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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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Kate & Phil's Wedding Featured on Carats & Cake

Lindsey Nickel

Lovely Day Events Featured Wedding Kate & Phil on Carats and Cake

Kate & Phil’s summer wedding was filled with love and set in the stunning backdrops of Jackson Hole, WY. The soft hued whites and pinks were classic and elegant while the the decor had a charming and down home feel. They blended rustic with romantic beautifully in every single detail! Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis Club was the perfect location to take their vision and make into a reality and we are thrilled to have been a part of such a lovely day.

For more on Kate and Phil's wedding, visit Carats & Cake.

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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.

Natalie and Brad's Classic and Timeless Wedding

Lindsey Nickel

Natalie and Brad will always stand out as a wedding we loved and will never forget. They are a very sweet couple who loves the outdoors and adventures. Skiing is one of their favorite activities. When they first started dating they would book ski trips on Friday to the newest snow for the weekend and off they went. The ski town of Jackson Hole was the perfect fit for their summer wedding and Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis Club was the perfect venue. The cloudy day didn't stop this wedding from being beautiful and tons of fun! From the arch, to the garlands, to the antler wedding logo, no detail was overlooked. Natalie and Brad recently welcomed a baby boy into their adventures as well!

You can read more about Natalie & Brad's wedding by visiting Carats & Cake

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Photography: Ashley Merritt Photography | Wedding Planner: Lovely Day Events | Floral Design: Floral Art | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Invitations: Jolly Edition | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Monique Lhuillier | Catering: Jackson Hole Golf And Tennis Club | Hair & Makeup: Champu Salon | Band: Phil Round Band | Groom's Attire: D. Jones | Groomsmen Attire: D. Jones  | Wedding Venue: Jackson Hole Golf And Tennis Club | Dessert: Jackson Hole Golf And Tennis Club | Photobooth: Teton Photobooth

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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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.