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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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An Evening Under the Stars

Lisa

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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.

Our New Wedding Planning Service: Partial Planning

Lindsey Nickel

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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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Keep Calm It's Not Too Late to Enjoy Your Wedding Day

Lindsey Nickel

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There must be something in the air this year. In the last few weeks, more than a handful of couples (or their moms) contacted us looking for a Day Of wedding planner for a very fast approaching wedding. The weddings are this year, this summer and in many cases less than four weeks a way. Keep calm brides-to-be (grooms, moms and maids of honor) it is not too late to hire a Day Of wedding planner. You are almost at the altar, the planning is done, DIY decor is sitting in boxes, friends are packing their suitcases and your shoes are ready for dancing. Day Of wedding planners are here too help make the vision of your wedding day a reality. Be sure to ask for custom packages since the date is so close, knowing your specific concerns are addressed will save you stress. This close to your wedding date here are the top five reasons why you should still hire a Day Of wedding planner: 1. Enjoy your wedding day. Peace of mind that all your planning will come together as you envision. The father of the bride wanders off just before the father-daughter dance, your Day Of wedding planner will find him and make sure he has his dancing shoes on.

2. Someone else to answer questions. You sip champagne while someone else answers questions from vendors, keeps the day on schedule, guides the guests from the ceremony, to cocktail hour, to dinner, to dancing and away at the end of the night.

3.  A pro to handle last minute snafus. Every wedding has a few unexpected snafus and a Day Of wedding planner can keep attention away and usually solve the problem before anyone knows (even the bride and groom). Snafus range from sudden wind blowing the escort cards away to running out of toilet paper in the bathrooms to non-functioning generators.

4. A smooth ceremony. Your Day Of wedding planner can quickly and efficiently run your ceremony rehearsal so that you can get to your welcome dinner. More importantly you can walk down the aisle with a huge smile knowing that everyone is standing where they should be, when they should be.

5. Wedding emergency kits. Wedding planners come armed with a tote bag full of items to mend, glue, re-write and fix endless situations. Did you know white chalk will conceal stains and smudges on a wedding dress? Your Day Of wedding planner knows that and has white chalk in her bag.

 

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Clients Maddie and Riley on Style Me Pretty

Lindsey Nickel

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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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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."

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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.

Fun, Carefree, Classic, Jackson Hole Wedding

Lindsey Nickel

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Meredith and PatrickJune 29, 2013

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Meredith and Patrick blended classic wedding elegance with Jackson Hole rustic-chic. Let's back up, I first met Meredith when she did ad sales for the local newspaper. We saw each other around town and said hi, but never seemed to do more than just cross paths here and there. I always thought of her as one of those people I see around town and would like to be friends with. Meredith is probably one of the most cheerful, easy going and fun people in Jackson Hole. Fast-forward to October 2012 and ski fitness class. For those who have never attended this ski training class, it is like P.E. class for adults. I am by no means a hard core skier, but I do not care for my legs to burn after one run. So every fall I sign up for this adult-torture style P.E. class. Meredith and I, along with 50 other people in Jackson, signed up for this class. I am not sure other people talked about how many tacos would be consumed after class, or which wine we would drink to help our muscles recover, but we sure did. I digress, back to the wedding. It was at ski fitness that Meredith and I got to know each other. After our bonding over our sore quads at class, I was extra excited when she asked me to be her "day of" wedding coordinator. Meredith and Patrick's wedding was as fun, carefree, classic and Jackson Hole as Meredith is. Thank you again for including Events, Etc. in your wedding!

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Caterer: Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis Club Ceremony: St. John’s Episcopal Church Reception: Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis Club Dessert: Albertson's Florist: bride's sister and MD Nursery Hair: Champu Officiant: St. John’s Episcopal Church Photography: Treasures I Seek/Kathy Robertson Reception Music: Terri King Band Transportation: Limo Lounge and Alltrans Wedding Coordinator: Events, Etc.