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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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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

Natalie and Brad's Classic and Timeless Wedding

Lindsey Nickel

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

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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

3 Stunning Weddings Featured in A Grand Wedding Magazine 2016

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Photography by Focus Photography

Kelli & Will at Hotel TerraRead More

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Photography by The Image Well

Natalie & Dusty at Moose Creek RanchRead More

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Photography by Jamye Chrisman

It is always an honor to be featured in any type of publication but having three of our weddings published in A Grand Wedding 2016 was the ultimate compliment. Each of these weddings was a unique and unforgettable event. It was a pleasure getting to know these brides and grooms and as always, working in one of our favorite spots, Jackson Hole.

If you or anyone you know is planning a wedding in Jackson Hole and searching for the perfect wedding planner, don't hesitate to contact Lovely Day Events. We'd love to be a part of your wedding day!

Lindsay and Matt's Jackson Hole Wedding at Trail Creek Ranch Featured on Rocky Mountain Bride

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When it came to planning this couple's perfect wedding, being unique was at the forefront of their minds! They had decided to host the wedding in the bride's hometown of Jackson Hole, which meant they had a lot of familiarity with the area. Trail Creek Ranch offered the perfect backdrop to their vision and it turned out absolutely breathtaking! If a low-key wedding in the mountains is in your future, than you HAVE to take a minute to check out Lindsay and Matt's rustic wedding! We were so honored to have this wedding be featured on Rocky Mountain Bride. Head on over to the full feature, where you can read about all of the great details this wedding had! 8

While they had been to many beautiful weddings, their goal was to create the ultimate low-key and relaxing event that everyone would enjoy and remember. Trail Creek Ranch provided the perfect western experience they were looking for and by having friends and family participate in every aspect of the wedding (from the wedding officient, to the caterer, to the bartenders!), they were able to pull of the low-key and laid back vibe they were hoping for!

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And what about this amazing vintage-style, teardrop trailer that the bride's father handmade?! It was converted into an open-air bar for the reception and was a huge hit with all of the guests!

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Photography: Treasures I Seek  |  Venue: Trail Creek Ranch  |  Planning + Design: Lovely Day Events  |  Floral Design: Lisa Gingery  |  Rentals (linens, glassware, flatware): Teton Rental  |  Rentals (tent, tables, chairs, dance floor): Canvas Unlimited  |  Catering: Keith + Jennifer Scharff  |  Beverages: Bud’s Eastside Liquors  |  Shuttle: Mountain Resort Services  |  Restrooms: Macy’s Services  |  Accommodations: 49er Inn + Suites + Elk Country Inn  |  Ceremony Music: Dan Thomasma  |  Reception Music: DJ Levi Huckeby |  Menswear: Ted Baker  |  Rings: Brilliant Earth  |  Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal  |  Hair: Jenny B. Artistry  |  Makeup: Ryan Randall Brost

Marry Like a Champion

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Dana and Kevin June 21, 2014

Dana and Kevin didn't need the luck of the Irish (a tribute to their days at Notre Dame) to get them through their wedding day! They had each other and the closest of their family and friends to help with that!  These two spent a lot of time thinking about how to make their wedding day as important and enjoyable for their guests as it would be for themselves. They thought of even the smallest things like what the guests could do while they were waiting on dinner to be served...A cross word puzzle!! I think it was such a cute and creative idea, plus the guests loved it! Lots of thought and creativity went in to week's worth of activities and the day of their wedding. Dana and Kevin wanted to show their guests why they chose Jackson Hole for their destination wedding.  The weekend included bringing guests to Spur restaurant and bar which Jackson Hole voted "Best Chef". This was followed up with an epic trip to Jenny Lake the next day and a hike to Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point. The day of the wedding continued with more fun things to do and see around Jackson. Dana and Kevin wed at Our Lady of the Mountains, a beautiful Catholic church in Jackson. The ceremony included a few readings, a responsorial psalm, an alleluia, and an Ava Maria. This was all topped and concluded with a final blessing of the Notre Dame Alma Mater, "Notre Dame Our Mother." Not to be missed was the thoughtful  "Marry Like A Champion" sign! It was so awesome to watch guests put their arms around each other and sing the alma mater!! After the ceremony, guests took a ride up the famous aerial tram at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. While guests were enjoying the views from the top of the Rendezvous bowl, Dana and Kevin went off with their photographer Katy Gray to capture a few pics in some of Jackson's iconic locations. They met up with guests at Calico Restaurant for cocktail hour full of lawn games and photo booth opportunities! They sat for dinner, Dana's dad gave a tear-jerker toast followed by a toast from her brother. A lovely dinner with family and friends and a little cake (decorated with a beautiful view of the Tetons) closed out the evening and they shut it down like a champion...

