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BRIDE Wyoming EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Taylor Chamberlain MONTANA DIRECTOR Kori Anderson ASSISTANT EDITOR Chinda Sam COPY EDITOR Randi Shaffer CONTRIBUTOR Autumn Cutaia ONLINE MARKETING MANAGER GRAPHIC DESIGN Anamarie Dowaliby DISTRIBUTION Warner International Distribution Mountain Area Chambers of Commerce Select Storefronts in WY, MT, CO, UT, NM, ID SUBSCRIPTIONS Please visit us at rockymountainbride.com ADVERTISING INQUIRIES e: hello@rockymountainbride.com p: 303.902.9661 w: rockymountainbride.com/advertising SUBMISSIONS Please email us at submissions@rockymountainbride.com REGIONALLY PUBLISHED BY RMB Media, LLC PUBLISHER Erika Oltmann

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Choose from three amazing outdoor venues offering unmatched Teton views. Featuring specialized menus complemented by a Taylor Glenn TRGPhoto.com

unique wine list, and a professional staff eager to make you smile. For the wedding you’ve always dreamed of, please contact Steve Cole at scole@gtlc.com or 307.733.7787 to learn more.


in this issue

in this issue

fall & winter 2015

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Teepee Tales erin

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& chad say i do,

jackson style

Tulle & Texture the rmb 2015 gown guide

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City Center

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A Rendezvous Retreat wine and dine in the meadow at turpin

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city center - taylor glenn

discover the urban side of jackson hole


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in this issue

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38 wyoming finds

love stories & looks

14 Wyoming Adventures 16 Registry Styles 22 Clink & Cheers - Signature Bubbles

25 Erin & Chad, moose 32 Karissa & Kelly, jackson

52 Tulle & Texture - The RMB Gown Guide 63 The Gent’s Guide - Weddington Way 68 Precious Metal

inspiration

80 City Center 92 A Rendezvous Retreat

getaway

102 Hotel Jackson 104 Nita Lake Lodge

the northeast

39 Sarah & Joe, sheridan 45 Meaghen & Michael, casper

the south

73 Michele & Derek, laramie 78 Get The Look - Cheyenne Train Depot

in every issue

8 Editor’s Letter & The Insider Look 107 RMB Wedding Day Organizer 110 The Wyoming Marketplace

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left to right: ashley merrit photography, bhp imaging, evan sowder photography, carrie patterson photography

style & beauty

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Let your journey begin amidst Five Star, Five Diamond luxury while we personalize every detail.

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behind the scenes

editor’s letter

Suzanne Marie Photography

What a 2015! The people, places and brides we have met who live and love Wyoming has been amazing. When RMB is on the road, we find ourselves chatting with people whose hearts are in this great state, and it makes us swoon with excitement. After becoming close to those we work with and seeing so much of what the state has to offer we get to enjoy watching as others go through the same moments of amazement. We were part of the Rendevzous Retreat this past June, put together by the talented Carrie Patterson Photography. Around 15 talented women were gathered in a field and we saw in each of them the joy of experiencing the beauty around them. For most, this was their first time in Wyoming, it was wonderful to see their faces light up at the Teton sunset and imagine how beautiful our wedding here our. This fall and winter magazine was put together with the idea that Wyoming is an amazingly beautiful state with so much to offer brides! Our Jackson Hole shoot highlighted the emerging urban culture in an iconic western town, and to seek out the unexpected! The top of a parking garage ended up boasting the best 360 view of Jackson! We at RMB are so excited to share these stories and ideas with you, and to help you fall in love with Wyoming for your wedding destination.

Taylor Chamberlain

a few of my favorite things this season

Fall leaves, yes please! I love when gorgeous fall hues are incorporated into your wedding day look! Rich ambers, burgundies and gold are the ideal color palette.The Jackson Hole styled shoot, City Center, blends traditional fall with modern city vibes of Jackson.

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on the cover

fa l l c ov e r hannah hardaway

“It was a celebration of our union, the joining of our families, friends and the US of A through BBQ, barn dance, band, bonfire, mountains and whiskey. As a Washington apple, it was important for me to celebrate the agriculture that is so vital to both Washington State and Georgia, where my fiancé is from. I graduated from Washington State University and we are also both graduates of the Ag College at the University of Georgia. Our wedding had many personal elements (which was very hard since we now live in Singapore). It took the help of every guest, especially our family, to pull it off. I can honestly say, it was the best day of my life.” -Mo & Luke, married 7-4-15

& stephanie broome - frost salon | fb: frost salon boots shepler’s | | llbean.com catering bo-b-q | famousbobq.com dress felice bridal - romona keveza | felicebridal.com linens high country linens | highcountrylinen.com music ignatius reilly | fb: ignatiusreillyband photography hannah hardaway | hannahhardaway.com portraits grand teton national park | nps.gov/grte seamstress donna beth creations | donnabethcreations.com sweets spoons | spoonsbistro.com venue moose creek ranch | moosecreekranch.com wedding planner vibrant events | vibranteventsjh.com beauty bernadette gwilliam

sheplers.com bridesmaid attire l.l. bean

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w i n t e r c ov e r katy gray photography

“I had always wanted a beach wedding, but when I started dating a rancher from Texas, I knew that my sandy dream would never be a realistic option with his busy summer schedule. If it was going to be a winter wedding, it just had to be Jackson, Wyoming. He had taken me there for my birthday in July and I fell in love with everything about the town...the breath-taking views, wild animals, the great food, amazing weather, and the people. It made perfect sense to get married to the man of my dreams in a place so magical. It was the most beautiful, intimate and romantic day of my life, spent with the most incredible people. I wouldn’t trade my Jackson winter wedding for any beach in the world.” -Madison & Garrett, married 11-15-14

beauty frost salon

| fb: frost salon catering bistro catering | bistrocatering.net dress sarah seven | sarahseven.com film lab photovision | | flowersetcdumas.com officiant ray mcdaniel photography katy gray photography | katygray.com venue rango alegre | ranchoalegre.com video moonstone pictures | moonstonepictures.com

photovisionprints.com floral flowers, etc

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Jackson Hole’s Bridal Style Destination

Located in Jackson, Wyoming Contact us to set up Your consultation 307.739.4646 | ChampuSalonJH.com View our Bridal Portfolio online

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wyoming Finds a curated collection of local wedding ideas, products, shops, and restaurants we love

we at rmb love a western adventure, so here are our top seven wyoming musts! gifts: made jackson hole | madejacksonhole.com

climb devils tower

nps.gov/deto/index.htm raft the snake river

mad-river.com hike in the tetons

nps.gov/grte sail across yellowstone lake

yellowstonenationalparklodges.com horseback ride through the bitterroot mountains

bitterrootranch.com northforkanglers.com experience cheyenne frontier days

cfdrodeo.com

autumn cutaia photography | autumncutaia.com

fly fishing in north fork country


wyoming finds

a wyoming welcome

Treat your guests with a locally minded welcome basket! We love finding gifts and trinkets, like these coffee mugs and leather coasters from Made. Add in an an Adventure Box to encourage guests to explore the area.

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wyoming finds

registry

styles

use rmb’s registry guide to find the gifts that match your couple style

t h e e n t e r ta i n e r s

autumn cutaia photography | autumncutaia.com

For the couple who loves to host, wow your guests with a cheese and Wyoming Whiskey tasting night.

