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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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An Evening Under the Stars

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Maddie and RileyJune 1, 2013

Within 15 minutes of meeting Maddie, I knew it was my sole mission to make sure that I figured out a way to get these beautiful star lanterns she had purchased hung for her wedding reception. I also learned that she was super organized and had an amazing vision for her wedding.

After their many travels (domestic and abroad), Maddie and Riley chose Jackson Hole as the location for their wedding and Shooting Star for its casual, rustic, relaxed atmosphere. It turned out to be the most beautiful spring day in the Tetons. The sky was blue, the sun was warm and the breeze was pleasant.

Maddie and her bridesmaids started their day getting ready at Frost Salon while Riley and his groomsmen got ready at his parents house. While getting ready, Maddie read a letter Riley wrote to her saying "I cannot put in to words how excited I am to see you." In return she wrote him a letter he read saying "I love you more deeply than I knew was possible." What an amazing and thoughtful way to start your wedding day!

The ceremony began with Maddie and her dad walking out of the beautiful doors of the Alpine Barn, being welcomed by friends, family and her husband to be. The I do's were said and Maddie and Riley went off to Snake River Ranch to capture the sunset and each other in all their glory. Meanwhile, guests enjoyed food and drinks out on the lawn looking at the beautiful Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Dinner and toasts ensued including a wonderful welcome speech from Riley and Maddie, a tear-jerker from Maddie's parents and a surprise slide show from Riley's brother and best man.

The night continued with dancing and a very special 65th wedding anniversary dance for Maddie's grandparents. It was beautiful!! The stars hanging from the ceiling twinkled as the night got darker and darker and the dancing began. It looked like a perfect night sky over the dance floor. You can't have a night under the stars without milk and cookies!!

And to finish it all off, guests sent them out in style to their mini cooper with sparklers. It was a sparkling end to a sparkling evening under the stars.

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Caterer: Maho Catering Ceremony: Shooting Star Ceremony and reception music: Phil Round and the Snake River Band Reception: Rancho Alegre Dessert: Persephone Bakery Florist: Gild the Lily Too Hair and Make-up: Frost Salon Photography: Carrie Patterson Photography Transportation: Limo Lounge Videography: Jared Wortley Films Wedding Coordinator: Events, Etc.

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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Our rustic, colorful wedding client in Style Me Pretty

Lindsey Nickel

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We were so honored to be a part of this hand crafted, boldly colored, rustic wedding in Style Me Pretty today! We love working with small weddings, and this is why! Check out below for a peak. From Style me Pretty:

Question: What do you get when you cross a rustic setting with modern design, plus a mountain landscape that looks straight out of a postcard? The answer lies in this Wyoming destination wedding crafted at the hands of Events, Etc. It’s a super fresh take on a nature-driven affair with a slew of gorgeous details woven in along the way. Carrie Patterson made sure you didn’t miss a moment, and we pinky promise not to judge if you spend the entire day pinning away right here.

via Style Me Pretty - The Ultimate Wedding Blog.

See the complete post at Style Me Pretty.

Jackson Hole Wedding from Carrie Patterson Photography | Style Me Pretty

Lindsey Nickel

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Jackson Hole Wedding from Carrie Patterson Photography November 7th. 2012 by Mallory

I’m going out on a limb here when I say Jackson Hole might be the ideal spot for a wedding. It’s perfect – beautiful weather, beautiful scenery, and some of the most beautiful couples in the world. No wonder Carrie Patterson Photography captures utter gorgeousness every time she clicks her shutter. This wedding is no exception to the beauty rule of Jackson Hole, but on top of the stunning, there is so much heart and laughter, I simply cannot force myself to leave the pretty, pretty gallery!

via Jackson Hole Wedding from Carrie Patterson Photography | Style Me Pretty.

Our story:

Tim and I probably crossed paths long before we actually met.  We both went to the same college but never met while we were there.  Years later we were set up by mutual friends in New York who happened to be getting married in Jackson Hole shortly after we started dating.  Little did we know at the time but many of the same guests would be headed back to Jackson for our wedding just a few years later.

I grew up in Jackson Hole and Tim may love Jackson even more than I do so there was no question where we were going to get married.  We also wanted to share with our friends the outdoors and western hospitality that we love.  Our ceremony was held in a small chapel in Grand Teton National Park where my parents were married.  I think my favorite memory of the entire day is walking up the steps to the church and seeing Tim looking at me from the end of the aisle.  Carrie Patterson, our photographer, took a great picture of this moment.  We had our reception in the backyard of my parents’ home.  The weather was perfect so we were able to have the cocktail hour outside as the sun was setting over the mountains.

As the evening got cooler we gave out pink pashminas to all the ladies and had Too Haute Cowgirls popcorn (so delicious!) sent home for the guys.  It could not have been a more perfect day for us.

Local.

Lindsey Nickel

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Nancy and Jason, July 21, 2012 Local. This wedding was all about appreciating everything that Jackson Hole has to offer. There was local food, local wildflowers, local strawberries on the cake, locally made chocolates for party favors and dancing to a local band all night long. Everything possible came from right here in the Tetons.  A wedding is the most memorable when the bride and groom take the time to add personal touches. Nancy and Jason did just that by having every ingredient, flower petal and music note come from as close to home as possible. It was literally a Tetons experience, and a memorable one at that.

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Ceremony and Reception: Linn Canyon Ranch Ceremony music: Snake River Strings Dessert: Jaclyn Bernard Florist: Sue O'Connor Hair and Make Up: Stillwaters Spa Officiant: Lyn Stangland Cameron Photography: Carrie Patterson Photography Reception Music: Miller Sisters and Mandatory Air Tent Company: Canvas Unlimited Transportation: Alltrans Wedding Coordinator: Lovely Day Events (previously Events, Etc.)