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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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3 best tips for planning a Jackson Hole Wedding

Lindsey Nickel

Congratulations, you're getting married! Jackson Hole quickly became one of the most popular destination wedding locations thanks to the stunning Teton mountain range, endless outdoor recreation and western atmosphere. Summer weddings are starting in a few months, so be sure that you have thought of everything. Since Jackson Hole is such a unique part of the country, it has some unique things to remember when planning a Jackson Hole wedding.

1. Have a rain plan

The rain comes in every day like clockwork, well a slightly broken clock. Typically, on a beautiful sunny day there is an afternoon thundershower for about 20 minutes. After this, the clouds clear and the sky is sunny again. It is possible that the clouds stay all day and it is too wet to get married outside. Be sure to have a Plan B if the weather is too wet and cold for an outdoor ceremony.

2. Hire a wedding planner

It's never too late to hire someone to help you out. The last three to six months is when a lot of the details get ironed out. During this time, your wedding planner can put together a timeline for the day so that nothing is overlooked, liaison with your vendors so that they have everything needed for the wedding day (did you know that the musicians need chairs provided for them?). On the wedding day, your wedding planner will be an extension of you, making sure everything is set up and ready to go as if you were doing it yourself. Your planner will greet vendors and make sure they all know what's happening, how and when so that the vendors don't come to you with question. With the help of an experienced wedding planner, you will spend your wedding day enjoying champagne and celebrating!

3. Be prepared for nature

There are two things that I see guests unprepared for year after year in Jackson Hole: bugs and sun. Mosquitoes love sunset and the calm hot days that are perfect for wedding ceremonies. Few things are more uncomfortable for guests than trying to sit still during the ceremony or dinner while mosquitoes munch on their legs. The sun is also far more intense at the Jackson Hole elevation of 6,200 feet than visitors expect. Help guests to enjoy your wedding day by providing bug repellent and sunscreen. You can place these in bathrooms or at a welcome table so that people can easily find them.

Liz and Brian's Romantically Chic Hillsborough Wedding Featured on Borrowed & Blue

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In May, we had the privilege of working with Liz and Brian to plan their spring wedding at a private residence in Hillsborough. This wedding was extra special because Liz and Lindsey are friends from summer camp. Liz and Brian were married at a family friend's farm home in the Hillsborough, CA. They included tons of personal touches such as wood coasters for favors, a carrot cake in place a a traditional wedding cake and groomsmen wearing socks supporting their favorite teams. The wedding turned out so magnificently, it was recently featured on Borrowed & Blue! We think the smiling photos of the happy couple below say it all.

Congratulations Liz and Brian! We wish you a life filled with love and happiness!

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Wedding Planner: Lovely Day Events | Flowers: Fogcutter SF | Wedding Venue: Private Residence | Photography: One Love Photography  | Hair & Make-Up: Alana Halvorsen | Caterer & Desserts: Fogcutter SF | Musician: Denon & Doyle Entertainment  | Tents, Rentals & Decor:  La Tavola Fine Linen Unica Party Rentals

Anna and Derek's Dreamy Vineyard Wedding at B.R. Cohn Featured on Brides

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We were so excited to see Anna and Derek’s wedding featured on Brides! BR Cohn’s rolling vineyards were the setting for this dreamy, summer wedding in Sonoma, California. Bride Anna chose a stunning lace dress designed by Maggie Sotero that was complimented by her colorful bouquet of roses and ranunculus.

Anna and Derek love traveling was a theme throughout the day. Their guest’s tables were named after states the couple had visited together. Anna also handcrafted a seating chart using a map of the US to help guests locate their table.

The bride’s advice to anyone getting married is to hire a wedding coordinator, "it will make your wedding day so much more enjoyable and stress-free!" We are so glad Anna chose us to help make her wedding a “Lovely Day!”

Read more about the details of Anna and Derek’s special day here.

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Wedding Planner: Lovely Day Events | Photography: Christine Chang Photography | Floral Design: Anne Appleman Flowers | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Hair & Make-Up: Heart Amonos | Music: Patrick Connor Smith; DJ Dave Tutton| Wedding Venue: B.R. Cohn Winery | Photo Booth: Pro Studio Booths  | Catering & Rentals: Park Avenue Catering | Cake: Crisp Bake Shop

You had me at whimsical

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While browsing the internet world of real weddings this morning I came across this stunner on Style Me Pretty. Anything with the word whimsical in it I am interested in. I immediately clicked and scrolled through the photos. As I suspected, you can't go wrong with whimsical and alfresco in the same wedding. Check out the whole blog post over at http://www.stylemepretty.com/2015/01/07/whimsical-blush-and-gold-alfresco-wedding/

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An Evening Under the Stars

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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.