Marry Like A Champion...They definitely did!

Congratulations Dana and Kevin! Thank you so much for letting us be part of your wedding day!! It was such a pleasure getting you know both of you and your families!! I hope to see you both here soon celebrating your anniversary!

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Caterer: Calico Restaurant Ceremony: Our Lady of the Mountains Ceremony Music: Ron Fabry and Mimi Smith Dessert: Persephone Bakery Florist: MD Nursery Hair/Make-Up: Tanya Crocker Officiant: Childhood Priest Father Ed Obermiller Photography: Katy Gray Reception: Calico Restaurant Wedding Coordinator: Lovely Day Events (previously Events, Etc.)

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.

Keep the party going and keep the people happy

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Diane and Mark February 22, 2014

This was my first winter wedding and they were calling for snow, snow and more snow! Now if you live here this is always a welcomed forecast, but if you are traveling here for a wedding, this can sometimes rattle your nerves. But that was not the case for Diane and Mark. They were unbelievably laid back and calm (even when the linen company forgot to send the special order linens!!). Easy-going is the one essential word I would use to describe them, and in love. They were so excited to get married that they knew everything else would fall in to place.

The wedding day came and the snow continued to fall. Guests could not believe how much snow we were getting.  They all came in brushing snow off their coats and smiling. The ceremony started and the when Diane walked down the aisle, I don't think I have seen a bigger smile that the one on Mark's face when he first saw her. After the ceremony ended, it was time to take some pictures in the snow! The photographer and I were very excited to see how the pictures were going to come out as snow can make things look very romantic!! After the pictures and a little alone time, the couple joined their guests and the party began. Dinner was served and shortly after the dancing started. The Diane and Mark originally thought guest would be ready to settle in for the night by 10pm but when 10pm rolled around, the guests wanted more. I asked the couple if they wanted to wrap it up or keep it going and they both said they wanted the guests to be happy so crank up the music!!

It was a beautiful day for a wonderful couple! Thank you Diane and Mark for letting me be part of your day!

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Caterer: Hotel Terra Ceremony: Our Lady of the Mountains Dessert: Jaclyn at Hotel Terra Florist: Gild the Lily Too Hair/Make-Up: Shara at Champu Officiant: Deacon Doug Photography: Ashley Wilkerson Photography Reception: Hotel Terra Reception Music: Steady Jake Wedding Coordinator: Events, Etc.

Our New Wedding Planning Service: Partial Planning

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Greetings! Since they day I decided to start a wedding planning company, I focused on ensuring that couples can enjoy their wedding day. Since that day we have offered one service and only one service: Day Of / Essential Coordination. Over the years people have asked us for help with their timeline, extra meetings and for more contact the month of the wedding. Of course we accommodated each of these requests with a smile. Now that we are  serving the two gorgeous locations of Jackson Hole and stunning Napa + Sonoma, it seems natural that this is the year we officially offer Partial Planning for weddings. I am excited to be working closer with couples and able to serve more couples. Details on Day Of / Essential Coordination and Partial Planning are on our website. So keep calm, hire a wedding planner and enjoy your wedding day. Partial Planning for weddings

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Eat. Drink. Be Married.