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Cheese + Honey paired with roasted nuts, almonds and mini toast

re g i s t e r

Slate Cheese Board & Flat Handle Spreader Crate & Barrel | crateandbarrel.com

The Kings County Distillery: Whiskey Notes: Tasting and Distilling Logbook Barnes & Noble | barnesandnoble.com Wooden Mini Bowls World Market | worldmarket.com

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wyoming finds

the baker Pies, cupcakes and bread - for the couple who loves to bake up sweet treats and fresh fare.

bake

Huckleberries are native to Wyoming and are the perfect filling for a Sunday pie!

re g i s t e r

Large French Wire Whisk, 12� Oak Chopping Block, Medium Crate and Barrel | crateandbarrel.com Ceramic Measuring Cups Kitchen Towel & Egg Holder World Market | worldmarket.com Wyoming Find - Dowd House Studios Spoon Rest etsy.com/ca/shop/DowdHouseStudios

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the gardener For the couple with a green thumb. Spend your Saturday morning with a shovel and flowers, creating the perfect summer garden together.

g row

The Indian Paintbrush is the state’s national flower and is native to Wyoming.

re g i s t e r

Smith & Hawkin Tan Hat & Gardening Tools Target | target.com Gardening Gloves Lowes | lowes.com Wyoming Find - ModBloQ Micro Square Modern Concrete Planter etsy.com/ca/shop/modBloQ

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wyoming finds

the chef For the foodie couple. Spend a Friday night creating new recipes and memories together!

cook

Be inspired by Wyoming cuisine. Your local farmer’s market is a great place to pick up produce and ideas for your dinner.

re g i s t e r

Wooden Cutting Board - Crate & Barrel | crateandbarrel.com Ceramic Cartons - Pier 1 Imports | pier1.com Taste of Wyoming Cookbook Barnes & Noble | barnesandnoble.com Wyoming Find - New West Knife Works G-Fusion 9� Chef Knife newwestknifeworks.com Wyoming Find - Wyoming Dish Towl from Made madejacksonhole.com

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wyoming finds

signatu re bub b le s

Clink & Cheers

Peach, Blackberry and Mint Fizz 1 peach slice 3 blackberries 1 mint sprig Your favorite Champagne or bubbly wine In a flute, add blackberries, bubbles, and freshly-crushed mint. Top with a peach slice. Flutes from World Market | worldmarket.com

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autumn cutaia photography | autumncutaia.com, paper from xowyo | xowyo.com

make the toasts at your wedding a festive affair. treat your guests to a bubbly treat while listening to your closest friends and family congratulate you on your marriage, happiness and love!


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Erin & Chad moose

Erin and Chad met at a winter bonfire at Chad’s house in Etna. Sparks flew that night and the two became inseparable. Around a year and a half later, Erin and Chad planned a trip back to Washington State, where Erin grew up, to visit the San Juan Islands. Chad thought this would be the perfect time to propose, so with the help of her lifelong-friend Sarah, they planned the proposal for Reube Tart Park. They were seal watching when Chad asked Erin to walk up the hill to “spot the seals better.” Erin declined, as she was wearing heels, but Chad finally got her to come with him, and when she turned around, he was on one knee with his mother’s ring, which he had redesigned. The two planned an August 30th western soiree for their friends and family, complete with a huge teepee reception tent and cowbell-clad grand exit!

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The Theme: Being Jackson natives, Erin and Chad chose a

rustic, mountain-chic wedding design. They used the incredible Teton backdrop, a fabulous teepee event tent and a natural color palette mixed with metal hues to create their look.

The Dress: “I tried on every dress in Southern California

with my mom and sister and picked the first one I tried on in Camarillo, CA. I wanted lace. It was a beautiful, delicate ivory lace with a champagne-colored underlay. I’m short and accustomed to wearing short lengths. So, I changed into a short Nicole Miller ivory lace dress later in the night when we cut the cake.”

The Flowers: When it came to the floral, Erin had an

idea of colors and textures she wanted. She told her florist, Fleur de V, that she loves sage, lavender and succulents mixed with leather, and with that she ended up with a look she loved. Hop vines, a mix of white and taupe roses, wax flower, scabiosa, wild grasses, sage leaves, white zinnias and succulents were used in the wedding design.

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“Impossible to choose one! My top 5: the historic chapel on Jackson Lake, the band, delicious food, teepee tents, and everything designed and printed by Bird and Buffalo!”

The Favorite Detail:

The Food: Erin and Chad still rave about the food from Bistro Catering! For cocktail hour, guests noshed on marinated venison beef skewers, Mead Ranch beef tartare on homemade potato chips, smoked salmon potato latkes, cheddar shortbread with country ham and apple chutney, and pan roasted shishito peppers. Dinner was served family style and consisted of crusted beef tenderloin and chicken-fried chicken (the couple’s favorite!), paired with caesar salad, twice-baked potatoes, mac and cheese, and cheddar biscuits. Mr. and Mrs. Moment: “We had envisioned

a beautiful Jackson Hole summer day. Mother nature gave us weather. During the blast of thunder and lightning during our ceremony, Fr. Randy was standing at the altar and looked over at us and said, ‘listen, the angels are clapping!’ It was perfect timing and made everyone laugh.”

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The Sweets: “Our favorite part of planning: the cake tasting!

Persephone Bakery did an amazing job. We picked red velvet cake that looked like a rustic Aspen tree on the outside. It was incredible. Persephone also made s’mores for guests to take with them at the end of the night.”

Advice for RMB Brides: “Have a solid weather backup plan for every aspect of your day. “

Three Words: Rustic, Intimate, Festive

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color palette Beauty A Day of Beauty by Leslee Ann | lesleeanne.com Bride’s Dress Camarillo Bridal - Maggie Sotero | camarillo-bridal.com Bride’s Reception Dress Nicole Miller - “Cut the Cake” | nicolemiller.com Bride’s Engagement Ring Family Heirloom - Groom’s Mother’s Bride’s Wedding Band J.C. Jewelers | jcjewelers.com Bride’s Shoes Jimmy Choo | jimmychoo.com Bridesmaids’ Attire Bella Bridesmaid - Monique Lhuillier | bellabridesmaids.com Bridesmaids’ + Bride Shoes Vintage Jackson Wyoming FB: Vintage Jackson Wyoming

Caterer Bistro Catering | bistrocatering.net

Ceremony Chapel of the Sacred Heart | olmcatholic.org Ceremony Music Family friends of the bride from on strings and vocals Montana and Oregon

China Wyoming Party Rentals | montanapartyrentals.com Floral Fleur de V | fleurdevevents.com

Furniture Hunter Gatherer | huntergathererjacksonhole.com Groom’s Wedding Band Dan Shelley Jewelers | danshelley.com Groomsmen’s Cowboy Hats Jackson Hole Hat Company | jhhatco.com Horns & Hides Family Heirlooms from the Groom Linens La Tavola | latavolalinen.com Live Cocktail Hour Music PTO | FB: BluegrassJacksonHole Lodging The Wort Hotel | worthotel.com Lodging The Parkway Inn | parkwayinn.com Lodging Rustic Inn at Jackson Hole | rusticinnatjh.com Officiant Fr. Randy Oswald | olmcatholic.org Paper & Signs Bird and Buffalo | birdandbuffalo.com Photography Shane Macomber Photography | shanemacomber.com Reception Moosehead Ranch | mooseheadranch.com Reception Music Bootleg Flyer featuring the Miller Sisters | bootlegflyer.com Rehearsal Dinner Gray Barn | snakeriverranch.net Rehearsal Dinner Music Wood Smoke Rising | woodsmokerising.com Sweets Persephone Bakery | persephonebakery.com Tables & Chairs Canvas Unlimited | canvasunlimited.com Teepee Tents & Bathrooms Under Canvas Events | undercanvasevents.com Transportation Driver Provider | driverprovider.com Transportation - Getaway Car Groom’s Grandpa’s 69’ Chevy (fun sendoff with everyone ringing cow bells!)

