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Rocky Mountain Bride Magazine is published by RMB Media, LLC. All rights reserved. No portion may be duplicated, in whole or in part, without the written consent of its publisher. We greatly appreciate those who have contributed to this publication. Contributors’ opinions are their own and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Rocky Mountain Bride. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this publication. The publisher assumes no responsibility for accuracy of information or omissions from the material provided. Rocky Mountain Bride cannot be held liable for the quality or performance of goods and services rendered by the advertisers published in this magazine. We reserve the right to refuse advertising.

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in this issue

Montana 40

main street muse

A modern twist at the historic Rialto



A bachelorette adventure in Bozeman


the golden hour

A taste of fall at Bitterroot Valley’s Little Smith Ranch


s o l s t i c e s w e e t h e a rt s

Snow-touched stylings at the Billings Depot

Ashley Caitlin Photography

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in this issue

Table of Contents

Luxu ry tabletop re ntals for you r wedding, din n er or special eve nt.





RMB FINDS 14 pretty little things 16

serving th e Rocky Mou ntains an d beyon d. info @ @ xowyoan dco

love story -


britta + mark - Hyalite Canyon


kaylin + alex -


laura + stephen - Big Sky

Girls Getaway


alli + dustin - Helena

something blue


jalyssa + zach -


nate + ursula - Alberton

local highlights

Gem Gallery

ph oto credit * Cassie Madde n

• Jackson H ole based •


STYLE 60 rsvp 70


I N S P I R AT I O N 40 rialto 80

the golden hour


solstice sweethearts

Cover 2019


Red Lodge

S N O W R E P O RT 107 solstice sweethearts Billings Depot

G AT H E R 117 feast + fare Zac Kellerman and Lulu Pottery

Broug ht to you by th e team be h in d xowyo paper + press

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Oh, Montana! What a year it’s been. This magazine is so special to me. As a Montana native, I thought I knew a lot about this state — over the past year, I have traveled to places I had never been, met people I had never met and loved every minute of it. My love for this state runs deep and being able to share it with all of you is truly the best part. Embracing the change of seasons and taking in the colors of fall among the Bitterroot Valley in September was breathtaking. Spending a snowy, winter Sunday at The Billings Depot creating magic that you will see unfold in the upcoming pages was incredible. Exploring the streets of Bozeman and the new renovations that have elevated historic landmarks in late May was electrifying. It has been incredibly inspiring to be in the company of such talented and passionate people throughout this state. With this, I encourage you to look closely through these upcoming pages as so much love was put into each and every one! Happy Planning, Darling! xo



It is my fifth year at the helm of Rocky Mountain Bride and with it begins a new chapter. The launch of our Utah and Canada issues were the completion of our expansion into each of the amazing regions in which The Rockies call themselves home. It is an achievement we are proud of and yet only the beginning of RMB’s story. It is also our fifth year in producing our Montana issue and I would venture to say it is our best yet! I hope as you read through this publication you will be taken to where Montana takes me, to a captivating place of joy and peace that settles my heart and calms my soul. There is truly something wonderful about Big Sky Country! Weddings, to me, are the ultimate new chapter, they start a new life together and bring with it new adventure. I believe where you choose to have your wedding and what you put into it actually tells a lot about the book you will write together. Enjoy the planning process, create a magical day and kickoff your remarkable love story! I thank each and every one of the amazing creatives and wonderful couples within these pages for their hard work, the beauty they have created and for allowing us to share within! xo

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Love Story


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the moment we met, we knew our feelings for each other were bigger than anything we’ve ever experienced before. “ From Three months later, we decided to get married and chose to elope. We wanted the most special day of our lives to be an intimate moment that we’ll always remember between just us and the beauty within the mountains of Glacier. ” - The Bride

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the bride bride’s dress lulus | bride’s rings bova diamonds | floral habitat floral studio | habitatfloralstudio. com groom’s ring helzberg diamonds | location glacier national park menswear calvin klein | kenneth cole photography jacilyn m photography |


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montana finds

paper & grace find your tools for adventure at paper & grace in bozeman.

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bundle up and accessorize in style this winter with snowy essentials from montana gift corral.