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Megan and Brad October 6, 2013

When you first hear about an outdoor wedding ceremony in October in Jackson, you immediately think I hope it doesn't snow!! So when I first met with Megan and Brad and started asking questions about any concerns they had about their upcoming wedding, I was relieved to hear that weather wasn't something they were stressed or worried about!! As long as it didn't pour down rain, this couple was tying the knot with smiles on their faces. Their goal was to have fun with their families and eat, drink and be married. The snow came just days earlier and on their wedding day Megan and Brad breathed a sigh of relief when the sun shone brightly and warmly on the lawn at Shooting Star!

As the wedding day started to come together, you could see all the personal touches Megan and Brad had put on their wedding. There were personalized glasses for the guests to use for drinks and to keep as a favor. Megan designed and put together the centerpieces, the bouquets and boutineers, aisle flowers, signage, table numbers and more. Everything looked so tasteful and creative. She was amazing DIY bride!! And an extra special touch was having their two dogs be part of the wedding!

The ceremony took place in the afternoon sun with the Tetons in the background looking down on them. Just as the sun went behind the mountains, guests put on their coats and enjoyed the view with a few cocktails and appetizers. Dinner, dancing and a good time followed. And let me elaborate on the dancing part of that. It was the first time I had heard of and got to see what is known as the "money dance"!! This is where male guests pay to dance briefly with the bride. The guests loved it and it was so much fun to watch!! This was one of those weddings where you could tell the bride and groom loved getting to celebrate and spend time with their closest friends and family and the guests were so happy to get to be part of such a special day.

This wedding was so much fun to be a part of. It was a beautiful day for two very amazing people who I was very lucky to get to know!! Thanks Megan and Brad for letting me be part of your big day!!

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Ceremony: Shooting Star Ranch Reception: Shooting Star Ranch Alpine Barn Caterer: Cafe Genevieve Catering Dessert: Candlebox Bakery Florist: The Bride Hair and Makeup: Shooting Star Ranch Officiant: Reverend Paul Hayden Photography: Katy Gray Photography Reception Music: Jackson Hole DJ Transportation: Shooting Star Ranch Wedding Coordinator: Events, Etc.

 

 

 

 

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow- A Winter Wonderland

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Alisa and Brayden March 1, 2014

If it is snow and skiing you want for your wedding in Jackson, then snow and skiing it is!! Alisa and Brayden wanted to put together a big ski trip for their closest family and friends and I think they pulled it off pretty well. It snowed and snowed and kept snowing. The day of their wedding was possibly the biggest snowfall all year. It was so good they even stayed for a few extra runs before the ceremony.

The wedding day was a day full of skiing for all their family and friends. Alisa and Brayden took a few extra runs at the resort then headed back to get ready. The guests finished up their runs and came back to hot chocolate, cold beers and much needed appetizers at the lodge. After a few refreshments, they all headed outside in their ski gear as requested by Alisa and Brayden. The violinist began and out walked a stunning ski bunny in her cute short dress, white down coat and super cute Sorel's!!! They met at the end of the aisle with snow and flower petals underneath their feet. With the snow covered trees surrounding them and with the blessing of their friends and family, they said "I do". It was truly a beautiful day with 2 wonderful people!!

After the ceremony, the bride and groom went to take pictures as guests moved inside and started getting ready for dinner. People started gathering around the fireplace and reminiscing about what a great ski trip this was and about what a great week they had had in Jackson. The chef started the food and the night of celebrating with the newlyweds began. It was a trip they will never forget.

It was such a pleasure getting to meet and spend time with Alisa and Brayden and both their close family and friends!! Thank you so much for letting me be a part of your big day!! Congratulations!!

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Caterer: Incredible Edibles Ceremony: Rancho Alegre Reception: Rancho Alegre Dessert: Persephone Bakery Florist: Floral Art Officiant: Reverend Paul Hayden Photography: Adam J Howard Photography Wedding Coordinator: Events, Etc.

 

 

 

 

Around the World and Back Home

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Corinne and JonAugust 3, 2013

It's not very often I get to work a wedding at one of the most private, secluded, homesteaded ranches in Jackson. But when the opportunity came to work with Corinne and Jon on their wedding at Lake Creek Ranch near Teton Village, I was very excited! I knew as soon as I spoke with Corinne that she was going to be a blast to work with. Little did I know that her family would be just as fun, funny and easy to work!

