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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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Wedding planning blog for wedding inspiration for Jackson Hole WY and Napa + Sonoma CA. Napa wedding planner, Sonoma wedding planner, Jackson Hole wedding planner, Murphys wedding planner, Sonora wedding planner, wedding business coach

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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.

 

 

 

 

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.

Vendor Spotlight- Oneilove Media

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Videographer- Oneilove Media

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At Oneilove Media, film maker Jared Wortley strives to deliver enriching experiences through visual storytelling.  Jared seeks couples who are dynamic and passionate and see value in having a professional film.   He encourages couples to be creative and spontaneous while allowing a guided and focused process to bring about the best film possible. Jared's work has been featured on the popular wedding blogs The Bride and Groom & Style Me Pretty.

Jared Wortley is an artist.  He is dedicated in every way.  Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Jared has always enjoyed being able to create and produce content of any kind that has an emotional connection.

Upon graduating in Art, Jared continued his work in digital media and soon found himself being drawn to another art form, film making. Coming from a different background than most, his capacity and approach to filming and editing brings value to every production.  Learning and applying new techniques, Jared has the experience and ability to help make your vision a reality.

In the relatively short time since Jared started Oneilove Media he was quickly recognized among his peers as an exciting new and upcoming film maker.

Did you know? Oneilove Media is based out of Salt Lake City but Jared loves to travel to weddings in the Jackson Hole area!!

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Learn more Oneilove Media Jared Wortley, Owner/Videographer Salt Lake City, UT (801) 971-9120 www.oneilovemedia.com

Vendor Spotlight- The Hatchet Resort

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Ceremony and Reception Location- The Hatchet Resort

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Uniquely situated near the gateways to both Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, the Hatchet Resort combines western charm with full-service amenities to create the perfect base for exploring Jackson Hole and its wild surroundings.

A self-contained resort with a friendly atmosphere, the Hatchet features out-the-door access to outdoor adventures like hiking, fishing, wildlife watching, bicycling, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and hunting. It’s also perfect for simply relaxing surrounded by views of the magnificent Teton Range.

After a multi-million dollar renovation, the Hatchet Resort is prepared to handle your every meeting need and requirement. From the newly remodeled & rustic, guest rooms, to a log-hewn, sparkling-new conference center with incredible Teton Mountain Range views, to gorgeous grounds bordered on all sides by national forest, Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, they offer the finest food and beverage services and accommodations - all nestled in the Buffalo Valley region of western Wyoming.

Did you know? Coming Soon to the Hatchet Resort... Condimiums

The Historic Hatchet Lodge at the base of the most coveted deep powder snowmobile terrain in the lover 48, Togwotee Pass, Wyoming. Now taking reservations for 2,3 and 4 room condotel units.

The Hatchet Lodge is a condominium property that offers the facilities and amenities of a hotel. This unique blend of condominiums with hotel amenities and services offers an exceptional ownership opportunity. Buyers purchase a condominium and receive short term rental revenue whenever they are not in residence, this helps to offset the cost of ownership. The professional property management company handles renting out the units during the times you don't use your residence. The management company also maintains the condotels and the property's common areas, operates the amenities and provides all guest services. Ownership is 100% hassle-free with year round maintenance handled by the management company.

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15 Years and A Road Trip Later- Anne and Dominic June 3, 2013

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Pratically highschool sweethearts, Anne and Dominic had been dating for almost 15 years when they finally said "I Will!"

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After reading a letter Anne had written to Events, Etc. describing herself and Dominic and their background, I knew I wanted to be a part of their wedding as it had been years in the making!!

Anne and Dominic both love music which brought them on a trip to the deep south last year from the Smokey's to Kentucky and finally Nashville. They enjoyed this road trip so much that it made them want to come back for another road trip to experience the western part of the US. They started in San Francisco and traveled to Santa Barbara, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Zion and Bryce National Park, and Death Valley all on their way to visit and exchange vows here in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks!! All their friends thought they would do it in Vegas so this was a successful attempt to fool inquiring minds!!

Anne and Dominic chose Mormon Row as the setting for their special ceremony and chose the Reverend Paul Hayden to conduct the ceremony. The ceremony was beautiful as it was only Anne, Dominic, Reverend Paul Hayden, photographer Katy Gray and myself. It was quiet, peaceful and just the right setting for this couple of 15 years. The reverend spoke of many things in the ceremony but the one that sticks in my mind most was of the 3 types of love necessary for a marriage to work. The first is Philia, the mental love. This type of love has give and take. It is a dispassionate virtuous love. It includes loyalty to friends, family, and community, and requires virtue, equality and familiarity. The second type is Eros, the physical, passionate love with sensual desire and longing. It is a romantic, pure emotion without the balance of logic. The third and most important type of love is Agape,  which means love in a spiritual sense. It often refers to a general affection or deeper sense of true unconditional love rather than the attraction suggested by "eros." This love is selfless; it gives and expects nothing in return.

These words brought tears to their eyes and mine while the Tetons looked on in awe. The couple said their I Will's as Katy and I stood as witnesses to this great moment in their lives, they kissed and it was official! 15 years and a road trip later, Anne and Dominic were married. After the ceremony, Anne and Dominic invited us to a picnic with sandwiches and lemonade to celebrate this special day in their lives. They told us of their travels, their family and Holland. After a few more pictures at Mormon Row they were off to dinner at Signal Mountain Lodge and to start their honeymoon! And all their friends thought they would do it in Vegas!!

