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in this issue

in this issue

fall & winter 2015 44

Tulle & Texture the rmb 2015 gown guide

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Cool Blues the rmb men’s guide

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RMB Winter Cover - Winter Romance a snowy wedding at the ranch at rock creek

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Story Mansion cordials and sweets at the historic story mansion

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Je t’aime french industrial wedding inspiration in bozeman

winter romance - rebecca hollis photography

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in this issue

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40 montana finds

love stories & looks

14 Artisan Eats 16 Paper Styles 18 Clink & Cheers - Sidecar Bar Services

glacier

22 Genisa & Alex, kalispell 26 Amanda & Ben, coram

style & beauty

44 Tulle & Texture - The RMB Gown Guide 55 The Art of Boudoir 59 Cool Blues - The RMB Gent’s Guide

inspiration 76 78 88 94

100 The Lark 102 Triple Creek Ranch

35 Monique & Zach, big sky 40 Get The Look - Everett’s 8800

central

The RMB Vendor Feature - Montana Catering Winter Romance Story Mansion Je t’aime

getaway

yellowstone

68 Ryann & Cody, harve 66 Get The Look - Boulder Ridge Lodge 74 Get The Look - Yellowstone Art Museum

in every issue

10 Editor’s Letter & The Insider Look 106 RMB Wedding Day Organizer 110 The Montana Marketplace

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behind the scenes

editor’s letter

suzanne marie photography

I now understand why Montana is referred to as “Big Sky Country.” I realized this during my first trip to Bozeman on a sunny May day. As we started to descend, I peeked out of my airplane window and just stared - the mountains, the spring green landscape and that sky! Out of all the mountains I have now traveled to, there is, for some reason, something special about Montana. I thought about A River Runs Through It, and what I imagined Montana to be like through the film; and in real life it’s even better! There is something uniquely “Big Sky” that allows you to get lost in its beauty and fall in love with every snapshot you see around you. In creating this issue of RMB Montana, we wanted to capture that beauty in all the love stories, inspiration, and pretty things crafted just for the Montana bride. From the snowy scape in our Ranch at Rock Creek feature, to the early morning rays for RMB’s Gown Guide at Chico Hot Springs, we invite you to become smitten with this great state. We want you to find the place where you will create memories and a “Big Sky” chapter in your own love story. The Rocky Mountain Bride is a woman who embraces her mountains and captures their vibrant beauty in everything she does. She is at home when she is in the mountains, and they play host to the start of her beautiful marriage. RMB is honored and excited to be a part of your Rocky Mountain “I Do!”

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My love of Montana weddings grows by the day; they are not only ridiculously gorgeous, but so meaningful as well. Every detail is thoughtful and full of love. Not to mention, the Rocky Mountain Bride’s love of adventure is unparalleled and when paired with the beauty of Montana, it creates a truly magical day. It is such an honor to share in the joy of one of the happiest days of their lives.

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I can’t thank the vendors enough; it is only because of their hard work and long hours that Rocky Mountain Bride Magazine is even possible. I am eternally humbled and grateful for all that our wonderful collaborators do! I hope you find as much inspiration and love in Rocky Mountain Bride Montana as we have.

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fa l l c ov e r

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“Kurt and I couldn’t have imagined a better celebration of our love. We originally decided on a fall wedding because of Kurt’s Minor League Baseball schedule at the time, but after it was all said and done, we wouldn’t have wanted a wedding in any other season. We had a more traditional ceremony at the church I grew up in; it was very emotional and meaningful to us and our guests. Our reception was held in giant tents in my parent’s backyard. We wanted to create a woodsy, romantic, elegant and fun vibe. With all the beauty that NW Montana has to offer and the amazing family and friends that we have, it wasn’t too hard to make our vision a reality. Aside from sealing the deal, the most amazing part of the entire day was that everyone Kurt and I love was in one place at one time (in my backyard to top it off!). We can’t thank our vendors and all our friends and family enough.” - Jaime & Kurt, married October 25, 2014

bagpiper doyle carr (bride’s cousin) beauty tina swartzenberger beer great northern brewing

| greatnorthernbrewing.com bride’s belt untamed petals | amandajudgeny.com bride’s | jcrew.com bride’s veil sara gabriel | saragabriel.com bridesmaid dress bari jay | barijay.com cake susan shea caterer & pies lisa mahoney of kal regional ceremony first presbyterian church of whitefish | fpcwhitefish.org ceremony duet kyle & natalie archer of archertown dress the dress theory - sarah seven | dresstheoryseattle.com floral mum’s flowers | shopmumsflowers. com groom’s shoes marco vittorio monza | menswearhouse.com menswear egara | menswearhouse.com music jj holden aka: d.j. j-ster jazz paper kimmy design | kimmydesign.com photography jeremiah & rachel photography | jeremiahandrachel.com photo booth backdrop alana wright pianist alma ramlow reception kuntz haus (bride’s parents’ home) rentals celebrate! event & party rental | celebraterentals.com rings simone & son | simoneandson.com shuttles montana trolley company | montanatrolleyco.com videographer janssen powers | janssenpowers.tv wine stewarts’ vineyard syrah (made by the bride) + hogue chardonnay | stewartsvineyard.com & hoguecellars.com company

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m o n t a n a Finds a curated collection of local wedding ideas, products, shops and restaurants we love

artisan eats culinary creations! montana is full of fresh, local foods and wine from the great state. we paired local montana cheeses with the grapes of ten spoon winery to create a cheese & wine board any wedding guest would love!

blackberry earl grey jam root’s kitchen

& cannery | rootskitchencannery.com board montana planks | etsy.com/shop/montanaplanks cheese amaltheia goat cheese | | mountina.com local retailer joe’s parkway | joesparkway.com photography jessie moore photography | jessiemoorephotography.com salametti artisan charcuterie | artisanmeatandcheese.com wine ten spoon winery | tenspoon.com

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local loot

top 10 places to shop for Montana products

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billings Good Earth Market Co-op goodearthmarket.coop

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Joe’s Parkway

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montana finds

paper

styles is there anything better than letterpress and calligraphy when it comes to invites? check out the season’s hottest paper styles from ice pond press and cast calligraphy!

design

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mountain luxe

the classics

For the skier couple to capture their love of the mountains in a lifestyle invitation. The letterpress invite on fluffy cotton paper will show guests the causal, fun time they’ll have in “Big Sky Country.”

