Wicked-Pretty October Wedding

New England's fall colors are tough to beat, and we felt a little anxious that we wouldn't live up to expectations given a guest list filled with New Hampshirites.  However, Montana delivered colors that we think even the most discerning New Englander would declare "wicked pretty."

These two did an autumn wedding right.  They brought their spotting scope so that guests could view the bison that had migrated down to this side of the National Bison Range, and decorated the barn with flowers the bride had grown and dried in her own home garden.  We especially loved the sound of string instruments echoing through the valley during their wedding ceremony.

Libby and Phred, we wish you many beautiful autumns and changing seasons together!

Winter Cheer

We are happy to post pictures of our first winter wedding, captured by Aaron B Photos.  The best part of our job is meeting incredible people and getting to see the creativity they bring to celebrations. 

The couple filled their ceremony with meaningful and symbolic details, which Aaron captured below.  We can all admire these two for keeping their smiles on even though it was well below zero out there!  Michelle and Jeremy, you deserve all the happiness in the world.

(For information on other vendors from this wedding, see the earlier 12/18 post.)

Photos by Aaron B Photos
Winter Wedding Ceremony Gods Knot
The bride and groom had a very symbolic and meaningful ceremony.  Photo by Aaron B Photos.
Rugged Horizon Winter Wedding Ceremony
Photo by Aaron B Photos.
Rugged Horizon - Winter Wedding Dress & Flowers
Rugged Horizon Winter Wedding Smiles
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Winter Wedding Table Decor
Rugged Horizon Wedding Entrance Gate
Winter Wedding Hay Bales and Wine Barrel
Taking those important first steps as husband and wife!

Taking those important first steps as husband and wife!

Stunning September Wedding

While the snow flies, we are reminiscing on this beautiful September wedding at the barn.  There was a dusting of snow on the mountains, but the day itself was the definition of Indian Summer.  This kind-hearted couple left no detail overlooked.  They made sure there were plenty of lawn games for the kids, a delicious farm-to-table dinner by Riversong Gourmet, and live music to round out the evening.  Tracy and Matt, thank you so much for celebrating with us.  We wish you a long and happy marriage.

Photos by: Dina Remi Studios

Catering: Riversong Gourmet

Live Music: Clare Menehan

Flowers: Blue Willow Farm in Stevensville, MT and Fialky Farms 

Wedding Dress: Marcella's Bridal in Spokane, WA

Decor & Table Settings: The vintage place settings, photo booth, linens, and decor are DIY by the bride and close friend.

"Golden hour" is an unforgettable time out here.  Photo by Dina Remi studios.

"Golden hour" is an unforgettable time out here.  Photo by Dina Remi studios.

The barn's upstairs bridal suite is the perfect place to get ready before you walk down the aisle.  Photo by Dina Remi Studios.

The barn's upstairs bridal suite is the perfect place to get ready before you walk down the aisle.  Photo by Dina Remi Studios.

Take a walk down the aisle with the National Bison Range as your backdrop.  Photo by Dina Remi Studios.

Take a walk down the aisle with the National Bison Range as your backdrop.  Photo by Dina Remi Studios.

The "neighbors" came to visit during the wedding.  Photo by Tara Dibble-Gunderson.

The "neighbors" came to visit during the wedding.  Photo by Tara Dibble-Gunderson.

Farm-fresh flowers add a lovely pop of color to dinner in the barn.  Photo by Dina Remi Studios.

Farm-fresh flowers add a lovely pop of color to dinner in the barn.  Photo by Dina Remi Studios.

The lucky couple had snow-dusted peaks for their backdrop, even though it was 80 degrees during the ceremony.  Photo by Dina Remi Studios.

The lucky couple had snow-dusted peaks for their backdrop, even though it was 80 degrees during the ceremony.  Photo by Dina Remi Studios.

Clare Menehan and her band kept guests entertained with live music on the barn's patios.  Photo By Dina Remi Studios.

Clare Menehan and her band kept guests entertained with live music on the barn's patios.  Photo By Dina Remi Studios.

Riversong Gourmet created a delicious spread for the reception.  Photo By Dina Remi Studios.

Riversong Gourmet created a delicious spread for the reception.  Photo By Dina Remi Studios.

Enjoy a peaceful setting at the end of a country road when you celebrate your wedding with us.  Photo by Dina Remi Studios.

Enjoy a peaceful setting at the end of a country road when you celebrate your wedding with us.  Photo by Dina Remi Studios.

We think boots are the best wedding accessory.  Photo by Dina Remi Studios.

We think boots are the best wedding accessory.  Photo by Dina Remi Studios.

A stunning end to a big sky wedding.  Tracy and Matt, happy trails to you.  Photo by Dina Remi Studios.

A stunning end to a big sky wedding.  Tracy and Matt, happy trails to you.  Photo by Dina Remi Studios.

True Grit

Congratulations Michelle and Jeremy!  This stunning bride proved that lace is an all-weather garment when she showed up in a sleeveless wedding dress when it was 15 below outside.  Now that's true Montana grit!  We enjoyed celebrating this beautiful wedding with all the other hardy souls who dug themselves out of the snow to come watch these two say "I do."  Michelle and Jeremy, we wish you all the best that life has to offer.  Thank you so much for being our first winter wedding and bringing so much warmth and joy to the barn.

Decor: To Have & To Hold, 406-241-2161

Cupcakes: Scottage Cakery 

Photos (coming soon) by: Aaron B Photography

A gorgeous and dramatic entrance for the bride and groom, decorated by To Have & To Hold.

A gorgeous and dramatic entrance for the bride and groom, decorated by To Have & To Hold.

It may have been brutally cold, but the sun was shining and the mountains were out for these two!

It may have been brutally cold, but the sun was shining and the mountains were out for these two!

An often-overlooked planning consideration in Montana: some guests will always show up unannounced.

An often-overlooked planning consideration in Montana: some guests will always show up unannounced.