The moment we met with Megan, the bride, her mom, and sister we knew this was going to be a blast. Megan and Eric wanted to make sure their September 2017 wedding day was fun for their closest family and friends. The date they chose was very special to them as it was also the bride’s parent’s 38th Wedding anniversary, and while her father had passed away years prior, he was very much there in spirit celebrating with them. The Billings Depot was the perfect venue for their romantic wedding day. 

When we initially met with Megan to discuss her initial ideas for her wedding decor, she just wanted to make sure the design for their day felt romantic with a touch of vintage flair.

Guests were drawn into the reception by the inviting glow of the warm bistro lighting and custom edison bulb pendant lights that lined the ceiling above the guest tables. Curtains of lights, soft fabric draping and vintage frames made a memorable and romantic focal backdrop for the evening. The newlyweds cuddled closely at the head of a large wood kings table while they soaked in all the love from their guests during dinner and toasts. The evening smoothly moved to the dancefloor where everyone danced the night away to the energetic music being played their live band, El Wencho.


Wedding Dress, Designer Hayley Paige; Bridal Shop, Belle en Blanc; Catering, Montana Jacks; Live Band, El Wencho; Venue, The Billings Depot; Event Design & Decor, Better to Gather; Florist, Amanda Hill (Family Friend); Photographer, Miranda Murdock; Jewelery, Goldsmith Gallery Jewelers; Hair, Kelly Gilbert; Mensware, Step‘n Out; Linens, Tablecloth Factory; Wood Tables, Montana Harvest Tables  

Kate + Dylan - Swift River Ranch | Industrial and Natural

This couple and their family oozed with the most beautiful and supportive love. They were such a selfless and giving family - and it really resonated all throughout the planning process. At our first meeting, kate, the bride and her mom shared their vision for the day. The wanted our help to incorporate Kate and Dylan’s simple and clean style into their May 2017 wedding reception decor. They loved the idea of using textures like metal, wood, and cement to bring a salvaged feel into the large reception space. The color palate was inspired too, sticking with pops of navy and neutrals like taupes and greys mixed with natural elements and dusty greens.

We draped soft sheer ivory ceiling panels alongside the venue’s exposed wood ceiling beams to soften and bring the tall ceilings down a tad to warm up the room. Guests were greeted by an rustic/urban styled lounge grouping placed near the bar to offer guests a cozy area to mingle and converse throughout the evening. A large uplit fabric backdrop of neutral colored velvet and silk dupioni stood behind the head table to offer a focal point that wowed guest and covered a good portion of the venue’s exposed particle board walls. Large metal and wood pieces adorned with branches, greenery, and edison lights suspended in front of the backdrop. Extra large geometric cubes suspended in the space above the head table, dance floor and guest tables, illuminated with bowling ball sized edison lights and crystal chandeliers.

The newlyweds enjoyed their first dance as husband and wife on the centrally located dance floor, with the large focal backdrop in the background. During dinner and toasts the newlyweds sat surrounded by their bridal party at a long wood table with their family tables close-by. Cinder blocks adorned with succulents topped the guest tables and effortlessly round out the entire space. The cake and sweets display was made up of wood and metal elements and placed across the dancefloor from the head table - this mouthwatering display perfectly completed the room.

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Venue, Swift River Ranch; Event Design & Decor, Better to Gather, Florist, Mac’s Floral; Photographer, Miranda Murdock; Linens, BBJ Linen; Signage, Penned Designs; Cake, Dancing Ovens; Wedding Coordinating, Patricia Clark Weddings; DJ, DJ Toonz; Catering, Tastefully Yours; Wood Tables, Montana Harvest Tables