The look that never goes out of style. For the classic couple planning an elegant soiree, this gold letterpress invitation will tell the story. Guests will know to expect a grand event.

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hand-written romance Calligraphy is the best way to create a romantic, ethereal feel for your wedding day. We love the stylistic touch of using gorgeous stamps to make your guests feel a personal connection to your wedding.

e l e vat e d e l o p e m e n t Now trending…elopement par ties. After saying “I do” privately, it’s time to share the happiness with friends and family. The Rockies are full of places to celebrate. What better way to make the announcement to your guests than a state-shaped invitation? Rocky Mountain Bride Montana

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Clink & Cheers

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sidecar is a mobile bar service that specializes in providing craft cocktails, sommelier-level wine service and custom draught beer options for weddings and events. the harvest calvados sidecar and fernet branca manhattan are their seasonal sippers for this fall and winter! sidecarmt.com | 406.579.1871 photo: yogesh simpson | yogesimpson.com

fernet branca manhattan 1.75oz bulleit rye 0.5 oz carpano antica formula sweet vermouth 0.25oz fernet branca 2 dashes angostura bitters combine ingredients in a mixing glass and stir gently. pour into a rocks glass over one large ice cube. Garnish with a lemon twist

harvest calvados sidecar 2oz boulard calvados 0.75oz cointreau

0.75oz freshly squeezed lemon juice combine ingredients in a martini shaker. shake and strain into a coupe or martini glass with

a sugar and cinnamon rim. garnish with an orange twist.

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On an early March morning, Genisa and Alex eloped to the Flathead County Courthouse and said “1Do.” The two dated in middle school and reconnected in 2008 while at a mutual friend’s party. Alex was sitting on the couch, and when he was spotted by Genisa, she ran in and jumped into his lap and gave him a big hug. When people ask how the two ended up together, Alex likes to say that Genisa landed in his lap one day! A couple of years later, Alex relocated to Idaho to pursue a career in Forest Service as a wildland firefighter. The two had a long-distance relationship until Genisa visited McCall and fell in love with the area. Alex proposed to her in McCall couple of months later. The two planned an intimate elopement with Glacier National Park as their backdrop. The day was all about them, and they wouldn’t have changed it for the world.

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The Theme: Genisa and Alex decided to make it official on their 7th anniversary! Instead of a theme, they focused their wedding day around being together and relaxing!

The Dress: “We’re Catholic, so I knew I wanted something with lace, but I also

wanted something I could wear again. I ended up with a cute, comfy dusty lavender dress from Free People.”

The Celebration Dinner: After photos, Genisa and Alex spent the rest of the

day hanging out around Whitefish. They had burgers for lunch at a local pub, and sushi for dinner, just like their first date! For a sweet treat, Genisa had some gluten-free cupcakes made by Bridge Bakery, an exclusively gluten-free bakery. The bride had red velvet cupcakes and the groom opted for carrot cake cupcakes. Yum!

The Favorite Detail: “Our big splurge was our pictures. We went to Glacier

National Park and took pictures along Lake McDonald. We’re so blessed that we got to have that as the backdrop for our wedding day.”

Three Words: Intimate, Relaxing, Romantic Advice for RMB Brides: “Just go with your gut and do what feels right to you. After the vows are said and pictures are done, it’s just you and your new spouse, so enjoy each other!”

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color palette Free People | freepeople.com Sam Dial Jewelers | samdialjewelers.com wedding bands Brent and Jess | nordstrom.com bride’s hiking boots Timberland | timberland.com groom’s attire Forever 21 Men | forever21.com groom’s shoes TOMS | toms.com groom’s hiking boots Meindl | cabelas.com lodging The Kalispell Grand Hotel | kalispellgrand.com lodging The Lodge at Whitefish Lake | lodgeatwhitefishlake.com photography Kendra Elise Photography | kendra-elise.com sweets Bridge Baking | bridgebaking.com bride’s dress

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real wedding

Amanda & Ben coram

Amanda had always known about Ben - he was her friend’s older brother! After years of hearing they should date, they finally had their first get-together on Cinco de Mayo at Smiley’s Acoustic Cafe in Greenville, South Carolina. Despite having a great first date, Amanda fell asleep five minutes into the car ride home! Ben still jokes that she clearly wasn’t anxious about the first kiss! From then on, the two were inseparable. Ben proposed to Amanda while at the river with their dog, Nash. She was completely surprised! The two decided to plan a September 6th destination wedding with 24 of their closest family and friends to Green Valley Ranch. Their love of the mountains made Montana the perfect place to become husband and wife.

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The Theme: Relaxed! Amanda and Ben both wanted something intimate for their

wedding so they decided a destination wedding was the route to take. They took their family from South Carolina to gorgeous Coram, Montana - a new adventure for their family who had never been to Montana! They chose a color palette of light pinks, purples and blues to match the natural beauty of Big Sky Country.

The Dress: “Since the wedding was family only, I invited my best girlfriends out to The

Dress, a consignment wedding dress boutique in Mauldin, South Carolina to help me find the one. I’ve never been a fashion guru so I wanted to make sure I had plenty of friends to help me. We had the best time and I was so glad I included them on the wedding dress hunt. I had two that I really loved so we went to lunch, sent pictures to my mom and called her for an opinion. In the end I purchased an Allure Bridal gown. I loved it!”