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Ice Pond Press

Ice Pond Press is a boutique letterpress + design company located in Bozeman, Montana. Whether you are looking for a personal invitation suite or a custom keepsake, Molly will be there for you every step of the way. For heart and passion behind the craft, look no further than Ice Pond Press.

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local highlight


ice pond press | photography forty watt photo |

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Meet Mums ‘

Nestled in the heart of downtown Whitefish, where small town streets buzz and mountain peaks meet the lakeside, lies Mum’s Floral + Home. From gifts for your gals to full floral design for your special day, this local staple is sure to make your heart flutter.

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Britta + Ma rk

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“Although our roots are in Denver, we thought our engagement shoot with April would be the perfect excuse for a getaway up North to Big Sky Country. Mark and I fell in love with Hyalite Canyon, and it has quickly turned into a special place for us. Better yet, our engagement session felt more like three best friends gathered together for adventure rather than a photographer working with another couple - simply my favorite part of the entire experience.’’


bridger brewing | engagement ring shane co. | location hyalite canyon & palisade falls squash blossom necklace an heirloom from the bride’s mother! photography april sky photography |

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Montana Lead in

Laurken Kendall Photography

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Montana from the winding rivers to the big sky above, let montana’s endless beauty capture your heart. always and forever, the last best place

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Rainbow Ranch Lodge & Restaurant rustic west meets classic elegance on the Gallatin River

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Rustic Meets Majestic on Your Big Day.



Begin Life Together on a Grand Scale.


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Kaylin + Alex

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M O N TA N A M U S E Montana was always a special place to Kaylin and Alex, a second home even. You see, Kaylin grew up visiting Big Sky Country every summer with her family while Alex fell in love with the land as an avid snowmobiler. When envisioning their wedding day, the couple knew they wanted to celebrate below the beckoning mountains of Montana. Their intimate and laid back wedding was nothing short of a dream.

WHEN I SET MY EYES ON YOU “Walking through the blooming, open meadow to our ceremony was such a special moment, my favorite moment from the day. Alex turned around, we locked eyes and our love for one another was on fire. I believe all of our guests could feel the intimacy between us.�

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“Respect and appreciate one another, throughout the wedding planning process and always.”

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Photo by Sara Young Photogrpahy

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Main Street Muse

Nestled in the heart of downtown Bozeman, where mountain town charm meets the local buzz of main street, lies the Rialto. Rich in history and vintage flare, let this iconic theatre transport you from traditional big sky country to an urban, modern soirĂŠe fit for the prohibition era. With a bash this bright, your love is destined for the stars, darling!

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Be present before the madness of the day begins! We recommend throwing on your favorite record and gathering closely with your wedding party. Once vow ready, schedule time to dress up your details and capture individual portraits downtown. You will love looking back on the fleeting moments before “I do!�

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IN STYLE Let Mckenzie Langner of Plume Bridal and Tracey Campbell of Revolvr Menswear style you and your beau to give your day the extra pop it deserves. The flare of a floral tie matched with the clean silhouette of a stunning gown will eleveate your look to the next level.

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ELECTRIC LOVE Turn heads at your ceremony and set the scene in the lobby of the Rialto. We are crazy for this refined, yet impactful design, curated by Harper Event Co. Let neon lights and clean lines play host to your urban “I do” while statement floral and candlelight leave a lasting impression. Hold hands and look into each others’ eyes. Your biggest adventure awaits, Mr. & Mrs.

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You’ll adore treating your guests to the finest views of Bozeman while indulging in a curated menu at your reception. Brighten up the moody space with colorful floral, designed by Wild Blume Floral. Gold flatware, marble chargers and ivory taper candles perfect this tablescape design in modern fashion. Gather closely with loved ones and dote on your forever soulmate as the sun sets below the Montana horizon.

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B U T T E R C R E A M + B U B B LY End your night with the sweetest escape. Our hearts are simply aflutter for this hand painted, artful cake, made with love by Planted Kitchen. Clink glasses, savor every last bite and hit the dance floor for a night to remember!

