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Lovely Day Events is a boutique wedding planning company serving Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Napa + Sonoma, California. Founded by Lindsey Nickel, the company provides services for all wedding styles from elopements to galas. Lovely Day Events specializes in working with stylish, hands-on couples. Their friendly, professional and attentive planning approach enables couples to relax, have fun and enjoy the wedding day. Lovely Day Events is a winner in The Knot Best of Weddings since 2014 and has been published extensively, including Style Me Pretty, Brides, The Knot and CNN.com

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Quoted in Reader's Digest: 22 Outdated Wedding Rules No One Follows Anymore

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“All the bridesmaids wearing the identical, solid color dress is less common as couples opt for more personal wedding party attire,” says Lindsey Nickel, a wedding planner at Lovely Day Events. “Couples are really embracing making the wedding feel like their own wedding and personalizing as much as possible. This is one of my favorite wedding trends because it allows people to pick a dress that flatters their figure and that they would realistically wear again.”

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Quoted in Yahoo Finance: 23 Ways to Afford Your Dream Wedding

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“One of my favorite cost-saving tips is to up-cycle items from previous weddings,” said Nickel. “Start browsing early on sites like Facebook Marketplace. Accent furniture, tabletop decor and cute details can quickly add up. Couples can check out local online communities to find on-trend deals near them on unique pieces for their wedding, such as a funky table for their escort cards, vintage chairs for a lounge or boho rugs for an aisle runner.”

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Quoted in Town & Country: How to Masterfully Pull Off a Destination Wedding

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Picking a location that has meaning to both you and your spouse-to-be will help provide inspiration for your planning and design. “Maybe that means the mountain town where you went for your first ski trip together, or wine country because you both love Merlot,” suggests Lindsey Nickel, Owner of Lovely Day Events. Being able to share a place that you both love with your friends and family will create extra meaning and a unique experience.

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

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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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Tanya & Richie's Wedding Featured on Brides.com

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Tanya & Richie’s fall western inspired wedding was low-key elegant with hints of their love of down-home aesthetics. This day was all about family from the family-style buffet dinner to them inviting three couples in different stages of married life (5 years, 38 years, and 56 years) to do readings where they shared their thoughts and advice on marriage, you can tell this amazing day was more about the people who surrounded Tanya and Richie and not just about them. They also beautifully brought the fall season indoors with the gorgeous floral arrangements including the bouquet, blush ballgown, and feathered shawl that Tanya wore. The Four Seasons Resort & Residences Jackson Hole made for the perfect backdrop to this extraordinary event and I am so happy to have been a part of it all.

For more on Tanya & Richie’s wedding, visit Brides.com

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Venue: Four Seasons Resort & Residences Jackson Hole || Day-of Coordinator: Lovely Day Events || Bridal Gown: Legends by Romona Keveza, purchased at La Jeune Mariee || Bride's Shawl: Linda Richards || Bride's Veil: Toni Federici || Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo || Bridesmaids' Dresses: Fame & Partners || Bride's Hair: Mandi Hartman || Groom's Attire: Threadwell ClothiersTom Ford || Groomsmen Attire: Menguin || Flower Girl Attire: US Angels || Engagement Ring: Tiffany & Co. || Floral Design: Lily and Company || Paper Products: Ink & Ivory || Calligraphy: BP Invites & Calligraphy || Ceremony Entertainment: Kate Skinner || Reception Entertainment: Steady Jake || Rentals: Montana Party Rentals || Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen || Production: Hughes Productions || Photography: Pen Carlson

Leah & Andrew's Wedding Featured on Wedding Chicks

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When your family home just so happens to be on a beautiful vineyard in Napa Valley, California, there is just no better place to say "I do”, which is exactly how Leah and Andrew celebrated their forever.

The brides family home was the perfect location for their laid-back, but ultra-romantic day in muted green tones. One of our favorite details? The reception! Which featured a huge family style table set between two vineyards + bistro lights above. ~ Wedding Chicks, Ashley

For more on Leah & Andrew's wedding, visit Wedding Chicks.

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Wedding Planner: Lovely Day Events | Floral: EV Floral Design | Photographer: Gipe Photography | Catering: A La Heart Catering | Invitations: JennyLew Design

Loreley and DJ's Wedding Featured on Carats & Cake

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Loreley & DJ's spring wedding was gorgeous from start to finish. The soft hued whites, creams, and pinks were classic and elegant while the huckleberry smoothies on offer were fun and unique. They blended rustic with romantic beautifully in both the alter, trays, and cake stand and let's not forget the stunning photographs in front of the barn. Moose Creek Ranch & Magnolia Ranch were the perfect locations to make their dream wedding into a reality and we are thrilled to have been a part of such a lovely day.

For more on Loreley and DJ's wedding, visit Carats & Cake.

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Wedding Planner: Lovely Day Events | Wedding Venue: Moose Creek Ranch | Photographer: Carrie Patterson Photography | Catering: Bistro Catering | Invitations: XOWYO Paper and Press

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

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Maureen and Doug's wedding was like no other we've ever worked on before! What really set this wedding apart from the rest was the incredible personal details added by the bride, a visual merchandiser for Pottery Barn.

