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the bride’s planning guide to a perfect rocky mountain wedding

spring & summer 2016

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in this issue

spring & summer 31 alexandra & shanon a woodland whimsy wedding in glacier park

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details and delicate textures from velvet bride

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southwest musings a beyond-the-border style with under canvas

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dreamcatcher

orange photographie - dreamcatcher

smoky hues and an edgy, americana vibe

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DOWNTOWN & RANCH LOCATIONS Bozeman, Montana 406.582.1000 | thebaxterhotel.com

Photos by Missy Short Photography, Amelia Anne Photography, Cali Frankovic Photography


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31 rmb finds

14 Pretty Little Things Something Blue 16 Clink & Cheers - Bacchus Pub

yellowstone

style & beauty

40 Adorned 46 Groom’s Guide to Custom Finds

inspiration

50 Sierra & DJ - bozeman 56 Jacqueline & Jaren - belgrade 70 Anna & Tom - pray 63 Get The Look - Bar N Ranch & Under Canvas

getaway

78 Dreamcatcher 92 A River Runs Through It 102 Wildflower Whimsy

110 Glacier Under Canvas

love stories & looks glacier

31 Alexandra & Shanon - west glacier 25 Get The Look - Averill’s Flathead Lake Lodge

in every issue

114 The RMB Wedding Day Organizer 116 The Gem Marketplace 118 Montana Credits

20 Ingrid & Aaron - greenough

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Hello Again Warm Weather!

rene tate photography

I love that first warm March day that reminds you sun-kissed days are coming soon. Summer weddings in Montana are spectacular - the mountains come alive and show off their beauty. Wild flowers, rich green trees and crisp rivers blend together and invite you to explore the Rockies. With an invite like that, I don’t know how one could say no! In this issue of RMB Montana, we wanted to showcase as many sunsoaked and summer-inspired locations as we could! From Glacier to Yellowstone, there are so many amazing places to say “I Do” in Montana. The possibilities are simply endless! We loved the Southwest design of the Bar N Ranch and Under Canvas “Get The Look” and the fashionably fun bridal shower at The Baxter Ranch! This issue’s love stories are inspiring, and while filled with gorgeous details, the true emotions of their day shine even brighter. And that is what we are most proud of— helping couples find their Rocky Mountain wedding inspiration so they can marry the love of their life! We at Rocky Mountain Bride are so excited and honored to be a part of your wedding planning! I hope these pages inspire you to plan a your perfect summertime soirée in Montana, and more importantly, make your wedding day about your beautiful love story.

Taylor Chamberlain Editor-in-Chief

the rmb team a group of gals that love the rockies and all things wedding!

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Springhill Pavilion, Belgrade “There is nothing better than having all your loved ones in the same place and getting to marry your favorite person! We are grateful for the friends, family, and vendors who came together to make our day so incredible. In classic Montana fashion, it started raining right before our outdoor ceremony. Everyone pitched in and moved the ceremony indoors, but right before it was to begin, the sun broke through and the weather cleared. We had the ceremony outside with everyone standing with us. The feeling of having all the people we loved gathered around us as we said (sobbed) our vows to each other was an indescribable moment. A little rain (and even a tandem bike wreck!) made for the perfect first day of marriage!�

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montana finds

pretty little things

something blue

Take a new spin on the traditional rhyme and incorporate these fun, modern twists into your special day.

Dyed Silk Sari Ribbon, Dyed Silk Crepe Ribbon White Antler Flowers | etsy.com/shop/whiteantlerflowers Engraved Blue Rimmed Mug Meriwether of Montana | mwmade.com Kimono Style Heatherington Eden Robe & Blue Bride Tote Plum Pretty Sugar | plumprettysugar.com Thank You Notecard Noteworthy Paper & Press | noteworthypaperandpress.com Velvet RingBox The Mrs. Box | themrsbox.com

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Clink & Cheers the bacchus pub

Located in The Baxter Hotel, Bacchus Pub strives to offer the highest quality food and drink at affordable prices, while providing the service guests expect and deserve. It’s the perfect place to host a wedding festivity and cheers to the couple! We love the idea of a Bridal Brunch on their patio with a celebratory Main Street Lemonade!

lauren brown photography | laurenbrownphoto.com

bacchuspubbozeman.com 105 W Main St | Bozeman


cocktail menu recipes courtesy of the bacchus pub

main street lemonade Combine your choice of Bozeman Distillery’s Cold Spring Huckleberry Vodka (for a pink hue) or 1889 Whiskey with fresh lemonade over ice. Garnish with huckleberries and a lemon slice!

sangria verde Mix together Off-dry Vidonya Vihno Verde with lemon, orange, cucumber and mint leaves. Top with ginger ale and a dash of white rum over ice. Perfect for patio weather!

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brian powers - ingrid & aaron

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Ingrid & Aaron greenough

Brian Powers

Ingrid and Aaron’s love story started in the first grade. Since meeting as youngsters, they always remained close. If there’s one thing their friends know them for, it’s their dedication to one another and their adventurous, wander lusting spirits! Through very challenging times - a 15-month deployment and cancer - Ingrid and Aaron learned to focus on each other, embrace the positives and decide what takes priority in their lives. Aaron proposed in Cape Cod and the two starting planning an intimate celebration in Oahu with close friends and family, but it just didn’t feel quite true to them as a pair. So they chose to travel for three months and elope somewhere utterly natural and serene. A month before the wedding, the couple chose The Resort at Paws Up as the perfect backdrop to their bohemian “I Do” on August 18th.

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The Theme: Ingrid and Aaron love natural, untouched and

unspoiled beauty. When they travel, their goal is to find places where few have been. They wanted the same feel for their wedding day. The nature of Montana was their backdrop. Soft, natural colors in their floral and accents brought together their natural look.

The Dress: “Oh how I love “Love Shack Fancy.” There was never a decision making process because I knew that her design and her dresses were perfectly me. Rebecca Hessel Cohen is an NYC goddess who has her signature silk dresses hand dyed, hand tethered, and hand made with love. The dress was comfortable, chic, and ethereal.”

The Flowers: “I think all good things in life are wild - the Montana woods, the Blackfoot River, the bareback horses. I wanted a bouquet that matched that essence. I went for something colorful, something abundant, and something with a light of it’s own. And what’s a barefoot bride without flowers in her hair!”

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“The morning of our wedding, we woke up to the sound of the Blackfoot River and the sun peeking through our tent window. We had a lovely breakfast on our balcony, then took the bikes out to ride through some of the 37,000 acres of Paws Up. Finally, we made our way to the Blackfoot – the very same river we’d be married on in a few hours – so Aaron could fly fish and I could finish writing my vows. I’ll never forget the image of the river, the sunshine, the smile on Aaron’s face and the sand beneath my feet simply magical! It was, and still is, one of the most peaceful and perfect moments. No stress, no running about, no outside noise. Just Aaron and Ingrid, on the Blackfoot, smiling in the sun and ready to embrace a life as husband and wife.”

