Ashley and Toby’s August wedding at DanWalt Gardens was one that I had been looking forward to all year long. DanWalt Gardens is the most beautiful wedding venue full of statues, ponds and hundreds and hundreds of plants and flowers. The owners are the kindest people who have dedicated themselves to making sure the property has blooming flowers and lush gardens all year long. What I love most about DanWalt Gardens is the amazing vibe it gives off. When you walk into the garden you are surrounded with such beauty you feel like you are in a different part of the state, not in the middle of Billings. The venue is also perfect with the bridal suite, ceremony area, cocktail hour and the reception hall all on the same property. It’s a wedding planners dream venue!
The day started with a calm and relaxed vibe as the girls got ready, had mimosas, and enjoyed the morning together. Once Ashley was ready and in her dress she did a first look with her Dad, which was the sweetest, and then a first look with Toby. One of the best things about DanWalt Gardens is all the beautiful picture opportunities it provides! After their first look and some pictures it was time for them to walk down the aisle and say “I Do.” One of Ashley’s favorite moments from their wedding was having their children right next to their side as they became husband and wife. After their ceremony Toby and Ashley stole a few moments as husband and wife, as their guests enjoyed cocktail hour outside on the patio and strolling through the gardens.
The reception hall was decorated with gray linens, candles and greenery on every table. Lights hung from the ceiling over the dance floor and drapery and lights hung from the ceiling behind the head table. The head table had layers of candles, greenery, flowers, and place settings for everyone with name cards on each place setting. One of the largest elements of the evening was the desert bar Ashley had planned. There were cookies, brownie bites, cake pops, 3 types of mini pies, wedding cake and a grooms cake. It was such a hit and everything was delicious! Ashley and Toby danced the night away with their children, family and friends by their sides. It was a perfect ending to their perfect wedding day!
I feel so blessed that not only was I a part of their wedding day, but that I can call them my friends. I wish them nothing but a lifetime of happiness!
Wedding Planner & Coordinator: Planning Everyday Events
Wedding Decor Design & Signs: Planning Everyday Events
Photographer: Corina’s Photography
Venue: DanWalt Gardens
Makeup: Amber Melland – Glow Salon
Brides Dress: Stella York
Brides Wedding Ring: Riddle’s Jewelry
Bridesmaids Dresses: Hayley Paige
Rentals: Party Time Plus