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Wedding Bells!

Updated: Aug 4, 2019

The year 2019 has been a year of wedding celebrations here at Bunny's Brush!

I got married to my best friend and love of my life in June, and my girl bestie got married to her dream guy the next month in July!


Jed and I at our wedding reception! Phot credit: Megan Gardner

I haven't posted about any events or classes going on at Bunny's Brush since March, so I thought I'd take the time to post an update on everything that has been demanding my attention.

This is a picture of me and my new Hubby, Jed Adams, right after we got married and ran to the tent to get out of the rain!

We got married on June 15, 2019 at Aspen Ridge Ranch in our town of Red Lodge, Montana. Our wedding was a "Great Gatsby" themed day complete with a champagne tower and cars from the 1900's!

It was a massive group effort from friends and family, and we are so thankful to everyone who helped make our fabulous day come to life.



Photo credit: Kevin Kinzley of Kinzley Photograhpy took all the photos for our wedding.


Our daughter, Zoe, was my Maid of Honor, and Jed's brother, Matt, was his best man, and some - but not all- of our closest friends and family were in our wedding party as groomsmen and bridesmaids.


My hair stylists were Leslie Zier of Haydan Hair & Nail Salon in Red Lodge, MT and Jessica Kinzley of Red Lodge, MT. Daijha Brown, my daughter's friend and Jessica Kinzley were our makeup artists.


My wedding gown and all my bridesmaid dresses are from Belle En Blanc in Billings, MT. Geri from Elite Couture who also works out of Belle en Blanc was my seamstress and she made the gorgeous Ostrich Feather Bolero jacket I'm wearing.


I'd like to say a special thank you to Kyna Christensen for making some of the feather hair accessories worn by myself and some of the bridesmaids. Also, we would like to thank Rachel Putty, my cousin who came out and helped me every step of the way.

My one day Event Coordinator was Pat Clark of Pat Clark Wedding Coordinator and she really pulled everything together on the day of our wedding and kept things running smooth so we could enjoy our day.


My beautiful flowers are all from the Flower Garage in Red Lodge, MT. I worked with Leah Jarrett Brown and I was thrilled with how they turned out!


Guests traveled all the way from Georgia, Indiana, Alabama, California, Kentucky, Colorado, Texas, Tennessee, and all over Montana to celebrate with us. It was a day filled with love, friends, family, and good times - not to mention a little bit of rain and lots of ostrich feathers!



We were married at the beautiful Aspen Ridge Ranch located in Red Lodge, Montana nestled beneath the Beartooth Mountains, which we consider to be one of the most beautiful places on earth.

From Left: Dawn DeVille, Ludon DeVille, Dick DeVille. Photo Credit: Kevin Kinzley

We want to give many thanks to our wonderful friends Bill Barnes and Dick and Ludon DeVille.

I first approached Bill in April to ask him if he would be interested in taking part in our wedding with his Model T truck, and he was immediately on board with all kinds of ideas! After our meeting that day Bill organized more than I could have ever imagined.

Bill and Dick both made it possible for us to have these wonderful "old time" cars and trucks featured at our wedding. They even let us use the Model T Touring Car from the Carbon County Museum in downtown Red Lodge! They took the car out and hauled it away to get it prepped and ready and later hauled it to Aspen Ridge Ranch for our rehearsal day where it stayed over night.


Drivers
From Left: Dick DeVille, Bill Barnes, Forrest Logan. Photo Credit: Kevin Kinzley

We simply cannot thank them enough for all their hard work and effort. Bill Barnes, Dick DeVille, and Forrest Logan were our drivers and they looked the part, dressed in full 1920's regalia.


We used the cars to drive the wedding party down from the main ranch house to the wedding ceremony site beneath Aspen trees.


Me and Bill driving down to the wedding ceremony in a 1912 Model T. Photo Credit: Kevin Kinzley

It was awe inspiring to see the cars driving around. It looked like we had traveled back in time to the 1920's and were going to some private and beautiful, glitzy party out in the wilds of Montana! I was inspired by the prohibition era style with a glamorous twist since we were getting married on a Montana ranch and still wanted to have a glamorous wedding.


My daughter and Maid of Honor, Zoe, talking to Jed. Bill Barnes driving. This is a 1912 Model T. Photo Credit: Kevin Kinzley

These cars made our Great Gatsby themed wedding day come to life, and, without them, it simply would have been incomplete. Bill drove me, Jed, the Best Man, and Maid of Honor down in a 1912 Model T.








Photo credit: Kevin Kinzley A special thank you to my nephew Hayden Warner for helping me out of the wedding car. Hayden is a junior in high school this year and traveled out from Georgia. I also have three more gorgeous nephews.




To make our wedding even more special, Bill kindly invited some friends who take part in a car club to park their cars and really set the visual tone for the day.


Pictured here are Model T's that competed in the Montana 500 the day after our wedding.Photo credit: Kevin Kinzley

Four drivers who were taking part in the Montana 500 the very next day completed the journey from Columbus to Red Lodge to set the feel for a real Great Gatsby themed wedding.

The Montana 500 is a 500 mile race taking place over three days. We were blessed to have four extra cars make it to our wedding. Eight Model T's were scheduled to come, two broke down and two turned back. We had the President of the Montana 500 in attendance and another driver was a member of the Board of the International Model T Association.

We feel truly blessed and grateful for all the efforts made by the drivers to make our wedding day so special.


After being dropped off by our impressive entourage of cars and trucks it was time to get married! Rev. Randy Pendergraft of Calvary Episocopal Church in Red Lodge was our wedding officiant, and Jed's father, Dr. Mike Adams, who serves as an Interim Minister in Jasper, AL, gave the Homily.


Our ceremony took place beneath an Aspen grove while thunder boomed and rain came down harder every second! It was pretty dramatic saying our vows during a mountain thunderstorm. I was trying to stay focused on our vows but couldn't stop watching the raindrops on Jed's shoulders get bigger and bigger and roll down his lapel! At one point, I spoke too quickly and sort of messed up my vows, but everyone thought it was hilarious and the whole place lit up with laughter.


Rev. Randy Pendergfaft looks on as Jed's Dad, Dr. Mike Adams, gives the Homily.

Our ceremony beneath the Aspens while our guests huddle in the rain.

I have to say our ceremony was thrilling because of the weather! I felt so bad for our guests, though, who faithfully sat in the rain for the entire ceremony. It just goes to show what a wonderful group of people we call friends and family and we cherish them all!



Jed and I trying to hurry to the tent so our guests can get dry! Photo credit: Kevin Kinzley

After the ceremony, we made