It’s tough meeting the partner of your dreams when you lead a busy life.
Shannon Kish and Aaron Shamblin’s hectic work schedule worked to their advantage, though. Opting to try dating online for its convenience, the two discovered each other and found they had more in common than just a busy lifestyle. They loved the mountains and skiing, and soon began an intimate love affair.
Aaron’s original proposal plan was rained out, but Plan B brought him by plane to Shannon’s parent’s backyard, where he asked her to marry him next to the pool. In the moonlight. On her birthday.
Their shared love for wintry settings prompted a destination wedding in Big Sky with their closest family and friends. The intimate ceremony was held at a ski in/ski out rental home. From there, the party went to nearby Rainbow Ranch Lodge for a reception before finishing off the night back at the rental.
The importance of friendship and togetherness shined through the special day. The couple’s best friends took on the added responsibilities of officiant, best man and maid-of-honor, and family filled the flower girl and ring bearer spots. The newlyweds’ first dance together as husband and wife was “My Best Friend” by Tim McGraw.
“We picked it because it perfectly describes how we feel about each other and it reminds us of how we met in Texas,” Shannon said.
The warmth continued as the couple shared love letters to each other that they had written the night before.
Silver and sky blue wedding colors complemented the snowy scene outside; and the couple’s champagne toast was equipped with glasses that Aaron’s parents found while traveling in the Czech Republic.
“Now, we regularly use them on special occasions and fondly remember our big day,” said Shannon.
Before returning to routine, Shannon and Aaron honeymooned at a few ski destinations as they drove to Texas from Montana.