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A Camp-Inspired, Country Wedding at a Private Residence in Condon, Montana

Inspired by the remote location, the iconic mountains and their own adventures in the wilderness, bride Jess Holmes Dugan and groom Jess Noe set a Mon

Inspired by the remote location, the iconic mountains and their own adventures in the wilderness, bride Jess Holmes Dugan and groom Jess Noe set a Montana adventure theme for their rustic outdoor wedding at the bride’s family's vacation home in Condon, Montana. With a backdrop of mountains and a lake nearby, the beautiful countryside itself contributed to the overall look and feel of the wedding's design. “We tried to reflect the adventure theme throughout all the creative elements starting with our invitation suite to the decor at the ceremony and reception to serving dinner and desserts out of individual tepees,” the bride says. The couple based their design motif and palette on  Pendleton Woolen Mills's Glacier National Park blanket, since the wedding location is near the actual park and they loved the authentic aesthetic. From tepees and bales of hay to a fishing station and trail mix bar, the couple's big day was a taste of the great outdoors. “Every element, from the biggest to the smallest detail, reflected us as a couple. From the design, decor and creative elements to the menu, drink choices and location, everything was us in the most authentic way possible,” the bride reveals. “We had such a great time planning the wedding and wish we could relive the day over and over again. “I know everyone says this, but it was seriously the most perfect day of our lives,” she says. —Ginger Harris

Jess and Jess were married in her family's backyard overlooking the mountains.
The couple's graphic Montana-themed wedding invitations set the tone for the country-inspired wedding and alfresco reception.
In keeping with the rustic theme of the wedding, the couple offered different seating options, including handmade benches (made by the bride's brother) and straw bales covered with Navajo blankets.
"We were married under a custom arbor of a canoe crafted by one of northern Montana’s most well-known canoe builders, Morley Canoes," the bride says.
The groom's tie had tepees, arrows and campfires throughout the design. His boutonniere included a cord of leather.
All the florals included some variation of peonies, caramel antique garden roses, juliet garden roses, cafe au lait and white dahlias, white scabiosa, anemones, eucalyptus, poppy pods and succulents.
"The first time I saw Claire Pettibone’s Kristene dress, I fell in love and knew that was going to be my wedding dress," the bride says. "It is the perfect combination of romantic, classic, simple and chic. I was able to customize it by having the back lowered, which was one of my favorite details of the dress. Instead of a veil I opted for a gorgeous full-flower crown, which I wore after the ceremony."
"The ceremony and reception took place at one of our favorite places in the world: My family vacation home in the Swan Valley of Montana. The ceremony took place next to a pond on the property named Sadie Lake, named after our black lab that prematurely passed away," she says.
"Since we were having a smaller and more intimate wedding, we decided to forgo a traditional wedding party. Instead, the groom's brother, the bride's three older brothers, all seven of their nieces and nephews (as well as best friends from high school and college) were all involved in special ways," the bride says. "The family all wore navy blue."
Dinner was served out of individual tepees adorned with English mounts of deer skills and a gorgeous floral design.
Guests could also partake of their own adventure at the stocked fishing station.
Refreshments, like huckleberry lemonade and iced tea, were served at quaint little stations.
Upon arrival, guests were greeted with a build-your-own-trail-mix bar.
The reception was held at the same location, near the lake, with farm tables under a canopy of string lights among four glowing tepee-inspired tents.
Dinner stations were served out of individual tepees-inspired tents.
Centerpieces included floral arrangements in bark and tin containers, antler sheds, and wooden candleholders (custom-made by the bride's brother from reclaimed logs). On top of the place setting was the favor: an enamel mug with one of three sayings: “The mountains are calling and I must go,” “Oh darling, let's move to Montana and be adventurers” and “Paddle your own canoe.”
"One of our favorite details were the 'Just Married' leather jackets custom-made by one of the bride's best friends (inspiration taken from Kim and Kanye’s wedding). The jackets were on the backs of our chairs at the reception and made for a perfect cover-up as the night cooled down."