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Beautiful day for a party in Montana

May 11th, 2009

As most of us Montanans know, you never know what the weather is going to be on any given day in Montana.  Especially in the Spring!  It can be 80 degrees one day and snowing the next!  That’s why I was so excited to have a beautiful April day for a party at the Double T River Ranch a few weeks ago.  It had been snowing & raining all week, but then when Saturday rolled around, we had a beautiful Montana Spring day to enjoy in the picturesque Shields River Valley.  

For those of you not yet familiar with the Double T River Ranch, you must check out their website:, or even better, arrange for a visit in person!  It is truly one of those magical spots in this wonderful state of ours.  The Double T is a private luxury guest ranch that sits along the Shields River just minutes from the quaint little town of Clyde Park, MT.  With a main guest house, a charming cottage and 2 river front cabins, you can comfortably sleep 25 people on the property.  The ranch also features a  fully equipped, magnificent “party barn” which serves as an ideal gathering place/dining area for guests.  Besides the amazing scenery and accommodations, the ranch also provides its guests with outstanding concierge services.  They can arrange any type of Montana outing that you could desire or are happy to offer suggestions for some of their favorite activities in the area.  Book your next family reunion, corporate retreat or girls/guys getaway weekend at the Double T!

The party held at the ranch that evening was spectacular because of a combination of things:   the scrumptious food by Sarah Knecht, entertaining music by Little Jane and the Pistol Whips, wagon tour rides of the property, the infamous “Mule” cocktails, event & floral design by Fresh Designs, and of course, the phenomenal setting and amazing hosts!  I can’t wait for my next “excuse” to work at the ranch!

For more info on the key elements to this great party:

Sarah Knecht - Private Chef - 406.223.7481 -

Little Jane and the Pistol Whips -

Double T River Ranch -

And you already know how to find us!

Check out some pictures of the flower arrangements below.  More photos of the party to come soon!

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Montana Wedding Cakes by CAKES FROM CABIN RIDGE

April 3rd, 2009

One of our favorite cake bakers and designers in the Bozeman & Big Sky area is Rebecca Nicklin from Cakes from Cabin Ridge.   She is truly a talented artist in in the field of cake design. She can re-create almost any cake design you present her or she can work with you to design a one-of-a-kind cake made just for you!  I can attest; not only are Rebecca’s cakes beautiful, but they taste amazing as well!  Cakes from Cabin Ridge has been honored with many awards over the years including: the Grand Prize in 1982 at the national Wilton Cake Decorating Contest. Since then she has won other local and national prizes for her work. Her cakes have been included in BRIDESBRIDES 2006 Reception issue, American Cake Decorating and Sugar Bouquets. She participated in BRIDES “Cakewalk” in Grand Central Station in New York City, and was featured on the television program, Roker on the Road. Rebecca was honored to be included in the March/April, 2008 issue of BRIDES in their article, “America’s 50 Most Beautiful Wedding Cakes” and in the July issue: “Top 10 Weddings of the Year.” Most recently, one of her cakes was featured on the NBC Today Show (Top Wedding Cake Trends and Tips).

Rebecca has a passion for creating wonderful works of art for your special day. Not only are the cakes beautiful, but they meet high standards of taste. Let her passion radiate joy to those around you as she creates a memorable part of your wedding reception or other special event.

Check out these amazing cakes at:

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Calligraphy Invitations for your Montana Wedding!

March 26th, 2009

Invitations are the introduction to your wedding. They are the first thing your guests will see, so why not make them spectacular and representative of your unique wedding. You  may choose to to have your invites and envelopes printed. This is a great idea if you are having a large wedding, as the number of envelopes to be addressed can get quite overwhelming. However, if you are looking for something a little more personalized and elegant, but lack the time to “do it yourself”, what better then to have someone else do it for you? There are companies such as Kathryn Murray Calligraphy that offer calligraphy services for all of your wedding needs. From invites to escort cards and place cards, calligraphy can add that personal touch you are looking for. Check out Kathryn’s wesbite at Remember, it’s your wedding, so have it your way!