The Favorite Detail:

For Ingrid and Aaron, Paws Up Resort goes above and beyond in every category, with food being their specialty! Aaron enjoyed an amazing Bison steak and the chef created a delicious vegetarian entrée for Ingrid. Champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries capped off their wedding perfect day.

The Celebration Dinner:

Ingrid and Aaron loved calling each other “husband” and “wife” and did proceeded to do so, the entire drive home from Montana to Boston!

Mr and Mrs Moment:

“To all future brides I would say this – ‘Do what is right for you and your partner. Do something that is completely and utterly YOU, no matter how off-the-beaten-path it may be. This is the beginning of your life together, so let this day inform how you want your future to unfold.”

Advice for RMB Brides:

Three Words:

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BRIDE’S DRESS Love Shack Fancy | loveshackfancy.com BRIDE’S SHOES Barefoot! FLORAL Habitat Floral Studio | habitatfloralstudio.com HAIR Allison LeProwse | 406.529.2038 HONEYMOON Spain, Greece and Turkey MAKE-UP Skin Chic - Candyce | skinchic.com OFFICIANT Allen & Diane Lake | starfireministries.org PHOTOGRAPHER Brian Powers | bpowphoto.com VENUE The Resort at Paws Up | pawsup.com

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Mimi’s Bridal

324 Main St Downtown Kalispell 406.257.4684 mimisbridal.net


get the look

Get The Look

averill’s flathead lake lodge

kelly kirksey photography

bigfork

two looks - one gorgeous venue! we love showing the versatility of a beautiful location like averill’s flathead lake lodge!

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get the look

woodland romance Colors and textures combine to create a gorgeous woodland wedding. Ambers, greens and a pop of plum are the perfect color palette for the bride looking to add a modern twist. Mini potted plants at each place setting and centerpieces of ferns and succulents tie back in the rich, forest feel!

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get the look

glamour and grace Golden hues and blush sparkling at sunset - we love how natural this black-tie look fits into the Montana landscape! The dramatic table is the wow factor, softened by vintage glassware and metallics. The bride’s romantic gown glows in the sun, and the groom’s classic Tux complements this upscale look.

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get the look

beauty raj salon

- tammy garrison | fb: rajsalon design & planning jennifer goff designs & events | jennifergoffdesigns.com dresses j scott couture bridal | jscottcouture.com | misspattiecakes.com floral conrad floral | conradfloralweddings.com photography kelly kirksey photography | kellykirkseyphotography.com rentals empress tents and events | empresstentsevents.com venue averill’s flathead lake lodge | flatheadlakelodge.com

cakes miss pattiecakes

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Alexandra & Shanon west glacier

Ryan Flynn Photography

Alexandra and Shanon met at work and the connection was instant! Time spent outside of work quickly turned into more, but they kept it a secret from their co-workers until it was too obvious they were a couple! On Christmas Eve, while gathered with the closest members of their families, Shanon stood up for a toast and as he spoke he began to walk towards the couch and leaned in behind one of the cushions to pull out “The Ring.” Everyone gasped and toasted in happiness as he kneeled down to ask Alexandra for her hand in marriage. Alexandra and Shanon couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate their new beginning, than with a rustic July outdoor bash!

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The Theme: Alexandra and Shanon wanted an outdoor,

natural, and woodsy wedding. Alexandra wanted their design to include being in the mountains and adding in plants and animals that would be found in the area, like moss, driftwood and little gold figurines. They used a color palette of nature greens, dusty plum purple and gold to create their perfect woodland look.

The Dress: “I didn’t want your typical white wedding dress. I just didn’t feel that it was my style. I really liked the look of BHLDN’s dresses. I fell quickly in love with the Cypress Gown, designed by Tadashi Shoji, and was my first purchase of all the wedding items. I was engaged on the 24th of December of 2013 and purchased my dress in March of 2014, knowing I was getting married in 16 months...Crazy I know! I would receive emails from BHLDN showing off their new dresses and was scared to look at them, I did, but was still happy with my original choice. That dress was so comfortable the day of the wedding and paired with my wedge Tom’s, I was a very comfy bride.”

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The Flowers: Alexandra loved the look of a green bouquet - the wild and loose design made her heart sing! She wanted all the floral to be a natural complement to Montana, so ferns and air plants paired with driftwood and moss table runners created the couple’s Montana woodland wedding feel! Alexandra still has the air plants on their kitchen window, which she looks at every day and is reminded of the that amazing wedding day!

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The newlyweds danced to ‘Forever’ by Ben Harper. Shanon is a huge fan of Ben Harper, and wanted nothing more than for them to dance together to that song!

The First Dance:

The Food: “Shanon and I are both big fans of prime rib so

we couldn’t think of a better dinner item for our wedding night. We knew that a few people at our wedding weren’t big beef eaters so we also chose a grilled chicken item, which was just as delicious. I like to eat organic foods as much as possible, so when I discovered Riversong Gourmet and their local, organic menus, I was sold. The food was absolutely delicious. After hearing about everyone else’s wedding day, I didn’t think I would be able to eat, but I was able to eat everything on my plate.”

The Sweets: The couple chose a small three tier lemon

cake with raspberry filling and cream cheese frosting. Guests also enjoyed a variety macarons - filled with lavender, vanilla and honey-butter cream sweetness.

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The Favorite Detail: Alexandra just adored all of the items on the reception tables, like the centerpieces, votive candles and gold animals. It was the little things like that, when all together can make any place look magical! Mr. and Mrs. Moment: “Every moment together was treasured.”

Advice for RMB Brides: “Planning ahead is key. I had 18 months to plan. Having more time also helps with being able to save money. Keeping track of all parts of the wedding in an excel file really lays things out, shows you what you need to focus on and when to pay vendors. I would also say that think of all of the little decorative things that can personalize your wedding. Those are the things that will stick out the most if pulled off correctly. Don’t be afraid to do what you want to do...It’s your day after all.” Three Words: Intimate Mountain Wedding!