The Flowers: “After we all returned from the rehearsal dinner on Friday night, the

men went downstairs to play pool and hang in the basement while all the women grabbed a glass of wine and got ready to put together all of our flower arrangements and bouquets. This was so much fun! Coming from South Carolina and being unable to meet with florists, we decided to order the bulk of our flowers online and have them delivered to the ranch. We had buckets and buckets of roses, dahlias and spray roses. We started with the bridal bouquet, then I told the bridesmaids how many of each type of flower to use in making their own individual bouquets. We used everything else to make the rest of the flower arrangements for the ceremony, dinner, and reception. I couldn’t believe how beautiful they all turned out. Being able to put them together with all of my favorite ladies is such a sweet memory.”

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The Favorite Detail: Amanda’s favorite detail was

having her grandmother’s belongings with her on her wedding day. She wore her grandmother’s fabulous mink stole, which have her initials embroidered on the inside pocket, and she carried her pearls on her bouquet. The pearls were purchased for her grandmother by her grandfather while in Japan during World War II.

The Sweets: The couple kept it simple when it came to

their cake! They served a vanilla cake with a rich chocolate mousse filling - yum!

The Food: During cocktail hour, guests enjoyed

huckleberry brie, Mediterranean pull apart bread, and shrimp cocktail. For dinner, Amanda and Ben served a strawberry spinach salad, ribeye steaks, roasted potatoes and green beans.

Mr. and Mrs. Moment: “Getting to our beautiful

honeymoon suite, Montana style... the teepee was sooo romantic and cozy.”

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Advice for RMB Brides: “Make sure your day is about you and your future husband. Everyone will have their opinions, but yours and his are what matter the most. Give yourself time to think EVERYTHING through, but also be able to go with the flow. You plan as much as you possibly can and then make it work once you get there. Be flexible. For us, September was amazing! We had nice weather and the summer crowds had died down. Plan to be there for at least 4-5 days; there are so many beautiful things to do and see. The awe we were all in from going to the park the day before the wedding set such a joyful and thankful tone for us and our guests as we went in to our wedding day. If you splurge on one thing, make sure you have a good photographer. Our pictures take us right back to that day and we cherish them so much.� Three Words: Joyful, Spiritual, Fun

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color palette Bride’s Dress The Dress - Allure Bridal | thedressconsignment.com Bride’s Hair & Makeup Bride and Friends! Caterer Cimarron Cafe Catering | cimarroncaters.com

Floral Made by the Bride! Wholesale Flowers | bloomsbythebox.com Honeymoon Sandals Antigua | sandals.com/antigua Invites Paperless Post | paperlesspost.com Linens Bride’s mom Lodging Green Valley Ranch | greenvalleyranchmontana.com Music iPod DJ! Officiant Marty Stuehler - A Big Sky Event | abigskyevent.com Photography Angela Cox Photography | angelacoxphotography.com Rehearsal Dinner Belton Chalet | beltonchalet.com Rentals Empress Tents and Events | empresstentsevents.com Rentals Barn Door Event Rentals | barndooreventrentals.com Sweets Cakes by Debi | cakesbydebi.com Venue Green Valley Ranch | greenvalleyranchmontana.com

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Monique & Zach big sky

Monique and Zach tied the knot on a crisp March 5th at the Summit Hotel Terrace at Big Sky Resort.The two were introduced by mutual friends and hit it off immediately! Zach proposed on his family’s land in Dodge, North Dakota while cross country skiing - something Monique loves to do! He had to “check” on one of the trail cameras and when she turned around, Zach was on one knee and asked her to spend forever with him. A suprised Monique said yes! The two decided a winter wedding at Big Sky was perfect. Surrounded by friends, family and a snow-capped Lone Peak, they celebrated their love for each other with all of the people who mean the most to them!

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The Theme: Monique and Zach chose a winter-romantic

with a mountain-shabby-chic theme for their wedding. It was tailored with woodland accents as well as touches of green berries and black calla lilies. They chose a color palette of white, ivory, soft green, grays and silvers to complement their day.

The Dress: “I shopped for my wedding dress in

Minneapolis. My mother and I went to so many stores and I LOVED trying on all the different styles of wedding dresses, but none of them seemed to fit ‘me.’ I finally was able to find two different dresses that I felt fit my personality, style and body. I ultimately picked the ‘Belle’ by Jenny Packham from L’Atelier Couture Bridal Boutique because it fit perfectly for our winter wedding in the mountains and also met the requirements I wanted in my wedding dress: simple, classy, sexy, and comfortable. I felt like a princess in a winter wonderland when I wore the dress and knew it was going to be MY dress!” “This is an impossible question as there were so many great aspects of our wedding that I LOVED! I loved that it was a small wedding because we were able to incorporate more special activities that can’t always be done with a large guest count, such as the professional photos we took with and sent to each guest after the wedding. Overall, my absolute favorite wedding detail was the fact that the wedding ceremony was outside at the base the of mountain with Lone Peak and the sunset in the background!”

The Favorite Detail:

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The Flowers: When it came to floral, Monique didn’t have a particular type or style, she just wanted them to be simple and classy. She let the talented Remy of Labellum pick out the floral, so it would match her theme of bringing the mountain outdoors, inside! White and ivory floral accented with soft greens and grays were used to create the look. Monique’s favorite element was the fresh moss wall created as the centerpiece for their ceremony! The couple chose a white champagne cake with a white buttercream frosting as their sweet treat. Monique loves cake!

The Sweets:

The Food: Monique and Zach served guests three different entree options: green peppercorn chicken breast, grilled pork tenderloin or salmon with herb citrus balsamic glaze. Yum!

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Mr. and Mrs. Moment: “Our favorite Mr. and Mrs. mo-

ment was when the wedding ceremony, dinner, and the night’s dancing was all over and all of the guests gathered outside for the sparkler send off. This was the first time Zach and I had a quiet moment to ourselves to take in what actually happened that day... that we got MARRIED! While we were only able to dwell in that perfect moment for a second, the night ended with a beautiful sparkler send off with loud cheers and cries from our friends and family!”