Larry Stanley- A Montana Wedding Photographer

March 19th, 2009

Photography: [n] the process, activity and art of creating still or moving pictures.

This is what Montana photographer Larry Stanley does and so much more. As you browse through the endless galleries that adorn his website, you notice that he is doing much more then just taking a photo.   He is capturing the beauty of a moment and preserving memories. Larry’s background includes an education from the Art Center in Pasadena as well as photography experience in advertising during his ten years living in Southern California.  Another thing about Larry that you may not know is that he was ranked in the top 40 wedding photojournalists last year by the WPJA  (Wedding Photojournalist Association).  This award is a great honor for Larry and one that we feel is well deserved. Read the rest of this entry »

Bozeman Event Florist “Glams Up” Valentine’s Day

February 9th, 2009

This week, as many florists are preparing for their busiest day of the year (Valentine’s Day!), Fresh Designs is gearing up for one of the biggest events of the year in Bozeman, Montana!  This year, we are proud to be a part of the Museum of the Rockies Annual Winter Ball.  We are very excited to be providing all of the exquisite floral designs for this black tie event that will be themed “Fire & Ice”.  The event will be held at the Museum on Saturday, February 14th - Valentine’s Day!  It is sure to be a fantastic event, and what better way to spend a beautiful evening with your Valentine than to get all dressed up and enjoy spectacular food, drink and music for a wonderful cause!  And who knows, you might even find that extra special Valentine’s gift at the auction!  The museum is a wonderful Montana institution and we are honored to be a sponsor of this year’s event!  For more information about the event or the Museum of the Rockies, please visit:

We hope to see you there!

Bridal Affaire- A New Tradition of Elegance!

January 5th, 2009

Happy New Year! We wanted to let you know that Fresh Designs will be participating in this years Bridal Affaire. The event will be held on Saturday, January 17th from 10:00a.m - 5:00p.m at the MSU Strand Union Building. This will be a great event to attend if you live in the Gallatin Valley and are planning a Montana wedding!  Visit us at the show to see an array of different wedding decor themes and floral designs, and if you book your wedding with Fresh you will receive your bridal bouquet free! We look forward to seeing you there!

Find the Best Montana Wedding Vendors on Style Me Pretty

December 9th, 2008

Fresh Designs was recently invited to be in Style Me Pretty’s Little Black Book of the best wedding vendors. Only 3 vendors from Montana are chosen for each category, so it’s quite an honor to be picked!  We were selected for three categories; Event Planners, Floral and Event Design and Florals. Vendors chosen for this elite site are recommended by industry insiders, Style Me Pretty researchers and other area vendors. We are honored and excited to be a part of this great resource. Check it out!

Fresh Ideas for a Montana Winter Wedding

December 9th, 2008

Most brides picture their dream wedding taking place in the sunshine on a July or August day, but why not choose a winter date, and what better place to get married then in the beauty of Montana. With the right elements, your winter wedding will be a wonderland. Read the rest of this entry »

Plan For the Holidays in Montana

November 13th, 2008

The holiday season is upon us! Did you know that Fresh Designs also does holiday decor for your home or workplace? Let us take the stress out of holiday decorating for you.  We will have your home beautifully decorated for the season and ready for you when you walk through the front door.  From trees, garlands & wreaths to table top arrangements there is nothing we can’t do!  We will create a charming & cozy environment for you to enjoy this holiday season.


Montana Wedding Planners & Floral Designers - Fresh Designs Launches New Website!

November 11th, 2008

Tiffany Schultz and Angela Hessinger, owners of Fresh Designs, are proud to announce the launching of their new website. Our website features information about our company and services as well as a rotating photo gallery and information page with all the latest on what is going on with Montana weddings and events. We would love to hear your comments! Please contact us at 

Thanks to Bridgeworks Creative for all their hard work on this site!