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A Modern Twist to a Montana Wedding SAY “I DO” IN A MEMORABLE WAY

Take your special day to the next level with an urban chic celebration at the Rialto, in the heart of downtown Bozeman. From a romantic rehearsal dinner beneath a magnificent skylight to a rockin’ reception in a space built for entertainment, your wedding at the Rialto is sure to be an unforgettable event. Curate your menu alongside our in-house culinarians while our experienced team helps you nail down the details to bring your dream day to life. VISIT RIALTOBOZEMAN.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REQUEST A PROPOSAL

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In 2016, Laura and Stephen met through mutual friends at a BBQ just shortly after Laura moved from New York City to the Cayman Islands. Sparks flew immediately. Stephen asked Laura out to dinner for their first date. One romantic get together led to another, and they quickly fell in love over shared music and adventure. Laura swears the moment they met everything just made sense. They felt at home with one another! Laura and Stephen dated for a year before Stephen knew he had to make Laura his wife. One evening in November, Stephen drove Laura out to their newly purchased land to watch the sun set. Once they arrived, he grabbed her hand and led her down to the water while the fleeting colors disappeared below the horizon. Stephen looked Laura in her eyes, kissed her and asked her to spend the rest of her life with him. At first she thought he was joking. Yet, it didn’t take long for her to say “Yes!� and jump into his arms. They planned a destination wedding in Big Sky for September 8th.

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Laura and Stephen hoped to cultivate a cultural wedding weekend inspired by their diverse roots and wild journey as a couple. Together, they envisioned an American safari theme, drawing from Laura’s roots growing up in the West and Stephen’s background from South Africa. Stephen suggested Montana due to his love of “A River Runs Through It,” and Lone Mountain Ranch played host to their wedding weekend - rich in color and romance. The couple, along with their local vendor team, incorporated organic floral and classic Western textures to bring the look to life.

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B I G S K Y C O U N T RY “It was important for Stephen and I to treat our guests to the true Montana experience. To kick off the weekend, we hired a country band and line danced under a blanket of stars. Our guests fully embraced the land and fell head over heels for Big Sky Country.�

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S H E ’ S G O T A W AY

“You see, Stephen is an amazing musician. I mean... we fell in love over music. However, when I asked him to play a song at our reception, he refused. He didn’t want to have that type of pressure on him on such a special day so I let the idea die. Sure enough, he knew just how to surprise me! As glasses clinked and toasts came to an end, Stephen stood up, walked up on stage and sat down at the piano as the band followed behind. He played and sang, ‘She’s Got a Way’ by Billy Joel. The performance was passionate and beyond romantic. Stephen even gifted the piano to me and had all of our friends and family sign it with sweet messages. It was our unplanned piece, and the moment couldn’t have been more perfect.”

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“Have fun!”

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rally your best babes and plan a styled girl’s getaway at rsvp motel in bozeman. with pedals, pours and prints to please your bridal shower just turned into the sleepover of your dreams.

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BRUNCH BABES Be transported from Midtown to the fields and farms of Montana, and start your morning off with brunch at The Farmer’s Daughter Cafe & Eatery - an RSVP staple! Your bridesmaids will adore catching up and showering you over a curated, local menu and freshly poured mimosas.

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SIPS + STEMS Dote on your girlfriends and remind them just how much their friendship means to you before “I do.” Doll up your darling motel room in soft blooms, throw a record on and cozy up with a glass of rosé. You will surely cherish shared laughs and treating your bride tribe to the finer things!

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FEELIN’ CUTE Work it, ladies! Take advantage of RSVP’s gram worthy aesthetic and design a scene perfect for striking poses and snapping photos. We recommend splurging on professional hair and makeup and a summer outfit from Liv Lively Boutique. Work your angles, celebrate your femininity and make new memories. Your sleepover crew will love posting these trendy pretties back at the room later.

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From mines to Main Street, find your locally sourced Yogo Sapphire pieces at The Gem Gallery in downtown Bozeman. Whether you are looking for a gift for a loved one or a non-traditional something blue for your Montana I Do, this local jewelery staple has you covered!

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Both Alli and Dustin were raised in Helena. They became high school sweethearts, and young love kept them together through graduation, college and international travel. No matter the mountains in-between them, Alli and Dustin were always a constant. In the spring of 2017, the couple planned a road trip to Missoula. Along the way, Dustin veered off down a familiar dirt road where him and Alli exchanged their first kiss years ago. The two laughed and reminisced while Dustin convinced Alli that he needed to make a stop at the local fishing shop. As they came to a fork in the road, Alli got out to open the gate only to turn around and find Dustin down on one knee. Breathtaken, she said, “Yes!� to the love of her life! The two planned a modern and quirky wedding day in the heart of their hometown for June 16th.

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H O M E T O W N H AV E N “We were the first one’s to get married at Performance Square, in the downtown walking mall. Dustin and I were walking downtown one day, like we often do, and for some reason the space just spoke to me. We knew we wanted Helena to host our wedding day. The family and memories were too precious not to! But by transforming the Performance Center into a lush and bright open space, we were able to offer our guests an experience they could have never imagined in our hometown.”

TROLLEY & TRUE Of course, it didn’t take long for Alli and Dustin’s wedding day to turn into a community affair. The couple just so happened to get married on the same day as the local Pride festival. The streets were flooded with bright characters of all kinds as they promised forever. After “I do,” the town trolley carried the newlyweds from one space to the other. Crowds cheered and locals ran out of bars and businesses to celebrate as they passed. The entire experience was like their own wedding day parade - unforgettable.

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“Simplify & choose local!” - VENDORS Beauty Capitol Hill Barber Shop + Styling Salon \ FB: Capitol Hill Barber Shop and Salon Bridal Boutique Belle en Blanc \ Bride’s Dress Designer Lillian West \ Bride’s Accessories Headpiece - Lottie-Da Designs \ Sundance \ Shoes - Sam Edelman \ Veil - Sara Gabriel \ Bridesmaid’s Dresses ASOS \ Calligraphy & Paper Shine Wedding Invitations \ Catering Chili O’brien’s Catering \ Ceremony Helena’s Performance Square DJ Bozeman DJ \ Floral West Mont Flower & Trading Company \ Groom’s Suit Indochino \ Groom’s Shoes Cole Haan \ Honeymoon Cabo San Lucas Lodging Best Western Premier Helena Great Northern Hotel \ Officiant Tyson O’Connell Photography Susan K Adams Photography \ Planning Belliveau Weddings, Events and Design (BWED) \ Reception Venue Helena Civic Center \ Rehearsal Dinner Reeder’s Alley \ Rentals A-1 Rentals and Party Plus \ Rings Diamond Dream \ Sweets Cotton-Top Pastries \ Transportation Last Chance Tour Train \

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FOREVER FEELS “The entire day was surreal. My favorite part about it all was looking back and seeing that in a way everything was the same as it had always been between us. Now Dustin was just, finally, my husband, always my other half.�

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The Golden Hour

Along the Bitterroot Valley, where mountain peaks grace endless, blue skies, lies Little Smith Creek Ranch. Embrace the fleeting change of seasons in The Rockies, and let sweeping apple orchards host your perfect autumn’s eve “I do.” Organic and refined - your Montana love story is sure to glow at Little Smith Creek Ranch.

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CIDER SCENE Treat your loved ones to an authentic Montana experience and dine al fresco for your reception. Elevate your tablescape with a clean ivory linen while mustard tumblers, scattered bud vases and matte black taper candles set the mood. Let The Mountain Tap mix signature cocktails and pour local cider from Western Cider Co. Your guests will love indulging in a local taste of the Valley.

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Become husband and wife along the sweeping meadows of the Bitterroot Valley. Keep your love in focus and design a minimal ceremony scene. We love the idea of exchanging vows below this non-traditional, birch teepee structure. Let natural, wooden elements and breathtaking mountain views complete your ceremony look. Take your time walking down the aisle and be present in these sweet moments as you officially start the rest of your lives together. rocky mountain bride montana 2019 /



GOLDEN LIGHT Revel in golden light as the sun sets below the beckoning mountains peaks. Escape with your photographer and capture breathtaking portraits around the ranch. You will forever treasure intimate time together as Mr. and Mrs. before joining your guests again for cake and celebrations.

