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Beautiful day for a party in Montana

Monday, 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:  www.doubletriverranch.com, 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 - Sarah@chefknecht.com

Little Jane and the Pistol Whips - http://www.myspace.com/littlejanepistolwhips

Double T River Ranch - http://doubletriverranch.com/

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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Larry Stanley- A Montana Wedding Photographer

Thursday, 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. (more…)