Advice for RMB Brides: “It is YOUR wedding, do more of what you want and less of trying to please others. The wedding planning goes by way too fast so make sure to enjoy every minute of it and try to make HAPPY memories!” Three Words: Winter Wonderland, Magical, Breathtaking

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Bride’s Fur Shawl Alex Bridal | etsy./shop/alexbridal Bride’s Jewelry and Shoes Macy’s | macys.com Bridesmaids’ Attire Nordstrom - Jenny Yoo | shop.nordstrom.com Bridesmaids’ Fur Muffs Designs by K and L | etsy.com/shop/designsbykandl Caterer Big Sky Resort | bigskyresort.com Ceremony Summit Terrace, Big Sky Resort | bigskyresort.com Floral Labellum Flowers | labellumflowers.com Groomsmen’s Attire White Lace Bridal - Jim’s Formal Wear | whitelacebridalnd.com Invites William Author - Paper Source | paper-source.com Live Music Bridger Strings | 406.599.3360 Lodging Big Sky Resort | bigskyresort.com Music Joe’s DJ Service | joesdj.com Officiant Pastor Gordon Stork Photography Melanie Sioux Photography | melaniesioux.com Programs Postnet | postnet.com Reception Summit Hotel, Big Sky Resort | bigskyresort.com Rehearsal Dinner The Montana Dinner Yurt | skimba.com Rentals Big Sky Resort | bigskyresort.com Rings Zorrels Jewelry | zorells.com Sweets Sweet Pea Bakery | sweetpeabakery.net Veil L’Atelier Couture Bridal Boutique | lateliercouturebridal.com

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the lookbook

Big Sky Resort is amazing in all seasons. With winter comes a white velvet snow that coats the Rockies and makes you fall in love with its beauty each year. This look captures that timeless tale of romance.The bride’s elegant Essence of Australia gown is the ideal choice for a winter wedding and is paired with a trendy braid styled in a classic updo inspired by this season’s Oscar red carpet. Navy is the new black, so a modern-cut suit paired with a camel bowtie is the perfect combination.The floral is the wow factor - lush, textured and with the rich pops of deep red, it’s the modern romantic’s dream bouquet.

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Sarah Janks - Canto Paradiso Collection,“Garnet” Ribbons of bias-cut silk chiffon and silver beading frame this plunging V-neckline and back. dress. Laser-cut tulle appliqué drapes the fitted bodice and sleek sheath skirt to create a stunning floral effect, perfect for the natural-beauty bride.

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style & beauty

Tulle & Texture the rmb gown guide

the 2016 wedding season will be filled with gorgeous gowns dazzled with embroidered floral and textures. tulle is one of the most versatile fabrics that can transform a wide range of dress silhouettes. from sheer and slim to fluffy and fabulous, tulle can be utilized to create your dream dress.

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Sarah Janks - Canto Paradiso Collection,“Gia� The paneled embroidered and hand-beaded bodice, belted at the waist with organza, creates a whimsical feel.

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Watters - “Kian Corset Style 7063B” paired with “Priya Skirt Style 7009B” The almond-colored and jeweled corset is perfectly paired with the multi-layer washed silk organza skirt in a soft A-line ruffle silhouette.

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Plume Bridal | plumebridal.com Essense of Australia - # D1787 Lace and tulle over lustre satin with a dropped-waist and lace and scalloped sweetheart neckline and hem create a boho bride’s dream dress.

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Plume Bridal | plumebridal.com Wtoo - “Pippin Style #13111� A modern approach to a vintage look, this slim fit and flare is accented with a geometric lace pattern, which forms the ideal vintage-modern mix.

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Soft by Rosa Clara, “Ugo� Delicate hand-beaded sheath dress with a sweetheart neckline and godet-flared skirt of tulle give this gown the wow factor. The sheer illusion neckline softens the look and the satin ribbon highlights the slender waistline.

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BHLDN - Alma Novia by Rosa Clara, “Magnolia� A sheer neckline through the blouson silhouette and layered skirt of delicate, gauzy tulle and beading creates this lovely look.

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BHLDN - Theia Bridal, “Fabienne� Ivory stretch-crepe top paired with a full Spanish tulle skirt forms a light and airey feel for your wedding day.

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BHLDN - Catherine Deane,“Avril� A sheer surplice neckline and appliqued floral waisteline bring an etherial feel, while the scooped illusion back and ivory silk tulle add soft texture and romance to the look.

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the art of

boudoir

The Ranch at Rock Creek played host to our big styled shoot for this magazine, as well as a stunner of a boudoir session. learn Rebecca Hollis’ tips for creating a gorgeous boudoir look, just like this!

Tip #1 Find a photographer with whom you are comfortable with. Having someone who makes it an enjoyable experience and helps you relax is especially key in boudoir sessions.

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Tip #2 Get your hair and makeup done professionally. It will help you feel your best and not worry about getting glamed up without the help of a pro.

Tip #3 Buy a few new pretty items for your session. I typically recommend a lacy matching bra and panty set and a beautiful robe. There are so many options for photos with just these items.

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style & beauty Tip #4 Have fun! It is normal to be nervous at the beginning. Your photographer will work through your nerves and ease you into the session. Soon, you won’t be thinking about anything but how excited you are to give the photos to your partner!

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cool blues t h e r m b g e n t ’s g u i d e

blue is the new black. style your groom in comfortable, modern outfits that he can wear after wedding day. blues are the perfect base color to add, layer, and mix in! revolvr menswear created three custom looks with both style and comfort in mind for your montana man.

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suit strut Men in Montana get few chances to wear more formal clothing. Mix up your man’s casual look with something fitted and fabulous.The Scotch & Soda blazer is the perfect blend of formal and casual when coupled with khaki slacks. Layering texture and blue hues create a palette that can blend with any wedding color or design. Plus, your man can re-use each piece for everyday life after the “I Do.”