The wedding was held at the bride's childhood home in Napa which was the perfect setting for this unforgettable day! To read more about this wedding, visit Style Me Pretty's recent article which describes all of the stunning details. 

"Our wedding planner, Lindsey, was the best decision we ever made. At first we wanted to try and pull the wedding off on our own but as the day neared we realized we were in way over our heads. I reached out to her, late one night, and thankfully she was able to fit us into her busy schedule. She was literally a life saver and the sole reason the day went off without a hitch."  -Maureen, Bride

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Wedding Planner: Lovely Day Events | Flowers: Revel Floral | Wedding Venue: Private Residence | Photography: Suzanne Karp Photography | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang  | Bride's Shoes : Kate Spade NY | Bridesmaid Dresses: JCrew | Groomsmen Attire:  Al's Attire | Catering: The Oyster Girls | Rentals: Encore Event Rentals | Tent: Peak Tent and Event Rentals

Natalie and Brad's Classic and Timeless Wedding

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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

Lovely Day Events Named to The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame 2017!

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Fifth Annual Hall of Fame Awards Honor the Top Wedding Vendors Across America

We're super excited to announce that Lovely Day Events has been inducted into The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame from The Knot, the leading wedding brand and marketplace. Exceptional wedding professionals who have earned four or more of The Knot Best of Weddings awards are inducted into the prestigious The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame.

In its eleventh annual year, The Knot continues its longstanding tradition of supporting local wedding vendors with The Knot Best of Weddings, a by-couples, for-couples guide to the top wedding professionals across the country. To determine the winners, The Knot assessed almost one million real reviews across the various vendor categories—venues, musicians, florists, photographers, caterers and more—that a bride or groom would want in order to inspire, plan and book their own unique wedding.

This year, The Knot Best of Weddings winners represent the top 2% of local wedding vendors listed on TheKnot.com. There were only 808 new inductees into The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame for 2017 out of more than 300,000 local vendors featured on TheKnot.com. We're honored that doing what we love has resonated with the couples we have worked with! 

Hiring Lindsey was the first move we made in planning our destination Jackson Hole wedding, and I am so glad! The first phone call felt like I was talking to a close friend about the vision and details that were important to us. Lindsey stayed in contact throughout our nearly two year planning process, offering suggestions on vendors, planning tips, and follow-up on anything I needed help with. She is incredibly detail oriented and I felt comfortable early on that every aspect would be taken care of in her capable hands. Our day-of-timeline was so well planned and executed that we could have started our ceremony early if we wanted, which is amazing, because I am notoriously late for everything! Her attention to detail, and precision make her excellent at her job, and I am so glad she was there to help us with every step along the way. Thank you Lindsey!
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For more information about The Knot Best of Weddings and a complete list of winners, please visit https://www.theknot.com/vendors/best-of-weddings.

Kim and Dom's Vibrant Wyoming Affair Featured on Borrowed & Blue!

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Kim and Dom's June wedding had all the summer details that we love. They were married at Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis Club on a bluebird sky day with clear views of the Tetons behind them.

The bright blue pops of color in the water goblets, flowers and napkins made everything feel cheerful and celebratory. Many children attended (including the couple's two adorable sons) and they were thrilled with the kids' activity table, filled with coloring books and toys. A blue and white candy bar was a huge success for both young and adult guests. Everyone danced the night away with music provided by Jackson Hole DJ

For more about this couple's vibrant summer wedding visit Borrowed & Blue!

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Wedding Planner: Lovely Day Events | Flowers: Magnolia Ranch | Wedding Venue: Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis | Catering & Desserts: Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis | Photography: Heather Erson Photography | Music: Jackson Hole DJ | Photobooth: Teton Photo Booth

Addie and Jeff's Napa Wedding at Winter Creek Estate Gardens Featured in Borrowed & Blue

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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

Lauren and Patrick's Napa Wedding at B.R. Cohn Winery Featured On Borrowed & Blue

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We here at Lovely Day Events were lucky enough to be a part of this quintessential California Wine Country Wedding for Lauren and Patrick, which we are so proud to say has been featured in Borrowed & Blue! Thank you! Everything about this wedding, that was hosted at B.R. Cohn Winery, was exquisite. Chic and elegant features were found throughout the wedding and if you are dreaming of your wedding at a gorgeous winery, than you have to read all about this wedding in the full feature on Borrowed & Blue! What could be better than having a wedding ceremony overlooking the vineyard in Napa?! It is an essential part to any Wine Country wedding!

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The bride's peachy-pink bouquet of garden roses, along with ranunculus, complements the greenery around the winery absolutely perfectly! The white base palette that was used during the reception also complements the touches of color that was brought in from the flowers and the greenery. And we absolutely adore this unique take on a guest book. Instead, the couple opted to have all of their guests sign a wine crate from B.R. Cohn Winery that will forever hold a special place in their hearts! What a great idea!

