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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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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

Vendor Spotlight- Trail Creek Ranch

Lindsey Nickel

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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?

Ceremony

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 trailcreekranch.com

A Very Wyoming Wedding

Lindsey Nickel

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Rose and Kyle August 4, 2012

It always makes me nervous when the mother of the bride is the one who initially contacts Events, Etc.. Some of the immediate questions that come to mind are: Why can’t the bride contact me? Is the mom actually a bride-zilla? Does the mom really know what the daughter wants? Or does the mom want what the mom wants? Is this an awesome mom who is going just helping out? Multiply this situation by the woman on the phone being one of the most enthusiastic ladies I have ever talked to and I was completely baffled on what to expect from this bride and mom duo.

The first thing that won me over with this bride and mom duo was the venue selection: Trail Creek Ranch. Trail Creek Ranch has been around since 1942 (long before Jackson Hole Mountain Resort), yet very few people know it exists. It is has a wonderful story of how it came to be (which I will not attempt to tell, you will just have to as Alex the property manager, but you can also read about it on their website), it is a very special, with a welcome home feel and only locals know about it.

The second thing that won me over about this bride and mom duo was when I met them in person.  They are two of the nicest, most heartfelt and genuine people I have met in a long time.  Of course the fact that they are old school Jackson residents and full blood Italians made me love them even more (Boyfriend is also a full blood Italian so I have come to love the food and loud conversations). The more I got to know the couple and families over the months, the more I wanted to know. A few highlights are: Rose and Kyle have been together 11 years (they are high school sweethearts), I now know what Hog Island is, Rose’s parents live in Italy and this wedding had the best, most honest speeches I have ever heard.

The actually wedding day was authentic Jackson all the way. Men were wearing cowboy boots with giant belt buckles and there were more pick up trucks in the parking lot than at all the local dealerships combined. There was a woman with the Wyoming bucking bronco tattooed on her back. Everyone seemed to be related to someone else at the party.  People who live in Jackson love to party. People who are native Jacksonites are no exception. This group knew how to have a good time. There was dancing, singing and practical jokes. Kegs of Bud Light and Italian wine flowed all night. To finish off this very Wyoming wedding, the after party was at the Virginian. It does not get much more Wyoming than ending the night at the Virginian.

Caterer: Incredible Edibles Ceremony and Reception: Trail Creek Ranch Dessert: Desserts by Jeff Florist: MD Nursery Hair and Make Up: Clip Joint at Snow King Resort Officiant: Friend Photography: Treasures I Seek/Kathy Robertson Photography Reception Music: Revolver Tent Company: Signature Party Rentals Transportation: Limo Lounge Wedding Coordinator: Events, Etc.

Tears of Laughter and a Flash Mob

Lindsey Nickel

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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.