A Rustic Wedding at Springhill Pavilion in Belgrade, Montana


                    Between the rustic red barn, towering mountains and lush greenery, it's no wonder why Megan Smiley (35 and a law school administ

Between the rustic red barn, towering mountains and lush greenery, it's no wonder why Megan Smiley (35 and a law school administrator) and Chris Graham (38 and works in technology project management) chose Springhill Pavilion in Belgrade, Montana, for their nuptials. Since the space was undeniably stunning, Megan and Chris used nature as inspiration for their very natural wedding. Shades of green and ivory colored the details while exposed wood, antler designs and simple hydrangeas brought their organic, rustic theme to life. Wedding planner Katalin Green Design worked with Megan and Chris to ensure they got hitched without a hitch, and Avant Floral brought the outside in for a little garden flair. Not afraid to toss tradition, Megan and Chris decided to have a dessert bar instead of a traditional wedding cake. Chocolate mousse shooters, cake balls and cupcakes, among other confections, entertained guests' taste buds all night. "My only regret was missing out on trying the honey-lavender cupcakes," Megan says. "Everyone was raving about them." See all our favorite details of this Big Sky Country wedding, captured by Bright Bird Photography, below.

Amanda Day Rose created the stunningly simple invitations for Megan and Chris's wedding. Inspired by the natural setting of Springhill Pavilion in Belgrade, Montana, Megan and Chris agreed on a rustic antler design motif with their initials in the center. The monogram tied all the paper goods together without matching them being too closely.
Megan wanted a classic, simple dress with a modern feel for her rustic Montana wedding. She immediately fell in love with an Anne Barge modified A-line gown. Its traditional train, strapless neckline and subtle pleating came together for a look we love.
Megan and Chris had two flower girls and a ring bearer for their wedding and let them all walk down the aisle together. The flower girls wore their own white dresses. The ring bearer wore khaki pants with a brown vest and green bow tie. Since the couple didn't have a wedding party, they didn't have to worry about everyone matching.
Presentation is everything, and we love how Megan and Chris displayed the ceremony programs in a distressed green vintage dresser. The table matched the green and white wedding colors, and it also added some elegance to the display. The stationery was decorated with the same antler design from the invitations to tie everything together.
Megan and Chris exchanged vows on a gorgeous day in August at Springhill Pavilion in Belgrade, Montana. Loving the rustic red barn backdrop against the towering mountains and lush trees, getting married outside was a no-brainer. Since the views were gorgeous on their own, the couple kept the decor minimal. The aisle was adorned with white sweet peas hanging from shepherd's hooks and baby's breath on wooden barrels at the altar.
Instead of proposing with a traditional diamond, Chris used a gorgeous emerald-cut green emerald ring. The band was accented with diamonds for a little extra sparkle.
Megan's brother was ordained in the Church of the Dude (yes, as in "The Big Lebowski"), and Megan and Chris knew they wanted him to officiate their wedding. They drafted most of the ceremony, and Megan's brother added a little funny, personal flair as well. "It was important to us not to have generic vows," Megan says. "Every word was chosen with a specific thought in mind and that made it all the more meaningful to us."
After Megan and Chris exchanged vows outside at Springhill Pavilion in Belgrade, Montana, they headed into the rustic barn for their reception. They decorated the space with subtle polka-dot cream linens on top of wooden farm tables. String lights hanging from the ceiling added plenty of soft romance to the space.
The reception tables were numbered with dark green and white stationery. Amanda Day Rose created all the paper goods for the day and even designed the antler and initial monogram motif to tie it all together. The forest color matched the neutral palette and the lush garden details.
The natural wooden reception chairs matched the wooden farm tables and the rustic, natural wedding theme. We love how the neutral palette came together with the wooden details and subtle textures for the ultimate rustic refinement.
The reception tables were topped with little glass vases filled with white hydrangea blooms. Megan loved how the simple flowers paired with the textured linens, romantic string lights and garden details.
Megan and Chris had a dessert bar instead a traditional wedding cake. Chocolate mousse shooters, cake balls and cupcakes were among the many highlights.
Megan and Chris kicked off the dance party with their first dance. Swaying under the string lights was super-romantic and felt like dancing under the stars—with the benefits of being inside. Soon, everyone was showing off their moves. "There was lots and lots of dancing, which was one of my priorities," Megan says.