Lovely Day Events Blog
Lindsey recently shared her tips on keeping track of the gifts with Brides.com. Check out the article How to Keep Track of Who Gave What at a Bridal Shower here.
"The host of the party can also provide blank envelopes and have guests self-address them to ensure no one is skipped or thank-you cards don’t end up at the wrong place, says Lindsey Nickel, owner and event planner of Lovely Day Events."
Kate and Phil's summer destination wedding was perfection from choosing the color palette based on her rose gold engagement ring to the fantastic weather to the talented dance moves (Kate and her friends are former Boston Celtic dancers), nothing was amiss. Their ceremony and reception at Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis Club were filled with happy tears, laughter, and fun that will last a lifetime, not to mention the delicious signature cocktails! This wedding indeed was a beautiful mix of elegance, class, and a whole lot of happiness and who could ask for anything more.
For more beautiful photos and details, check out Rocky Mountain Bride's post featuring this stunning couple's special day.
Photographer: Carly Michelle Photography/ Wedding Planner: Lovely Day Events/ Wedding Venue: Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis Club/ Cake & Desserts: Jackson Cake Company/ Rentals: Canvas Unlimited/ Rentals: Montana Party Rentals/ Florist: Lily & Co./ Hair & Makeup Artist: Frost Salon/ Invitation Suite & Signage: xowyo paper + press/ DJ: Jackson hole DJ/ Ceremony Music: Judd Grossman (Mimi Smith String Trio)/ Transportation: All Trans
A wedding is all about celebrating and expressing the special relationship you share with the love of your life. But what if you have two (or more!) people who, somehow, simultaneously mean more to you than anyone else? We're not talking about a complicated love-decagon situation a la The Bachelor; we mean the partner whom you call "baby" affectionately, and then your actual child.
Check out Lindsey's tips in this article on Brides.com on How to Incorporate a Newborn Baby Into Your Wedding!
Hi there! I'm Lindsey and I'm a wedding planner and wedding business coach living in Napa + Sonoma, CA. However, this is not how I got started as a wedding planner. It all started back in Jackson Hole, Wyom. I came to Jackson Hole right after college, like many people do, to be a ski bum and enjoy all the outdoor fun that Jackson Hole offers. One thing led to another and after ten years I really wasn't skiing that much, because I was running my nonprofit consulting business and my wedding planning business.Read More
Do you know the correct protocol when it comes to calling dibs on those gorgeous floral arrangements? Check out Lindsey's tips in this article from Brides.com on Who Keeps the Centerpiece After the Bridal Shower and Reception?
Tanya and Richie's wedding was a celebration of everything that they love which is why they chose Jackson Hole, WY, and the Four Seasons Resort to be the backdrop. From the details dotted throughout the decor, to both the rich and pastel colors that were displayed in the bouquets, this wedding was truly old glamour meets rustic charm.
For more beautiful photos and details, see the Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole's post featuring this gorgeous couple's special day.
Kayla and Matt's wedding was a held under the olive trees at BR Cohn Winery which was the perfect landscape to represent Kayla’s growing up as her family owns an olive farm. The wedding was a perfect blend of elegant and relaxed, with lush florals, which incorporated a special something from home, in the most romantic palette of soft pinks and deep reds; marquee & bistro lighting, gold vintage frames and Vineyard worthy details like a wine barrel altar and cork table numbers. This beautiful couple took our breath away, and we are very thankful to have been a part of their special day.
For more on Kayla and Matt's wedding, visit Chic Vintage Brides.
Kate and Erik are two of the kindest and most photogenic people around. Their Jackson Hole wedding was the perfect blend of fun, beauty and celebration. The Snake River Ranch provided a the perfect backdrop for photos and dancing the night away. A fun update about Kate and Erik since they got married is that they now have a puppy! Thank you Kate and Erik for sharing your wedding day with us!
For more on Kate and Erik's wedding, visit Carats & Cake.
Wedding Planner: Lovely Day Events | Flowers: Briar Rose Flowers | Wedding Venue: Snake River Ranch | Rings: Anna Sheffield | Photographer: Anna Meyer Photo | Catering: Bistro Catering | Cakes & Dessert: Jackson Cake Company | Band: Union Grey | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bride's Gown: Modern Trousseau
Struggling to get started writing the perfect wedding post? Check out Lindsey's tip in the article How to Write a Wedding Toast (When You're Staring at a Blank Page) which was recently featured on MyDomaine.
