A Rustic Antique-Inspired Wedding at The Ranch Club in Missoula, Montana

Kaley Overbey (33 and a school counselor) and Jacob Slingsby (34 and a commercial lender) met through mutual friends. But, Jake moved to Alaska, and t

Kaley Overbey (33 and a school counselor) and Jacob Slingsby (34 and a commercial lender) met through mutual friends. But, Jake moved to Alaska, and they lost touch. Years later, their mutual friend called the last known back he had worked for in Alaska and pretended he did a loan for her. Reluctantly, the bank gave her his number because he had moved to Fairbanks. She called him and told him he needed to call Kaley. He did and they started a long distance relationship that lasted for two years before she moved to Alaska, too. One May, the couple was looking for sea glass along Bering Sea. “As we were walking along collecting glass, Jake got down and said, ‘I think I found a piece of glass you will really like.’ I looked down and he was on one knee with my thin band solitaire diamond ring. I was so happy that we were going to get married. I said, ‘Yes!’” The couple decided to exchange vows in Montana because that’s where they are both from originally. But, they had a difficult time finding a venue during the winter that would complement their rustic, vintage vision. That was, until they found the Ranch Club in Missoula. They loved the vaulted ceilings, exposed wood and iron chandeliers. Plus, they could have the ceremony and reception in the same room. The bride’s mother created a lot of the DIY details such as the fabric flower bouquets, burlap table runners and wine bottle centerpieces. For dinner, the couple served herbed beef tri-tip steak with demi-glace sauce, garlic mashed potatoes, jasmine rice pilaf and mixed greens salad with raspberry vinaigrette. “For dessert, I wanted to bring a touch of Alaska to Montana,” Kaley says. “During the summer, Alaska has amazing wild blueberries, which I love to pick. Bernice’s Bakery used my Alaska blueberries to make blueberry pie for the reception.”

Kaley’s mother created her fabric flower bouquet with burlap, lace and tulle. The rustic flower and broach centers matched the rustic, vintage theme of the day.
“I was looking for an off-white dress that had elements of lace,” Kaley says. “I love an antique look from the 40s and 50s, sophisticated and classy. I found my perfect dress through BHLDN. Once I tried on the dress, I knew that it was the one.”
Kaley's mother made the burlap fabric flower boutonnieres to match the bride's bouquet.
Kaley and Jake First Look
Jake’s four brothers wore classic black suits with plum vests, ties and pocket squares to match the classic purple wedding theme.
“It was extremely difficult to find a location during winter that would compliment my vision for our wedding,” Kaley says. “I knew I wanted a rustic, elegant wedding. I also wanted the ceremony and reception to be held at the same location. I contacted over 20 venues looking for the perfect location. I finally found exactly what we were looking for at the Ranch Club in Missoula, Montana.”
Kaley and Jake First Kiss
Kaley and Jake at The Ranch Club
The centerpieces included pink roses and hydrangeas in burlap-wrapped wine bottles and lace-wrapped mason jars.
The reception tables were lined with burlap and tulle table runners accented with purple fabric flowers to match the bride’s bouquet.
“For dessert, I wanted to bring a touch of Alaska to Montana,” Kaley says. “During the summer, Alaska has amazing wild blueberries, which I love to pick. Bernice’s Bakery used my Alaska blueberries to make blueberry pie for the reception.”
Kaley and Jake First Dance
"The truck, a 1953 Chevy 3110 five window, Jake’s father rebuilt from the ground up," Kaley says. "This is the exact same model driven by three generations in Jake’s family."rn