Styled Shoot

Romantic European Elopement Inspiration

February 19, 2021
Romantic European Elopement Inspiration

Montana Styled Shoot 

The Inspiration

What comes to mind when referring to weddings in the wild west? Cowboy hats and boots, barn venues, expansive views and square dancing, right? Although playing off the Montana way will never lose its authenticity, there is something to be said for ‘raisin’ sand’ by introducing concepts that are foreign (literally and metaphorically) to those determined to host their wedding day festivities in Big Sky Country.

The Renaissance Era, a European cultural shift in thought processes, art, architecture, politics, science and literature, piqued the interest of a planner, florist and photographer as they frolicked through a hidden grove at Headwaters Ranch in Three Forks, Montana. Drawn to the idea of using less known aspects of the property and a uniquely built structure, the team of vendors decided to capitalize on the opportunity to introduce unchartered territory (similarly to the explorers who exposed the west we crave to be a part of today), as well as play with color combinations, textures and lighting in a way that would make our European predecessors proud.

Using film was a priority. Film gives photographs an Old World feel, as does the use of lace, brass, royal color tones, vintage books and historical images in flat lays. A change of attire, hair and makeup between sets paralleled our deliberate attempt to shift mindsets and moods too.

The final wall deemed worthy of breaking down was incorporating “competitors” into the vendor lineup. Photographers shooting photographers – Now, there’s an advance in perspective. The team united as one and successfully rounded up a combination of local resources to pull together an enlightening editorial. Those cowboys better watch out! We reckon a new age of Western event design is waiting just on the other side of the Montanan mountains.

–  Montana Event Planner, Beautifully Born Events

Coordination + Design : Beautifully Born Events Venue: Headwaters Ranch Photography : Jeremiah & Rachel Photography Florals: Anselmi Floral Studio Catering: Cinnamon & Sage Catering & Events Cake: Sweet and Tarte Bartending Service: Hops & Honey Rentals: Tailored and Tied Rentals: The TOP Rentals Rentals: Empress Tents & Events Linens: La Tavola Fine Linens Models: Orange Photographie Hair + Makeup: Ethereal Hair and Makeup Dress: Alice in Ivory Dress: FLORA Bridal Jewelry: Alara Jewelry Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes Paper Goods: Ice Pond Press Calligraphy : Bon Temps Collective Styling Accessories: Silk and Willow Styling Accessories: The Mrs Box Styling Accessories: Locust Collection Styling Accessories: Camilia Supply Styling Accessories: Terrain Styling Accessories: Williams Sonoma
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