Erica and Andrew's wedding was an intimate gathering on the deck of one of our favorite venues, Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis Club. It was a beautiful fall day complimented by the use of an autumn color scheme including burnt orange accents. Personal touches such as name tags from Etsy gave the event a warm and intimate feel. For more beautiful photos and details, see Borrowed & Blue's article featuring this lovely couple's special day.
Wedding Planner: Lovely Day Events | Flowers: Magnolia Ranch | Wedding Venue: Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis Club | Photography: Hannah Hardaway Photography | Hair & Makeup: Tanya Crocker | Catering: Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis Club | Cakes & Dessert: Jackson Cake Company | DJ: SteadyJake DJ | Invitations: Etsy | Celebrant & Officiant: Tom Jordan
Rachel and Chris's wedding was a long time in the making! It was almost exactly two years from when Rachel first called Lindsey to talk about planning her wedding, to the day Rachel got married. Rachel and Chris chose Jackson Hole for their wedding because Rachel's family goes there each summer for vacation and it is one of their favorite places to be together. Rachel loves to ride horses and Chris loves to be outside (and underwater SCUBA diving).
Their ceremony was at the historic Grey Barn followed by a reception with loads of dancing late into the night at Hotel Terra! For more about this fantastic Jackson Hole wedding, visit Borrowed & Blue's recent feature.
Wedding Planner: Lovely Day Events | Flowers: The Bouqs Co | Wedding Venue: Hotel Terra | Photography: Jamye Chrisman Photography | Hair & Makeup: Tanya Crocker | Catering: Hotel Terra | Cakes & Dessert: Jackson Whole Grocer | Ceremony Musicians: Miller Sisters | Band: Judd Grossman Music | DJ: SteadyJake DJ
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“Make the ceremony intimate by getting creative with the seating. A circle gives everyone a close and unique view of the ceremony. With a small group, no one's view is blocked by the person in front. Couches and lounge furniture for a few guests is much more feasible than for a large group, so pick pieces that you love and include that as guest seating at the ceremony.” — Lindsey Nickel, owner and planner, Lovely Day Events
Maureen and Doug's wedding was like no other we've ever worked on before! What really set this wedding apart from the rest was the incredible personal details added by the bride, a visual merchandiser for Pottery Barn.
The wedding was held at the bride's childhood home in Napa which was the perfect setting for this unforgettable day! To read more about this wedding, visit Style Me Pretty's recent article which describes all of the stunning details.
"Our wedding planner, Lindsey, was the best decision we ever made. At first we wanted to try and pull the wedding off on our own but as the day neared we realized we were in way over our heads. I reached out to her, late one night, and thankfully she was able to fit us into her busy schedule. She was literally a life saver and the sole reason the day went off without a hitch." -Maureen, Bride
Wedding Planner: Lovely Day Events | Flowers: Revel Floral | Wedding Venue: Private Residence | Photography: Suzanne Karp Photography | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Bride's Shoes : Kate Spade NY | Bridesmaid Dresses: JCrew | Groomsmen Attire: Al's Attire | Catering: The Oyster Girls | Rentals: Encore Event Rentals | Tent: Peak Tent and Event Rentals
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Congratulations, you're getting married! Jackson Hole quickly became one of the most popular destination wedding locations thanks to the stunning Teton mountain range, endless outdoor recreation and western atmosphere. Summer weddings are starting in a few months, so be sure that you have thought of everything. Since Jackson Hole is such a unique part of the country, it has some unique things to remember when planning a Jackson Hole wedding.
1. Have a rain plan
The rain comes in every day like clockwork, well a slightly broken clock. Typically, on a beautiful sunny day there is an afternoon thundershower for about 20 minutes. After this, the clouds clear and the sky is sunny again. It is possible that the clouds stay all day and it is too wet to get married outside. Be sure to have a Plan B if the weather is too wet and cold for an outdoor ceremony.
2. Hire a wedding planner
It's never too late to hire someone to help you out. The last three to six months is when a lot of the details get ironed out. During this time, your wedding planner can put together a timeline for the day so that nothing is overlooked, liaison with your vendors so that they have everything needed for the wedding day (did you know that the musicians need chairs provided for them?). On the wedding day, your wedding planner will be an extension of you, making sure everything is set up and ready to go as if you were doing it yourself. Your planner will greet vendors and make sure they all know what's happening, how and when so that the vendors don't come to you with question. With the help of an experienced wedding planner, you will spend your wedding day enjoying champagne and celebrating!