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Jalyssa + Zach

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Jalyssa and Zach grew up in neighboring, small towns in Eastern Montana. They had admired each other for some time but kept their feelings to themselves until they connected years later. One night, the two went out with mutual friends in Missoula where Zach took one look at Jalyssa and knew he couldn’t let her go again. Jalyssa, of course, agreed to a first date. They’ve been inseparable ever since! In the summer of 2017, Zach asked Jalyssa to be his wife on the shore of Flathead Lake as the sun set below the horizon. Without hesitation she said, “Yes!” They planned a country, yet chic wedding in Red Lodge for July 14th.

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YOU BELONG AMONG THE WILDFLOWERS Jalyssa and Zach ultimately chose Red Lodge as their destination, because the small, mountain town was the perfect halfway point between the couple’s home in Missoula and their hometowns. Montana Wildflower Weddings played host to the couple’s dream day and large guest count. In-between loving on the newlyweds, family and friends wandered through fields of wildflowers and soaked in endless views of the Beartooth Mountains. Truly a summer day to remember under the big sky.

HANDWRIT TEN VOWS “Zach and I chose to write our own vows. Leading up to the wedding, I shared mine with a few friends for edits and advice. Zach, however, kept his a surprise. That afternoon, his vows were raw and beautifully written. Everyone got emotional! The next day my grandma commented that she watched each woman in the crowd roll their eyes at their husbands - that good!”

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“Seek to strike balance between loving your guests and, most importantly, loving each other.”

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Ursula + Nate

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Ursula and Nate crossed paths in downtown Missoula on a Friday night. You see, Ursula was celebrating her 21st birthday with good friends while Nate was pouring drinks at a local bar. Something special sparked between them that night. They exchanged numbers. Despite long distance and personal, endless adventure, the two found true love. Nate completely surprised Ursula and proposed near Rattlesnake Trailhead - Ursula’s favorite place to spend time and explore with their pup. She said, “Yes!” They planned a romantic, fall wedding in Alberton for October 7th.

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N AT U R A L + W I L D

“Nate and I wanted our wedding day to feel natural and wild. We started by pulling inspiration from the venue’s rustic, chic aesthetic. From there, we incorporated a unique color palette to compliment the fleeting fall season and lush, textured floral to set the mood. Most importantly, we wanted our friends and family to experience the true beauty of Montana and all the small reasons why we continue to fall in love with this place.”

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“Make the day about you and your partner.”

- VENDORS Bride’s Dress Grandmother’s Dress Bride’s Jewelry Dillards \ Bride’s Shoes Target \ Bridesmaids’ Attire Maid of Honor - BHLDN \ Bridesmaids - Lulu’s \ Calligraphy & Coordination Olive + Bay \ Catering Bravo Catering \ Floral Habitat Events \ Hair Fabrik Salon - Jen Jenkins \ Honeymoon Banff, AB Invitations Paper Heart Company \ Menswear Groom - Suit Supply \ Photography Rebecca Hollis Photography \ Rehearsal Dinner The Loft of Missoula \ Rings Blue Nile \ R.P. Ellis Studio Pandora \ Sweets Krispy Kreme \ Transportation Beach Transportation Co. \ Venue White Raven \

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the perfect setting. If you have a love story as big as Big Sky country, we want to know you! At Better To Gather, we have a deep appreciation for Montana. The natural beauty of this place is where our inspiration comes from. We love sharing local secrets from our years of industry know-how with adventurous couples! If your have a love story as big as Big Sky country then we want to know you! You’ll love our talented, creative team of event designers and decorators who will have your back in the planning process so that you can enjoy the views instead of more to-do’s! We will elevate your event with our massive inventory of specialty lighting, table top decor, lounge furniture, fabric draping, props, backdrops, event rentals, linens and more. Together, we can make that dream wedding – anywhere love takes you – into a reality.

xo, cassie + team *As the most photographed couple of the night, make sure the setting is just right. Get a sweetheart table setting for two, perfectly designed for those forever photos. We’ll add it for FREE ($100 value) when you book Better to Gather!

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Solstice Sweethearts

Play up the classics with a color palette sure to please. We are smitten for the way matte black contrasts against winter white details. Modern and moody, you are bound to make a statement on your big day.

