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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!.
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.
Lindsey recently shared some tips on how to opt for the unexpected when it comes to your decor for your wedding with MarthaStewartWeddings.com. Check out the article 21 Ways to Make Your Wedding Feel More Modern, Straight from the Experts.
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?
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.
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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
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!
Natalie and Brad will always stand out as a wedding we loved and will never forget. They are a very sweet couple who loves the outdoors and adventures. Skiing is one of their favorite activities. When they first started dating they would book ski trips on Friday to the newest snow for the weekend and off they went. The ski town of Jackson Hole was the perfect fit for their summer wedding and Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis Club was the perfect venue. The cloudy day didn't stop this wedding from being beautiful and tons of fun! From the arch, to the garlands, to the antler wedding logo, no detail was overlooked. Natalie and Brad recently welcomed a baby boy into their adventures as well!
You can read more about Natalie & Brad's wedding by visiting Carats & Cake
Photography: Ashley Merritt Photography | Wedding Planner: Lovely Day Events | Floral Design: Floral Art | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Invitations: Jolly Edition | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Monique Lhuillier | Catering: Jackson Hole Golf And Tennis Club | Hair & Makeup: Champu Salon | Band: Phil Round Band | Groom's Attire: D. Jones | Groomsmen Attire: D. Jones | Wedding Venue: Jackson Hole Golf And Tennis Club | Dessert: Jackson Hole Golf And Tennis Club | Photobooth: Teton Photobooth
"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
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.
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
A beautiful homegrown garden wedding in Napa Valley? We can't think of many things more picture-perfect than that! Take a look at Addie and Jeff's wedding day at Winter Creek Estate Gardens, which we were honored to recently have featured on Borrowed & Blue! The pictures are so gorgeous and if you're looking for more details on this purple and yellow homegrown garden wedding, read the full feature now at Borrowed & Blue!
June weddings are just the best! The weather is gorgeous, everything is warm and refreshing and it's the perfect time to get married, which is exactly what Addie and Jeff did! We loved the elegant, yet intimate backyard feel for their wedding vows, along with their reception. And the complementary yellow and purple color palette screams warm and fun-loving for the big day!
What a picturesque location, with the lush greens, white drapery and flowers that finished the look. Everything was so down-to-earth, with a homegrown wedding ambience all around. It was exactly what this couple was looking to achieve! And the rustic vibe came shining through with the great chalkboard wedding signs that were used for guests to see what was happening around the event. Nailed it!
How "sweet" is this sweetheart table for the happy couple! What a great way to start your marriage with just a little bit of privacy and fun for the two of you during the reception! How cute!
Photographer: JSL Pictures // Venue: Winter Creek Estate Gardens // Florist: HEW // Bands & DJ: All Ears DJ // Cakes & Desserts: Fleur de Lisa Cakes // Catering: Big Boy's Bar-B-Que // Invitations & Calligraphy: Twinkle and Toast // Tents, Rentals and Decor: Bright Event // Hair and Makeup: Nicolette LaFranchi