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BEAUTY Christina Stevens, CS Bridal Styling | csbridalstyling.com BRIDE’S DRESS Tadashi Shoji, BHLDN | bhldn.com BRIDE’S JEWELRY BHLDN | bhldn.com BRIDE’S RING Zales | zales.com BRIDE’S SHOES Tom’s Wedding Collection | toms.com BRIDESMAID’S ATTIRE Allure Bridal - Sorella Vita | allurebridals.com CAKE Sandy Hohf, Sweet Notions | vintagewhitesweddings.com CATERER Riversong Gourmet | riversonggourmet.com FLOWERS Mum’s Flowers | mumsflowersonline.com GROOM’S ACCESSORIES Survival Bracelet | amazon.com GROOM’S SHOES Stacy Adams | amazon.com INVITATIONS The Find Sac | thefindsac.com LODGING Great Northern Resort, Glacier Park Weddings | glacierparkweddings.com MENSWEAR Men’s Wearhouse | menswearhouse.com MUSIC B &T Sound Production | btsoundproductions.com OFFICIANT Family Friend, Mr. Charles McCormick PHOTOGRAPHER Ryan Flynn Photography | ryanflynnphotography.net REHEARSAL DINNER Great Northern Resort, Glacier Park Weddings | glacierparkweddings.com RENTALS The Party Store Montana | thepartystoremt.com VENUE Great Northern Resort, Glacier Park Weddings | glacierparkweddings.com WEDDING PLANNER Kelsey Motes-Conner, Field: A Wedding Design Studio | fieldweddingstudio.com

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find your dress.

www.velvetbride.com missoula, montana


ryan flynn photography - alexandra & shanon

style & beauty


style & beauty

adorned

It’s all about the detail. Chiffon fabrics, delicate lace and playful twists on traditional wedding looks is the new standard for that little white dress. Today’s bride wants to be adorned with beautiful features that bring out her natural glow. Velvet Bride, with their vast collection of gowns and accessories, styled three divine looks for the 2016 bride.

beauty boom swagger salon

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photography archer messenger

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The Sweetheart dress

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samantha

leanne marshall | leannemarshall.com headpiece

- dakota dainty halo

amy o. bridal | amyobridal.com veil belt

- lux tulle fingertip - opal spray eternity vine

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whimsy romantic dress headpiece

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anna campbell | annacampbell.com.au

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daring & divine dress

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- thyme crown

habitat floral studio | habitatfloralstudio.com

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A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous

- coco chanel

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the rmb gen t’s gu i de libations nothing is better on a hot summer day than a cold cocktail and custom bar accessories! For the connoisseur of montana-crafted and customized drinks, we love these local finds and signature cocktail ideas for your wedding day!

cool copper Hand- Etched Moscow Mule Mug Montana Art Spot etsy.com/shop/montanaartspot

craft beer Is beer your groom’s jam? Surprise him with a custom brew named after him! Custom label by RMB Design House!

pop bottles Custom Bottle Openers

autumn cutaua photography

Hattie Rex hattie-rex.com


votive photography - sierra & dj

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Sierra & DJ bozeman

Votive Photography

Sierra and DJ had known each other since middle school, but their love story didn’t begin until high school. Going separate ways after graduating put their relationship to the test. After many years of long distance dating, they decided that they could not imagine their lives without each other. One day in November, DJ planned a day exploring the Texas ranch he managed and arrowhead hunting on their favorite bluff that overlooks the Rio Grande River. As they were packing their things to head back home, DJ got down on one knee, Sierra’s hand in his, and proposed! The couple said “I Do” with a August 8th outdoor ceremony with all of their loved ones there to celebrate!

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The Theme: Sierra and DJ wanted their wedding to be naturally elegant with a rustic flair and tons of fun! They used a color palette of natural blues and lavenders with pops of wildflower colors to design their ranch wedding.

The Dress: “The designer is Marisa. I was looking for a

simple, sexy, Montana-themed dress I could wear with cowboy boots. To me, the dress was the perfect mix of vintage rustic with the lace over the mocha silk and the long button back. The sleek fit with the open back and sweetheart neckline made for the subtle hint of sexy.�

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The Flowers: When it came to flowers, the couple

wanted them to be colorful dainty details that added to the surrounding beauty of the mountains. Sierra left the flower choices up to the ladies of Lukas & Trudeau Event Co. She gave only the instruction of wanting wild flowers mixed in with bigger blooms on a loose and natural structure, and the couple couldn’t have been happier with the design! “The location was my absolute favorite part of the day but detail wise, I (as well as the guests) loved the mule bar. It was a super fun twist on a basic bar. The custom copper mugs were a huge hit and we will forever be brought back to our special day when we sip on our favorite drink.”

The Favorite Detail:

The newlyweds danced to ‘Thinking Out Loud’ by Ed Sheeran, preformed by The Tiny Band. The words fit the couple’s story perfectly!

The First Dance:

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The Food: “The food was AMAZING!! Ryan LaFoley and his team did an absolutely incredible job. We had tenderloin and salmon as a main course with an array of sides and appetizers. We also had late night pizza that the dancing guests loved. I have guests still telling me that it was the best food they have ever had at a wedding. He really went above and beyond my expectations.”

The Sweets: For something sweet, the couple had a dessert bar filled with an assortment of pies, creme brûlée, tiramisu, cheese cakes, carrot cake, tarts and fresh berries and whipped cream - the groom’s favorite!

Mr. and Mrs. Moment: “That moment the next day

when we were checking in at the hotel on our honeymoon and the receptionist said “Welcome to St. Regis Mr. and Mrs. Brask”. That’s when reality really sunk in. After the months of planning and the craziness of the wedding day this is what it’s all about. Finding your best friend and becoming one.”

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Advice for RMB Brides: “Be at ease with the changing mountainous weather. The surroundings are absolutely breathtaking no matter the kind of day. The perfect sunny days often times don’t make for great memories, and the best sunsets happen after a good rain.” Three Words: Emotional, Picturesque, Party!

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color palette BRIDE’S DRESS Marisa | marisabridals.com BRIDE’S JEWELRY Something Borrowed BRIDE’S RING The Gem Gallery | gemgallery.com BRIDE’S SHOES Browning Heard Boots | tejasreserve.com BRIDE’S VEIL Siljie McHugh | siljemcq.com BRIDESMAID’S ATTIRE Bella Bridesmaids - Joanna August | bellabridesmaids.com CATERER Ryan LaFoley | lafoleyoven.com FLOWERS Lukas Trudeau Event Co | lukastrudeau.com GROOM’S SHOES Browning Heard Boots | tejasreserve.com GROOM’S SUIT Ted Baker | tedbaker.com HAIR Kim Lee and Jessica Plum HONEYMOON St. Regis Princeville Resort | stregisprinceville.com INVITATIONS Amber Blazina | amberblazina.com LODGING Homewood Suites | homewoodsuites.com Hilton Garden Inn | hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com Hampton Inn & Suites | hamptoninn3.hilton.com 320 Guest Ranch | 320ranch.com MAKEUP Indulgence, Deirdre Quinn | indulgencemontana.com MENSWEAR Persnickety Formal Wear | persnicketyformalwear.com LIVE MUSIC The Tiny Band | thetinyband.com OFFICIANT Bob Schwahn PHOTOGRAPHER Votive Photography | votive photography.com RENTALS Montana Party Rentals | montanapartyrentals.com TRANSPORTATION Karst Stage | karststage.com Classic Limo | classiclimos.com 1St Student | firststudentinc.com REHEARSAL DINNER John Bozeman’s Bistro | johnbozemansbistro.com SWEETS Elle’s Belles | ellesbelles.com Whipped | whippedconfections.com VENUE Lazy J Ranch WEDDING PLANNER Lukas Trudeau Event Co | lukastrudeau.com