Getting married on her grandparents ranch was something Corinne had always dreamed about. Turning a working ranch in to a sophisticated, elegant wedding venue is not an easy task but between her, her dad and the ranch manager, the dusty cow field was leveled and make to look like a wedding venue. Check off that box. Now we have to make the tent fit perfectly in between 2 very pretty trees that frame the Tetons, keep the moles from digging holes in the dirt, and find the most ideal spot for the ceremony so that guests (and bride and groom) are not getting blasted by the hot afternoon sun.  No problem right? Right!! It came together beautifully. The tent framed the most gorgeous view of the Tetons, we refilled the mole holes with dirt right before the guests arrived, and when it came time for the ceremony to start, the sun was positioned perfectly behind the trees to give the guests a respite from the summer sun. We honestly could not have planned it any better. Now let the party begin!

After the ceremony, guests were invited to the tent for cocktails and appetizers. The tent was decorated with beautiful wildflowers and had a feel that was young, modern, worldly and chic. The tables had maps as centerpieces to signify all the travel the couple has done together. Once guests got some food and a drink, people walked around taking pictures on a nearby buckrail fence with the Tetons in the background. It looked like a scene from a famous western movie.  Then came the toasts which were very personal and heartfelt and ended with Jon inviting Corinne to the dance floor for their first dance as husband and wife. Now it was party time. The music picked up and the guests took to the dance floor and the party continued well in to the night. What is a party without dessert you say? Well, to keep guests going, Corinne and Jon had a myriad of pies and coffee to offer everyone and they were a huge hit! The DJ's took over for the band around 10pm and the celebration continued.

Congratulations to Corinne and Jon!! Thank you for letting us to be part of your big day!

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Caterer: Chippy's Kitchen and Catering Ceremony: Private Residence Lake Creek Ranch Reception: Private Residence Lake Creek Ranch Dessert: Persephone Bakery Florist: Gild the Lily Too Hair/Make-Up: Friends Officiant: Photography: David Stubbs Photography Reception Music: Phil Round and the Snake River Band Transportation: Alltrans Wedding Coordinator: Events, Etc.

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.

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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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Two Favorites Have New Websites

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We love fun, polished and good looking websites. Two of our favorite wedding world people recently launched new websites. Katy  Gray Photography is a Jackson Hole photographer and her whimsical work is simply wonderful! Plus if you watch her promo video you can see me (Lindsey Nickel)  in it and a few of our clients. Rocky Mountain Bride has been providing mountain brides with inspiration and resources since 1995! Be sure to check both of these new websites out for Jackson Hole wedding photos, mountain wedding inspiration and overall wedding goodness.  

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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

 

Vintage, Elegant, Artistic

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Maggie and AndyJuly 20, 2013

After my first phone call with Maggie and Andy, I knew this was going to be a fun wedding!! They had met miraculously on-line and fell instantly for each other. In the time since they met they hosted dinner parties, traveled the world, ate pounds and pounds of sushi and fine cheeses, and attended friends' beautiful weddings. With all this under their belt, it was time for them to throw a wedding of their own. They wanted a James Bond feel with a vintage, elegant, artistic flair. Could we make this happen in Jackson Hole...Of course!! Maggie and Andy specifically wanted lots of good music and especially good food (minus cake...they both hate cake). Maggie being an art teacher used her artistic talents to create fun, locally inspired welcome bags for all their guests and made cute horse shoe favors for all the guests at the reception. The week boasted of a welcome dinner at the Four Seasons, wedding party white water rafting trip, rehearsal dinner at the Kitchen, and reception at Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis. This wedding would not have been complete without a western inspired photo booth, exquisite wine, and tactical Oscar style spoofing of both their brother's during their toasts. After an amazing dinner, the DJ turned it up and the dancing began (props included) and it only stopped because they hit the venue curfew. I think they would have danced the night away had they been allowed!! Both bride and groom wanted to show their closest friends and family a good time in Jackson Hole and their goal was accomplished!!

