These two might have a few distinct passions—hers for death metal, his for the New Orleans Saints—but, as environmental land-use consultants, they share a deep admiration of nature. Alex & Shanon envisioned a super intimate mountain wedding that would immerse their guests in the feeling of the Montana forest—and hidden throughout the woodsy tablescape were tiny gold animals, which their very earnest flower girl collected with great care.

Photography by Ryan Flynn Photography.