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american man For the more laid-back groom, choose a vest! The Montana lifestyle is all about the outdoors, so opt for an outfit that makes him feel confident on wedding day.This Americana style is created with a Scotch & Soda soft red dress shirt and vest. With a rugged, hard-working history, Red Wing leather shoes are the perfect complement to the real Montana Man.

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blue jean beau Jeans are becoming the new slacks for men in the Rockies. A great blue jean, classic white Scotch & Soda dress shirt and Jachs New York blazer can bring the wow factor to any outdoor wedding. Pop in a patterned pocket square and your groom is set!

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get the look

Get The Look

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it’s all about that little white dress. like red on a rose, this classic look will make you shine on your wedding day!

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the lookbook Boulder Ridge Lodge’s landscape plays host to this classic twist on red.The modern and clean-lined Elizabeth Dye gown makes the red peonies pop! The pixie cut and red lip look on the bride turns this look from classic to modern.The dashing groom’s gray suit and red tie pairs with the bride’s red pops. Add a stunning backdrop to accent your color to bring the wow factor.

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real wedding

Ryann & Cody harve

Ryann and Cody grew up in the same hometown, but it wasn’t until years later that they started dating. A first date at the local ice skating rink started their love story. When Cody was ready to propose to Ryann, he thought that same ice rink would be the perfect place to pop the question. Though it didn’t go quite as planned, Ryann was completely surprised and said yes! The two decided to plan a hometown wedding for July11th. They became husband and wife during a gorgeous outdoor ceremony on the Northern Montana State University campus, with dinner and dancing at the Student Union Building!

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The Theme: Ryann and Cody planned a nature-chic wedding. They didn’t have a set

color palette, but rather drew inspiration from the vibrant hues found in wildflowers. The most common color they used was blue to match Ryann’s sapphire ring.

The Dress: “I found the dress at Belle en Blanc. It is a Blush dress, mermaid style. I

tried on a lot of dresses that I liked, but none that I loved and gave me that ‘wow’ moment. There was no doubt in my mind that I had found it when I put my dress on, but there were a few things I wanted to change to make it more me. Luckily, the alterations specialist was really easy to work with and she made it happen! I had it altered by taking out the tulle underneath and the train.”

The Flowers: Ryann considers herself a bit of a ‘wildflower’, so using them as her

main floral for her wedding seemed to match her perfectly! She loved the colors and natural elements they added to the wedding design.

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The Favorite Detail: “Our photographers were

amazing! They made the impossible possible! And they made everything happen with smiles on their faces and ours. We are forever grateful to them for their dedication, talent, knowledge, and uniqueness! Our pictures are the key to our memories of our special day and they are incredible!”

The Food: The couple served chicken cordon bleu accompanied by asparagus, potatoes, a fresh garden salad and bread. The couple still talk about how good the food was!

The Sweets: Ryann and Cody chose a lemon cake from Park Avenue Bakery in Helena - it’s Ryann’s favorite! Guests also enjoyed a variety of pies. The First Dance The newlyweds danced to “Fool For You” by John Butler Trio. Ryann and Cody loved the artist and thought the song’s lyrics were beautiful for their wedding day. Mr. and Mrs. Moment: “Our first dance because even though everyone was around watching, we were able to block them out and just be us. It was the first time I felt like we were alone as husband and wife.”

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Advice for RMB Brides: “Figure out a few non-negotiables that you spend extra money, time and effort on and be flexible with the rest!� Three Words: Love, Laughter, Unique

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color palette Bride’s Dress Belle en Blanc - Blush by Jim Hjelm | belleenblancmt.com Bride’s Earrings Macy’s | macys.com Bridesmaids’ Jewelry Simply Put Jewelry by Stephanie Larson facebook.com/simplyputjewelry

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Ceremony MSU-Northern Campus | msun.edu Ceremony Music Andi Thoreson & Ryan Hofer Flowers Deb VanDeRiet

Hair Top Hat Salon - Lauren Malone | FB:Top Hat Salon Invitations Signa Schuster

Linens Havre Laundry & Dry Cleaning | FB: Harve Laundry Dry Cleaning Menswear Cavaliers for Men & Women | cavaliersclothing.com Makeup The Bride! Music Kendall Griggs | Officiant Heather LaPrath Photography Lockie Photography | lockiephotography.com Printer Floren Printing Reception MSU-Northern Student Union | msun.edu Rehearsal Dinner Steve McLain, Father of the Groom Rings JM Donovan Designs | jmdonovendesigns.com Sweets Park Avenue Bakery | parkavenuebakery.net Toasting China Ryann’s great grandmother’s glasses Videography Jess McLain

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get the look

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yellowstone art museum billings

Vibrant, bold

and not to be missed. This look is about the sheer joy that lights up a beautiful bride, the arts, and creating a masterpiece wedding day.

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the lookbook Your love story is a work of art.The inspiration behind this bright and beautiful look came from the museum.We love a bride who can rock a modern dress, and this Tara Keely stunner delivers. Drawing inspiration from installations and exhibits, the color board was full of life, and when blended with a couple in love, a work of art is created.

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inspiration

winter romance a t a le of love a nd s nowf all at the ranch at rock creek

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inspiration

Frosted mountains and fresh snowfall. The Ranch at Rock Creek plays host to a winter love story filled with rich crimson hues, warm candlelight and a gorgeous bride. Fall in love with the landscape of winter and embrace the cold with warm style elements. Beargrass Gardens created an ambiance that captured a perfect Montana winter wedding with touches of luxury and rich floral that complement the Montana ranch and western allure. A color palette of gray-blue, neutrals and a deep red pulled together this look. The use of geode slices infused a natural blue hue into the look, which paired stunningly with the soft velvet ribbon and neutral elements. Red ties together the season and a timeless look of elegance in the design.

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crimson petals

What could be more beautiful than the contrast of rich red floral against white snow? We love the elegant red and burgundy hues used to create an outdoor ceremony that sets the tone for a breathtaking love story turning into an I Do.