Their elegant yet adventurous wedding week would not be complete without a dream escape and honeymoon in Santorini, the Amalfi Coast, and Venice.

Congratulations Maggie and Andy!! Best wishes and thank you for letting us help coordinate your amazing wedding!!

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Photo by David Stubbs©David Stubbs 2013 Photo by David Stubbs©David Stubbs 2013 David Stubbs Photography

Photo by David Stubbs©David Stubbs 2013 Photo by David Stubbs©David Stubbs 2013

Photo by David Stubbs ©David Stubbs 2013 David Stubbs Photography

Photo by David Stubbs©David Stubbs 2013 Photo by David Stubbs ©David Stubbs 2013 David Stubbs Photography

Caterer: Bistro Catering Ceremony: St. John's Episcopal Church Reception: Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis Dessert: Persephone Bakery Florist: Gild the Lily  Too Hair/Make Up: Katie Kelly Officiant: Mary at St. John's Episcopal Church Photography: David Stubbs Photography Reception Music: Jackson Hole DJ Transportation: Alltrans Wedding Coordinator: Events, Etc.

Not too wedding-ish. Personal touches all the way.

Lindsey Nickel

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Leah and BradSeptember 21, 2013

For those of you that don't know, I got married this summer, on September 7 to be exact. I was really hoping that my wedding would be the last wedding that I worked on for 2013 and I could just relax and enjoy being a newly wed after that. That all changed I met Leah and Brad in May. I meet with every potential client before they book and had every intention of sending Brad and Leah to work with Lisa (my fabulous co-worker). Well I changed my mind on that about 10 minutes into our meeting. I simply adored not just Leah and Brad, but their whole "team" (Leah's mom and sister) as I came to call them through the wedding planning. First off, they are funny, the kind of dry and sarcastic humor that I can't get enough of. While I was waiting to meet them for the first time Leah called and said "Hi it's Leah, sorry we are late. We canceled the wedding. (Long pause) Just kidding! We are almost at the coffee shop." At the first meeting, Leah and Brad made it very clear that they did not want their wedding to be too "wedding-ish," too structured, too conventional or too scheduled. Since Leah was getting married two weeks after me we formed a unique bond of planning at the same time. By the time her wedding day came I felt like a friend was getting married. Actually, I think Leah summed up our time together perfectly in a note she gave me just before the ceremony in this line "I feel like we were kindred brides and am so glad you came into my life at this moment." By the way, her not too wedding-ish wedding was so filled with personal touches, here are a few highlights: wore her mother's wedding dress, groom made granola for the party favors, same photographer as Leah's parents' wedding, Jewish chuppah (of course they made it) held by friends, scheduling the wedding to not start on time and mother-daugther dance.

David Swift Photography

Wedding of Leah Schwartz and Bradley Adams. CREDIT: David J Swift

Wedding of Leah Schwartz and Bradley Adams. CREDIT: David J Swift

Wedding of Leah Schwartz and Bradley Adams. CREDIT: David J Swift

Wedding of Leah Schwartz and Bradley Adams. CREDIT: David J Swift

Wedding of Leah Schwartz and Bradley Adams. CREDIT: David J Swift

Wedding of Leah Schwartz and Bradley Adams. CREDIT: David J Swift

Wedding of Leah Schwartz and Bradley Adams. CREDIT: David J Swift

Caterer: Calico Restaurant Ceremony: Private Residence at Elk Refuge Reception: Calico Restauarant Dessert: Shadez Florist: Flowers by Chloe Hair: Jamie Kramer Officiant: Rev. Jack Swan Photography: David Swift Photography Reception Music: Jackson Hole DJ Wedding Coordinator: Events, Etc.