Around the World and Back Home

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Corinne and JonAugust 3, 2013

It's not very often I get to work a wedding at one of the most private, secluded, homesteaded ranches in Jackson. But when the opportunity came to work with Corinne and Jon on their wedding at Lake Creek Ranch near Teton Village, I was very excited! I knew as soon as I spoke with Corinne that she was going to be a blast to work with. Little did I know that her family would be just as fun, funny and easy to work!

Getting married on her grandparents ranch was something Corinne had always dreamed about. Turning a working ranch in to a sophisticated, elegant wedding venue is not an easy task but between her, her dad and the ranch manager, the dusty cow field was leveled and make to look like a wedding venue. Check off that box. Now we have to make the tent fit perfectly in between 2 very pretty trees that frame the Tetons, keep the moles from digging holes in the dirt, and find the most ideal spot for the ceremony so that guests (and bride and groom) are not getting blasted by the hot afternoon sun.  No problem right? Right!! It came together beautifully. The tent framed the most gorgeous view of the Tetons, we refilled the mole holes with dirt right before the guests arrived, and when it came time for the ceremony to start, the sun was positioned perfectly behind the trees to give the guests a respite from the summer sun. We honestly could not have planned it any better. Now let the party begin!

After the ceremony, guests were invited to the tent for cocktails and appetizers. The tent was decorated with beautiful wildflowers and had a feel that was young, modern, worldly and chic. The tables had maps as centerpieces to signify all the travel the couple has done together. Once guests got some food and a drink, people walked around taking pictures on a nearby buckrail fence with the Tetons in the background. It looked like a scene from a famous western movie.  Then came the toasts which were very personal and heartfelt and ended with Jon inviting Corinne to the dance floor for their first dance as husband and wife. Now it was party time. The music picked up and the guests took to the dance floor and the party continued well in to the night. What is a party without dessert you say? Well, to keep guests going, Corinne and Jon had a myriad of pies and coffee to offer everyone and they were a huge hit! The DJ's took over for the band around 10pm and the celebration continued.

Congratulations to Corinne and Jon!! Thank you for letting us to be part of your big day!

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Caterer: Chippy's Kitchen and Catering Ceremony: Private Residence Lake Creek Ranch Reception: Private Residence Lake Creek Ranch Dessert: Persephone Bakery Florist: Gild the Lily Too Hair/Make-Up: Friends Officiant: Photography: David Stubbs Photography Reception Music: Phil Round and the Snake River Band Transportation: Alltrans Wedding Coordinator: Events, Etc.

Meredith and Patrick's wedding published on Borrowed and Blue

Lindsey Nickel

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You might remember this couple from our blog post about their fun, carefree and classic Jackson Hole wedding. Meredith and Patrick's wedding was so wonderful that Borrowed and Blue decided to feature them on their blog. Here are a few sneak peaks, but hop on over to Borrowed and Blue to see the whole story and photos. Thank you Borrowed and Blue for featuring our clients' wonderful Jackson Hole wedding!Screen shot 2014-04-14 at 2.49.58 PM Screen shot 2014-04-14 at 2.50.10 PM Screen shot 2014-04-14 at 2.50.51 PM

 

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

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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Vendor Spotlight- Moose Head Ranch

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Ceremony and Reception Location- Moose Head Ranch

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Moose Head Ranch is unique. Unlike other guest ranches Moose Head Ranch is privately owned, family operated and completely surrounded by Grand Teton National Park, providing guests with a panoramic vista of the Teton Range. Imagine riding with your family and seeing elk, bison, mule deer and antelope up close. Picture meadows of alpine flowers such as lupine and fireweed as you gaze down at the legendary Snake River. At the end of each ride relax on your cabin porch or the Lodge deck with the ever changing vista of the majestic Tetons in the distance, with no blaring horns or city noises, just the sound of the babbling brook and the laughter of your children as they play with new found friends. Point out the Milky Way and track the numerous shooting stars seen crossing the evening sky. Bond with your children without the interfering sports schedules, meetings and social activities that crowd your family life back home. When was the last time you played cards or checkers with your kids? All of that and more is there for you at the ranch.

Did you know? Moose Head has a breath-taking wedding and special event site available during our off season (Prior to 6/5 and after 8/13). The owners hope you will consider them for your event and they will do all they can to make it memorable!

