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

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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!.

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

Maureen & Doug's Romantic Wine Country Wedding Featured on Style Me Pretty

Lindsey Nickel

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

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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

Our Styled Shoot "A Beautiful Ride" is Featured in Rocky Mountain Bride's January Print

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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. 

Beauty: Tori |  Catering: Bistro Catering |  Dress: Blue Bridal Boutique |  Dress Designer: Wtoo by Watters |  Floral & Rentals: Lily and Co. |  Menswear: Banana Republic | ModelsL J’lene & Payne Paper with Aprés ink |  Photography: Ashley Merrit | Planner: Lovely Day Events | Venue: Snake River Ranch 

Lucky & Lucinda's Sunny Vineyard Wedding

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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

Claire and Simon's Fall Elopement at Jackson Hole

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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

Liz and Brian's Romantically Chic Hillsborough Wedding Featured on Borrowed & Blue

Lindsey Nickel

In May, we had the privilege of working with Liz and Brian to plan their spring wedding at a private residence in Hillsborough. This wedding was extra special because Liz and Lindsey are friends from summer camp. Liz and Brian were married at a family friend's farm home in the Hillsborough, CA. They included tons of personal touches such as wood coasters for favors, a carrot cake in place a a traditional wedding cake and groomsmen wearing socks supporting their favorite teams. The wedding turned out so magnificently, it was recently featured on Borrowed & Blue! We think the smiling photos of the happy couple below say it all.

Congratulations Liz and Brian! We wish you a life filled with love and happiness!

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Wedding Planner: Lovely Day Events | Flowers: Fogcutter SF | Wedding Venue: Private Residence | Photography: One Love Photography  | Hair & Make-Up: Alana Halvorsen | Caterer & Desserts: Fogcutter SF | Musician: Denon & Doyle Entertainment  | Tents, Rentals & Decor:  La Tavola Fine Linen Unica Party Rentals

Chelsea and Mason's Casually Elegant Wedding at Sylvan Lake Estate Featured on Borrowed & Blue

Lindsey Nickel

"Casual" and "elegant" are the perfect way to describe Chelsea and Mason's wedding at Sylvan Lake Estate. We had a blast working with this down-to-earth couple and were excited to see their special day featured on Borrowed & Blue.

Chelsea and Mason's romance began working together on a political campaign. As Northern California natives, the couple has always loved the relaxed atmosphere and picturesque beauty of wine country. They selected Sylvan Estate as their venue because it still felt like an intimate destination within close proximity to their families.

EV Floral Design's lush green and white floral arrangements were breathtaking. Delicious gourmet pizza from Ca'Momi contributed to the elegant yet casual feeling of the day. The night ended with an unforgettable dance party to the sound of the Decades Band and a delicious treat from Johnny Donuts.  See the full details on Borrowed & Blue!

Wedding Planner: Lovely Day Events | Flowers: EV Floral Design | Wedding Venue: Sylvan Lake Estate | Photography: Rahel Menig Photography | Hair & Makeup: Bella Bridal Napa Valley | Dessert: Johnny Doughnuts | Rentals, Tents, Decor: Encore Events Rentals  | Catering: Ca'Momi | Ceremony Musician: Rob Michael Guitar| Band: Decades | Transportation: California Wine Tours

Lovely Day Events Featured on The Huffington Post

Lindsey Nickel

“Congratulations to Kelly and Shane! We had sun, rain, hail, thunder and lightning on their wedding day yesterday to make it extra memorable. Somehow it seems fitting for a couple that loves adventures. You two rock!” -Lovely Day Events

We recently were featured in the article 20 Real Wedding Photos That Really Stand Out on The Huffington Post. This stunning Jackson Hole Wedding was truly a dream!

If you or anyone you know is planning a wedding in Jackson Hole, please contact us. We'd love to turn your wedding day dreams into a reality.