Veil Nicole Miller | nicolemiller.com

Wedding Planner Simply Grand Events | simplygrandevent.com

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Karissa & Kelly jackson

Karissa and Kelly call Jackson their home - Karissa owns Apres Visuals, and Kelly manages Cabin & Co. The two met when Dustin, a mutual friend, invited his “friend Kelly” to Vail on Karissa’s family ski trip. After a day full of “ski flirting” and catching each other’s eye, they began a two-and-a-half years, cross-country courtship where Kelly stood by Karissa’s side as she started her first corporate job across the country, dealt with the immeasurable grief of losing her little brother Michael, and surviving a life-threatening mountain bike accident. Kelly proposed on Christmas day 2013 in front of all the people he holds dear, and the two set out to plan a fabulous fall wedding. On September 20th, Karissa and Kelly celebrated their love for each other in true Jackson style. We are so excited and honored to share their wedding day! Congrats!! xoxo, The RMB Team

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The Theme: Working in the wedding industry, Karissa had oodles of ideas for her special day, so she decided to let Kendra with Simply Grand Events create her dream fall wedding, The couple wanted their day to have unexpected details of fall and within the color wheels of lavender, plum, burgundy and champagne. Kendra, along with Lauren from Someday Soon Events planned the whole design and the couple got to see it for the first time that day - talk about a first look!

The Dress: Karissa went on the hunt for her dream gown in Denver,

then San Diego, where she found a lovely white dress she thought she loved. After seeing it again in alterations and trying to convince herself that she loved it, it, she found the confidence to sell it two weeks before the wedding in order to find a dress that truly reflected her vision. Karissa ordered six gowns from BHLDN, had her girlfriends come over, and they spent the night sipping champagne and trying on dresses. They chose the last one, a stunning blush-corseted gown with a big tulle skirt! She had a heart sewn in the inside of her skirt in rememberence of her brother.

The Flowers: “For the ceremony, our good friend created planters out of the barn wood

from the old fence behind our house to line the entire aisle. Lauren filled the planters with wild Wyoming grasses. She also designed the bouquets, boutonnieres, and flower arrangements all without my knowledge, as it was part of the surprise! We loved the wild and natural elements she chose and the unexpected flowers, rich fruits and vegetables. My sister and dad collected fall leaves and attached them to the programs we made, and as Kelly and I walked back down the aisle, our guests threw the leaves. It was such an incredible moment.�

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The Favorite Detail: “My favorite detail would have

to be all the detail for and time we focused on the ceremony. We wanted the ceremony to be personal and a testament to the love we have for our families, friends, and for each other. We incorporated the memory of my younger brother in many special and subtle ways - his t-shirt was sewn into my dress, my sister performed the Celtic hand fasting ceremony and wrapped our hands in woven strands of his favorite t-shirt, and we walked back down the aisle to one of his favorite songs, “Send Me On My Way” by Rusted Root. Kelly and I pieced together and wrote the ceremony, which my uncle officiated; he even wrote his own piece, which he kept as a surprise. Our siblings and best friends recited special readings as a tribute to our families. We kept our vows as a surprise to each other and reciting them made the ceremony truly unforgettable for both of us.”

The Food: Café Genevieve served up a divine family-style

dinner for guests. Karissa loves chicken, beef and salmon - to this day, she can’t decide which is her favorite, so she served all three on her wedding day!

The Sweets: Karissa chose chococlate chip cookies as her sweet treat! She paired them with a dessert bar filled with macaroons and cupcakes! Mr. and Mrs. Moment: “Picking a favorite moment would

be difficult. Kelly’s vows, walking back down the aisle with yellow leaves falling all around us, our family’s toasts, our first and last dance were all pretty magical, but I think my favorite might be how thoughtful Kelly had been with organizing where we would stay the night of our wedding. Kelly and I exited to an exciting sparkler display, and then he whisked me away in a golf cart to a glamping tent he organized with his company. I didn’t know what to expect when he suggested we camp close by the wedding site, and I couldn’t believe how beautiful it all was. Sitting on the floor of a huge, beautiful, glowing tent drinking champagne with him and recounting the night was so fun. We just couldn’t believe how well it had all gone. Waking up to sit outside in the big, comfy outdoor chairs to look out over the Snake River while also sipping coffee the next morning was unforgettable.”

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Advice for RMB Brides: “There are three things you need to have for a wedding: a groom, an officiant and a dress. For Kelly and I, in addition to those things, we chose to focus on the ceremony, how to incorporate our families, and having great local vendors we could trust to do what they do well. For the weekend we did our best to be in the moment and have so much fun. Everyone will follow your lead: if you are having a great time, everyone else will as well.� Three Words: Personal, Unexpected, Genuine

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color palette Bride’s Dress BHLDN l bhldn.com Bride’s Jewelry Mom’s diamonds with Etsy diamond jackets from Silly Shiny Diamonds | sillyshiny.etsy.com

Bride’s Shoes Nordstrom | nordstrom.com Bridesmaids’ Attire Bill Levkoff | billlevkoff.com Bridesmaids’ Jewelry Padgett Hoke | padgetthoke.com Caterer Café Genevieve | genevievejh.com

Flowers Lauren Thompson, Someday Soon Flowers | somedaysoonflowers.com Groom’s Attire Banana Republic | bananarepublic.com Groomsmen’s Shoes Johnston & Murphy | johnstonmurphy.com Groomsmen’s Accessories J. Crew l jcrew.com Hair Shara Buday, Champu Salon l champusalonjh.com Invitations Bride’s sister! Lodging Cabin & Company Vacation Rentals l cabinandcompany.com Makeup Bernadette, Frost Salon l FB: Frost Salon Music Whiskey Mornin l whiskeymornin.com Officiant Bride’s uncle Photography Ashley Merrit Photography | ashleymerrittphotography.com Rehearsal Dinner The Big House l Private Residence Rentals Canvas Unlimited | canvasunlimited.com Honeymoon Roadtrip - Glacier, Banff, and Jasper National Parks Sweets Persephone Bakery l persephonebakery.com Venue Snake River Sporting Club l srsportingclub.com Wedding Consultant Simply Grand Events | simplygrandevent.com

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Sarah & Joe sheridan

Sarah and Joe met in 2007 while attending Augsburg College, a small school nestled in the big city of Minneapolis. After meeting at a social event, their relationship quickly grew into a connection of deep understanding and love. Before they knew it, they were planning their dream wedding in Wyoming - a place that both Joe and Sarah love. They became husband and wife on July 14th, and celebrated with their closest friends and family!

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The Theme: Sarah and Joe planned a formal, pure white

wedding with French Baroque adornments. The gents wore black and the ladies wore shades of metallic neutrals.

The Dress: “I always envisioned myself in a highly

embellished dress because I love sparkle! The first dress I chose was a large, princess, tulle dress with no embellishment at all. It was the first dress I tried on and I felt so beautiful and happy - I didn’t want to take it off! It was a wonderful moment, one I will not soon forget.”

The Flowers: The couple chose ivory roses to create

their white, whimsey wedding. Sarah loves the elegance and timelessness of roses and these qualities helped to capture the formal theme of the ceremony. Her bouquet was custom made and incorporated her deceased father’s sapphire class ring and maternal grandmother’s blue jeweled necklace. Sarah tells us that “it was so special to run my finger through my father’s class ring during the ceremony. It comforted me that he was there and part of our special day.”

