thaw- icy blue spring photoshoot billings, mt

December 4th, 2017

As a florist I am asked to participate in numerous photoshoots throughout the year.  It’s an incredible amount of work, but also an honor to be asked – especially in the presence of rock star vendors!   We had just about reached our max for the year when Cassie at Better to Gather proposed the idea of a winter blooming into spring photoshoot with talented Mackenzie Keough Photography.  I wanted to say “hell yes!” but the budget wanted to shrivel up like a raisin.  Let’s just say we caved.  But how on earth could I turn down the opportunity to work with such creative vendors at one of my favorite seasons!  Everything fell into place so easily it felt divine and I was truly thankful we participated.  A huge thank you to Cassie at Better to Gather for working so hard to coordinate this shoot & to Ruffled blog for the feature!

Photography- Mackenzie Keough Photography

Venue- 2905

Concept design & décor – Better to Gather Events

Dress- Belle en Blanc

Shawl – Elite Couture Alterations

Tables – Montana Harvest Tables

Tabletop rentals – Hutch Event Rentals

Linen – BBJ Linens

Invite Suite- Font & Figure

Calligraphy – Penned Designs

Cake – Dancing Oven Bakery

Tea cakes & bundt- The Annex

Look at that darling smile- Its the best part about the Hatfeild ladies!  It’s warm, welcoming and genuine (and a big part of why I can’t get enough of them) so when Mallory reached out for her January wedding I was excited to jump right in.  The wedding was shortly after my trip to Santa Barbara and at a time I feel rejuvenated and ready to use the new skills I have learnedd!  Bold burgundy, eggplant & blush tones with ivory was a beautiful winter combination and complimented the gorgeous color palette.  Congratulations to Mallory & Wayne!

Photography – Miranda Murdock Photography

Venue – 2905

Man oh Man was this a gorgeous fete… and I mean a fete!  From extreme weather to the ceremony being moved up 2 hours just days before the wedding, this group held it together and celebrated the night away under a gorgeous canopy surrounded by their closest friends and family.  We had the great opportunity to work with Alyx’s family in the past and were thrilled she chose us for her rustic, woodland inspired wedding!  Beautiful wood tables, incredible décor and rows of flowers – it was a feast for the eyes!  Congratulations Alyx & Timothy.

Photographer- Tori Pintar Photography

Venue – Richland County Event Center

Planner & Superhero – Genevieve @ Time of Your Life Events

Décor & Event Design – Better to Gather Events

Tabletop Rental- Hutch Event Rentals

What an honor it was to capture the beauty of this newly renovated venue, The Billings Petroleum Club.  Modern sophistication with a twist is just what this space begs for.  With panoramic views of the city and high end furnishings that spark intrigue, this space is the epitome of luxury.  For this photo shoot we were inspired by many things – a nod to the vintage, clean modern apparel, bold graphics, dark table settings and floral inspired by the legendary Constance Spry.  It truly was a dream come true.  A HUGE thank you to all the vendors that made this happen and to Montana Bride Magazine for the feature in their 2017 magazine.

Photography – Font & Figure

Design Concept & Décor – Better to Gather Events

Interior Décor & Staging – Kibler & Kirch 

Dress- Belle en Blanc

MUAH – Sydney Ross Jewels – Goldsmith Gallery Jewelers & Morenga

Tabletop Rentals – Hutch Event Rentals 

Cake – Harper & Madison

Invite Suite & Menu – Font & Figure

Wow- Isn’t she the most beautiful bride?  I probably say that about every bride, but seriously – the dress, the utter joyful smiles and truly vulnerable moments captured by Kirstin Jean Photographer are enough to make you tear up.  I met Joetta & her mom months before the wedding and she wanted a fall vibe with white pumpkins, lots of eucalyptus greens and romantic candlelight.  It fit the venue & season perfectly and allowed us to play with some fun color combinations.  A big Congratulations Joetta & Chris – May you always be as happy together as you were this day.

Photography Kristin Jean Photographer

Venue Yellowstone Country Club

What can I say- it’s rare you get the chance to work with couples who really have a passion for food, but add good people and a great sense of experience and you  have something to talk about!  Alex & Nathan wanted just that – a great experience for their guests.  Charcuterie displays on every table, subtle floral in ivory and green, beautiful wood elements, natural colored linens and hints of copper décor really set the tone and created an incredible environment for guests to enjoy the night away.  I have never seen The Depot look so transformed in just the feel of the room and we were lucky to be a part of their big day!  Congratulations Alex & Nathan and thank you for inspiring us!

Photographer – Jessica Byrum

Venue – The Billings Depot / Moss Mansion

Décor – Better to Gather Events

Catering – Elements Catering

Tabletop Rentals – Hutch Event Rentals

This Farm Fete Photo Shoot coordinated by Emily Hallock Weddings & Events  and photographed by Danford Photography for Rocky Mountain Bride Magazine was an absolute dream.  A collaboration of amazing vendors, beautiful scenery and thoughtful details came together in one gorgeous shoot.   Shot at Aspen Ridge Ranch in Red Lodge, MT this venue is a vast landscape of beautiful backdrops and lent itself well to this ethereal, yet elevated design concept.

Décor – Better to Gather Events


Dress – Belle en Blanc

Tabletop rental – Hutch Event Rentals

Tables- Montana Harvest Tables

Catering – Ox Pasture

Cake/Sweets – Wild Table

MUAH – Bella Spa

Calligraphy- Jessica Lee Calligraphy

Model – Rachelle Kathleen

Assisting Elissa in creating this one of kind design for her fall nuptials was an absolute dream.  Her inspiration included touches of leather, tribal patterns and rustic, yet warm floral.  She had a clear direction that spoke to my inner self and made me want to get married all over again.  Her sweet and positive spirit is evident in every photo and working with her team was an absolute pleasure.  Congratulations Elissa & Sean- may you have many great adventures ahead!

Photographer – Kristin Jean Photographer

Venue – Rock Creek Resort

Décor – Better to Gather Events

Tabletop rental – Hutch Event Rentals

This wedding was everything!  From the urban feel created by the décor and lighting, to the colorful and meaningful floral choice and dewy weather this day was utter perfection.  I met Anne earlier in the year and was immediately drawn to her.  She is an incredible writer with a great sense of style and originality.  She is one of the many persons who make Billings diverse and I was lucky to work with her for their big day.  It may have been last fall, but I still admire these photos as if it was yesterday.  Congratulations Anne & Dan.

Photography – Evan & Larissa Photography

Venue – The Billings Depot

Décor – Better to Gather Events

Planning – Jaz Beeler