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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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Becci and VirgilJanuary 3, 2014

There is no better way to start a new year off than with a wedding. Becci and Virgil's wedding was simple, sweet, small and perfectly them. We are certainly in the age of technology because these two met on eHarmony. During our first meeting on the phone, Becci had many pieces of her planning up in the air and said she would be excited about anything since she was so excited to finally be marrying Virgil. There was one thing that was very clear in the meeting, she really loves Virgil. The day before the wedding we went around town finalizing the details with vendors. The next day was the big day and this is where you could see the planning that Becci had worked hard on the last few months: everyone wore stunning wedding attire. As I write this a few days after the wedding, I am dying to see the photos from Heather Erson Photography, but you don't have to wait and can see them below. The young boys wore the most amazing three-piece suits and hats. In my ten years living in Jackson Hole I can honestly say I have never seen more dapperly dressed five and seven-year olds. The 10-year-old daughter was not be out done. Her dress was clearly made for a princess and I am secretly hoping her coat  comes in adult sizes. The ceremony brought tears to everyone's eyes, including the children. This is where you could literally feel the love between Becci and Virgil.  At one point in the ceremony they each said a few words to each other and it was as if they were the only two people in the whole world. The ceremony ended with the two families becoming one with a unity candle. The beauty of having a small wedding in your own private room, is that your children can run around while you and your new spouse enjoy a private photo shoot outside. Thankfully the one guest, Nani, attended and kept her grandchildren entertained. I'm pretty sure the children enjoyed their private own rumpus room too. The evening ended with a short drive in a snow storm to the Rendezvous Bistro. It always amazes me how the private dining room can be transformed for any occasion. Floral Art did a magnificent job designing the flowers to fit the space and create the perfect wedding reception for Becci and Virgil.

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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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Learn more The Hatchet Resort Patrick O'Gara, General Manager Moran, WY (877)543-2413 www.hatchetresort.com

 

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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Photos Katy Gray Photography

Our rustic, colorful wedding client in Style Me Pretty

Lindsey Nickel

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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.

via Style Me Pretty - The Ultimate Wedding Blog.

See the complete post at Style Me Pretty.

Vendor Spotlight- Heather Erson Photography

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Photographer- Heather Erson Photography

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Heather Erson and Drew McElwee of Heather Erson Photography are a husband and wife team with a passion for photography, nature, art, love {and each other}. They enjoy everything about photography and seek to continually grow as artists, exploring new avenues that push their creativity to new levels. Being able to combine their creative visions with their clients personalities is why they love doing what they do. Heather and Drew are not just about great photography, they are about creating a great experience for the clients. They make efforts to create an environment that allows spontaneous and real moments to unfold, and then are there to capture it.   They are inspired by families, by relationships, by a longing glance, good lighting and amazing sunsets. Heather and Drew feel so lucky to be invited to each wedding they photograph. It’s a very personal moment and they never take that for granted.

Did you know? Heather Erson worked for photographer Annie Leibovitz and Drew McElwee won an underwater photography contest when he was only 14.

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Learn more Heather Erson Photography Heather Erson, Owner Jackson, WY (307)690-6797 heather@heathererson.com www.heathererson.com http://heathererson.com/blog/

Vendor Spotlight: Rancho Alegre Lodge

Lindsey Nickel

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Reception Location (has space for ceremony also)- Ranch Alegre Lodge
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The beauty of Rancho Alegre Lodge is that you have the comforts of a home where you can relax and enjoy the natural surroundings, relax in the spa room or outdoor jacuzzi (that looks out at the Teton Mountain range), and enjoy a crackling fire.  Imagine a Jackson wedding here where your whole family could stay together in one charming house. This would also be the perfect place for a small destination wedding where all the guests could stay under one roof and still have the privacy of a bed and breakfast. Rancho Alegre is open year round so it is perfect for a winter or summer wedding. The also have friendly farm animals that are fun to interact with!  Raymond the steer, Leon the sheep, Cinco and Jack our Shetland Ponies.  Mid-stay housekeeping service (for bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen), private concierge, and an ample breakfast served daily are all included in the rate.  For breakfast we make sure to provide you with as many homemade items as we can; oatmeal, granola, zucchini bread, banana bread, muffins, etc.  The Rancho Alegre home also has an upper and lower deck spacious enough for everyone to enjoy a relaxing sunset followed by the beautiful night sky.  The milky way and many constellations are easy to spot.  You are guaranteed to see shooting stars!  All of the Jackson Hole activities (rafting, golf, biking, hiking, Grand Teton National Park) are within close proximity (7-35 min drive) to the lodge and the amenities of town are just a 10 minute drive away.  Rancho Alegre Lodge and Jackson Hole offer a fabulous getaway for a mountain wedding and a most memorable Rocky Mountain experience!
Did you know? Rancho Alegre has fresh organic eggs each morning for guests its very own 24 chickens.
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Rancho Alegre Lodge Shanna Stegman
3600 S Park Loop Rd
Jackson, WY 83001
(307) 733-7988
Photos provided by Rancho Alegre

A Family Occasion

Lindsey Nickel

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Michelle and BillJune 29, 2012

Michell and Bill are quite possibly the photo next to the definition of handsome couple in the dictionary. From the second they arrived for their ceremony rehearsal all the vendors, staff at Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis and even myself kept commenting how handsome of a couple they are. They really are striking, the kind of classic and timeless beauty from a black and white movie.

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This was actually the second ceremony for the couple. In late April they got married in Florida with their closest friends (I think it was six people including themselves) in a picturesque beach ceremony. Then on June 29 they had a mountain ceremony with their closest friends and family, about 40 people plus the 16 children. It was truly a family occasion. There was a tent for the children by the pool so they could swim, play games, have their faces painted and enjoy the summer afternoon. The adults enjoyed cocktails and dinner on the covered deck at Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis with views of the Tetons. There was no dance floor. Instead there was live classical harp music playing in the background while everyone soaked up the unusually warm evening and crisp mountain air. The evening was more of a dinner party to celebrate with family and friends than a dance party.

View of the children's tent which had games and crafts.

The personal touch that really made this day special was the family portraits. Everyone was invited to have their portraits shot with the Tetons in the background. Then guests could go online at home to the photographer’s website to order their photos. A brilliant idea! Christmas card- done! Birthday portrait of grandchildren for Grandma- done!  Extended family portrait for hallway at home- done! A beautiful wedding day- done!

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Caterer: Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis Club Ceremony and Reception: Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis Club Dessert: Jackson Cake Company Florist: Gild the Lily Too Hair and Make Up: Shear Dimensions Officiant: Tom Jordan Photography: Swope's Mountain Photography Reception Music: Nina Munger Wedding Coordinator: Events, Etc.