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Jacqueline & Jaren

Jaren and Jacqueline met while volunteering at a local Duck’s Unlimited Banquet. Jaren got up the courage to ask Jacqueline for her number at the following year’s banquet, and soon they quickly became friends. Before Christmas, Jaren mustered up the courage to ask Jacqueline to be his girlfriend. Excited, surprised and a bit panicked, Jacqueline quickly changed the subject. Jaren perceived the subject change as rejection and the pair grew apart. After finding out they were going to be in Seattle for their jobs, the pair reconnected at a Mariner’s baseball game together and sparks flew! They officially started dating shortly after. When Jacqueline accepted a full-time position in Portland, Jaren made the big leap and moved with her and never looked back! One day in April, Jaren surprised Jacqueline while they were on one of their favorite hikes overlooking Portland and popped the question! The pair couldn’t think of a more perfect place to say “I Do” than with friends and family on a July19th summer day!

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The Theme: Jacqueline and Jaren planned a charming and

elegant wedding, with a touch of rustic. They wanted their colors to complement Holy Rosary and Springhill Pavilions, so they had various shades of pinks and blushes, with gold accents to create their dream day. Jacqueline didn’t want her bridesmaids to look and feel too uniform, so they wore varying shades of blushes and pinks and each had a different jewelry look!

The Dress: “I went shopping at a few different bridal stores

in Portland, but ultimately found my Justin Alexander dress at Charlotte’s Bridal. I knew I wanted something unique, with cap sleeves, a dramatic back and a train. This dress has it all! I also found a beautiful cathedral veil at Charlotte’s that looked perfect with my dress. It was a very special shopping trip as my mom, twin sisters (Maids of Honor) and grandma were able to join me and help me choose.”

The Flowers: Much of Jacqueline’s wedding and floral

inspiration came from their wedding invitations which were designed by BHLDN for Wedding Paper Divas. She showed the invitations to their florist, who created the most beautiful flower arrangements, bouquets and corsages that tied together the couple’s wedding design. She also made beautiful wreaths for the Pavilion doors, flowers for the aisles in the church, and their centerpieces.

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“All of our DIY touches! Our family helped paint more than 300 wine bottles gold, which we used for centerpieces as vases for the flowers and candlesticks. We created a rag garland to hang, added glittery flags to floral straws, painted wooden signs, added gold Montana touches to our toasting flutes, and made menus for the place settings. I created ‘Mr. & Mrs.’ signs for the back of our chairs. My mom sewed the Ring Bearer’s pillow with Alencon lace that matched the trim on my veil and I hand-wrote all of our invitations in fun handwriting. Since all of these projects were personally made by our loved ones and us, they helped make the wedding feel even more special and charming.”

The Favorite Detail:

Mr. and Mrs. Moment: “Our favorite

moment of the entire day and night (in addition to the “I Do’s”) was near the end of the night when our amazing band played ‘Chasing Cars’ by Snow Patrol. After all of the day’s happenings it was a moment we had together when it felt like we were alone, living in the moment, and enjoying every second. Our day was full of happiness with a few tears, but we got a little emotional when dancing to that song.”

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The Food: Jacqueline and Jaren had food and drink as one of their main priorities when it came to planning their wedding. For cocktail hour, guest enjoyed imported and domestic cheese boards, fresh fruit platters, cold cuts and various hors d’oeuvre. For dinner, they had chicken with broccoli in a Boursin cream sauce, marinated tri-tip steak, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, asparagus with lemon and sea salt, spring greens with champagne vinaigrette and French rolls with butter. The couple’s signature drink was a huckleberry vodka and lemonade. It was perfectly refreshing for the warm summer weather.

The Sweets: “Our traditional wedding cake was

funfetti with butter cream frosting, a favorite of Jaren and mine. We also had traditional Basque wedding cake (my heritage) made by my family and a traditional Norwegian cake (Jaren’s heritage) made by his family. And if that wasn’t enough, Montana-shaped sugar cookie and Bequet caramels.”

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Advice for RMB Brides: “Don’t sweat the small stuff, be organized and ask for help. I wasn’t sure how I would feel on the actual wedding day, but because I had been organized leading up to it and I had the right help in place, little went ‘wrong’ for me to worry about on my big day. However, even with all the organization and help in the world, some things will likely not go as planned, but don’t let it ruin your day. Even though the two Basque wedding cakes my family and I had made ended up collapsing before the reception began, it didn’t matter! The most important part of the day is that you’re marrying the person you love, and everything will fall into place.” Three Words: Romantic, Magical, Heart-Warming

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color palette BAR SERVICE Scissorbill Saloon | scissorbills.com BRIDE’S ATTIRE Dress - Charlotte’s Bridal - Justin Alexander | charlottesweddings.com Earrings - Nordstrom | nordstrom.com Shoes - Jimmy Choo | nordstrom.com Veil - Ansonia | ansoniabridalveils.com Garter - Garter Queen | etsy.com/shop/garterqueen BRIDE & GROOM’S RING Blue Nile | bluenile.com BRIDESMAID ATTIRE Charlotte’s Bridal - Watters | charlottesweddings.com BUS TRANSPORTATION First Student | firststudentinc.com CAKE Cakes by Jenn | FB: CakesByJennBozeman CAKE TOPPER Better Off Wed | easy.com/shop/betteroffwed CATERER Just a Taste Catering | bozemancatering.com CEREMONY Holy Rosary Catholic Church | holyrosarybozeman.org DAY-OF COORDINATION Primrose Event Design | FB: PrimroseEventDesign FLORAL Lukas Trudeau Event Co | lukastrudeau.com MENSWEAR Eskay Bridal | eskaybridal.com MEN’S SHOES Nordstrom - Aldo | nordstrom.com MEN’S ACCESSORIES The Tie Bar | thetiebar.com GUEST BOOK Lazy Lightening Art | etsy.com/shop/lazylighteningart HAIR Canyon River Spa | canyonriverspa.com HONEYMOON Caymen Islands INVITATIONS Wedding Paper Divas | weddingpaperdivas.com LODGING Voss Inn | bozeman-vossinn.com MAKEUP The Bride! Her sister did the ladies makeup MUSIC Stumbling Free | stumblingfree.com OFFICIANT Father Leo Proxell PHOTOGRAPHY Morgan Lamare Photography | morganlamare.com PHOTO BOOTH Big Sky Photo Booth | bigskyphotobooth.com RECEPTION Springhill Pavilion | springhillpavilion.com REHEARSAL DINNER The Baxter | thebaxterhotel.com RENTALS Gallatin Event Rentals | gallatineventrental.com TENT, DECOR, PORTABLE BAR Montana Party Rentals | montanapartyrentals.com TRANSPORTATION Getaway Limo - Classic Limo | bozemanlimo.com VIDEOGRAPHY Moonstone Pictures | moonstonepictures.com

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Get The Look

bar n ranch & under canvas west yellowstone

Gerry Myers

inspired by the bold & bright colors found in authentic mexican blankets, this get the look captures an eclectic southwest vibe that’s fiesta-worthy!

