If you follow us at all on Facebook you know that we are all about GLAMPING right now!! Maybe you have questions about glamping (what the heck is it anyway?) or are curious what we have to offer as a glamping establishment - this blog should answer all of those questions! If it doesn't, please feel free to ask us - we love questions and new ideas to help improve our facility to make it a prime wedding venue!
We were so blessed to attend the Montana Bridal Affair in Bozeman this past weekend! It was our first big event as a vendor, and it was a major success. Never having attended a show like this before we were not quite sure what to do. Thanks to pinterest and a little creativity we had a fun booth to showcase the Y Knot to all of the lovely brides that stopped by!
It was so much fun to introduce brides to the Y Knot, as we are an up and coming facility, it was great to hear the enthusiasm of all of the people who love Pony. As many of our followers know we gave away a free Canty Boot MT rental to one lucky bride! Canty Boots are the original up cycled cowboy boot made locally in Harrison, Montana. These boots are a fashion MUST HAVE, and we are excited to be partnered with them (a Blog Post dedicated to Canty Boots Coming SOON!)
We were fortunate to meet a number of great vendors! We are very excited to work with these vendors at upcoming Y Knot Barn events! South West Montana is blessed with many people who work hard to ensure that couples can have the wedding day they dreamed of! A huge thanks to everyone who made our first bridal fair a great success! It was wonderful to meet everyone! We look forward to next year!
We know lots of couples that are getting married this year, and some that are planning on 2016 weddings! We thought we would do a fun Save-The-Date blog post that shares tips and proper procedures along with some fun Save-The-Date pictures that we found! We hope you enjoy, and find this blog useful!
So what are the top tips that we have to share with you?
* If your wedding is on a holiday, a destination wedding or if most of your guests will have to travel. Save-The-Dates should be sent out 1 year before your date
*If you send someone a Save-The-Date they need to also get a formal wedding invitation
*If you don't have a destination wedding, and it isn't over a holiday Save-The-Dates can be sent out anywhere from 10 weeks to 7 months before your big day.
*Don't over share on your Save-The-Date, a simple "formal invitation to follow" takes care of the additional details.
*If you send out Save-The-Dates and some of them are returned to you for incorrect
addresses, you have time to find the correct address! If you get returned wedding
invitations it is often too late to track down the correct addresses and resend the
So - After pillaging pinterest - We want to share just a few of our favorite Save-The-Dates! The MOST important tip that we found was:
*MAKE IT PERSONAL!!
Here is a blog we found useful: CT Designs INC
We hoped that this helps answer some questions and makes your process easier!
“I’m in love with Montana. For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection. But with Montana it is love. And it’s difficult to analyze love when you’re in it.”
Oh Pony, how we love thee, let us count the ways! We are so very thankful to live in Pony, Montana. While there might only be 200 residents, our tiny town has a lot to offer. This post only features a few nature aspects of why Pony is awesome. In future posts we will highlight other themes such as photo ops and things to do. Here are a few things that make us love Pony, and why we think it is the best spot for any type of celebration!
1.) THE VIEWS! The spring time flowers and fresh green grass is pristine and beautiful, perfect for photos and just plain great to look at. The Summer months are just as breathtaking, with a number of lakes and streams near-by to enjoy nature while out and about. Then there is Fall!! Lets talk about fall for a minute! The colors are a perfect mix of red, orange and yellow! When the leaves change in town and you're on the dirt road, you seriously feel like you are in a scene from a book! Nothing beats the views in and around small town Pony, Montana. Even the winters are gorgeous!
2.) THE SUNSETS!! We have not shared may pictures of sunsets with you on our Facebook page, and as of right now we aren't quite sure why, because they are breath taking, as most Montana Sunsets are! The light reflecting off of the snowy mountains are the most vivid colors! Any couple would be excited to have a wedding photo with a Montana Sunset, but if you happen to have one with a Pony, Montana Sunset you are LUCKY!
Not completely sold on how amazing our sunsets are? Here is a look at a Bride and Groom who happened to catch a photo with a late night sunset shots on their big day in Pony.
3.) ANIMALS!! While we admit that this is not a MUST have in a wedding venue, it is a must have for a small town!! Anywhere you look there are animals, some domestic and some wild!! We always feel blessed to walk out of our front door and see deer grazing in the field nearby, or a herd of cattle being driven past our house to head out for summer pasture. The variety of animals remind you of how secluded and intimate the town of Pony really is!
We are so excited to tell you about some of our upcoming spring projects!
Wagon Wheel Chandeliers
Last week ago on Facebook we shared our wagon wheel pictures. We are going to transform these into chandeliers! We are VERY excited for this project, as we know a lot of our 2015 Brides cannot wait for this project to be completed!! We cannot wait to show you the end product!
Spring Time Flowers and Trees
It is almost that time of year again to start thinking about planting flowers (while this may not happen until late May--- Yea for Montana Springs), we put a lot of planning into getting our grounds ready for all of the Y Knot Barn Weddings. We plant flowers around the barn and a number of potted plants that can be used at the bride's discretion. What flower colors do you think we should plant this year?
We will also be planting a number of pine trees on the property this spring, currently we are planning on planting them in the Northwest corner of the 3 acres. Morning Glory and Virginia Creeper will be planted along the East fence along with the sunflowers that we had last year.
The Back 80
At the back of the ranch is little nook nestled between two small creeks that we will be landscaping to make into an intimate ceremony location. As we begin working on this area, we will keep you updated. We are VERY excited to offer this little piece of heaven to our venue for our future guests!
Last fall we had the opportunity to meet up with a Montana Photographer who specializes in landscape and building portraits. We were very excited to have Tracy Scott of Reflections of Montana LLC. visit the Y Knot Barn. Tracy travels Montana to take pictures of our beautiful home state, he also photographs animals and scenery in Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks. We were overjoyed to have him come photograph our venue, the photographs he captured are beautiful, Thank you Tracy for the amazing pictures! If you would like to look at more of his work, check out www.facebook.com/reflectionsofmontana.
A huge hello and thank you to everyone who already follows us via Facebook! Another hello to all of our new followers...
The Y Knot Barn was established in 2014 on the Young Family Ranch in Pony, MT. Chark and Connie Young built the 3000 square foot barn with the help of family and friends! The Y Knot Barn is your go to country rustic event venue, while originally built for weddings, there is no event too small to have at the Y Knot Barn. They have hosted going away parties, graduation parties and old fashion barn dances. Anniversary parties, company picnics and any other fun events are welcome to rent the facility.
We have decided to add a blog page to our business so that we can share the fun stories from the events, neat venue decorating ideas, pass on wedding tips and ideas that we have discovered. We are very excited to share these with you!
We hope you enjoy checking out our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/yknotbarn), follow updates on our webpage, and enjoy our future posts.
Y Knot Barn Staff! Here at the Y Knot Barn we work together to write our articles.! We enjoy featuring the weddings at our facility, along with fun wedding crafts and ideas! We hope you enjoy!