Resources for your Montana Wedding
Creating, planning and producing your Montana wedding day is a formidable task. It takes skill, artistry and experience to supply these needs. Over the years I have met and associated with professionals in these areas that are exceptional in providing the best Montana wedding planning resources. The services they offer are amongst the best for the Montana bride.
Montana Event and Wedding Planners
“With her artistic design concepts, knack for western flair, and exceptional eye for the smallest details, Katalin Green is one of the most experienced and sought after wedding designers in Montana.”
“Beautiful Details, Naturally. As seen in Style Me Pretty & Grace Ormonde, and the pages of Martha Stewart Weddings, BRIDES, The Knot and Mountain Living magazines”
Valerie Joy brings brilliance to any event, authentic to the feel and essence of Montana. In her own words: “I have over a decade of experience in planning and designing events. I have a keen eye for event design – and of course fashion! I bring my client’s visions to life flawlessly. I have a great passion for event planning and would love to work with you on yours!” Valerie Joy
Serving the spectacular Glacier National Park and Flathead Valley area of North Western Montana, A Big Sky Event provides wedding and event production with attention to detail, style and exceptionally good service.
Simplicity, Creativity, Seamless detail… event coordination for weddings, parties, corporate events and fundraisers.
Time of Your Life – creative & detail oriented wedding planning in Big Sky and Bozeman, MT. Time of Your Life offers all-inclusive wedding styling with services ranging from graphic design & invitations, reception planning, & personal wedding stylists to comprehensive budgets & wedding-week timelines.
Rebecca Nicklin is a national award winning baker and designer. Every summer I get to sample many of her creations and she is a master of her craft!
Delicious, fragrant and beautiful cakes by Jennifer Van Dessel. Wedding cakes, birthday cakes, and special event cakes including dessert bar creations for all of your special occassions.
Elle’s Belles is known for creating visually spectacular & delectable wedding displays that reflect the taste, personality & style of our ‘Belle’ Bride and Groom. It is nothing less than a “dessert frenzy” at a Wedding that features Elle’s Belles cookies, cakes, and desserts.
A premier catering service in Bozeman, Montana creating delectable,fresh and beautiful food for weddings and other special occasions.
Zac’s Montana Kitchen specializes in sophisticated, custom catering and is available for all events ranging from wedding galas for hundreds of guests to small intimate dinner parties for a handful of friends. Zac’s Montana Kitchen offers spectacular cuisine and personal service that is second to none.
Makeup, Cosmetics and Skin Care
“Our quaint little Bozeman boutique specializes in a wide range of cosmetics, fragrances (perfumes), skin care, makeup and body products that you would only expect to find in larger cities. Our product lines include; Laura Mercier, John Allan’s (for men), philosophy, L’Artisan, elizabethW, DuWop and Nest Candles.”
The Bad Larrys are a mix of genuine Americana music mixed with a touch of Prairie Home Companion…Willie Nelson meets Lake Wobegon. Their repertoire includes everything from Johnny Cash, Steve Earle, Junior Brown, Southern Culture on the Skids, Simon & Garfunkel, Lyle Lovett, Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Corb Lund, Greg Brown and even some countrified Aerosmith, Queen and Beyonce.
Outstanding acoustic music for weddings and all occasions.
88 Keys to Happiness – Kelly Garber Pianist
Western Skies has been described by some as a country rock band, a wild country band, and a band that plays everything. Western Skies is no doubt a party band. With more years combined experience than its oldest listener. Band leader Mark Longie put his years of experience to work, putting together one of Montana’s elite groups of musicians, to please all walks of life.
Fine, traditional bluegrass music for your wedding event. The real deal!
A personal thank you to Darrel Cassey for the use of his excellent acoustic guitar music in my multi-media presentation The Montana Weddings of Summer.
Authentic American Music. With evidence of roots in rock, blues, country and folk, their sound and the stories they tell are a direct reflection of the rhythm of life in the Big Sky Country.
Jump Blues, Boogie and Swing.
The ‘class act”of Montana DJ service
“A refreshingly young and tasteful talent in Montana Wedding Photography, Jennie Lynn Stanley is represented by Montana Wedding Photographer. She has a keen eye for beauty and a lovely presence at any wedding. See for yourself!
Looking for the BEST OF THE BEST? Top shelf without regard for $$$? There is one man that stands out among the rest. His clients span the range of Jennifer Lopez, Barry Bonds, LeAnn Rimes, Kelsey Grammar, Hilary Scott, Hillary Swank, and Jessica Simpson. He is one of my mentors, a fine man, father, and husband, Mr Joe Buissink.
Planning a wedding in Southern California? My good friend John D. Russell shoots all over the California coast with focus in Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach. Check out his work and tell him Larry referred you.
Choosing a wedding photographer is among the most important decisions to be made in planning a wedding. How do you select the right photographer?
“Big Sky Photo Booth was the hugest hit at our reception. We LOVE our coffee table book – we look at it every week and laugh our butts off! Not only did Matt and Tara make sure our guests had a blast with the photo booth, but they helped us figure out how it would fit into the event timeline and the location constraints. They were fabulous from the first phone call we made.”
“You won’t find any kits or pre-fab booths around here. Our booth was custom built so we could have it our way, and I think you and your guests will love the result! The Six Shooter booth is traditional in style; just hop in, close the curtain, and with the push of a button you are on your way!”
Peruse my list of recommended venues for your Big Sky Wedding and you will find a place that matches your expectations. From a simple chapel in a high mountain valley to a beautiful lodge beside a mountain valley river, it’s all here.
Experience a new level of artistry in wedding video. Your wedding documentary rich in cinematic texture, crafted with a stylized sophistication.
Bayard Lewis of Eterna Films captures video for weddings all over Montana. Starting summer 2017 they are offering beautiful, sweeping aerial coverage with our 6 and 8 hour packages, teaming with a licensed drone operator (one of the few filming legally in Bozeman).
The weather in a word: changeable. Here in Montana the weather is always up for grabs. The locals say “If you don’t like the weather, just wait a minute,” because it will change.
June, July, August and September are the premium months for outdoor events, however wind, rain and cool spells can interrupt them briefly. For the most part, these are our warm and dry months. It’s the perfect place for outdoor weddings.
Michael McLaughlin chose the day of his wedding very carefully; it was to be held in a beautiful mountain meadow at his parent’s ranch in Wilsal, Montana. He accessed years of precipitation records from this weather site (see also links at right). He and Susan chose a day that had little or no chance of precipitation according to the records.
The bad news is that it rained for 15 minutes right before the ceremony and it caused a slight delay in order to get all the chairs wiped dry while the guests waited in buses that had transported them from town to the ranch.
The good news is that immediately following the ceremony huge double rainbows graced the sky for the newlyweds and their guests and the evening reception was remarkable.
So you see “If you don’t like the weather here, just wait a bit.” Out of dozens of weddings that I have photographed in the last 5 years, only one in twenty gets rained on. Typically it is only a brief interruption, but when the sun comes out and the rainbows appear, no one seems to mind.
Montana Climate Summaries
detailed historical weather data.
National Weather Service Forecast Offices: