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Lovely Day Events is a boutique wedding planning company serving Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Napa + Sonoma, California. Founded by Lindsey Nickel, the company provides services for all wedding styles from elopements to galas. Lovely Day Events specializes in working with stylish, hands-on couples. Their friendly, professional and attentive planning approach enables couples to relax, have fun and enjoy the wedding day. Lovely Day Events is a winner in The Knot Best of Weddings since 2014 and has been published extensively, including Style Me Pretty, Brides, The Knot and CNN.com

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Leah & Andrew's Wedding Featured on Wedding Chicks

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When your family home just so happens to be on a beautiful vineyard in Napa Valley, California, there is just no better place to say "I do”, which is exactly how Leah and Andrew celebrated their forever.

The brides family home was the perfect location for their laid-back, but ultra-romantic day in muted green tones. One of our favorite details? The reception! Which featured a huge family style table set between two vineyards + bistro lights above. ~ Wedding Chicks, Ashley

For more on Leah & Andrew's wedding, visit Wedding Chicks.

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Wedding Planner: Lovely Day Events | Floral: EV Floral Design | Photographer: Gipe Photography | Catering: A La Heart Catering | Invitations: JennyLew Design

QUOTED in Martha Stewart Weddings: How to Choose a Summer Wedding Menu That'll Hold Up in the Heat—and Help Keep Guests Cool!

Lindsey Nickel

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Lindsey shared a tip with Martha Stewart Weddings on what you can serve at your wedding that will hold up in the heat of summer. Check out the article How to Choose a Summer Wedding Menu That'll Hold Up in the Heat—and Help Keep Guests Cool!.

Loreley and DJ's Wedding Featured on Carats & Cake

Lindsey Nickel

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Loreley & DJ's spring wedding was gorgeous from start to finish. The soft hued whites, creams, and pinks were classic and elegant while the huckleberry smoothies on offer were fun and unique. They blended rustic with romantic beautifully in both the alter, trays, and cake stand and let's not forget the stunning photographs in front of the barn. Moose Creek Ranch & Magnolia Ranch were the perfect locations to make their dream wedding into a reality and we are thrilled to have been a part of such a lovely day.

For more on Loreley and DJ's wedding, visit Carats & Cake.

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Wedding Planner: Lovely Day Events | Wedding Venue: Moose Creek Ranch | Photographer: Carrie Patterson Photography | Catering: Bistro Catering | Invitations: XOWYO Paper and Press

Natalie and Jason's Wedding Featured on Carats & Cake

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Natalie & Jason's late summer Napa Valley wedding was filled with everything you could possibly want out of a wedding fun, laughter, and a few happy tears. The soft color palette blended with the natural surroundings and gave an almost ethereal feeling to the whole event. As always, the Harvest Inn provided the perfect backdrop for everyone to celebrate and have the time of their lives while also providing amazing views. It was our honor to be a part of this beautiful couples most perfect day!

For more on Natalie and Jason's wedding, visit Carats & Cake.

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Wedding Planner: Lovely Day Events | Flowers: Monkey Flower Group | Wedding Venue: Harvest Inn | Photographer: White Ivory Photography | Catering: Harvest Inn | Band: Lucky Devils | Hair & Makeup: It's a Date at the Powder Room

Jackson Hole river rafting guide turned Napa wedding planner is a fit for Jackson Hole Weddings

Lindsey Nickel

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.

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Tanya and Richie's Old Glamour Meets Rustic Charm Wedding Featured on the Four Seasons Jackson Hole

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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.

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Wedding Planner: Lovely Day Events | Flowers: Lily and Co | Wedding Venue: Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole | Photography: Pen Carlson | Catering: Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole | Gown: Legends Romona Keveža

Kayla and Matt's Elegantly Relaxed BR Cohn Winery Wedding featured on Chic Vintage Brides

Lindsey Nickel

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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.

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Wedding Planner: Lovely Day Events | Flowers: Tori Patocchi | Wedding Venue: BR Cohn Winery | Photographer: One Love Photography | Catering: Park Avenue | Cakes & Dessert: Your Sweet Expectations | Band: Lucky Devils | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bride's Gown: Lauren Elaine

Kate & Erik's Wedding at Snake River Ranch Featured on Carats & Cake

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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.

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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

Erica & Andrew's Orange & White Fall Wedding at Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis Club

Lindsey Nickel

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.

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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 Jackson Hole Celebration Featured on Borrowed & Blue

Lindsey Nickel

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

We need your input!

Lindsey Nickel

Exciting things are happening here and we need your input! We're starting a second business helping event + wedding pros find success and balance in their businesses. What should the name be? Leave your favorite choice in the comments below. Thank you!

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3 best tips for planning a Jackson Hole Wedding

Lindsey Nickel

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.

Lucky & Lucinda's Sunny Vineyard Wedding

Lindsey Nickel

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 & Tom's Gorgeous Summer Wedding at Jackson Hole

Lindsey Nickel

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!

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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

Claire and Simon's Fall Elopement at Jackson Hole

Lindsey Nickel

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!

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Photography: Jamye Chrisman Photography | Wedding Planner: Lovely Day Events | Wedding Venue: Schwabacher's Landing at Jackson Hole | Officiant: Tom Jordan