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CALM BEFORE THE STORM Forgo a first look session and add suspense to your ceremony. Revel in quiet moments before “I do” and take time to appreciate even the smallest of details. Trust us, it’s worth the wait! Imagine your other half’s reaction as they lock eyes with you for the first time as you walk down the aisle !

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Set an urban ceremony scene your guests will never forget. Romantic draping, sophisticated chandeliers and abundant candlelight set the mood, while a cowhide rug and organic floral nods to your beloved Montana roots. Designed by Better To Gather, we can’t imagine a more perfect backdrop as you promise forever.

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DARK DRAMA Let the Depot’s Historic Baggage Room play host to your intimate reception scene. The space’s brick walls, high ceilings and wooden floors are just begging for an extra touch of drama and mood. Start with a velvet, golden linen and matte black chairs. Soften your tablescape design by adding textured floral, blush napkins and white and gold flatware. Finish off the look with an arching floral arrangement, designed by Mac’s floral. Cozy and moody - you and your guests will clink glasses to the newlyweds throughout the evening.

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FROM START TO FINISH Rehearsal Dinners | Welcome Receptions |Cermony | Reception | On-Site Coordinator | Lodging


46625 Gallatin Rd Big Sky, Montana 800.822.4484

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Feast + Fare

With over 35 years of cooking experience, Chef Zac Kellerman will make sure your wedding day is one to remember. Creating a curated menu tailored to your event, his hands-on manner and casual charm will have guests remembering your day for years to come. Pair these dishes with local pottery from Lulu Pottery to encompass an authentic, local feel to your big day.

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Menu SIP

Bozeman Spirits - Montana 1889 Whiskey


Rare tuna with tangerine and wasabi Lamb chop “lollypops� with tomato-mint vinaigrette


Frisse toasted pine nut salad w/ goat cheese & roasted shallot dressing Seared quail with caramelized carrots and parsnips


Deep dish cinnamon-apple pie w/ maple chantilly cream

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catering zac’s montana kitchen | photography troy meikle pottery lulu pottery | whiskey bozeman spirits distillery whiskey glasses home on the range

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Because your wedding venue should be as gorgeous and sophisticated as you are.


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Celebrate with us


BOOK YOUR WEDDING BLOCK AT THE ELEMENT BY WESTIN® BOZEMAN AND RECEIVE DISCOUNTED RATES. Hotel Amenities • Unique complimentary reservation link that makes it easy for your guests to reserve their rooms • Spacious guestrooms with modern amenities and mountain views • Guest-rooms equipped with kitchenettes • Complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi and airport shuttle • Meeting space perfect for small family gatherings • Fitness center and indoor saltwater pool • Outdoor patio with fire-pit and grill • Within walking to dining, shopping and area attractions in downtown Bozeman

For more information or to book contact

Element by Westin® Bozeman 25 East Mendenhall Street | Bozeman, MT 59715 406-582-4972 | Rate doesn’t include taxes and applicable fees. Based on availability. Complimentary wedding block includes ten guest rooms the night of the before the wedding and ten guest rooms the night of the wedding. Block available 30 days before the wedding after that time discounted rate will no longer be available.

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monthly wedding

2–4 MON T HS


Plan fun group activities for guests Plan a hair & makeup trial run Book rehearsal dinner Begin wedding dress alterations

12+ MON T HS

Finalize menu & flowers Determine a budget

Give vendors a first draft event schedule

Gather ideas & inspiration


Send out formal invitations (Mail out invitations 6-8 weeks before wedding day)

Choose a date & location

Choose your bridal party

1–2 MON T HS

Begin creating a guest list Hire a wedding planner

Pick up wedding rings

Design a fun wedding website

Purchase wedding attire accessories

Research marriage requirements

Schedule final dress fitting Purchase wedding weekend attire Schedule spa services for bridesmaids


