The days leading up to a wedding are filled with so much anticipation – welcoming all of the arriving guests, completing all of the final arangements and then finally relaxing so you can just be in the moment.  On Friday evening that time arrived for Rachael and Barrett.  The rehearsal dinner at Rainbow Ranch was a spirited start to a wonderful weekend. Beautiful weather in Big Sky was the perfect backdrop for these two and their closest friends and family to gather. The Flower Hat created colorful arrangements to grace the lovely tables from Montana Party Rentals.  The event production was expertly completed by Valerie Joy Events.  The evening kicked off with a short cocktail hour followed by a welcoming speech from Paul, Barrett’s dad.  With entertaining anecdotes, Paul set the stage for a light hearted and fun weekend.  He imparted wisdom to the soon to be husband and wife and praised his own wife Randi for all of her hard work in planning the events and details of the weekend.  Barrett and Rachael thanked everyone for being there and then introduced their lively wedding party to the guests.  A delicious dinner was served by Rainbow Ranch along with confections by Elle’s Belle’s.  The evening’s festivities continued with dancing to the Bluegrass/Americana sounds from the talented band Holler N’ Pine.  This was truly a fun evening setting the stage for upcoming wedding!