Anna and Derek's Dreamy Vineyard Wedding at B.R. Cohn Featured on Brides

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We were so excited to see Anna and Derek’s wedding featured on Brides! BR Cohn’s rolling vineyards were the setting for this dreamy, summer wedding in Sonoma, California. Bride Anna chose a stunning lace dress designed by Maggie Sotero that was complimented by her colorful bouquet of roses and ranunculus.

Anna and Derek love traveling was a theme throughout the day. Their guest’s tables were named after states the couple had visited together. Anna also handcrafted a seating chart using a map of the US to help guests locate their table.

The bride’s advice to anyone getting married is to hire a wedding coordinator, "it will make your wedding day so much more enjoyable and stress-free!" We are so glad Anna chose us to help make her wedding a “Lovely Day!”

Read more about the details of Anna and Derek’s special day here.

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Wedding Planner: Lovely Day Events | Photography: Christine Chang Photography | Floral Design: Anne Appleman Flowers | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Hair & Make-Up: Heart Amonos | Music: Patrick Connor Smith; DJ Dave Tutton| Wedding Venue: B.R. Cohn Winery | Photo Booth: Pro Studio Booths  | Catering & Rentals: Park Avenue Catering | Cake: Crisp Bake Shop

Lindsey and Florian’s Rutherford Wedding at Auberge Du Soleil Featured On Carats & Cake

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We were beyond giddy when we learned Lindsey and Florian’s wedding had been featured on Carats & Cake!

This past September, Lindsey and Florian celebrated the wedding of their dreams at Auberge du Soleil in Rutherford. The beauty in this spectacular wedding was truly in the details. Every special touch was thoughtfully planned including the vintage cake plates and mogrammed pillows.

The bride stunned in a delicate Monique Lhuillier gown. Pale pink accents were woven throughout the day from the bridesmaid's gowns to the Crème Anglaise cake and romantic floral arrangements.

Adriana Klas Photography and Reel Eyes Media captured the day so that none of these incredible memories will be forgotten!

Thank you Lindsey and Florian for allowing Lovely Day Events to be a part of your magical wedding day!

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Photographer: Adriana Klas Photography //  Venue: Auberge Du Soleil  //  Florist: Fleurs De France  //  Bands & DJ: AMS Entertainment LLC //  Cakes & Desserts: Sweet On Cake //  Videographer: Reel Eyes Media // Design: Rion Designs //

You had me at whimsical

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While browsing the internet world of real weddings this morning I came across this stunner on Style Me Pretty. Anything with the word whimsical in it I am interested in. I immediately clicked and scrolled through the photos. As I suspected, you can't go wrong with whimsical and alfresco in the same wedding. Check out the whole blog post over at http://www.stylemepretty.com/2015/01/07/whimsical-blush-and-gold-alfresco-wedding/

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Lindsey's interview on CNN: How to elope without offending your loved ones

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In other news this week, my interview from BRIDES magazine was picked up by CNN! Yahoooooo, this is exciting! Enjoy the tips! http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/17/living/how-to-elope-matrimony/

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Keep Calm It's Not Too Late to Enjoy Your Wedding Day

Lindsey Nickel

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There must be something in the air this year. In the last few weeks, more than a handful of couples (or their moms) contacted us looking for a Day Of wedding planner for a very fast approaching wedding. The weddings are this year, this summer and in many cases less than four weeks a way. Keep calm brides-to-be (grooms, moms and maids of honor) it is not too late to hire a Day Of wedding planner. You are almost at the altar, the planning is done, DIY decor is sitting in boxes, friends are packing their suitcases and your shoes are ready for dancing. Day Of wedding planners are here too help make the vision of your wedding day a reality. Be sure to ask for custom packages since the date is so close, knowing your specific concerns are addressed will save you stress. This close to your wedding date here are the top five reasons why you should still hire a Day Of wedding planner: 1. Enjoy your wedding day. Peace of mind that all your planning will come together as you envision. The father of the bride wanders off just before the father-daughter dance, your Day Of wedding planner will find him and make sure he has his dancing shoes on.

