After a round of golf, Eliot knocked on the door of the suite in the Spanish Peaks Clubhouse where his soon-to-be bride Emelie was preparing for their wedding. He needed to pick up his suit, but he also wanted to say "hi" from the door.
Inside, Emelie and her sister and maid of honor, Carol, were taking turns with hair and makeup. A Real Housewives reunion played on the television in the background as Emelie talked about meeting Eliot at Georgia Tech's business school.
Emelie would FaceTime friend Chelsea, who was unable to make it to Montana for the wedding. "I don't want to take up your time," Chelsea said, squealing when she saw the bride with her hair pulled back in soft waves. "It's Emelie's day and I'm so excited for her."
Before the wedding, Emelie's mom wrote a note of advice and sent it to her daughter. "I told her about the way to behave in a marriage," she said.
Miles away, in a cabin near the Yellowstone Club's Rainbow Lodge, Eliot had the help of Jeff, his brother and best man, with the finishing touches of his suit. There, he waited for his first look at his bride.
With fires around the West, there was worry smoke would obscure the view of Big Sky's Lone Peak from the Rainbow Lodge on a nearby mountain, but the smoke only added to the ethereal atmosphere.
Eliot waited as Emelie walked up behind him, turning as she descended the stairs. "You're beautiful," he whispered in her ear as they embraced.
"You want to marry me?" Emelie asked. "Let's get married!" Eliot replied. "Oh my God, you look so gorgeous babe. I'm gonna be wifed up. I can't get enough of you."