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“Most brides dream of their father walking them down the aisle and giving them away. That dream of mine was set to rest when my father passed away in 2009. My favorite wedding detail was the love and support provided to me by the men who most embodied the spirit and love of my father. I was honored to be walked down the aisle by two of his best friends, and two of the most influential men in my life, Marcus York and Steve Consoer.”

The Favorite Detail:

Sarah and Joe had a three-tiered white cake with satin ivory ribbon and cascading ivory roses. Sarah tells us that it was absolutely beautiful and what she had always dreamed of! Guests also got to enjoy gourmet chocolate cupcakes, a sweet treats bar, and a gourmet custom s’mores bar with individually arranged combinations that were special to the bride and groom.

The Sweets:

The Food: Sarah and Joe made sure their guests received the black tie treatment at their wedding! Once entering the Manor, guest were welcomed with champagne while waiting for the ceremony. Cocktail hour featured the couple’s favorite salmon dish from The Jersey Lily, located in Montana. For dinner, they served grilled-to-order steak, asparagus, and a salad recipe from a lifelong family friend. The steak was garnished with béarnaise and mushrooms while asparagus was topped with grilled sliced almonds. Mr. and Mrs. Moment: “The change that

occurred once we said I do. With those words, we became a family. There was an enchanting, lifelong peace granted to us in that moment.”

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Advice for RMB Brides: “My advice to all Rocky Mountain Brides, the wedding is the beginning of something larger. During the months leading up to your wedding, it can be easy to become consumed by the stress of the big day. Focus on the commitment you are making. Make your day as beautiful as the marriage you are committing to and you cannot go wrong. May your wedding be all you’ve dreamed of and your marriage much more. “ Three Words: Romantic, Serene, Timeless

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color palette Bride’s Dress The Wedding Shoppe - Mori Lee | weddingshoppeinc.com Invites Hand Made by the Bride & Groom Bridesmaids’ Attire Their choice! Caterer Killy’s Deli | killys.warehousemkt.com Cake Cakes by Rusty | FB: Rustys Cakes

Floral Diana York, Marcella York, Christina Hagerman - Roses purchased from Safeway | safeway.com

China & Linens China and custom made linens from Diana York Bride’s Ring Wedding Day Jewelers | weddingdaydiamonds.com Groom’s Ring Custom made Wyoming State Quarter pounded into a ring Groom’s Accessories Custom Wyoming State Quarter Cuff Links Lodging Spear-O-Wigwam Dude Ranch | sheridan.edu/site/spearowigwam/ Menswear Knights Chamber | knightschamber.net Hair Philosophy Hair Studio | philosophyhairstudio.com Makeup Bride! Music Pianist Karen Schubert of Wyoming & Bag Pipes Robert Wyatt Officiant Matthew Dunn, Ph.D from University of California, Riverside Photography Evan Sowder | evansowder.com Rehearsal Dinner Powder River Pizza | powderriverpizza.com Rentals Weddings & Events by Ashley Marie | ashleymarieweddings.com Video Evan Sowder | evansowder.com Veil Custom made by Lori Wheatcroft Venue Mountain Manor (private cabin of the York’s) Wedding Planner Marcella York of Over the Moon Boutique shopoverthemoon.com

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weddings & events

by ashley marie

Wyoming’s full service wedding planning & event rental company. Sheridan, Wyoming | 307. 751-0728 ashleymarieweddings.com

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real wedding

Meaghen & Michael casper

Meaghen and Michael’s love story began in high school. The summer before Michael left to attend the University of Wyoming, the two re-connnected and fell in love. A few years later, Michael rented out the top floors of the Clock Tower in downtown Denver for the night and proposed to Meaghen on her 21st birthday. Being from Casper, they couldn’t think of a better place to celebrate their love with friends and family! The two planned their backyard soiree for June 14th - complete with all the people they love and one heck of a dance party!

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The Theme: Meaghen and Michael planned a shabby-chic, backyard

BBQ wedding. They worked with a palette of peach, coral, and mint to create their bright and beautiful day.

The Dress: “Lace, lace, lace. That was my only criteria and I found the

perfect one. Open in the back, ivory in color to have a rustic feeling, and and I wanted sleeves so there would be no issues while dancing. When I added the veil and belt, it was absolute perfection.”

The Flowers: Roses, baby breath, dusty miller and succulents were

used to create Meaghen’s rustic wedding design. All the succulents were replanted after the weddng as a way to remember the day! Guests also received potted succulent favors from the bride and groom.

Meaghen’s cousins played an instrumental version of “Cherry” by Ratatat on the violin and keyboard while she walked down the aisle. She tells us it was breathtaking!

The Favorite Detail:

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The couple served a three-tier cake filled with pound cake, vanilla buttercream and caramel sauce, and lemon cake with blueberry buttercream. The cake was adorned with gorgeous coral and peach roses! Meaghen’s aunt also made her favorite sweet treat, lemon bars, and her mom made her famous brownies. They also served cream puffs because they are delish!

The Sweets:

The Food: “We picked a bunch of our favorite foods and we had a lot of family members and friends pitch in labor-wise. My parents made amazing smoked pulled pork and chicken with some homemade BBQ sauce, green chili mac and cheese, and pork n’ beans. Michael’s mom is from the Philippines so we also had a huge layout of Filipino food, which included egg rolls, coconut shrimp, pork skewers, a noodle dish called pancit, and more.” Mr. and Mrs. Moment: Meaghen and Michael

have two! They reminisced and laughed the next morning over breakfast about how perfect and fun their wedding turned out and the weather luck they had with their ceremony! Meaghen tells us that “the night before the wedding, it poured rain and the day of was gloomy, cold, and windy. Five minutes before the ceremony started, the sky cleared, the sun came out, and the wind stopped blowing. Although this was technically before we were Mr. and Mrs., it seemed like a huge blessing from the universe and was completely surreal.”

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Advice for RMB Brides: “Don’t be a bridezilla. Seriously. The day of the wedding there will be nothing you can do about anything that goes wrong, so relax, be flexible and remember the big picture. You are getting married and all of your friends and family are there to celebrate with you, so have fun!” Three Words: Ideal, Blissful, Celebration

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color palette Bride’s Dress Step N Out - Venus Bridal | stepn-out.com Bride’s Belt BLING | bridalbling.ca/index.html Bride’s Jewelry Bansri Julia Swarovski | ShopBansri.com Bride’s Necklace Custom made with the diamond from the engagement

ring given to the groom’s mother by the groom’s late father, and the bride’s something old! Bride’s Shoes Mint Chelsea Crew | modcloth.com Bride’s Veil Richard Designs | richard-designs.com/ Bridesmaids’ Attire Picked by each lady! Cake Cakes of Distinction | FB: Cakes of Distinction Floral Erin Berst - Floral from Global Rose | globalrose.com Groom’s Suit Ralph Lauren | ralphlauren.com Groom’s Shoes Justin Boots | justinboots.com Groom & Groomsmen’s Tie Tie Obsessed | etsy.com/shop/tieobsessed Groomsmen’s Attire Picked by each Gent! Hair Amanda Doll Funk - Black Orchid Salon | FB: Black Orchid Salon Casper Invites Minted | minted.com Lodging Cmon Inn | cmoninn.com/casper Makeup Molly Johnson at 307 Salon | styleseat.com/mollyjohnson307 Music JMR Services, LLC | FB: JMR Services, LLC Officiant Pastor Dale from Faith Bible Chapel Photography Ashleigh Brown Photography | ashleighbrownphotography.com Rehearsal Alcova Lake, Wyoming Rentals Rendezvous Tent and Services | rendezvoustents.com Venue Groom’s parent’s house in Casper Wedding Planner Anna Huff (bride’s cousin)

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style & b e au t y


style & beauty

Soft by Rosa Clara, “Ugo� Delicate hand-beaded sheath dress with a sweetheart neckline and godet-flared skirt of tulle give this gown the wow factor. The sheer illusion neckline softens the look and the satin ribbon highlights the slender waistline.

