Holland Lake, Montana Wedding

Holland Lake, Montana Wedding

A wedding at Holland Lake Lodge is every Montana Wedding Planner’s dream. Rustic elegance, lakeside ceremony, and mountain backdrops all around. For this particular shoot, we wanted to go for a dreamy Montana Elopement with dusty blues and grays. We were lucky enough that the cloudy weather blended right into the color scheme.

It was wonderful working with Nelli from Jesse and Nelli Photography on this particular shoot. Nelli is extremely laid back and so great at going with the flow- every wedding planner’s dream in a photographer. With the cloudy weather came large amounts of wind, which did not want to cooperate with the decor in any way. This is often the case with any Montana wedding, so we both knew a Plan B was in store for the shoot. Nelli was great about taking the couple around the area and snapping photos while letting the wedding planner do her thing.



The design elements for this lakeside shoot turned out perfectly. Amy with Noteworthy Paper and Press put together the prettiest paper suite: with menus, favor tags, chair signs, and my favorite part– the invitation suite!


Bitterroot Flower Shop, as always, completely nailed the wild floral design for the shoot. I loved the addition of tulips– a flower not often seen in wedding bouquet and flower arrangements. The greenery was so much fun to play with for the cake table and the chair backs. Us Montana Wedding Planners are spoiled with the amount of floral design talent in our state! Thanks again to Bitterroot for going above and beyond for the shoot design. I absolutely loved it!


When I came up with this shoot concept, I knew that I wanted a summery detail that went with the lakeside color scheme. I love the look and texture of blue berries, and Nelli and I had the best time using them for the dainty detailed wedding shots.


Every wedding planner loves a good ring shot, but a Montana wedding planner especially loves them with blueberry accents and gauze accents! Again, pulling the rustic elegance of a lakeside Montana wedding into one simple photo.


The beautiful cake for the shoot was done by the talented ladies at Cakes in the Zoo. I love the lavender water color look that they implemented into the fondant of the cake. It was such a perfect touch for a Lakeside Montana Wedding. They worked well with Bitterroot Flower Shop on snagging some eucalyptus ahead of time for just the right amount of detail. Of course, we added a few blueberries too!


We were even lucky enough that the rain held off just long enough for the couple to jump in a canoe and get some GORGEOUS shots on the lake. The floral from Bitterroot Flower Shop added the perfect elopement accent to the back of the canoe! What is a Montana wedding on a lake without the canoe shots? (One of my favorite details of getting married at the Holland Lake Lodge.)


Thanks again to all the Montana Wedding Vendors that made this shoot a success! You make my joy easy, and so much fun. For any Montana Brides out there trying to decide on a Montana Wedding Planner, I’ll tell you that vendor connections are one of the most important aspects of hiring one. It’s the ability to work well together that truly pulls off the most epic of Montana Weddings.


Event Planner: Soiree 99 Event Design

Photographer: Jesse and Nelli Photography

Venue: Holland Lake Lodge

Florist: Bitterroot Flower Shop

Cake: Cakes in the Zoo

Rentals: Vintage 44

Paper Suite: Noteworthy 

Bridal Gown and head piece: Velvet Bride

Suit: Tuxedo Gallery

Makeup (and bride model): Alex with Scolatti Esthetics

Hair: Devon Moore at Bella Sauvage

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