We don’t know many couples who would book a venue unseen in a state they’ve never been but, for Jess and Greg, that gamble paid off big-time for their Montana wedding at 320 Guest Ranch! Between the wide-open mountain valley views and the raging river beside their reception tent, the homegrown ranch could not have been more perfect for their laid-back wedding. Katalin Green not only helped plan this epic day but created the prettiest floral arrangements in neutral shades that added elegance to the rustic feel. In keeping with a more casual vibe, Jess looked gorgeous in a Grace Loves Lace dress, which she paired with a simple flower crown and wildflower bouquet. No detail was overdone but the overall look and emotion Katherine Joy Photography & Video captured in these photos was simply stunning.
Jess and Greg
320 Guest Ranch, Big Sky, Montana
We personalized our ceremony in so many ways! My uncle learned how to play “Healing” by Rebelution on the guitar and sang it at the beginning of the ceremony. We stood on a sacred bison hide and our officiant performed a sage ceremony before the actual ceremony so we could actually stand on it. My mother also wheeled our 11-month-old daughter in a wagon and we wrote our own vows. (We also made out for a long time during our first kiss, which we didn’t realize was abnormal until attending other weddings afterward!)
We wanted a destination wedding but not somewhere tropical. We had never been to Montana and decided the best way to get us there was to book a venue sight unseen plan a wedding there. We booked it and then flew out there in January and, even though it was covered in snow, we knew it would be perfect!
Our first dance was the most memorable part of the day! Greg signed us up for dance lessons, and we went twice a week for the two months leading up to our wedding. When the band played our first dance, we forgot everything we had been taught and just started hysterically laughing along with everyone watching us. It was so bad it was good!
The Wedding Team:
Photography and Videography – Katherine Joy Photography & Video
Event Planning and Floral Design – Katalin Green
Venue – 320 Guest Ranch
Cake – Sweet Pea Bakery
Live Music – Eleven Dollar Bills Band
Stationery – Paper Source
Wedding Dress – Grace Loves Lace
Groom’s Apparel – Joseph Abboud
Rings – Brilliant Earth
Cigars – 406 Cigars
Congratulations to Jess and Greg, and a special thanks to Junebug member Katherine Joy Photography & Video for sharing this lovely 320 Guest Ranch wedding! Need to see more gorgeous mountain wedding inspiration? Grab your tissues for this impossibly sweet Rocky Mountain National Park elopement!