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Tulle & Texture the rmb gown guide

The 2016 wedding season will be filled with gorgeous gowns dazzled with embroidered florals and textures. Tulle is one of the versatile fabrics and can transform a wide range of dress silhouettes. From sheer and slim to fluffy and fabulous, tulle can be utilized to create your dream dress.

- jenn skye | indulgencemontana.com makeup indulgence - breanne cutler | indulgencemontana.com modeling - mikayla sullivan & sarah bates | coravellimodelingagency.com photography larry stanley photography | montana-wedding-photographer.com venue chico hot springs | chicohotsprings.com

hair indulgence

agency coravelli modeling agency

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Plume Bridal | plumebridal.com Essense of Australia - # D1787 Lace and tulle over lustre satin with a dropped-waist and lace and scalloped sweetheart neckline and hem create a boho bride’s dream dress.

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Plume Bridal | plumebridal.com Wtoo - “Pippin Style #13111� A modern approach to a vintage look, this slim fit and flare is accented with a geometric lace pattern, which forms the ideal vintage-modern mix.

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BHLDN - Theia Bridal, “Fabienne� Ivory stretch-crepe top paired with a full Spanish tulle skirt forms a light and airey feel for your wedding day.

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BHLDN - Catherine Deane,“Avril� A sheer surplice neckline and appliqued floral waisteline bring an etherial feel, while the scooped illusion back and ivory silk tulle add soft texture and romance to the look.

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Sarah Janks - Canto Paradiso Collection,“Gia� The paneled embroidered and hand-beaded bodice, belted at the waist with organza, creates a whimsical feel.

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Watters - “Kian Corset Style 7063B” paired with “Priya Skirt Style 7009B” The almond-colored and jeweled corset is perfectly paired with the multi-layer washed silk organza skirt in a soft A-line ruffle silhouette.

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Sarah Janks - Canto Paradiso Collection,“Garnet” Ribbons of bias-cut silk chiffon and silver beading frame this plunging V-neckline and back. dress. Laser-cut tulle appliqué drapes the fitted bodice and sleek sheath skirt to create a stunning floral effect, perfect for the natural-beauty bride.

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BHLDN - Alma Novia by Rosa Clara, “Magnolia� A sheer neckline through the blouson silhouette and layered skirt of delicate, gauzy tulle and beading creates this lovely look.

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weddington way t h e r m b g e n t ’s g u i d e f e a t u r i n g w e d d i n g t o n w a y ’s n e w g e n t s h o p

weddington way is your one-stop shop for bridal party attire online. with the largest assortment of women’s and men’s bridal party fashion available you can shop and create a custom look through their virtual showroom. weddington way offers a collaborative experience for you and your bridal party to choose personalized and ready-to-wear dresses and suits. for the wyoming bride who might not have the latest fashion trends easily accessible, weddington way is the only wedding e-commerce brand able to give you a wedding look that is 100% tailored to your day! visit weddington way today to create your bridal party look. w w w. w e d d i n g t o n way. c o m

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beauty hallie adrian hair weddington way

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style & beauty

navy Navy is the new neutral. We love the pairing of Weddington Way’s “Ella” in “something navy”with their sleek gray “Carter” suit. Navy accessories supplement this dynamic duo to produce a balanced look that is perfect for any summer affair.

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P H O T O G R A P H Y

307.660.1580 âœŚ www.caitijackson.com

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style & beauty

classic black The classics never go out of style for a reason: they are timeless and always look sharp. Weddington Way’s “Oliver” is a dashing three-piece tux. Matched with a Weddington Way rose and gold-sequined “Poppy” dress makes this couple black-tie ready!

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style & beauty

pretty in pink Pink is perfection. Rosey hues aren’t just for the ladies; guys can rock them too! This Weddington Way “Oliver” black tux with blush accessories is a playful way to incorpoarte your wedding color into the bridal party’s attire. Weddington Way’s “Dove & Dahlia Birdie” in blush will make any bridesmaid smile!

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style & beauty

Precious Metals

in the heart of jackson, family-owed j.c. jewelers has been creating fine, hand-crafted jewelery for 27 years. expert knowledge and friendly staff make this establishment the ideal place to find that left-hand bling. be inspired by this season’s latest styles in both men’s and women’s wedding bands and engagement rings. from platinum to rose gold, and all metals in between, j.c. jeweler’s exquisite collection is a must for this engagement season. designed in house by jeter case

14 k white gold with halo princess cut - $8,495 middle Platinum band with round center diamond and baguettes totaling 4.5 ct - $49,995 bottom left platinum grey rose cut with diamond halo - $6,595 top right

jewelry j.c. jewelers | jcjewelers.com photography ashley wilkerson photography | ashleywilkerson.com

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bo l d bands

Mix and match your wedding bands! We love incorporating different metals and stones to create a custom left-hand look.

left white gold sculpted circle band

- $2,095 - $2,230

middle yellow gold sculpted square setting

right white gold with baguette and round diamonds

18 kt gold diamond band and solitaire set band - $1,385 square - $8,500

- $7,995

- $1,350 - $3,795

half round diamond band in white gold full round diamond platinum band

yellow, rose and white gold bands with diamonds

- $650 each

22 k yellow gold square band - $2,000 $975 right yellow gold domed layered wave - $575 left

middle yellow gold flush set diamond band-

three row yellow gold diamond band

- $8,995

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style & beauty

cen ter cut

The options are endless when it comes to center stone styles and types. We love mixing it up from the traditional diamond and choosing an exotic stone, like rose cut or colored diamonds.

top to bottom

14 k yellow gold pave diamond cluster - $1,345 14 k white gold black diamond ring - $2,295 18 k yelllow gold diamond ring - $10,995 platinum yellow rose cut square setting - $3,995 14 k blue moon stone ring - $1,945 platinum diamond ring halo setting - $11,450 18 k yellow gold platinum rose cut - $3,995

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b oy b and s

Jazz up your man’s left-hand look! Texture, metal and engravings can create a custom look that he will love to wear around proudly! left to right

14 k cobblestone band with blue and white diamond - $2,695 14 k 6mm flat hammered band - $2,195 22 k square band brushed 8mm - $3,500

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real wedding

Michele & Derek laramie

Michele and Derek met at a work conference in Rocky Springs - not the typical place you find the love of your life! Michele’s boss had known Derek for a while and kept telling her they should meet! At the end of the night, Michele’s boss spotted Derek, made the intro, and the rest is history. The two decided to plan a hometown wedding in Laramie at the University of Wyoming’s Wildcatter Stadium Club, and on May 23rd, they became a family with Michele’s two boys, Max and Mason.

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The Theme: Michele and Derek planned their spring wedding

to be casual and elegant. They wanted the room to feel lovely and welcoming for all of their guests! The color palette was ivory, nude, blush, and pink, which was the perfect complement to her romantic style!

The Dress: “I chose a Maggie Sottero strapless mermaid gown

in champagne, with lace overlay. I love the fashion from the 1920’s and this dress reminded me of that era – elegant, but fun.”

The Flowers: Michele chose ranunculus, roses and peonies as her main floral components. She wanted the flowers and centerpieces to ultra-feminine and elegantly romantic.