2. Someone else to answer questions. You sip champagne while someone else answers questions from vendors, keeps the day on schedule, guides the guests from the ceremony, to cocktail hour, to dinner, to dancing and away at the end of the night.

3.  A pro to handle last minute snafus. Every wedding has a few unexpected snafus and a Day Of wedding planner can keep attention away and usually solve the problem before anyone knows (even the bride and groom). Snafus range from sudden wind blowing the escort cards away to running out of toilet paper in the bathrooms to non-functioning generators.

4. A smooth ceremony. Your Day Of wedding planner can quickly and efficiently run your ceremony rehearsal so that you can get to your welcome dinner. More importantly you can walk down the aisle with a huge smile knowing that everyone is standing where they should be, when they should be.

5. Wedding emergency kits. Wedding planners come armed with a tote bag full of items to mend, glue, re-write and fix endless situations. Did you know white chalk will conceal stains and smudges on a wedding dress? Your Day Of wedding planner knows that and has white chalk in her bag.

 

Last Minute Wedding Planner

Sonoma Wedding Venues : Cline Cellars and Suite D, plus La Tavola

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Hello there! Now that we are officially Napa and Sonoma wedding planners, I thought I would share what I have been up to here in California. Over the past few weeks I have been visiting wedding reception sites. Let me tell you, there are many gorgeous and different options. You don't have to be a wine connoisseur to have your wedding in a vineyard or wine cave. So here we go, this is the first day of wedding site visits in Sonoma. The first two spots were Cline Cellars and Suite D. It is not a coincidence that I went to these two places first. A few years ago (in my not so distant life as a nonprofit consultant) I stopped in at Cline on a wine tour during a work trip and was thrilled to find these wines in Jackson Hole. Suite D is the even space of the oh so delicious Fig and the Girl in Sonoma, which is one of my favorite places to eat in Sonoma. Oh, I also went to La Tavola. La Tavola has a linen for any and every event and celebration you can imagine and conveniently they have an office/warehouse/showroom in Napa! My snap shots from the visits are below. Enjoy!

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Suite D - If you love the food from Fig and the Girl and you will love this space. Think rehearsal dinner or casual wedding in Sonoma.

See that mural on the wall? It is on canvas and they have four different ones so you can customize your event look

Charming lights hung from the ceiling.

La Tavola - Behind the scenes and in the showroom, inspiration everywhere. A few weeks later I was fortunate enough to attend the La Tavola Spring Release Party so I included a few photos from those tables too. Start pinning now.

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Ann Taylor Wedding Collection and Giveaway

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I don't know about you, but I love when procrastination pays off. I knew for the past few days that I needed to find something awesome to tell you all about and then I found it while browsing the web looking for ideas. Brace yourselves, this is awesome... Ann Taylor Wedding Collection 2014 is now available and it is doing a giveaway AND they have petite sizes.  This trifecta of exciting news makes me want to look for my own wedding dress all over again! So get going over to Ann Taylor to enter and browse the elegant, simple and fresh designs. Ann Taylor wedding dresses

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Meredith and Patrick's wedding published on Borrowed and Blue

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You might remember this couple from our blog post about their fun, carefree and classic Jackson Hole wedding. Meredith and Patrick's wedding was so wonderful that Borrowed and Blue decided to feature them on their blog. Here are a few sneak peaks, but hop on over to Borrowed and Blue to see the whole story and photos. Thank you Borrowed and Blue for featuring our clients' wonderful Jackson Hole wedding!Screen shot 2014-04-14 at 2.49.58 PM Screen shot 2014-04-14 at 2.50.10 PM Screen shot 2014-04-14 at 2.50.51 PM

 

Clients Maddie and Riley on Style Me Pretty

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I love, love, love seeing clients published after their wedding day. It usually happens in the quiet time of the wedding year, so it is a wonderful way to remember the fun, excitement and celebration of wedding season. We are flattered for Maddie and Riley's wedding being published today on Style Me Pretty. Below are a few screen shots, but you can see the whole blog here.

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