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a panoramic ceremony

Bar N Ranch is just six miles from Yellowstone National Park and boasts 200 acres, stunning mountain vistas and panoramic views of the Madison River. With its close proximity to the park and Under Canvas tipi tents used in place of traditional event tents, your guests will ll like they are experience the real American West.

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Bright and colorful Mexican blankets, used for picnic-style seating was the inspiration behind the look. We love how fresh and vibrant the colors make the table feel! The Tipi Marqui provides guests shade from the Montana sun and adds an authentic western element to dining.


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southwest sweets

What could be sweeter than a southwest cake with an animal adornment! The detailed ikat pattern is almost too pretty to eat!

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Anna & Tom pray

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Anna and Tom met the first day of college at Montana State University while moving into their dorms. They were introduced by a friend’s parent who actually introduced Anna’s parents to each other back in the day! Anna and Tom became close friends immediately, but did not start dating until their senior year, despite Tom’s constant attempts over the prior three years! After graduating, Anna headed to Minnesota for Medical school, while Tom landed his dream job as a Hunting and Fishing Guide in the Beartooth Mountains, and the two began their long-distance relationship! During Anna’s third year of Medical School while on a visit to Montana, Tom planned a day trip to the mountains for some hiking and fishing. They rode horses up to a stunning lake to enjoy some leisure with their pup, Ruby. After their picnic lunch, Tom convinced Anna to play fetch with Ruby using a tennis ball. After a few throws, Anna noticed that the ball was making noise, and to her surprise, Tom opened the ball to reveal a ring! When thinking about where to get married, the two couldn’t think of a more beautiful place to say “I Do” than Paradise Valley! On a gorgeous June 6th, friends and family came from all over to celebrate with Anna and Tom!

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The Theme: Anna and Tom designed a rustic elegant look

for their day. Their celebration was a destination wedding for most all the guests, so they really wanted to highlight the beauty of Montana and the Paradise Valley, while still making their day an unforgettable affair. They used a color palette of dusty gray, blue, blush, cream and green accents to complete the or their grand design.

The Flowers: When it came to the floral, Anna knew she wanted beautiful blooms, and left all the details to the talented Lukas Trudeau Event Co. to create her wedding day look!

“ Oh, I did love my dress!! I wanted something light, romantic and flowy and found all of that in my Jacinda Watters dress!�

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Mr. and Mrs. Moment: “Our vows and our guests! We

wrote our own, and I love how real and meaningful they turned out. I was the most personal and emotional part of our ceremony. Many of our guests said it was the favorite part of our wedding too! Since Tom and I are from different parts of the country, getting all of our favorite people together was truly the best part of the weekend! We also had a tree planting ceremony instead of a candle or sand ceremony. The best part is that a piece of our wedding day will be planted at our new house!”

The Favorite Detail: Anna had a lot of loves when it came to her wedding day details! She was smitten with the ceremony space, looking over the Paradise Valley where Tom and her had many adventures together. She adored their wedding invitations that incorporated a friend’s photo of Paradise Valley. She loved their wedding photo wall and all the amazing things Cast Calligraphy created for the wedding day! With so much love, it’s easy to tell that Anna and Tom had an amazing day.

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The Food: “Chico Hot Springs Resort had amazing food!

There were appetizers and specialty cocktails for our cocktail hour. For dinner, we did a family-style menu because I love the social aspect it brings to dining! And everyone raved about the food and how much fun they had at their tables! Guest could try a bit of everything - there was prime rib, rosemary chicken and salmon paired with garlic mash potatoes and asparagus.”

The Sweets: Anna and Tom had a fun assortment of

shot-sized cupcakes from LUXE for guests to try. Anna tells us that they were a hit and went fast! Some of the fan favorites were the Southern Gentleman, Noir, Il Noce and Crème Brûlée - yum!

The First Dance: The newlywed’s danced to ‘How Sweet It Is’ by James Taylor. Anna and Tom listened to James Taylor a lot when they were falling in love, and the song was just so light and sweet that it seemed perfect for them.

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Advice for RMB Brides: “ We LOVED having our wedding at a resort because all our guests stayed there on site. This allowed us to spend a whole weekend with our guest and that was truly the most memorable part of our wedding - the time we got to spend with everyone!! There will be a hiccup or two during the day, but your guests likely won’t notice or know the difference! Pick your priorities because you can’t (well I couldn’t) invest the energy, time and money into every detail! I invested my time and money into the big priorities, and then felt comfortable delegating the other elements of the day!” Three Words: Bluebird, Love-filled, Montana-esque!

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BEAUTY Canyon River Spa | canyonriverspa.com BRIDE’S DRESS Bridal Accents Couture - Watters | bridalaccentscouture.com BRIDE’S JEWELRY BHDLN | bhdln.com BRIDE’S RING Millers Jewelry | millersjewelry-mt.com BRIDE’S SHOES BHLDN | bhldn.com BRIDESMAID’S ATTIRE Dessy Group Dress | dessy.com CATERER Chico Hot Springs Resort & Day Spa | chicohotsprings.com CEREMONY Field of Dreams, Chico Hot Springs Resort & Day Spa | chicohotsprings.com FLOWERS Lukas Trudeau Event Co. | lukastrudeau.com HONEYMOON Las Vegas, baby! INVITATIONS & CALLIGRAPHY Cast Calligraphy | castcalligraphy.com LODGING Chico Hot Springs Resort & Day Spa | chicohotsprings.com MENSWEAR, SHOES & ACCESSORIES The Black Tux | theblacktux.com MUSIC BlueJack Band | FB: BlueJackBand PHOTOGRAPHER Lauren Brown Photography | laurenbrownphoto.com RECEPTION SITE Chico Hot Springs Resort & Day Spa | chicohotsprings.com REHEARSAL DINNER Chico Hot Springs Resort & Day Spa | chicohotsprings.com RENTALS The Party Store | thepartystoremt.com SWEETS LUXE | luxebozeman.com WEDDING PLANNER Reed & Lee - Events & Weddings | reedandlee.com

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Dreamcatcher

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Dreamcatchers, a Harley and smoky hues blended into the Montana landscape and inspired by John Mayer’s Paradise Valley album. North Sage Events cultivated a look that combined classic Americana with an edgy, boho vibe that is as wild and free as the Big Sky State.