The Favorite Detail: “Having one of my oldest and dearest friends officiate the ceremony; it made the vows warm, funny and personal.”

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The First Dance: The newlyweds swayed to “All of Me”

by John Legend for their first dance as husband and wife. They chose the song because it was the song that came on the radio right after Derek proposed to Michele. Talk about perfect timing!

The Food: The couple chose a menu of Italian for their

wedding. Michele and Derek love pasta and all things Italian, so it was the perfect fit. For cocktail hour, guests were served bruschetta. Dinner began with a caesar salad, followed by chicken pomadoro and shrimp scampi over fettuccine delicioso!

The Sweets: Keeping true to their love of Italian, the couple chose a tiramisu-inspired cake with vanilla latte frosting. Mr. and Mrs. Moment: “Just before the ceremony at the

Wildcatter, Derek and I got a moment together alone. It was nice just to be able to take a minute to focus on each other before exchanging our vows in front of family and friends. Really special!”

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Advice for RMB Brides: “Make sure you are marrying the love of your life. Make sure you are following your heart. Everything else will fall into place.� Three Words: Meant to be.

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And lovely.


color palette Beauty Darren Kilbury - Angel’s Salon and Spa | angelssalonandspa.com Bride’s Dress – Hart’s Tux and Gowns - Maggie Sottero | hartstuxandgowns.com Bride’s Ring Vera Wang | verawanglove.com Bride’s Shoes Bella Belle | bellabelleshoes.com Caterer Altitude | altitudechophouse.com/catering Flowers Poppy’s | poppyswithlove.com Groom’s Attire Cubavera | cubavera.com Honeymoon Grand Hyatt Resort and Spa, Kauai, Hawaii | kauai.hyatt.com Invitations Wedding Paper Divas | weddingpaperdivas.com Linens La Tavola | latavolalinen.com Music Complete Music & Video | 307.635.3400 Officiant Darren Kilburry Photography Ardent Photography | ardentphotographyinc.com Ribbon Silk and Willow | silkandwillow.com Ribbon Frou Frou Chick | froufrouchic.com Ring Bearer’s Attire Nautica | nautica.com Ring Bearer’s Shoes Olukai | olukai.com Sweets Sweets Cakes & Pastry | sweetswyoming.com Venue UW Wildcatter Stadium Club | cowboyjoeclub.com/premium-seating/wildcatter Wedding Planner Embellish Productions | embellishproductions.com

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get the look

Get The Look

cheyenne train depot cheyenne

Snowfall in the heart

of cheyenne. embrace the natural, festive colors of the season in your wedding look.

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get the look

the lookbook Green and red aren’t just reserved for Christmas. Use muted tones of these hues to create a soft, winter-woodsland feel for your big day. Incorporate a peach tone to soften the look and to add a touch of romance. Evergreen branches are used to make a floral hair wreath - a nod to the holiday decor and to tie together the loose chiffon Essence of Australia dress.

beauty all that jazz salon

& spa | allthatjazzsalonspa.com dress dora grace bridal - essence of australia | doragrace.com floral lace & lilies | | burrijewelers.com model laura piccioli photography bhp imaging | bhpimaging.com shoes dillard’s alex marie | dillards.com venue cheyenne depot museum | cheyennedepotmuseum.org

laceandlilliesflowers.com jewelry burri jewelers

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inspiration

city center

beauty tanya crocker | tanyacrocker.com design & styling vibrant events of jackson hole | vibranteventsjh.com dress johanna johnson | johannajohnson.com food & beverage the rose | therosejh.com floral & styling magnolia ranch | magnoliaranchjh.com lighting & sound jackson hole production company | jacksonholedj. com live music the foundation band | jacksonholedj.com/the-foundation-band.html menswear banana republic | bananarepublic.com models trisha taggart & gustavo sculla schiaffino photography taylor glenn | trgphoto.com rentals event rents | eventrents.net venue - ceremony town of jackson parking garage | townofjackson. com/about-jackson/public-parking venue - portraits center for the arts | jhcenterforthearts.org venue - portraits jackson town square | townofjackson.com/ about-jackson/town-square venue - reception pinky g’s pizzeria | pinkygs.com videography apres visuals | apresevents.com

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inspiration

jackson hole is well known for its iconic mountain views, bucktail fences & downtown antler arches. but as the town of jackson & the surrounding area has become an elite destination, the once quaint town has taken on a contemporary vibe, that could be an amazing backdrop for your wyoming wedding. jackson hole has so much to offer the modern bride. there is no shortage of stunning views in this mountain town. be inspired by this urban look in the west.

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inspiration concrete ceremony

The view of theTetons is the spectacle every every bride looks for in her Wyoming wedding. Instead of a traditional mountainside “I Do”, look for the unexpected views and locations, like this parking garage in the heart of Jackson.With a 360 degree view of the mountains and a clean, modern palette to decorate, it’s the perfect place to create your mountain-urban ceremony.

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the nightlife

Exposed brick, industrial lighting and neon signs provide an eclectic and authentic Jackson feel for your reception. Your guests will love the party atmosphere and modern aesthetics.


inspiration

fall features

The exquisite table pulls the seasonal fall features, like pumpkins and rich moss, into a modern design with thin, tapered candles and greenery. We love the effect a long table gives to the space!

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inspiration

“I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream.� - Vincent Van Gogh

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Kisa Koenig

Katy Gray

Kisa Koenig

creatively celebrating your world

www.vibranteventsjh.com

307/413.0174

info@vibranteventsjh.com


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a r e n d e z v o u s r e t r e at

welcome to the retreat! this past summer, a group of amazingly talented photograpers and wedding professionals from around the nation got together for some r&r and fellowship. turpin meadow ranch played host to the farewell dinner. while this was for a retreat, this look would be perfect for any bridal brunch or rehearsal dinner. a long table adorned with ombre floral and the tetons cannot be beat. we invite you to fall in love with turpin meadow ranch and elegant summertime dining al fresco in wyoming.

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inspiration meadow dining

As the sun sets over the Tetons, the light creates a soft and romantic backdrop for outdoor dining. We love Turpin Meadow’s green space; it was the perfect canvas for an evening of celebration! Enhancing the meadow was a gorgeous wooden table: it captured the scope of the landscape and created its own presence with a stunning floral presentation and clean design.

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inspiration

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wyoming whiskey embroidery

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the creatives

+ ivy caterer turpin meadow ranch | turpinmeadowranch.com floral & design magnolia ranch | magnoliaranchjh. | theweddingpew.com paper xo wyo | xowyo.com photographer & retreat organizer carrie patterson | carriepattersonphotography.com place-setting montana party rentals | montanapartyrentals.com table & chair rentals canvas unlimited | canvasunlimited.com venue turpin meadow ranch | turpinmeadowranch.com blankets ink

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B U N GA LO W

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www.jacksonholedj.com • info@jacksonholedj.com • 307.203.4841 PO Box 2286, Jackson WY 83001

JACKSON HOLE'S #1 WEDDING COVER BAND! Featuring an all-star lineup of the valley's best musicians, they play songs from artists like Adele, Rihanna, Michael Jackson, Blondie and more, as well as all your favorite wedding hits. Led by national recording artist Wendy Colonna on vocals and guitar, they're a killer combination of musicians who are guaranteed to make your event unforgettably electric!

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LOCATION SCOUTING. STYLING & EVENTS. PRODUCTION.

