given from the father of the bride just before she walked down the aisle. Nowadays, because the sixpence is out of commission, some brides put a penny with their birth year in their shoe. There, now you’ve even had a history lesson today!
After Aubrey and Kenneth said, “I do” beneath the mountains and blue skies, they cut a cake and cheers’d some ice-cold Coors Light beers. I honestly can’t think of anything better! We then spent some time hiking to a waterfall, dipping toes in Pray Lake, and skipping rocks across the crystal clear waters.
It’s elopements like Aubrey and Kenneth’s that really instill in me the importance of remaining true to yourselves on your big day. From keeping traditions alive to forming their own, Aubrey and Kenneth’s Glacier National Park elopement was one that I will always treasure.
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