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rebel love

Sunset kisses with a vibrant Montana sky lit up just for you - is there anything more romantic? We have fallen in love with this edgy, boho wedding day look.

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smoky blue

Calligraphy, leather accents and a smoky blue pop combine to create invites that set the mood for this wild and free Americana wedding. The rustic wood accents are a beautiful complement to the blue!

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Rue de Seine’s “Cleo” gown is simply divine. The hand-embellished sleeves, hand-knotted fringe and silk satin tulip cut slip blends with the look effortlessly. Loose and wild floral, filled with texture and warm hues complete this ethereal, boho beauty.


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black & gold

With the gorgeous green landscapes of Montana Wildflower Weddings, we love the dark contrast of the black candlesticks and rich gold accents. Paired with amber and burgundy blooms, the contrast captures the edgy and wild attitude of the look.

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smoke

Smokey, sultry gazes and deep purple geodes - these dark and romantic accents have us smitten for this edgy, Americana couple.

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Close proximity to the University of Montana | Beautiful indoor pool | Complimentary expanded continental breakfast | In-room wifi | Fair Price

Explore Campus Inn Missoula online for the events calender and to book your stay today! campusinnmissoula.com | (800) 232-8013

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A River Runs Through It

Stella Kelsie Photography

Inspired by the classic novel & film, let the Bitterroot Valley write your love story

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norman mclean made us fall in love with western montana - with its winding rivers, big skies and endless views of the rockies. there is a beauty here that takes your breath away, and makes you want to explore it even more. the bitterroot wedding association loves this area and want to help plan your perfect day. with the anniversary of the iconic book, turned film, what better way to highlight what the bitterroot valley can offer, than creating wedding scenes inspired by a river runs through it. rye creek lodge, with its view of trapper peak, played host to this timeless love story. we invite you to be inspired and say “i do� in the bitterroot valley.


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flowing fields

Bright summer days call for a walk through a mountain meadow. With panoramic views of the Bitterroot Mountains to the west, the Sapphires to the east and a crystal clear river running through it all, you can’t help but be captured by the natural beauty.

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rustic romance

Talk about a table with a view! We adore the rustic wood contrast against the soft pastel fabric and floral. Gold-rimmed glasses and chargers add a touch of glam, while the fishing creel pays homage to the Bitterrot River which flows nearby.

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butter cream & roses

Blush roses and delicate details - this cake is deliciously romantic! The lace adds a sweet touch, and the vintage white cake stand sweetly complete this classic look.

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“Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.”

- Norman Maclean

Bitterroot Wedding ASSOCIATION | fb: kalyn at teased salon cake wedding cakes by ambrose-barton & brown | fb: wedding cakes by ambrose-barton & brown decor rentals oh so chic | ohsochicmt.com decor rentals be at home antiques | barbaraeckertathome.com decor rentals vintage 44 | vintage44.com decor rentals hamilton party rentals | hamiltonpartyrentals.net design & planning events by autumn | eventsbyautumn.com dress & veil velvet bride | velvetbride.com florist bitterroot flower shop | bitterrootflowershop.com menswear men’s wearhouse | menswearhouse.com models kayt & marcus model t car craig & maryann brickey paper & calligraphy happy huckleberry studios | happyhuckleberrystudios.com photography stella kelsie photography | stellakelsiephotography.com venue rye creek lodge | ryecreeklodge.com wedding association bitterroot wedding association | bitterrootweddingassociation.com

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Bozeman’s Premier Custom Jewelry Store IDEAL CUT DIAMONDS

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wildflower whimsy

“Our inspiration is the Montana girl who loves silly little luxuries like dressing up her dog, going out for brunch, or sitting down to high tea, but who also loves a wild landscape, an outdoor adventure, putting her boots on instead of her pumps. She’s a beautiful blend of grace and grit. For this shoot we wanted to capture the ultimate girly luxe glamping experience with the picturesque backdrop of the Baxter Ranch!”

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- Cassie LaGreca, Better to Gather Events

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girls only

Full of imagination and whimsy - we love this fabulous lounge vignette and this lovely gathering of ladies! The eclectic furniture, paper flowers and sweets is the perfect place to relax with your bridesmaids.


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free spirit

In Montana, girls can love the best of both worlds - booze and cupcakes, antlers and pearls, tumbleweeds and garden flowers, tousled pretty friends who aren’t afraid to lay down in a field, pull over by the side of the road and enjoy a lazy day in the sunshine. Celebrating your engagement with your favorite gals shouldn’t be any different! Do what makes your heart happy.

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wildflower wine & dining

Eclectic, bright and full of sweet treats - this tablescape is a girl’s dream! We adore the mix-n-match plates and glassware paired with the vintage adornments on the table. The gorgeous flowers capture the colors and free-spirit feeling of the day. It’s the perfect blend of woodsy and whimsy!

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pack your bags!

Whether you rent a vintage trailer and go on a little lost weekend, spend the day antiquing and exploring, go picnicking in the woods or dressing up and being silly together, its all about adventure! So pack a suitcase and bring along your four-legged friend for whatever fun awaits down the road! With so much planning for a wedding, you’ll love the free nature of a trip decided on by whims!

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“True friends are like diamonds — bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style.” - nicole richie


getaway find the perfect place to celebrate married bliss


the experience seekers under canvas, glacier

the inside story Glacier Under Canvas is located 7 miles from the breathtaking Glacier National Park where peaks touch the sky, glaciers move the earth, waterfalls carve the rock, and wildlife roam as freely as they always have. Once you’ve spent your day experiencing the beauty and adventure of the Park, you can return to your luxury camping tent and unwind in style. Our luxurious Glacier National Park lodging offers you the opportunity to enjoy the wild without giving up the comforts of home. This is not camping as you know it. This is camping as it should be. Welcome to Montana glamping.

the lodging Montana vacations are not complete without sleeping under the stars. As great as that sounds, we know that can also sound like a lot of work. Instead of looking at hotels near Glacier National Park, Under Canvas invites you to check out their luxury camp. With seven adventurous options that’ll sure to please, you’ll be sure to get the full experience with Glacier Under Canvas. The Safari tents include a king sized bed and a wood burning stove that’ll set the mood for cuddling up with your honey. The Safari tents are just a short walk away from our luxury bathroom facilities, which house individual, private bathrooms. These units each have hot running water, showers, flushing toilets, sinks and spa products. In the Deluxe you can enjoy privacy, your own en suite bathroom, complete with running water and raised wood floors stretching out to a private deck with lounge chairs to share some stargazing moments. The Suite might be the most luxurious Glacier National Park honeymoon lodging option you will find in West Glacier! Suites have all the amenities of our Deluxe tent plus a private bathroom, lounge area and a more secluded, sheltered location with amazing views! For more information visit, undercanvas.com.

the perks First and foremost, Glacier National Park! Experience Glacier’s pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains, and spectacular lakes. With over 700 miles of trails, you can hike to your heart’s content. Or take a drive to the Sun Road, one of the most beautiful drives in the country. You’ll cross the Continental Divide, climb up to 7000 feet on Logan Pass and fill up your camera roll before you know it! Built in the 1930s, it’s a marvel of engineering. After the scenic drive, make sure you dig out your fishing pole and walk to the lake right next door to Camp and cast a line or explore some of the best fishing in the world within a few minutes drive. Under Canvas can also arrange for one of their local guides to take you by boat or foot to find the perfect spot. Complete your Montana getaway with a romantic horseback ride at sunset!