Finalize event schedule

Select a photographer

Confirm bridesmaids’ & groomsmen attire & gifts

Have engagement photos taken

Confirm photo list with photographer

Finalize guest list

Create guest favors & welcome bags

Send out Save-the-Dates

Finalize rehearsal dinner & mail out invitations

Pick a caterer

Enjoy a bachelorette weekend with the girls

Select a florist Select a DJ or band Appoint an officiant


Purchase your wedding dress

Obtain a marriage license

Decide on bridal party attire

Pack for your honeymoon

Register for gifts

Break in your wedding shoes

Decide on color palette & style of wedding

Confirm transportation & travel Confirm all wedding details with vendors Provide final guest count to caterer

4–6 MON T HS

Create final seating chart & escort cards

Reserve rental items

Send timeline & contact info to the bridal party

Order wedding cake and/or desserts Get groom & groomsmen fitted


Purchase wedding rings Order invitations & other stationery

Confirm all details with planner & officiant

Reserve a room block for out-of-towners

Drop off welcome bags to lodging

Plan your honeymoon & apply for any passports

Create vendor check & tip envelopes

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The best, hand-selected wedding vendors from the U.S. and Canadian Rockies. The RMB Vendor Collective is a couple’s go-to guide for who to trust when selecting their venue and vendors.

BEAUTY Beauty and the Belief Ethereal Hair & Makeup Indulgence - Celeste Johnson FA S H I O N A & Be Bridal Shop Eskay Bridal Plume Bridal FLOWERS Mac’s Floral Rooted Floral Wild Blume


A-1 Rentals and Party Plus All About Pianos Andy Fisher Aqua Studio & Salon Arrowroot Productions ASOS August + Stone Design Co. BBJ Linen Beach Transportation Co. Belle Cheveux Salon & Spa Belle En Blanc Belliveau Weddings, Events and Design BHLDN Blair Speed Creative Blue Nile Bon Temps Collective Bova Diamonds Bozeman DJ Bozeman Spirits Distillery Bravo Catering Bridger Brewing Bridger String Quartet Brilliant Earth Cakes in the Zoo Calvin Klein Capitol Hill Barber Shop + Styling Salon Chili O’brien’s Catering


GIFTS & MORE Montana Gift Corral Lulu Pottery J E W E L RY Alara Jewelry The Gem Gallery PHOTOS 40 Watt Photo April Sky Photography Ashley Caitlin Photography Grace Gatto Photography Ingrid Svare Photography Jacliyn M Photography

Cole Haan Cotton-Top Pastries D.J. Bitzan Jewelers Diamond Dream Dillards Earth Within Flowers Elle’s Belles Etsy - IBIZENCAS Everyday Art Photography Fabrik Salon Filmlites Font & Figure Forty Four Rentals and Design Francesca’s Fumi Nagai Geri Brown Grizzly Creek Ranch & Retreat Harper Event Co. Hayley Paige Helena Civic Center Helena’s Performance Square Helzberg Diamonds Home on the Range Ice Pond Press Indochino Jordin Gregoire Designs Kenneth Cole Kira Brown Krispy Kreme / rocky mountain bride montana 2019

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S AV O RY Zac’s Montana Kitchen VENUE Montana Wildflower Weddings Rialto Billings Depot VIDEO Samuel Roland Films

R E N TA L S Montana Party Rentals

Last Best Bridal Shop Last Chance Tour Train Laurken Kendall Lillian West Lindemann 307 Designs Little Smith Creek Ranch Liv Lively Salon & Boutique Lone Mountain Ranch Lottie-Da Designs Lukas Trudeau Design Co. Lulu’s Lynde Johnson Micah V Beauty Montana Jack’s Mrs. Box Mum’s Floral + Home Olive + Bay One Oak Photography Paige & The People’s Band Paper & Grace Paper Heart Company Pendleton Penned Designs Planted Kitchen Rebecca Hollis Photography Red Wing Shoes Reeder’s Alley Revolvr Menswear R.P. Ellis

RSVP Motel Rue De Seine Sam Edelman Sara Gabriel Shane Co. Shine Wedding Invitations Studio Pandora Suit Supply Sundance Sweets by Sam Target The Gentleman’s Gamble The Great Furniture Gallery The Loft of Missoula The Mountain Tap The Traveling Art Pub The White Room Top Notch Catering Townsend Collective Utah Drive Velvet Bride West Mont Flower & Trading Company Western Cider White Raven Yo Dj!








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