Bailey Zappe marries her college sweetheart Hannah in the mountains of Montana

Bailey Zappe marries her college sweetheart Hannah in the mountains of Montana

The change in plans set the tone for the rest of their engagement.

Zappe and Lewis were initially interested in a large barn wedding near his hometown in Texas. As they researched their options, the couple decided that something much smaller was more their thing.

“We both have very small circles and we’re not huge party people,” Lewis told The Knot. “It just didn’t fit our style. We sat down and talked and said, ‘Let’s just go out as a family.'”

Zappe and Lewis chose Montana as the location for their private wedding, a nod to one of their favorite shows, Yellowstone. They limited the guest list to just 30 of their immediate family members and hired Sydney Evans (Sydney Breann Photography), who specializes in wedding planning and photography.

The vision was simple. No frills that distracted from the location or what was most important to them: an intimate wedding with everyone they loved that doubled as a big family vacation.