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ranch hands

With 75 horses on property, The Ranch at Rock Creek is made for riders. Wide-open skies, sagebrush hillsides and snow-capped peaks are best experienced on horseback. Capture the sense of adventure on your wedding day!


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glow

A wooden table draped with greenery, vibrant floral and tapered candles that glisten with the sunset is the ultimate way to set the tone for your reception. We are smitten with the antler candleholder - the perfect nod to the Montana lifestyle.


inspiration

a barn welcome

With an entrance like that of The Ranch at Rock Creek’s barn, there is no better way to add a sneak peek then to tease with gorgeous florals. Who wouldn’t be excited? Set a dramatic tone by staging the entrance area with incredible arrangements that provide the wow factor.

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inspiration

story mansion

the classic cake-cutting moment, reimaged with the old-world etiquette, style and grandeur of the romantic era. inspired by the story mansion, every delicate detail of the shoot was designed around the feel and era of the location. built in 1910 by t.b. story, son of millionaire nelson story, the mansion was designed to incorporate queen anne victorian, tudor and craftsman styles of the time. the antique wallpaper patterns inspired the hand-lettered paperie. vintage books and the mansion’s history inspired a the dessert spread and recreated a timeless wedding tradition. the gown was the perfect nod to the embroidered, lace details found during the era, made modern for today’s bride.

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enlightened sweets

Decadent hand-painted chocolate desserts and cordials are the perfect way to celebrate your first sweet bite of married life! We love the idea of making the classic “cake cutting� an elegant and special event for you to remember!


inspiration blooming brilliance

With a hand-picked look straight from an English countryside, this magnificent bouquet from Habitat is a romantic’s dream. The use of berries and textured floral brings this look to life - a natural beauty.

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inspiration

je t’aime

let’s talk love languages. je t’aime means “i love you” in french, and inspired this edgy, industrial paris look at plonk! use the urban side of the city of love to inspire your wedding day!

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steel my heart

The designers at Bash found inspiration in an old picture of a warehouse with concrete, steel and black piping and wanted to translate the look into a more romantic vibe. What they created makes our hearts flutter! The mix and matching of unassuming masculine and feminine materials creates a bold, urban design.


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inspiration painted perfection

Hand-painted cakes and desserts are trending for 2016! The texture of this masterpiece cake from Whipped blends perfectly with the French industrial design, and is softened with the eucalyptus crown topper.

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getaways find the perfect place to celebrate married bliss

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the urban duo the lark, bozeman

the inside story The Lark is downtown Bozeman’s newest urban retreat and perfect for the city staymooners. Originally built in the 1960’s, the Streamline-era architecture features an open-air design, outdoor fire pit, and wide balconies to showcase everything downtown has to offer. For the couple looking to experience the best of Bozeman, The Lark is your ideal location. The staff at The Lark are trained to serve as “basecamp guides” for all you are looking to experience. Their curated list of local dining and activities will give you the inside scoop to all the best local hangouts and attractions. Check them out online to learn more: www.larkbozeman.com

the lodging The Lark has 38 newly renovated rooms on property, thoughtfully crafted with leather, metal and wood—all from local suppliers and craftsmen. The graphic art pieces individually installed in each room are created by local artists, meant to inspire your stay through their passions. Each room comes with a 32-inch HD flat-screen TV, complementary wifi, MALIN+GOETZ products, and cozy Lark robes. We recommend The Lark’s King Room, complete with a king-size bed, a desk and their signature three-piece bathroom with walk-in tile shower – everything honeymooners need to have an urban getaway.

the perks Created with the modern guest in mind, The Lark has thought of everything to make you not want to leave! Start your day in The Lark’s lobby - sip on their selection of teas and coffees while reading the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. Spend the afternoon exploring Bozeman and head back to The Lark’s on-site food truck, Victory Tacos, to experience their take on fresh, fusion and traditional tacos. After a delicious midday meal, take a cat nap or hit the city for more exploring! The Lark provides each guest with their Field Journal to take note of all the finds, places, and faces you discover during your stay. For the new Mr. and Mrs., it’s the perfect way to document their city escape at The Lark!

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the adventurers triple creek ranch, darby

the history Triple Creek Ranch is an intimate, luxury ranch resort. Situated among the towering pines on the southern side of Trapper Peak, the highest mountain in the Bitterroot Mountain Range of Western Montana, this unforgettable retreat merges unmatched natural beauty with plush comfort and exceptional personal service. From the beautiful, welcoming Main Lodge, world-class restaurant and award-winning wine cellar, to the deluxe private guest cabins nestled in the trees throughout the property, it is the attention to the smallest details that make the Triple Creek Ranch an unforgettable getaway for newlyweds.

the lodging Lovebirds, your in luck! Triple Creek Ranch has the ultimate staymoon experience. Their Montana Romance Package is available year-round and includes accommodations in a private, one-bedroom luxury cabin that features a wood-burning fireplace, king bed, fully-stocked wet bar and a private hot tub. This package also includes all meals, beverages, a one-hour couples massage, all on-ranch activities, and champagne and chocolates upon arrival. With all the luxury offered in their luxury cabins, you won’t want to leave! To learn more about details and pricing, visit them online at www. triplecreekranch.com

the perks For honeymooners looking to explore Big Sky Country, the all-inclusive ranch activities will fill your days with adventure. From horseback riding, hiking or snowshoeing, to a fly-casting clinic, archery, and sapphire panning, the options are endless at Triple Creek Ranch. Looking for the mountain luxe experience? Start your evening off with an in-room couple’s massage, followed by a private dining reservation at the chef ’s table. Triple Creek Ranch’s executive chef has created a seven-course tasting menu, which includes regional, fresh and balanced flavors to pair with fine wines from around the world. No matter what your desire is, Triple Creek Ranch is the luxury retreat for the adventurous couple.