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Learn more Moose Head Ranch Louise Davenport, Owner Moose, WY (307)733-3141 http://www.mooseheadranch.com

We Found Love and a Flash Mob

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Quinn and AllenSeptember 29, 2012

Quinn and Allen met in Jackson, spent time traveling together, and decided to have their wedding in the beautiful town where Allen is from and where they live. It is always fun for us to work with local's on their big day!

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They knew they wanted to show friends and family a great time while they were here. It started with a Welcome Party and Pub Crawl to some of the favorite watering holes in Jackson. Friday took guests on one of Jackson's favorite activities, floating the scenic Snake River followed by a wonderful dinner in town.

This was all an introduction to how fun and amazing their wedding on Saturday was going to be. The ceremony at Our Lady of the Mountain Church set the mood for the beautiful, rustic scenery that was to come. And after the ceremony, guests were off to the beautiful views of Spring Creek Ranch for the reception. One of the first things we asked Quinn was how she envisioned her wedding day and the key words were laid back, good time, dancing... And so it was!  The band really set the mood that is was going to be a great night of dancing.  A flash mob even showed up before the night was over dancing to We Found Love by Rihanna.

The wedding day was so amazing they extended the party until the next day with a "Recovery Brunch" for guests. The guests and bride and groom were still smiling. What an amazing weekend!!

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Caterer:  Spring Creek Ranch Ceremony: Our Lady of the Mountains Church Reception: Spring Creek Ranch Dessert: Persephone Bakery and Moo's Gourmet Ice Cream Florist: Floral Art Hair and Make Up: N8V Beauty Officiant: Our Lady of the Mountains Church Photography: Arnica Spring Reception Music: Groove Nation Orchestra Transportation: Alltrans Wedding Coordinator: Events, Etc.

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/

Lovely.

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Alexa and JakeJuly 28, 2012

Lovely, that is the first word that comes to mind when I think of Alexa and Jake’s wedding at Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis and ceremony at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Everything was lovely. First off, Alexa is a young and joyous lady, you just feel cheerful being around her. She probably got that from her mom, whose primary goals for the day were not to be stressed out and to start dancing as soon as possible.  Alexa’s dress was lovely. Alexa and Jake are the cutest head-over-heels in love young couple and they were so lovely they looked like they belong  in J.Crew’s wedding catalog. The tent was romantically decorated in soft neutrals with lots of candles. It was lovely.

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I must admit, I was in disbelief and a bit worried when every time I check in with them they said “Everything is great.” Nothing more, nothing less always “Everything is great.” How can everything always be great? Well it can.  The whole wedding day can be great, even perfect. The day can be everything the bride wants and more (Alexa told me that is how she the day was for her via text the next morning). Perhaps the secret to lovely is to be carefree, and have a "love is in the air" attitude. Lovely.

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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: Persephone Bakery Florist: Lily and Co. Hair and Make Up: Body and Soul Officiant: St. John's Episcopal Church Photography: David Stubbs Reception Music: Voo Doo Box Transportation: Limo Lounge and Alltrans Wedding Coordinator: Events, Etc.

Vendor Spotlight- Hannah Hardaway Photography

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Photographer- Hannah Hardaway Photography

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Hannah Hardaway’s portrait and wedding photography is clean and refreshing. Her honest approach to bringing out the joy in life and in people reflects her background in narrative, documentary storytelling. Having traveled extensively in the world, both as a professional skier and as a lover of life and adventure, Hannah thrives in just about any environment with ease and magnetism. She lives by a cup-half-full way of being, and naturally sees the light in people and brings out the natural beauty and magic in everything – from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Her photography is both romantic and vibrant, while humble and natural.

“For me it’s about the little moments, the in-between spaces that tell the story. It’s the emotions of the day, the people who share in it, the relationships, and the details that make the character of each wedding unique and special. As the day unfolds, I capture the beauty of it all with minimal directing and instead focus on highlighting and enhancing the celebration.  My objective is to put people at ease in front of the camera and make the photography of the event a fun part of the whole experience,” says Hannah.

Did you know?  Hannah was a nine year member of the US Freestyle Ski Team and skied in the Salt Lake City Olympics in 2002.

Learn more Hannah Hardaway Photography Hannah Hardaway, Owner Jackson, WY (801)949-7915 www.hannahhardawayphotography.com www.hannahhardawayphotography.com/blog/

Vendor Spotlight: Rancho Alegre Lodge

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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
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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.

The lovely couple

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!

Swopes Mountain Photography

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.