The Montana Made wedding fair is the brainchild of local Bitterroot Valley event planner, Autumn Kozimer. She started the Bitterroot Wedding Association (BWA) in 2015, as a way to grow the wedding market in the local area. By working together as a group of vendors, the BWA has been able to bring more attention to the Valley and simultaneously made it easier for brides to find professionals to help bring their weddings to life. In 2020 we received a new name, Western Montana Wedding Association. And with that a new board! Johanna Bouma is our current President.
Bridal Haus Consignary was created by the consignment queen Johanna Bouma, of Johanna B Photography. She's created numerous successful consignment markets in Montana, but nothing like a wedding consignary existed in Missoula or the Bitterroot Valley. Her markets are very fashionable and professionally operated, making it easy to shop for new-to-you wedding decorations and more!
After attending numerous local wedding fairs as both vendors & attendees, Autumn and Johanna knew it was time to build their own local event, and combine their efforts. And so The Montana Made Wedding Fair & Bridal Haus was born! It's unlike any other wedding event in the area because it's a combination of the best parts of all of them! Come sip mimosas in a relaxed environment, while enjoying live music and taking in some educational classes, meeting new local vendors, and shop for decor at a discount! We've got it all.
Autumn, Johanna, and the rest of the Bitterroot Wedding Association members look forward to meeting all the new brides and welcoming them to the Bitterroot Valley for their upcoming wedding!