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Photographer: onelove photography  //  Venue: B.R. Cohn Winery  //  Florist: Anne Appleman Flowers & Plants  //  Bands & DJ: Silverado DJ  //  Cakes & Desserts: Crisp Bakeshop  //  Catering: Park Ave Catering  //  Celebrants & Officiants: Kevin Tripp Weddings  //  Tents, Rentals and Decor: Bright Event  //  Accomodations: Flamingo Resort

Courtney and Daniel's DIY Dream Wedding at Asti Featured on Borrowed & Blue

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Courtney and Daniel's originally dreamed of being married at the place where her parent's were married. Unfortunately, when the wedding date came around the venue was no longer hosting weddings. After searching around Napa and Sonoma valleys for a new venue, they decided on Asti for their DIY wedding. Not many people have heard of Asti, it is a quaint, charming winery that used to be a Swiss-Italian colony site and is not opened to the public. The original buildings and statues are truly amazing and make for a very romantic location for a wedding. Daniel's wedding tied in hues of orange, brown and white, dinner in a romantic courtyard and a dessert bar complete with M&Ms with Courtney and Daniel's faces on them! Guests dance the night away to the original tunes of Trebuchet. If you are a lover of all things DIY, than this wedding is going to be one that you HAVE to check out! Thank you to Borrowed & Blue for featuring Courtney and Daniel's wedding on your website and what a gorgeous wedding it was! Read all about the wedding and see the full feature on Borrowed & Blue!

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ABOUT THIS WEDDING

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Courtney & Daniel enjoy DIY projects, and the two of them created many of the decorations and accents for their ceremony and reception. While their wedding was in the middle of May, the color palette that they chose for their wedding was reminiscent of fall, and looked beautiful in front of the mountains, as though they were mimicking the beauty of the peaks in autumn. Courtney's bouquet was a lovely bright coral, orange, peach, and white combination that absolutely popped against her white, lace gown. K2B Creative Photography captured a poignant moment of the ceremony, when Courtney's mother walked her down the aisle, as her father passed away when she was only nine years old. Following the ceremony, Courtney & Daniel had some gorgeous newlywed portraits throughout the vineyard grounds. Their reception was absolutely gorgeous, and a DIY lover's dream — a perfect ending for Courtney & Daniel's big day!

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THE COUPLE

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Daniel loves to brew his own beer, learn about the brewing process, and the science behind it all. Daniel also loves to build items from scratch, and be handy at fixing things around the house.

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I love sewing, doing crafts, and generally being creative. I love to cook, bake, and make peoples tummies happy.

TOGETHER

Daniel and I have been through a lot in our eight year relationship. After Daniel's long illness, we have laughed, loved, and just appreciated each other more and more. We love being together, but also enjoy cheering each other on in our separate hobbies. I think what makes us work is we are truly best friends, we love being together but aren't afraid to do things alone either.

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OUR LOVE STORY

We met in college, but the stars were not ready for to align just yet. My college roommate introduced me to Daniel, and we stayed friends for over two years before Daniel made his move. For our first date, Daniel took me apartment hunting. I know, great first date, but it had to be done. We laughed the whole time and just had a ball. From then on, I knew there was something special about him. After making it through some hard times it only made us grow closer; if we could make it through that we could make it through anything. Daniel surprised me by proposing at the same site where my parents exchanged vows — my dad passed when I was 9 — which is a very special place. Then, he had all my family waiting at my mom's to surprise me with dinner. Our relationship has thrived on love, laughter, and being open communicators. Laughter has been our #1 and his sense of humor has made me love him more and more each day.

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We did a lot of DIY projects for our wedding, including making letters out of cork that spelled love, since I grew up around wine country, and we were getting married at a winery. We made a memory board to honor those who couldn't be with us. We made everything from wedding invitation, table numbers, thank you cards for table settings, and escort cards. We had help making boxes, out of old fence boards from my moms house, for the table center piece flowers, and our friend helped arrange the flowers. We gave out bottle openers as our favors, as an ode to Daniel's love of brewing beer. We had pictures of us from all the years we have been together throughout the venue.

WHAT'S NEXT

Right now, just enjoying either other and working to save up to buy a house — once we decide where we want to settle. Our goal is to move closer to our families, so we can enjoy more time with them. Maybe start a family of our own, but that is up in the air right now, and time will tell what will happen with that.

Florist - EV Floral Design  ||  Transportation - Napa Valley Tours & Transportation  ||  Photographer - K2B Creative Photography  ||  Catering - Mavericks  ||  Wedding Planner - Lovely Day Events  ||  Sound & Lighting Design - Twilight Design

Announcing our New Elopement Package from Lovely Day Events!

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Did you know?! Have you heard? Lovely Day Events introduced a new wedding package into our wonderful array of offerings - the ELOPEMENT PACKAGE! You have been asking for it and we have listened! For those couples who are truly looking for the most intimate of ceremonies in Jackson Hole, Napa or Sonoma, along with holding a small celebration afterwards with the few people whom they are closest to, this is the package for you. We have been flooded with requests to build a package around elopements for many couples and we're excited to be a part of your special day!

Learn more about the highlights of our new package below:

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Interested in planning an elopement soon? Contact us today to learn even more information about our elopement services!