Major Zephyr is the valley's premiere Americana wedding band. Comprising the valley's best and most experienced players, they play songs from a wide range of genres, such as classic rock, country, jazz, funk, blues, motown, reggae and more. Whether the moment calls for high-energy dance music or a slow love song, Major Zephyr delivers.

www.majorzephyr.com

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F a r m - to - A lt e r F l ow e r s & R u s t i c E v e n t S t y l i n g

Matthew Johnson Studios

U s i n g O r g a n i c a l ly G row n

f l o w e r s f o r yo u r s p e c i a l d ay !

G i l d T h e L i ly T o o

PO Box 5024 | Etna WY 83118 307.413.1747 | gildthelilytoo.com

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getaways

karissa & kelly - ashley merrit photography

find the perfect place to celebrate married bliss


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the locals hotel jackson, jackson

the history For the Jackson locals looking to enjoy some r & r after wedding day, Hotel Jackson is your getaway! Situated in the heart of downtown Jackson Hole, Hotel Jackson redefines the art of western hospitality with exquisite accommodations in a pristine setting for an extraordinary luxury hotel experience. Opened in June 2015, Hotel Jackson offers 58 stunning guest rooms including 6 suites nestled among some of the country’s best skiing, white water rafting, ziplining, hiking and fly fishing as well as being minutes away from Grand Teton National Park and just an hour away from Yellowstone National Park. Explore and make new memories together, trekking through Jackson and the surrounding area on your honeymoon.

the lodging Hotel Jackson is the ideal choice for the couple seeking to blend their outdoor experiences with a luxury lodging experience. Designed to connect guests with the beauty of the natural surroundings, rooms are thoughtfully appointed in contemporary western flair, and bring elements of the outdoors in. Warm wood and leather tones invoke a sense of place and pay homage to Hotel Jackson’s western heritage. Plush Sealy Pillow Top beds, L’Occtaine bath amenities, Bose docking stations, and Kohler soaking tubs enhance the guest experience and ensure the highest level of comfort. To learn more about the amenities and accommodations of Hotel Jackson, please visit www.hoteljackson.com

the perks For honeymooners looking to explore the Tetons, Hotel Jackson is your ideal home base. After spending the day exploring the outdoors together, relax in Hotel Jackson’s rooftop jacuzzi and take in the skyline views of Jackson Hole. As the sun sets, FIGS becomes the perfect launching point for the evening or a place to land when returning back from a night on the town together. A warm and intimate escape, FIGS features a two-story fireplace with an Aspen leaf canopy floating overhead. Menu selections include Mediterranean-inspired small plates and signature dishes, all perfectly complemented by an extensive wine list and hand-crafted cocktails. Rocky Mountain Bride Wyoming

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the adventurers nita lake lodge, whistler b.c.

the inside story Your home away from home in Whistler’s Creekside. They were voted number 25 of the Top 25 hotels in Canada and number 18 for Most Romantic Hotel for the 2015 Traveler’s Choice Awards by Trip Advisor. Quickly becoming one of Whistler’s most talked about properties, the Nita Lake Lodge offers a distinctive Whistler experience through a commitment to personalized service and unique and serene lakeside setting. Located just a 1/3 of a mile from the Whistler Creekside Gondola on The Valley Trail, the Nita Lake Lodge offers tranquil surroundings with proximity to activities of all seasons.

the lodging Embark on an adventure into unrivalled mountain comfort. Each of Nita’s rooms are furnished with king-sized beds, a double soaker tub, glass-enclosed rain shower, voluptuous furniture & basalt gas fireplace. With stunning lake views from the luxury suites large balcony you are as close as you can get to nature. Almost like owning your own Whistler condo— with the added benefit of housekeeping. Standard features include: a king-sized bed, 44” HD tv and dvd player, ipod docking station, complimentary internet, double soaker bathtub, heated slate tile flooring in the bathroom and an in-room safe. To learn more about the amenities and accommodations of Nita Lake Lodge, please visit www.nitalakelodge.com

the perks Start your honeymoon with a visit to the spa to free up some tension with a relaxation massage or whatever you need to restore your mind and body; Exfoliation, steam bath, herbal oils, The Nita Lake Lodge’s Spa Therapists provide an unforgettable experience in a welcoming setting.The spa works with eco-friendly, organic products from Ilaprovincially exclusive to Nita. After the perfect spa retreat, discover cuisine as personalized and approachable as their service at any of their three in-house dining options.Whether you crave an unforgettable three-course affair or a speedy pre-hike breakfast sandwich, Nita Lake Lodge’s dining facilities of Aura, Cure, and Fix offer delicious food prepared with locally sourced ingredients, including various herbs and vegetables grown on their own rooftop garden. Rocky Mountain Bride Wyoming

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rocky mountain bride

wedding day organizer all the resources you need to help plan your perfect rocky mountain “i do!�


wedding budget workbook Wedding Workbook Attire + Beauty Gown Shoes Veil Jewelry Pre-Wedding Outfits Hair Make-Up Spa Services Grooms Formalwear Pre-Wedding Engagement Photos Save The Dates Invitations Bridal Party Gifts Bridesmaids Luncheon Rehearsal Dinner Marriage License Wedding Consultant Newspaper Announcement Wedding Day Photography Videographer Transportation Site Fee Ceremony Reception Officiant Fee Ceremony Elements DĂŠcor Floral Bouquet and Boutonnieres Music Ceremony Cocktail Hour Reception Printed Paper Products Rental Items and Supplies Liquor/Beverages Caterer Cake/Dessert Gratuity

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one year Gather a list of potential guests to get a ballpark number for guest your count

six to nine months Select a photographer

Create a separate wedding email address to keep track of contacts & vendors

Have engagement photos taken

Hire a wedding planner

Create a final guest list

Determine a budget

Send out your Save The Dates

Choose a date & location

Select a caterer

Research marriage requirements

Select a florist

Choose your bridal party

Select a DJ, band, or live music

Design a fun wedding website

Select an officiant

Start to gather wedding ideas & inspiration

Purchase your wedding dress Select bridal party attire Register for gifts Decide on the colors & design of your wedding

four to six months Reserve rental items Order wedding cake or desserts Get groom & groomsmen fitted Purchase wedding rings Order invitations & other stationery Reserve a room block for out-of-towners Start planning out your honeymoon & apply for any needed passports or visas


two to four months Research activities available for guests Plan fun group activities Do a hair & makeup trial run

four-week countdown Obtain marriage license

Send out formal invitations * The rule of thumb is to mail them out 6-8 weeks before the wedding day with an RSVP cut-off 3 weeks prior

Break in your wedding shoes

Book your rehearsal dinner

Confirm transportation & travel

Begin wedding dress alterations

Confirm all wedding details with vendors

Finalize your menu and flowers

Provide final guest count to your caterer

Give your vendors a first draft event schedule

one to two months Pick up wedding rings Purchase wedding attire accessories

Pack for your honeymoon

Send a timeline to the bridal party - include everyone’s contact information Create final seating chart & escort cards

24 hours

Schedule the final dress fitting

Confirm all details with planner & officiant

Purchase wedding weekend attire

Gather & organize all the last-minute details

Finalize rehearsal dinner plans and mail out invitations

Create check and tip envelopes to be given to vendors the day of the wedding

Schedule spa services for the bridesmaids

Drop off welcome bags to lodging

Enjoy a bachelorette weekend with your ladies Discuss and finalize ceremony details with officiant

wedding day

Finalize your event schedule

relax and enjoy every little detail of

Confirm bridesmaids’ & groomsmen’s attire

your fabulous rocky

Confirm photo list with your photographer

mountain wedding!