DIY Projects and Epic Weather

Lindsey Nickel

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Mandy and ScottJuly 6, 2013

Brides (and in this case Mom) can  plan the music, make DIY projects, hand write escort cards, and more. However, try as they might they can not plan the weather. This was exactly the case with Mandy and Scott's Jackson Hole wedding. There are two things that I will always remember about this wedding: 1) all of the DIY decor 2) the epic thunder, lightning and hail.  Let's just say that Mandy and Mom planned every detail, moment and activity down to the personally labeled children's activities bags. Over the winter Mom sewed burlap curtains for the reception. So it was quite a disappointment to both of them when the rain started, then the hail, then the tent started to have a stream through it, then the vendors had to depart the tent because of the lightning overhead. Finally about 15 minutes after the ceremony was supposed to occur, there was a break in the weather. I quickly gathered all 110 guests out to the lawn as the rain started to drizzle. I must admit, I was worried that the clouds were going to open up again and pour on the ceremony- but it was important to Mandy to get married outside and it was now or get married in the tent. Thankfully, the drizzle passed as Mandy and Scott were saying "I do." The guests headed up to the tent, where everyone was in awe of all the decor. All the winter work of sewing, gluing and assembling paid off. The set up was tastefully western. The guests danced the night away until the were whisked away to the Cowboy Bar. As I always say "the only thing that is certain is that at the end of the day you will be married."

Arnica Spring Photography

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Caterer: Incredible Edibles Ceremony: private residence Reception: private residence Dessert: Albertson's Florist: MD Nursery Hair and Make Up: friend Officiant: Patricia Hatfield Photography: Arnica Spring Photography Reception Music: Jackson Hole DJ Transportation: Alltrans Wedding Coordinator: Events, Etc.

Vendor Spotlight: 307 Catering

Lindsey Nickel

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307 Catering is a full service catering company in Jackson, Wyoming.  Operated by Executive Chef/Owner Tim Cabradilla. 307 Catering specializes in creating truly memorable dining experiences.

Chef Tim Cabradilla was trained in San Francisco, and has ‘cheffed’ at some of Jackson’s most acclaimed restaurants since 1997.  Crescent H Ranch, Spring Creek Ranch, Amangani and 3 Creek Ranch to name a few. He has been bringing an extremely high level of creativity, consistency, and experience to private wedding clients all over the valley since 2011.  Chef Tim is an expert on wine and food pairing, gaining certification through the Court of Master Sommeliers in 2001.

In addition to wedding feasts, 307 Catering specializes in a number of different types of service including:

  • Personal chef services
  • Hors d’oeuvre parties
  • Restaurant consulting
  • Wine cellar management
  • Breakfast and lunch services
  • Event staffing
  • Small, intimate gatherings

Did you know? 307 Catering is now the exclusive caterer for Blue Sage Café, and can now host your next function at a dedicated indoor facility?   Contact 307 Catering about hosting your wedding reception, birthday, holiday, or office party at a beautiful indoor facility.

Seared scallop, braised leeks, saffron and spanish chorizo

Bison Short ribs, Sweet Potato Puree, and pickled Red Onions

Chef Tim Cabradilla

Learn More: 307 Catering, LLC Tim Cabradilla, Owner and Executive Chef Jackson, WY 307.413.4500 Tim@307catering.com 307catering.com

Vendor Spotlight- Teton Photo Booth

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Photo Booth- Teton Photo Booth

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Are you looking for a unique way to make your big day a little more unforgettable and entertaining? Try renting a photo booth for your wedding, party or event. Teton Photo Booth supplies a fun and memorable way for you and your guests to interact and create amazing memories in the mountains on your special day. Teton Photo Booth is Jackson Hole and Teton County’s premier photo booth company. Teton Photo Booth uses cutting edge equipment and state of the art software. Give your guests the opportunity to cut loose and express themselves freely in the privacy of our fully-automated touch screen photo booth. Crowds will flock around the photo booth all night long and have a riot, while capturing images and imagination for years to come.

Did you know? 

Teton Photo Booth offers the following options:

  • Touch screen navigation
  • State of the art software
  • 2x6 & 4x6 photos
  • Facebook & Twitter
  • Sends Email Records Audio and Video
  • Black, White & Color Photo Strips
  • Change Hair Styles
  • Select fun custom backgrounds
  • Festive Borders Face Replacements
  • Postcards And much more…

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Learn more Teton Photo Booth Garret Edington, Owner Jackson, WY (307) 200-9366 www.tetonphotobooth.com http://tetonphotobooth.com/blog