3. Be prepared for nature
There are two things that I see guests unprepared for year after year in Jackson Hole: bugs and sun. Mosquitoes love sunset and the calm hot days that are perfect for wedding ceremonies. Few things are more uncomfortable for guests than trying to sit still during the ceremony or dinner while mosquitoes munch on their legs. The sun is also far more intense at the Jackson Hole elevation of 6,200 feet than visitors expect. Help guests to enjoy your wedding day by providing bug repellent and sunscreen. You can place these in bathrooms or at a welcome table so that people can easily find them.
We were checking our email every day waiting for this shoot to arrive and we are so excited to show it to you now! This is a styled shoot we worked on in July with a very talented group of vendors in Jackson Hole for Rocky Mountain Bride! The red barn at Snake River Ranch was the inspiration for the red pops of color. It was truly a honor to be a part of such a wonderful team! Can't wait to see this in our mailbox in person!
Flip through our feature below or click HERE to see the full magazine online version.
Vineyard weddings never get old! Especially on a sun-soaked day with a beautiful couple!
Lucinda and Lucky were together 7 years before Lucky popped the question with a romantic engagement in Cabo. Being from Colorado, they love being outside and embracing the beauty of scenery. On top of embracing nature, they also share a passion of wine, so when it came to choosing a place to get married, it was very clear that wine country in California was the perfect fit!
When they toured Gundlach Bundschu Winery there was an instant connection and they felt at home with it's secluded and breathtaking scenery surrounded by the vineyard and wine cave. Lucky and Lucinda's goal and inspiration was for the wedding to be elegant, romantic, fairytaleish, and as much fun as only one could dream. They loved the fact that having a destination gave them more time to be with their guests and took the pressure off at the actual wedding.
It could not have been a more gorgeous day and the backdrop was breathtaking! We love working with this couple, and they definitely achieved a fairy tale ending!
Read more on Lucky & Lucinda's wedding on Style Me Pretty here!
Photography: Milou + Olin Photography | Event Design: Lovely Day Events | Event Planning: Lovely Day Events | Floral Design: Wine Country Flowers | Wedding Dress: Anne Barge | Cake: Crisp Bakeshop | Invitations: Sweet Zion Paperie | Catering: Park Avenue Catering | DJ: AMS Entertainment | Officiant: Weddings of Heart | Transportation: Woody's Wine Tours | Wedding Venue: Gundlach Bundschu Winery | Hair and Make-Up: Bella Bridal Napa Valley | Rentals: Bright Event Rentals
Alexs and Tom were introduced by mutual friends at a concert and instantly bonded over their love of country music. It didn’t take long for them to realize their relationship was something special, and we agree!
Tom’s grandfather built a cabin in Grand Teton National Park about sixty years ago, and his parents were married there thirty-five years ago. Tom spent many summers and holidays with his family at the cabin. They looked forward to visiting Jackson each summer on their annual vacation. From Tom’s family cabin, there is a perfect view of Rendezvous Mountain and about halfway through a hike down, Tom got down on one knee and they knew they had to have their wedding at Grand Teton National Park!
They chose Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis Club for its perfect backdrop. We loved that they chose natural blues and grays that mimicked the mountains. Alexs and her mom worked to create all the decorations, which were beautiful! Their wedding day itself was perfect with a celebration that was small and relaxed where guests enjoyed amazing views of the mountains, and soaked up the atmosphere. We loved all of their family and friends who were all so kind, and had a fantastic time working with them!
Read more about Alexs and Tom's wedding on A Grand Wedding here!
Photography: Jamye Chrisman Photography | Wedding Planner: Lovely Day Events | Wedding Venue: Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis Club | Officiant: Tom Jordan | Hair and Makeup: Kelly Rene | Florist: Albertsons | Entertainment: Jackson Hole DJ | Caterer: Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis Club | Transportation: Altrans
We love this adventurous couple from the UK! Simon and Claire met at university in Bath where they were both studying languages. They share a love of travel and learning about other cultures. Simon and Claire have visited every continent together and keep finding more places to explore! They both love nature and travel, and an outdoor wedding seemed ideal. However, you cannot get married outside in England and the weather is far from predictable!
After watching an episode of Modern Family where they go to a Dude Ranch, Claire and Simon decided they needed a backdrop just like it and their planning began. However, they did not know the area or anything about getting married in the US until they found us here at Lovely Day Events, and we're glad they did!
Despite a downpour in the night and a cloudy morning, the clouds lifted and created a pretty much perfect setting for their ceremony and the pictures after! We love the pops of red that make this wedding stand out!
You can find more about Claire and Simon's wedding on Borrowed & Blue!