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Napa, CA

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

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Vendor Spotlight- Trail Creek Ranch

Lindsey Nickel


Reception Location-  Trail Creek Ranch

Reception SiteMark Fisher Photography

I must admit, we here at Events, Etc. are rather biased toward Trail Creek Ranch. We just love it. It is the first place that I worked a wedding and the first place that Lisa worked a wedding. Alex, the property manager is pretty much the nicest, super helpful and most down to earth lady you ever met. The property has amazing history and surprisingly not a lot of people know about this little gem. A bonus is that it has lodging. There is not enough lodging for the whole wedding (unless you are having a very small wedding), but there is enough space for the near and dear guests who will be in town the whole week of a wedding. Not everyone wants a rustic-chic wedding, but those who do fall in love with Trail Creek Ranch. There is a functioning barn to get married in front of and guests can sit on bales of hay during the ceremony. If your guests are less rustic then you can bring in chairs for them. The cabins are basic, but perfect for getting ready while sipping champagne. Many of the cabins have a porch too, and my guess is that most people spend their time on the porch enjoying the views and crisp mountain air rather than inside. The site for the reception tent has sweeping views of the valley and Sleeping Indian mountain. I am getting excited for the summer just thinking about it all! It would not be an exaggeration to call this place magical.

Did you know? Trail Creek Ranch also has a swimming pool. This is a huge hit for kids and adults alike. What better way to spend the day after a wedding than splashing around in the pool?


Wedding portrait with barn background

Many options for portraitsTreasures I Seek Photography

Rustic Chic decor for this weddingKisa Koenig Photography

View of the ranch

Learn more Trail Creek Ranch Wilson, Wyo. Alex Menolascino, Ranch Manager (307)733-2610

Tears of Laughter and a Flash Mob

Lindsey Nickel


Becky and KyleJuly 7, 2012

It is not every day that someone I know asks me to be there wedding planner. One hot summer day at the Jackson Hole People’s Market, my friend Becky found me browsing the booths of fresh veggies, baked breads and crafts.  In another life known as our early 20's, Becky and I worked at the same time as instructors for a backpacking company in Jackson Hole and somehow are both still here. I thought we would say hi and have our usual catch up  chit chat, but to my pleasant surprise she asked about Events, Etc.!

At our three month out meeting I laughed so much that I had tears in my eyes.  Becky just has a very innocent, matter of the fact way of telling stories about her family, wedding planning experience and plans for the day that left Lisa and me with tears in our eyes.  By the time we met for the final walk through, Becky had pretty much whittled her whole wedding reception schedule down to the essentials. She was done planning and ready to celebrate.

I was working at another client’s wedding on July 7, 2012 so Lisa was the on-site wedding coordinator. All day I was wondering how everything was going, if people were dancing already, did it rain there, were the out of town guests handling the ranch setting well? I finally got a text from Lisa around dinner time that it was going great and could the music go past the 11:00pm cut off. Both are excellent signs of a successful wedding.

Promptly on Monday morning I jumped on Facebook to check out photos posted by our friends.  Everything looked like the standard wedding, until the flash mob photos. That’s right, there was a flash mob. A flash mob in 80's ski outfits. I am still a bit fuzzy on the details, except that it was awesome.  What is clear, is that the ceremony was beautiful, friends and family celebrated all night, Becky was glowing and there was a flash mob.

Caterer: Maho Catering Ceremony and Reception: Trail Creek Ranch Ceremony music: King Street Ramblers Dessert: Persephone Bakery Florist: Heide Hair and Make Up: Four Seasons Officiant: friend Photography: Mark Fisher Photography Reception Music: Jackson Hole DJ Tent Company and rentals: Canvas Unlimited Transportation: Limo Lounge Wedding Coordinator: Events, Etc.