It was an honor and privilege to get to be part of their wedding day!! Good luck to the happy couple and we hope to see you again someday! Happy Trails!!

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Our rustic, colorful wedding client in Style Me Pretty

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We were so honored to be a part of this hand crafted, boldly colored, rustic wedding in Style Me Pretty today! We love working with small weddings, and this is why! Check out below for a peak. From Style me Pretty:

Question: What do you get when you cross a rustic setting with modern design, plus a mountain landscape that looks straight out of a postcard? The answer lies in this Wyoming destination wedding crafted at the hands of Events, Etc. It’s a super fresh take on a nature-driven affair with a slew of gorgeous details woven in along the way. Carrie Patterson made sure you didn’t miss a moment, and we pinky promise not to judge if you spend the entire day pinning away right here.

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Our Work Featured on Style Me Pretty - Fall Rustic Chic

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Check out our first ever feature on Style Me Pretty! Let us know what you think! Mar 8

Jackson Hole Photo Shoot

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Anyone who knows me well, knows that I have the biggest sweet tooth. I’m the kind of girl who could eat cupcakes for breakfast and feel no shame. But when this Jackson Hole shoot featuring the prettiest array of sweets hit my inbox, I came to the conclusion these desserts crafted by Persephone Bakery were just too cute to be consumed. They instead deserve a home inside this rustic chic photo shoot so perfectly put together by Katy Gray Photography and xowyo paper and press. It’s a shoot packed to the brim with inspiration, and we’ve got every last pin-worthy picture waiting in the full gallery here.

From xowyo paper and press….Our vision was rustic, wild and western, all while being elegant and feminine. We decided to shoot after the trees had lost their fall-colored leaves. Why would we do that? So many of the most beautiful weddings are held in the peak of summer or fall. But our shoot shows that you can have a gorgeous Teton wedding any time of year. We created a relaxed, rough, dusty, rustic look. Our florist describes it as dirty mountain chic, like a scene from a movie star cowgirl’s wedding. It’s laid back and gritty but simple and gorgeous.

The look of the shoot really started with the vintage Airstream from The Silver Bungalow. As Airstreams have become a big accessory for many weddings, this Jackson company has created a business around renting out its vintage Airstream. We wanted to show brides how they can incorporate an Airstream into a wedding, not just for pictures but as a staging area, as the bride’s dressing room, a lounge for the reception and as a decorative, showcase item. From there, we chose elements to capture a rustic, soft feminine look, combined with the beauty of the outdoors. A local rental company, Hunter Gatherer, provided a ton of vintage furniture, pillows and other decor to keep with our theme. And as the name suggests, owner Greer Terry hunts all over the West for unique pieces of vintage furniture and decor to accent weddings. Some of her favorite items in this shoot were vintage church pews.

Flowers were selected with rustic elegance in mind. The florist chose silver bowls to tie into the metal and silver theme of the Airstream. Those set the look from the bottom up. The Wyoming/Jackson Hole landscape color palette was the inspiration for the flowers. The silvery/white smooth bark of aspen trees dappled and cut with dark black swaths of color Inviwas mirrored in the flowers. The florist used locally cut dark (almost black) cone flowers and branches to contrast with the dusty pinks and the romantic, elegant look of the dinner plate dahlias and hydrangea. She also incorporated tons texture to mimic the wild grasses, sage brush, aspens and jagged mountain peaks, the rustic essence of our town. As for the cakes, a local artisan bakery, Persephone Bakery, created an artful elegant cake that expressed both rustic femininity and a connection to the beautiful floral abundance present in the Tetons during the summer months. They used a soft peach palette with subtle touches of lace to create an understated vintage element while keeping the design both simple and beautiful. They also provided French macarons to play off the monochromatic palette of oranges, pinks and peaches that reflect the colors of the setting sun in the western sky.

xowyo paper and press created invitations suites that paid homage to Jackson’s wildlife and color palette. The images have a vintage, throwback feel that are reminiscent of the Airstream era. But to keep things wild and rustic, they printed individual menus on brown paper bags and one larger one on a sheet of muslin. The gals at xowyo are always looking to keep things fresh and different, and the muslin menu not only served as decor during the reception, it’s also a sentimental piece the bride and groom can have framed to hang in their kitchen later on. The xowyo gals really wanted to show how some iconic Jackson images can be used in a way that is refined, fun and elegant, not hokey western that so many people are afraid of. The one thing us vendors lacked was an actual wedding gown. But out model, Tara, used her mother’s old gown from when she was married in Jackson 20 years ago. She spent the morning like an actual bride, getting her hair done by Kate Kelly and makeup by Tanya Crocker. They really gave Tara a natural, ethereal look without making her look too done up. This is the Wild West, after all. Of course, none of this could have come together without the help of Lindsey Nickel at Events, Etc. She kept us all organized and on schedule.

Photography: Katy Gray Photography | Stationery: xowyo paper and press | Coordination: Lindsey Nickel of Events, Etc. | Floral Design: Flowers by Chloe (flowersbychloe@gmail.com) | Desserts: Persephone Bakery | Vintage Decor + Furnishings: Hunter Gatherer Jackson Hole | Wedding Dress: Vintage | Hair: Hair and Makeup by Tanya | Makeup: Katie Kelley of Breathe Spa and Wellness | Vintage Airstream: The Silver Bungalow

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