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Destination wedding and honeymoon expert, Taegan Walker is a 5th generation Montanan and the owner of GET LOST TRAVEL. She is known for curating bespoke trips tailored to her client’s travel dreams. “Honeymoons are such a special trip. It’s the first chapter of your new life together. If there is any a time you should splurge a little – a honeymoon is one of those times. Add in those special bells and whistles, they will eventually be some of the best memories of your

lifetime.” With a price beat guarantee, Taegan invites her clients to shop online if they wish. “I’m here to be the best steward of your hard earned dollar. If apples to apples there is a better price out there, by all means – let me know. I’ll beat it. “I have spent almost ten years curating a world-wide network of friends between hoteliers, tour operators, and other travel and tourism colleagues, that allow me to pass on VIP perks not available to the general public.”

As a member of Virtuoso, Specialists in the Art of Travel, with Coastline Travel Advisors – if you are looking to go high class, Taegan has all of the connections in the world. Exclusive benefits of working with Taegan, are VIP perks at partner hotels like free upgrades, usually a special welcome amenity, breakfast inclusions, early in/late check outs, and sometimes spa or other hotel/cruise credits. If you are a luxury traveler and not working with a Virtuoso advisor – you are missing out.

The biggest news is that Taegan doesn’t charge any agency fees for honeymoons! She does have a 3K minimum budget requirement, and a $500 fee for destination weddings, as they are a considerable amount of work. Otherwise, she is paid by the hotels, tour operators and other wholesalers she works with. She also offers 24/7 service during your travels, and is always available to her clients for emergencies. Let Taegan help you with your honeymoon checklist, getting lost has never been so fantastic!

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behind the scenes

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2016 sneak peek

get the look, real weddings, southwestern love inspiration, the rmb flower guide, planning tips, and so much more!

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wedding day organizer all the resources you need to help plan your perfect rocky mountain “i do!�


wedding budget workbook Wedding Workbook Attire + Beauty Gown Shoes Veil Jewelry Pre-Wedding Outfits Hair Make-Up Spa Services Grooms Formalwear Pre-Wedding Engagement Photos Save The Dates Invitations Bridal Party Gifts Bridesmaids Luncheon Rehearsal Dinner Marriage License Wedding Consultant Newspaper Announcement Wedding Day Photography Videographer Transportation Site Fee Ceremony Reception Officiant Fee Ceremony Elements DĂŠcor Floral Bouquet and Boutonnieres Music Ceremony Cocktail Hour Reception Printed Paper Products Rental Items and Supplies Liquor/Beverages Caterer Cake/Dessert Gratuity

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one year Gather a list of potential guests to get a ballpark number for guest your count

six to nine months Select a photographer

Create a separate wedding email address to keep track of contacts & vendors

Have engagement photos taken

Hire a wedding planner

Create a final guest list

Determine a budget

Send out your Save The Dates

Choose a date & location

Select a caterer

Research marriage requirements

Select a florist

Choose your bridal party

Select a DJ, band, or live music

Design a fun wedding website

Select an officiant

Start to gather wedding ideas & inspiration

Purchase your wedding dress Select bridal party attire Register for gifts Decide on the colors & design of your wedding

four to six months Reserve rental items Order wedding cake or desserts Get groom & groomsmen fitted Purchase wedding rings Order invitations & other stationery Reserve a room block for out-of-towners Start planning out your honeymoon & apply for any needed passports or visas


two to four months Research activities available for guests Plan fun group activities Do a hair & makeup trial run

four-week countdown Obtain marriage license

Send out formal invitations * The rule of thumb is to mail them out 6-8 weeks before the wedding day with an RSVP cut-off 3 weeks prior

Break in your wedding shoes

Book your rehearsal dinner

Confirm transportation & travel

Begin wedding dress alterations

Confirm all wedding details with vendors

Finalize your menu and flowers

Provide final guest count to your caterer

Give your vendors a first draft event schedule

one to two months Pick up wedding rings Purchase wedding attire accessories

Pack for your honeymoon

Send a timeline to the bridal party - include everyone’s contact information Create final seating chart & escort cards

24 hours

Schedule the final dress fitting

Confirm all details with planner & officiant

Purchase wedding weekend attire

Gather & organize all the last-minute details

Finalize rehearsal dinner plans and mail out invitations

Create check and tip envelopes to be given to vendors the day of the wedding

Schedule spa services for the bridesmaids

Drop off welcome bags to lodging

Enjoy a bachelorette weekend with your ladies Discuss and finalize ceremony details with officiant

wedding day

Finalize your event schedule

relax and enjoy every little detail of

Confirm bridesmaids’ & groomsmen’s attire

your fabulous rocky

Confirm photo list with your photographer

mountain wedding!

Purchase bridesmaid & groomsmen gifts Create guest favors & welcome bags


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Big Sky Resort | bigskyresort.com Chico Hot Springs | chicohotsprings.com Green Valley Ranch | greenvalleyranchmontana.com Rainbow Ranch Lodge | rainbowranchbigsky.com Sacajawea Hotel | sacajaweahotel.com The Kalispell Grand Hotel | kalispellgrand.com The Lark | lark.com The Lodge at Whitefish Lake | lodgeatwhitefishlake.com The Ranch at Rock Creek | theranchatrockcreek.com Triple Creek Ranch | triplecreekranch.com

First Presbyterian Church of Whitefish | fpcwhitefish.org Marty Stuehler - A Big Sky Event | abigskyevent.com MFGR Designs | mfgrdesigns.com

Bridge Baking | bridgebaking.com Cakes by Debi | cakesbydebi.com elles belles bakery | ellesbelles.com la châtelaine chocolat co. | chatelainechocolate.com mad cupcakes | madcupake.com Park Avenue Bakery | parkavenuebakery.net Sweet Pea Bakery | sweetpeabakery.net whipped | whippedconfections.com