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Sweet Peaks Ice Cream Made from with ingredients from local farms. “Sweet Peaks Ice Cream strives to make their part of the world just a little happier and a little sweeter with every scoop.”

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Whitefish Mountain Resort Whitefish Mountain Resort offers fun for each season. Bundle up and ski to your heart’s content with 5 terrain parks! In the warmer seasons, there are zip line tours, the Alpine slide, walking in the treetops, mountain biking and an Aerial Adventure park!


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m o n t h ly w e d d i n g

checklist

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 Give vendors a first draft event schedule

Determine a budget

planner Gather ideas & inspiration

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

Choose a date & location

1–2 mon t hs

Choose your bridal party 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

6–9 mon t hs

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

4 week countdown

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

4–6 mon t hs

Provide final guest count to caterer Create final seating chart & escort cards

Reserve rental items

Send timeline & contact info to the bridal party

Order wedding cake and/or desserts

24 hours

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

the big day enjoy every little detail of your fabulous rocky mountain wedding!


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Indulgence Beauty Bar is your one-stop shop for makeup, hair, facials, spray tans, etc. We will make your wedding day easy, breezy and oh so beautiful, like you!

Labellum is a contemporary flower boutique in Bozeman, MT…by way of New York, Paris and Los Angeles. Our style combines hip and modern with the natural elegance the flowers provide us. We love mixing natural elements and incorporating rich textures into our work. With artistry and imagination, each arrangement is as unique as our clients. We design chic and original creations to inspire everyone at your wedding or event.

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Indulgence is celebrating their 16th wedding season! Visit our quaint little salon or let us travel to you. Either option, we’ll have fun together making you and your party look and feel their very best! Our work comes from our hearts and our hearts are BIG! indulgencemontana.com

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Hello! I am a Montana based wedding photographer, specializing in genuine expression, beautiful lighting and creating images that are at the same time current and classic. I love keeping things real, comfortable and fun, and being there for the moments that define relationships. Focusing on what makes you unique and your relationships beautiful is the key for me and this is why I love what I do.

We are filmmakers who have taken our years of experience and added weddings to our body of work. It’s the most fun and some of the most rewarding work we do. We love that every wedding is unique, so we make it our goal to find and capture those wonderful elements that define each couple. We also stay behind the scenes so you may never even notice we’re there. Based in Montana but traveling everywhere!

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I love photographing the affection, commitment, and joy between two people. I promise to capture your wedding day through hundreds of unforgettable snapshots. I strive to connect with my clients on a personal level, create the best photos for each couple’s personality, and deliver the best quality product. With Paige Marie Photography, you’re not only getting a photographer, but also a friend! Please let me share my passion and experience with you.

Stella – a hopeless romantic with a camera and a passion. Inspired by dreamy light, soft petals, and old love letters written in ink. Photographing lovers in the mountains of Montana and beyond.

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Your Unforgettable Beartooth Wedding The premier Red Lodge wedding venue with a beautiful indoor/outdoor setting for up to 150 guests. Catering - Full Bar - Planning Assistance

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montana credits = RMB Gem Vendors Accommodations 320 Guest Ranch | 320ranch.com Artful Lodger | artfullodgermontana.com Campus Inn | campusinnmissoula.com Chico Hot Springs & Day Spa | chicohotsprings.com Hampton Inn & Suites | hamptoninn3.hilton.com Hilton Garden Inn | hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com Homewood Suites | homewoodsuites.com Glacier County Montana | glaciermt.com Glacier Under Canvas | glacierundercanvas.com Great Northern Resort, Glacier Park Weddings glacierparkweddings.com St. Regis Princeville Resort | stregisprinceville.com Voss Inn | bozeman-vossinn.com

The Black Tux | theblacktux.com The Tie Bar | thetiebar.com Tom’s Wedding Collection | toms.com Velvet Bride | velvetbride.com

Flowers Bitterroot Flower Shop | bitterrootflowershop.com Conrad Floral | conradfloralweddings.com Habitat Floral Studio | habitatfloralstudio.com Kirkham & Company | kirkhamnco.com Labellum | lebellumflowers.com Lukas Trudeau Event Co | lukastrudeau.com Mac’s Floral | macsfloral.com Mum’s Flowers | mumsflowersonline.com My Viola Floral Studio | myviolafloral.com

Beauty Allison LeProwse | 406.529.2038 Blinc Beauty Bar | blincbeautybar.com Bliss Hair Studio | FB: Bliss Hair Studio Blush | blushbozemanmt.com Boom Swagger Salon | boomswaggersalon.com Canyon River Spa | canyonriverspa.com Christina Stevens, CS Bridal Styling | csbridalstyling.com Indulgence | indulgencemontana.com Teased Salon - Kalyn Halamandris | FB: Teased Salon Lizzy Campbell | 406-579-1928 Raj Salon | FB: rajsalon Salon Avalon | FB: Salon Avalon Skin Chic | skinchic.com

Drinks Flathead Lake Brewing Co | flatheadlakebrewing.com Scissorbill Saloon | scissorbills.com The Bacchus Pub | bacchuspubbozeman.com

Fashion a & bé bridal shop | aandbebridalshop.com After 5 & Weddings | after5andweddings.com Allure Bridal | allurebridals.com Ansonia | ansoniabridalveils.com BHLDN | bhldn.com Bella Bridesmaids - Joanna August | bellabridesmaids.com Belles & Lace Bridal | bellesandlace.com Bridal Accents Couture - Watters | bridalaccentscouture.com

Browning Heard Boots | tejasreserve.com Charlotte’s Bridal - Justin Alexander | charlottesweddings.com Dessy Group Dress | dessy.com Eskay Bridal | eskaybridal.com J Scott Couture Bridal | jscottcouture.com Jimmy Choo | nordstrom.com Love Shack Fancy | loveshackfancy.com Marisa | marisabridals.com Men’s Wearhouse | mensearhouse.com Mimi’s Bridal | mimisbridal.net Nordstrom | nordstrom.com Paris Montana | shopparismontana.com Persnickety Formal Wear | persnicketyformalwear.com Plum Pretty Sugar | plumprettysugar.com Plume Bridal | plumebridal.com Revolvr Menswear | revolvrmens.com Siljie McHugh | siljemcq.com Ted Baker | tedbaker.com

