By now you probably know that I am the world’s biggest fan of Montana and having grown up in the Big Sky State, I happen to think it’s the prettiest place EVER to hold a wedding.  Yes, I may be just a tad bit biased, but I think this breathtaking 320 Guest Ranch affair proves my point whole-heartedly.  A visual stunner crafted by Social Hour Events, it’s clear blue skies, acres upon acres of majestic mountains and a rustic meets sophisticated vibe that is crazy gorgeous.  Cluney Photo snapped up every beautiful moment and let me be the first to say – Montana never looked so good.  Click here for more.

From Social Hour Events It was important to the bride and broom to have their wedding location be somewhere that all of their guests could stay together and enjoy more than just the actual wedding event.  They chose the 320 Guest Ranch in Big Sky, Montana, because of its proximity to Yellowstone Nationa Park and the gorgeous setting it would allow them to enjoy. The couple went on their first date in a national park and got engaged in a national park, and so they naturally wanted their wedding to take place at the gates of a national park! Their love of nature really came through in their event design, which the bride describes as “elegant rustic.” We worked hard to make the elegance shine through without covering up the fact that we were on a horse ranch in the mountains. The whole weekend felt very personal and intimate. Guests arrived Thursday evening and were invited to a home cooked meal at the bride’s mother’s cabin. Friday night, there was a pig roast, complete with bonfire and s’mores. The ceremony was officiated by the bride’s aunt, then was followed by a parade led by the bride, groom and the Last Chance Dixieland Band, which escorted everybody to cocktail hour. The vintage plates were all from the personal collection of the bride’s mother (she drove them from Spokane!). The tables were labeled with vintage postcards from national parks around the country, and almost every element, from the invitations and the photo booth, to the golden horse shoe escort card holders and the cake were DIY projects that the bride and her family took on with our help. 

Wedding Photography: Cluney Photo / Wedding Venue: 320 Guest Ranch in Big Sky, Montana / Event Design + Planning: Social Hour Events (Based in LA and DC) / Floral Design: Bloom / Officiant: The Bride’s Aunt / Wedding Cake: DIY / Wedding Invitation Graphics: Antiquarian / Wedding Invitation Design + Elements: Social Hour Events / Calligraphy: Shane Perry / Escort Cards: DIY / Band: Last Chance Dixieland Band / Table Runners + Photo Booth: DIY /Wedding Dress: Casablanca Bridal + Customization / Bride’s Shoes: Vintage