Purchase bridesmaid & groomsmen gifts Create guest favors & welcome bags


the Wyoming marketplace = RMB Gem Vendors

Accomodations Bitterroot Ranch | bitterrootranch.com Cabin & Company Vacation Rentals l cabinandcompany.com Cmon Inn | cmoninn.com/casper Hotel Jackson | hoteljackson.com Nita Lake Lodge | nitalakelodge.com Rustic Inn at Jackson Hole | rusticinnatjh.com Spear-O-Wigwam Dude Ranch sheridan.edu/site/spearowigwam/ The Parkway Inn | parkwayinn.com The Wort Hotel | worthotel.com

Beauty 307 Salon | styleseat.com/mollyjohnson307 A Day of Beauty by Leslee Ann | lesleeann.com All that Jazz Salon & Spa | allthatjazzsalonspa.com Angel’s Salon and Spa | angelssalonandspa.com Black Orchid Salon | FB: Black Orchid Salon Casper Boom Swagger Salon | boomswaggersalon.com Champu Salon | champusalonjh.com Frost Salon | FB: Frost Salon Hallie Adrian Hair | FB: Hallie Adrian Hair Indulgence | indulgencemontana.com Philosophy Hair Studio | philosophyhairstudio.com Tanya Crocker | tanyacrocker.com

Drinks Wyoming Whiskey | wyomingwhiskey.com

Fashion Donna Beth Creations | donnabethcreations.com Dora Grace Bridal | doragrace.com Felice Bridal | felicebridal.com Hart’s Tux and Gowns | hartstuxandgowns.com Jackson Hole Hat Company | jhhatco.com Knights Chamber | knightschamber.net Richard Designs | richard-designs.com Step N Out | stepn-out.com Tie Obsessed | etsy.com/shop/tieobsessed Vintage Jackson Wyoming | FB: Vintage Jackson Wyoming

Flowers Fleur de V | fleurdevevents.com Flowers, etc | flowersetcdumas.com Guild the Lily Too | gildthelilytoo.com Lace & Lilies | laceandliliesflowers.com Magnolia Ranch| magnoliaranchjh.com Pink Paisley Events | pinkpaisleyevents.com Poppy’s | poppyswithlove.com Someday Soon Flowers | somedaysoonflowers.com

Gifts & Jewelry Burri Jewelers | burrijewelers.com Dan Shelley Jewelers | danshelley.com Dowd House Studios Spoon Rest etsy.com/ca/shop/DowdHouseStudios J.C. Jewelers | jcjewelers.com Made Jackson Hole | madejacksonhole.com ModBloQ | etsy.com/ca/shop/modBloQ New West Knife Works | newwestknifeworks.com Padgett Hoke | padgetthoke.com Taste of Wyoming Cookbook | barnesandnoble.com Wedding Day Jewelers | weddingdaydiamonds.com

More Cheyenne Frontier Days | cfdrodeo.com Coravelli Modeling Agency | coravellimodelingagency.com

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Devil’s Tower | nps.gov/deto/index.htm Fr. Randy Oswald | olmcatholic.org Grand Teton National Park | nps.gov/grte Jackson Hole Production Company | jacksonholedj.com Jackson Town Square townofjackson.com/about-jackson/town-square Mad River Boat Trips | mad-river.com North Fork Anglers | northforkanglers.com Yellowstone National Park Lodges yellowstonenationalparklodges.com

Music Bootleg Flyer featuring the Miller Sisters | bootlegflyer.com Complete Music & Video | 307.635.3400 Ignatius Reilly | fb: ignatiusreillyband Jackson Hole DJ | jacksonholedj.com JMR Services, LLC | FB: JMR Services, LLC PTO | FB: BluegrassJacksonHole The Foundation Band jacksonholedj.com/the-foundation-band.html Whiskey Mornin l whiskeymornin.com Wood Smoke Rising | woodsmokerising.com

Paper Bird and Buffalo | birdandbuffalo.com XO WYO | xowyo.com

Photos Adam J. Howard Photography | adamjhoward.com Apres Events Photo & Video | apresevents.com Ardent Photography | ardentphotographyinc.com Ashleigh Brown Photography ashleighbrownphotography.com Ashley Merrit Photography | ashleymerrittphotography.com Ashley Wilkerson Photography | ashleywilkerson.com Autumn Cutaia Photography | autumncutaia.com BHP Imaging | bhpimaging.com Caiti Jackson Photography | caitijackson.com Carrie Patterson | carriepattersonphotography.com Evan Sowder | evansowder.com Hannah Hardaway | hannahhardaway.com Jamye Chrisman | jamyechrisman.com Katy Gray Photography | katygray.com Larry Stanley Photography montana-wedding-photographer.com Laura Murray Photography | lauramurrayphotography.com Photovision | photovisionprints.com Shane Macomber Photography | shanemacomber.com Taylor Glenn | trgphoto.com The Shutter Bus | theshutterbus.com Urban Safari Photography | urbansafariphotography.com

Planning 4 Seasons Events | gilletteevents.com Embellish Productions | embellishproductions.com Over the Moon Boutique | shopoverthemoon.com Simply Grand Events | simplygrandevent.com Style Jackson Hole | stylejacksonhole.com Vibrant Events | vibranteventsjh.com Weddings & Events by Ashley Marie ashleymarieweddings.com

Rentals Canvas Unlimited | canvasunlimited.com Event Rents | eventrents.net High Country Linen | highcountrylinen.com Hunter Gatherer | huntergathererjacksonhole.com Patina Preferred | patinapreferredvintagerentals.com Rendezvous Tent and Services | rendezvoustents.com The Silver Bungalow | thesilverbungalow.com

Rocky Mountain Bride Wyoming

The Wedding Pew | theweddingpew.com Under Canvas Events | undercanvasevents.com Weddings & Events by Ashley Marie ashleymarieweddings.com Wyoming Party Rentals | montanapartyrentals.com

Savory Altitude | altitudechophouse.com/catering Bistro Catering | bistrocatering.net Bo-b-q | famousbobq.com Café Genevieve | genevievejh.com Gray Barn | snakeriverranch.net Killy’s Deli | killys.warehousemkt.com Pinky G’s Pizzeria | pinkygs.com Powder River Pizza | powderriverpizza.com The Rose | therosejh.com

Sweet Cakes by Rusty | FB: Rustys Cakes Cakes of Distinction | FB: Cakes of Distinction Elle’s Belles | ellesbelles.com Persephone Bakery | persephonebakery.com Spoons | spoonsbistro.com Sweets Cakes & Pastry | sweetswyoming.com

Transportation Driver Provider | driverprovider.com

Venue Center for the Arts | jhcenterforthearts.org Chapel of the Sacred Heart | olmcatholic.org Chico Hot Springs | chicohotsprings.com Cheyenne Depot Museum | cheyennedepotmuseum.org Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole fourseasonsjacksonholewy.com Grand Targhee Resort | grandtarghee.com Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis Club | jhgtc.com Moose Creek Ranch | moosecreekranch.com Moosehead Ranch | mooseheadranch.com Pinky G’s Pizzeria | pinkygs.com Rango Alegre | ranchoalegre.com Saratoga Resort & Spa | saratogaresortandspa.com Spring Creek Ranch | springcreekranch.com Snake River Sporting Club l srsportingclub.com Snow King Hotel | snowking.com Town of Jackson Parking Garage townofjackson.com/about-jackson/public-parking Turpin Meadow Ranch | turpinmeadowranch.com UW Wildcatter Stadium Club cowboyjoeclub.com/premium-seating/wildcatter

Video Apres Events Photo & Video | apresevents.com Evan Sowder | evansowder.com Moonstone Pictures | moonstonepictures.com


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Where rustic elegance meets the great outdoors


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i A Wedding to Remember.

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