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Gifts & Jewelry Better Off Wed | easy.com/shop/betteroffwed Blue Nile | bluenile.com Buffalo Chips Indian Arts + Crafts | 406.656.8954 Catherine Rising | catherinerising.com êclectique creations | etsy.com/shop/shopeclectique Garter Queen | etsy.com/shop/garterqueen Hattie Rex | hattie-rex.com Hey Day Bozeman | heydaybozeman.com Jewelry Studio | jsjewelrystudio.com Lazy Lightening Art | etsy.com/shop/lazylighteningart Meriwether of Montana | mwmade.com Millers Jewelry | millersjewelry-mt.com Montana Art Spot | etsy.com/shop/montanaartspot Oh So Chic Boutique | ohsochicmt.com The Gem Gallery | gemgallery.com The Mrs Box | themrsbox.com White Antler Flowers | etsy.com/shop/whiteantlerflowers World Market | worldmarket.com Zales | zales.com

More Allen & Diane Lake | starfireministries.org Bitterroot Wedding Association bitterrootweddingassociation.com Glacier County Montana | glaciermt.com Holy Rosary Catholic Church | holyrosarybozeman.org Montana Made Wedding Fair | montanamadewedding.com

Music B &T Sound Production | btsoundproductions.com BlueJack Band | FB: BlueJackBand Stumbling Free | stumblingfree.com The Tiny Band | thetinyband.com Tucker Down | FB: tuckerdownmusic

Paper Amber Blazina | amberblazina.com Birdwalk Press | birdwalkpress.com Cast Calligraphy | castcalligraphy.com Happy Huckleberry Studios | happyhuckleberrystudios.com Lady Lewton Calligraphy and Design | ladylewton.com Minted | minted.com Rocky Mountain Bride Montana

Noteworthy Paper & Press | noteworthypaperandpress.com The Find Sac | thefindsac.com Wedding Paper Divas | weddingpaperdivas.com

Photos Archer Messenger | archermessenger.com Better to Gather Events | bettertogather.com Big Sky Photo Booth | bigskyphotobooth.com Brian Powers | bpowphoto.com Christine Pienaar Photography christinepienaarphotography.com Faces Photography | faces-photo.com Fran Ze Photography | franzephotography.com FRESH Photography | freshphotos.ca Gerry Myers | gerrymyersphoto.com Green Blossom Photography | greenblossomphotography.com Jana Graham Photography | janagrahamphotography.com Jenny Losee Photography | jennyloseephotography.com KC Kreit Photography | kckreitphotography.com Kelly Kirksey Photography | kellykirkseyphotography.com Larry Stanley | larrystanleyphotography.com Lauren Brown Photography | laurenbrownphoto.com Morgan Lamare Photography | morganlamare.com Orange Photographie | orangephotographie.com Rene Tate Photography | renetate.com Ryan Flynn Photography | ryanflynnphotography.net Sarah Hays Photography | haysphoto.com Shanna Mae Photography | shannamaephotography.com Stella Kelsie Photography | stellakelsiephotography.com Votive Photography | votive photography.com

Planning Events by Autumn | eventsbyautumn.com Jennifer Goff Designs & Events | jennifergoffdesigns.com Kelsey Motes-Conner, Field: A Wedding Design Studio fieldweddingstudio.com Last Best Weddings | lastbestweddings.com Lauren Caselli Events | laurencaselli.com Lukas Trudeau Event Co | lukastrudeau.com North Sage Events + Design | northsageevents.com Primrose Event Design | FB: PrimroseEventDesign Reed & Lee - Events & Weddings | reedandlee.com

Rentals Be At Home Antiques | barbaraeckertathome.com Empress Tents and Events | empresstentsevents.com Gallatin Event Rentals | gallatineventrental.com Hamilton Party Rentals | hamiltonpartyrentals.net Kim & Eddy’s | FB: Kim & Eddy’s Mod-vin-tique | montanawildflowerweddings.com Montana Party Rentals | montanapartyrentals.com Oh So Chic Boutique | ohsochicmt.com The Party Store | thepartystoremt.com Vintage 44 | vintage44.com Yellowstone Under Canvas Events | mtundercanvas.com

Savory A Moveable Feast | amoveablefeastmissoula.com Chico Hot Springs & Day Spa | chicohotsprings.com John Bozeman’s Bistro | johnbozemansbistro.com Just a Taste Catering | bozemancatering.com Plonk Missoula | plonkwine.com Riversong Gourmet | riversonggourmet.com Ryan LaFoley | lafoleyoven.com The Emerson Grill | emersongrill.com


Sweet Cakes by Jenn | FB: CakesByJennBozeman Elle’s Belles | ellesbelles.com Luxe Bozeman | luxebozman.com Miss Pattiecakes | misspattiecakes.com Sweet Notions | vintagewhitesweddings.com Wedding Cakes by Ambrose-Barton & Brown FB:Wedding Cakes by Ambrose-Barton & Brown Whipped | whippedconfections.com

Transportation Classic Limo | classiclimos.com First Student | firststudentinc.com Karst Stage | karststage.com

Venue 320 Guest Ranch | 320ranch.com Averill’s Flathead Lake Lodge | flatheadlakelodge.com Bar n Ranch | bar-n-ranch.com Bucks T-4 | buckst4.com Chico Hot Springs & Day Spa | chicohotsprings.com Glacier County Montana | glaciermt.com Great Northern Resort, Glacier Park Weddings | glacierparkweddings.com Montana Wildflower Weddings | montanawildflowerweddings.com Plonk Missoula | plonkwine.com Rainbow Ranch Lodge | rainbowranchbigsky.com Red Lodge Mountain Golf Course | redlodgemountain.com Rye Creek Lodge | ryecreeklodge.com Springhill Pavilion | springhillpavilion.com The Baxter | thebaxterhotel.com The Baxter Ranch | thebaxterhotel.com/baxter-ranch The Resort at Paws Up | pawsup.com Under Canvas Events | undercanvasevents.com

Video Engle Videography | englevideography.com Moonstone Pictures | moonstonepictures.com

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Profile for Rocky Mountain Bride Magazine

Rocky Mountain Bride Montana Spring & Summer 2016  

The Bride's Planning Guide to a Perfect Rocky Mountain Wedding in Montana!

Rocky Mountain Bride Montana Spring & Summer 2016  

The Bride's Planning Guide to a Perfect Rocky Mountain Wedding in Montana!