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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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Hilah & Benjamin's Boho Wedding Featured on Brides.com

Lindsey Nickel

Hilah & Benjamin’s boho inspired wedding was exquisitely chic with a perfect blend of natural elements mixed with rustic charms, and stunning jewel tones. They incorporated the gorgeous mountain surroundings, of Antelope Trails Ranch, into every aspect of the wedding while still keep it fun and funky with the vintage airstream that was used during the cocktail hour. No detail was spared and that created a day filled with love, laughter, and a happily ever after. I am honored to have been a part of such a beautiful celebration of two amazing people.

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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.

published at Hotel Terra: Planning your Jackson Hole Destination Wedding

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Hotel Terra has a fantastic new website and blog up to help Jackson Hole visitors. I was delighted to be interviewed for a blog post about planning a destination wedding in Jackson Hole. You can check out the whole blog post over on Hotel Terra's blog. Screen Shot 2015-02-24 at 8.09.30 PM Screen Shot 2015-02-24 at 8.09.57 PM Screen Shot 2015-02-24 at 8.10.46 PM

Megan and Brad's wedding featured on Rocky Mountain Bride

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Ahhh, the final fall days in Jackson Hole. They are nothing short of magical. The air is warm and crisp, the aspen leaves are bold with colors about to fall to the ground and everyone is anxiously awaiting the first snow to fall. If you are lucky enough for your wedding date to be on one of these rare days, you are in for a truly special treat. Megan and Brad's wedding was on one of these days and you can feel fall and their excitement coming through the photos. Thank you to Rocky Mountain Bride for publishing their wedding on your website and sharing how magical late fall weddings are in Jackson Hole! Read all about the wedding and see the full feature in Rocky Mountain Bride. Photos by Katy Gray Photography

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.

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.

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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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

 

Vendor Spotlight- Adam J Howard Photography

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Photographer- Adam J Howard Photography

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Adam and his wife didn't have a lot of money when they got married and were really fortunate to have some good photographers work within their budget to capture everything. Adam thinks that is what really helped to craft his belief that weddings of all sizes and budgets are unique events that are worth retelling - especially through the means of good photography. He believes weddings really symbolize the coming together of not only two individuals, but the people that supported them along the way. His joy as a photographer comes from capturing all the unique moments of that great commemorative event that is your wedding, from the well rehearsed to the completely candid interactions that happen throughout the day. Many of Adam's brides (and grooms) have benefited from his effort to naturally participate in their weddings, and his goal as a photographer is to contribute to your wedding day and help it run as smoothly as possible.

Did you know? Adam is in his mid-late 20's and already has 2 kids! He is also a graphic designer and a total nerd when it comes to finely printed design.

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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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Becci and VirgilJanuary 3, 2014

There is no better way to start a new year off than with a wedding. Becci and Virgil's wedding was simple, sweet, small and perfectly them. We are certainly in the age of technology because these two met on eHarmony. During our first meeting on the phone, Becci had many pieces of her planning up in the air and said she would be excited about anything since she was so excited to finally be marrying Virgil. There was one thing that was very clear in the meeting, she really loves Virgil. The day before the wedding we went around town finalizing the details with vendors. The next day was the big day and this is where you could see the planning that Becci had worked hard on the last few months: everyone wore stunning wedding attire. As I write this a few days after the wedding, I am dying to see the photos from Heather Erson Photography, but you don't have to wait and can see them below. The young boys wore the most amazing three-piece suits and hats. In my ten years living in Jackson Hole I can honestly say I have never seen more dapperly dressed five and seven-year olds. The 10-year-old daughter was not be out done. Her dress was clearly made for a princess and I am secretly hoping her coat  comes in adult sizes. The ceremony brought tears to everyone's eyes, including the children. This is where you could literally feel the love between Becci and Virgil.  At one point in the ceremony they each said a few words to each other and it was as if they were the only two people in the whole world. The ceremony ended with the two families becoming one with a unity candle. The beauty of having a small wedding in your own private room, is that your children can run around while you and your new spouse enjoy a private photo shoot outside. Thankfully the one guest, Nani, attended and kept her grandchildren entertained. I'm pretty sure the children enjoyed their private own rumpus room too. The evening ended with a short drive in a snow storm to the Rendezvous Bistro. It always amazes me how the private dining room can be transformed for any occasion. Floral Art did a magnificent job designing the flowers to fit the space and create the perfect wedding reception for Becci and Virgil.

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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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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

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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- 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

Vendor Spotlight- Habits

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Women's Clothing Boutique- Habits

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Habits is a thoughtfully curated Women’s Boutique.  The idea of creating a non-traditional wedding is quite appealing to the two owners,  Arcy Hawks and Dottie Forester.  As evident in the shop, the look is relaxed, elegant and unique. Perfect for the Mountain or Meadow wedding.  Long romantic slips with cashmere wraps, Gauzy gowns and Indian cotton pajamas.  Evoke a sense of romance without fuss.

Habits is also establishing itself as the “go to” place for wonderful and very “of the moment” jewelry.  They work with some of the best up and coming indie designers who can custom create one of- a- kind pieces to give as gifts or for a unique piece to wear on your special day.

If you are a non-traditional Bride, Habits is the place to go for inspiration.

Did You Know? Habits is French for ‘Clothes”

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Learn more Habits Arcy Hawks, Owner Jackson, WY (307) 733-5665 http://www.habitsjh.com http://habitsjh.com/blog/