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  • Writer's pictureJessyka Minudri

Lavender Love Styled Elopement

Updated: Mar 23, 2021

This fun and themed elopement was centered on Lavender and showing it some love! I was blessed with an amazing vendor team to help me pull this together, and we were not sure what the smoke filled sky was going to bring - but I believe it gave us the perfect sunset for this amazing couple.

I loved planning and styling the overall look for this elopement from the dress, to the sweetheart table, putting together the charcuterie board, and signature Blackberry Rose Spritzer. I wanted to make sure that we showcased the Lavender, while also highlighting the elements that each vendor brought to the "table."

All the rentals were provided by Perfect Events in Missoula, including the farm style table, vintage chairs, dinnerware, and lace table runner. The Mountain arches brought that true Montana feel to this elopement and did not take away from the vintage look we were trying to add to the overall feel of the wedding. I added the gold candlesticks to compliment the arches, and the natural backdrop that is at The Homestead on McVey made it all come together. And who doesn't "LOVE" lawn letters?! We wanted to make a point that Love is not cancelled, even with all the hardships that the 2020 wedding season brought.

One of the vendors that I was able to add to the team before the elopement was Joyful Juniper. Catherine is a light in this world and has such a talent for calligraphy. She was able to make our dinner menu cards, bride & groom name tags, and the wedding sign. The wedding sign detailed the bride and groom's information and the wedding date. It added to our vintage charm, as I was able to find an old window that Catherine could write on. The bride and groom name tags was a special touch to tie together their silverware for the evening. The menu was to give it the luxury feel for a private dinner for two!

The cake and macaroons by Gretchen Knapp from Mission Bistro was a true work of art. The hand painted buttercream was beautiful and more than I could have imagined. And I am not going to lie, I thoroughly enjoyed eating the Lavender macaroons. If you need some treats for your wedding, dinner party, or birthday, you need to give Gretchen a call! What made the macaroons even better? That they paired so well with the Blackberry Rose Spritzer. The Non-Typical Rose by Shed Horn Cellars was so refreshing on this warm August night in Montana. It was the perfect way to cool off, and enjoy with the added summer treat of Blackberries. So if you are looking for something fun to do in the Bitterroot, need a date night out, or want to add some amazing wines to your wedding reception - check out Shed Horn Cellars and the wine bar located on Main Street in Hamilton.

The dress and tux were provided by Rococo's Tux and Bridal shop in Missoula. They were so nice to work with and made the tux rental process easy and simple. They also were very helpful in making recommendations on the tux material and overall look. The dress was so dreamy with the floral chiffon overlays and the blush tones. It fit the bride as if it was made specifically for her. Burton's Classic Hair Co. in Missoula provided hair and makeup for our bride. My favorite detail is the "something blue" shoes the bride wore. This was a fun element and who doesn't want to have fun on their wedding day.

My favorite part about the Lavender Elopement is that Ashley J Photo captured each moment, giving them life, and allowing us to look back on it. She has an eye for detail, making each couple comfortably, and truly letting their love shine. She looks at every angle, adding dimension, and depth to the photos. I love seeing her work!

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