Beauty Absolute Spa | FB: absolutespa1006 Boom Swagger Salon | boomswaggersalon.com Indulgence | indulgencemontana.com Lucotch Makeup | lucotchmakeup.weebly.com Skin Chic | skinchic.com Solace Spa and Salon, Big Sky Resort | bigskyresort.com The Brooklyn Spa | thebrooklynspa.com Theory Hair Salon | theoryhair.com Top Hat Salon - Lauren Malone | FB: Top Hat Salon Vintage Hair Studio | FB: vintage Hair Studio

Drinks Bacchus Pub | bacchuspubbozeman.com Great Northern Brewing Company greatnorthernbrewing.com Hogue Cellars | hoguecellars.com Plonk Wine Bar | plonkwine.com Sidecar Bar Services | sidecarmt.com Stewarts Vineyard | stewartsvineyard.com Ten Spoon Winery | tenspoonwinery.com

Fashion Belle en Blanc | belleenblancmt.com Belles & Lace | bellesandlace.com Cavaliers for Men & Woman | cavaliersclothing.com Illusions Plus Formal Wear Rentals | illusionsplus.com Kaufman’s Menswear | kaufmansmenswear.com Persnickety Formalwear | persnicketyformalwear.com Plume Bridal | plumebridal.com Revolvr Mens | Revolvrmens.com The Dress Theory | thedresstheoryseattle.com Velvet Bride | velvetbride.com White Lace Bridal | whitelacebridal.com Willow Bride | willowbride.com

Flowers Beargrass Gardens Floral & Events | beargrassgardens.com Habitat Floral Studio | habitatevents.com Kirkham & Co | kirkhamnco.com Labellum | labellumflowers.com Mac’s Floral | macsfloral.com Mum’s Floral | mumsflowers.net My Viola Floral Studio | myviolafloral.com

Gifts & Jewelry Fly Free Jewelry | flyfreejewelry.com Jewelry Studio | jsjewlerystudio.com JM Donoven Designs | jmdonovendesigns.com Montague’s Jewelry | montaguesjewelry.com Montana Planks | etsy.com/shop/montanaplanks The Architect’s Wife | architectswife.com The Gem Gallery | gemgallery.com

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Music Bridger String Quartet | bridgerquartet.com DJ J-ster Jazz | facebook.com/djjsterjazz

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Birdwalk Press | birdwalkpress.com Cast Calligraphy & Design | castcalligraphy.com Field: A Wedding Design Studio | fieldweddingstudio.com Ice Pond Press | icepondpress.com Kimmy Design | kimmydesign.com Paperless Post | paperlesspost.com

Montana Trolley Company | montanatrolleyco.com

Photos Angela Cox Photography | angelacoxphotography.com Fran Ze Photography | franzephotography.com Jana Graham Photography | janagrahamphotography.com Jeremiah & Rachel Photography | jeremiahandrachel.com Jessie Moore Photography | jessiemoorephotography.com KC Kreit Photography | kckreitphotography.com Kendra Elise Photography | kendra-elise.com Larry Stanley Photography | montana-wedding-photographer.com

Lauren Brown Photography | laurenbrownphoto.com Lockie Photography | lockiephotography.com Loneman Photography | lonemanphotography.com Melanie Sioux Photography | melaniesioux.com MKate Photography | mkatephotography.com Orange Photographie | orangephotographie.com Rebecca Hollis Photography | rebeccahollis.com Shanna Mae Photography | shannamaephotography.com Whitney Riehl Photography | whitneyriehlphotography.com Yogesh Simpson | yogeshimpson.com

Planning Bash | bashbozeman.com Beargrass Gardens Florals & Events | beargrassgardens.com Better to Gather Events | bettertogather.com Events by Autumn | eventsbyautumn.com Field: A Wedding Design Studio | fieldweddingstudio.com History in the Making Special Events | historyeventsmt.net Montana Dream Destination | 406.925.0445

Rentals Barn Door Event Rentals | barndooreventrentals.com Better to Gather Events | bettertogather.com Celebrate! Event & Party Rental | celebraterentals.com Empress Tents and Events | empresstentsevents.com Field: A Wedding Design Studio | fieldweddingstudio.com The Top | beargrassgardens. com Under Canvas Events | undercanvasevents.com

Savory Cimarron Cafe Catering | cimarroncaters.com Food for Thought | foodforthoughtmt.com Just a Taste | bozemancatering.com MSU-Northern SUB Catering | msun.edu Sadie’s Catering | sadiescateringmontana.com Shuck’s Raw Bar | shucksrawbar.com

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Venue 1915 Barn | 1915barn.com Big Sky Resort | bigskyresort.com Buck’s T-4 | buckst4.com Chico Hot Springs | chicohotsprings.com Green Valley Ranch | greenvalleyranchmontana.com MSU-Northern Campus | msun.edu Plonk Wine Bar | plonkwine.com Sacajawea Hotel | sacajaweahotel.com Story Mansion | bozeman.net/departments-(1)/ park-rec-cemetery/recreation/facilities/story-mansion Rainbow Ranch Lodge | rainbowranchbigsky.com Red Lodge Mountain | redlodgemountain.com The Baxter Hotel | thebaxterhotel.com The Ranch at Rock Creek | theranchatrockcreek.com Y Knot Barn & Event Center | yknotbarn.com Yellowstone Art Museum | artmuseum.org

Video Janssen Powers | janssenpowers.tv


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Montana Dream Destination & Event Planning

Billings

october 17, 2015

Specializing in a Rustic decor with a touch of elegance. Event location is a historic 1800’s schoolhouse, located South of Sheridan, MT. Property has an elegant lighted tree grove for evening events. An onsite cabin with a jacuzzi bathtub and outdoor hot tub is available in a package or by itself. Location is also available for event only. We offer event planning for alternate locations. Several packages can be purchased to mix and match, facility, planning and cabin.

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For more info contact owner & planner Shelley Dietrich, 406-925-0445 Facebook: Montana Dream Destination and Event Planning

visit rockymountainbride.com/events for details

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