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in this issue

wyoming 2016 23 get the look - snow king Rich reds and romance at Snow King

88 western hearts

A luxe wedding look at Brush Creek Ranch

96 modern muse Modern art meets a soft, whimsy design at Haven

105 sweet summertime

cassie madden photography

Celebrate the moments before the “I Do� at Q Roadhouse

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That moment before the rest of your life begins. Let us personalize every detail, amongst Five Star, Five Diamond mountain luxury.

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Dine, stay, celebrate, relax at Four Seasons.

7680 Granite Loop Road Teton Village, WY 83025 | 307.732.5000 fourseasons.com/jacksonhole


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88 love stories & looks

rmb finds

12 pretty little things

northwest

Something Blue

style & beauty 48 statement pieces 52 the rmb gent’s guide

17 abigail & samuel - Jackson 30 tara & phillip - Teton Village 23 get the look Snow King Resort

Class Act Cowboy

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37 myca & nathan - Sheridan 41 lexie & chris - Big Horn

inspiration

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72 erin & garrison - Jackson 78 engagement - alyssa & dillon 80 snowy serenity

55 meghan & andrew - Cheyenne 63 get the look Snowy Range Ski Area

getaway

112 fireside resort Jackson

in every issue 116 the gem marketplace

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behind the scenes

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Welcome to Wyoming! For this year’s annual edition of RMB Wyoming, we wanted to capture all the beauty you can find in this great state, from large weddings to sweet and nature-inspired elopements. This state is filled with so much more than meets the eye, and it was our mission to find all those hidden gems for you to use for your wedding.

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We spent many hours on the road traveling all over to create some gorgeous looks, and learned a lot about the vast potential Wyoming has. The Snowy Range Ski Area has stellar views and is a short drive from Laramie! With rolling hills, bright evergreens and a river meandering throughout the property, its a hidden gem! In Casper, we were so excited to discover Haven, a modern art gallery that played host to a modern wedding look that blends natural elements and an industrial style seamlessly. We knew Jackson was a special place already, but of course, it exceeded all of our expectations. From a rich and romantic Get The Look at Snow King Resort, to a summertime Rehearsal Dinner at Q Roadhouse, sweetly paired with ice cream from Sugar Shack, we fell in love with Jackson all over again. At Rocky Mountain Bride, we are so honored and excited to be a part of your love story and wedding. From our print magazines to amazing online inspiration, we strive to bring you the best of Rocky Mountain weddings!

Taylor Chamberlain Editor-in-Chief

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a group of gals that love the rockies and all things weddings!

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AndreaJulyand2nd Patrick Laramie River Overlook “Our love was discovered in the mountains, and in the Snowy Range it was affirmed as we committed our lives to each other in the presence of our four closest friends. The day was perfect. Every bride says that, I’m sure, but I’m not every bride. The day was kept a secret and even as I excitedly told my best friend about the surprise elopement, she responded, ‘You had a jumpsuit and a mustache in your wedding - your two favorite things. You must be so proud.’ They say every girl dreams of her wedding day. I don’t know if that was ever true for me, but as I stood in front of my best friend, overlooking the Laramie River, with a backdrop that seemed out of a painting and feeling like a goddess, ‘dream’ was the only word I could think of. It was too beautiful to feel real.”

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Feather Wrap Ring Pure Impressions | etsy.com/shop/pureimpressions Druzy Earrings Ashley Anne Jewelry | ashleyannejewelry.com Eye Mask Plum Pretty Sugar | plumprettysugar.com Clutch Alice & Olivia | aliceandolivia.com

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WELCOME to

Wyoming! “Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!” - Dr. Seuss

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Trace your fingers over a map of the US ‘til you find Wyoming. You will see wide open spaces, a couple cities and Yellowstone in the top left corner of the state. What that map doesn’t show you is all the beauty and adventure that awaits you! For the couple looking to surround themselves in the prairies and mountains for their wedding, explore Wyoming and find your perfect place to host your “I do.” In this issue of RMB Wyoming, we sought out love stories that captured the raw beauty of Wyoming as a backdrop for intimate weddings. We were drawn to lush florals and natural color palettes for our inspiration that spans from Saratoga to Jackson, and some gorgeous places in-between. Regardless of your style, Wyoming is waiting to take your breath away - we invite you to explore this stunning state with us!

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Abigail and Samuel met at a local restaurant through mutual friends. Although it wasn’t love at first sight, they both had a feeling that they had met someone special. A few weeks later, Samuel asked Abigail out to a movie where there were two options playing on the same night; one was about kayaking and the other was about chair design.When the pair agreed to see the chair design flick, Abigail knew Samuel was a keeper! He made her laugh the entire night and hasn’t stopped since.The sweet couple shared their love and laughter with family and friends on September 19th.

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The Theme: Abigail and Samuel designed their wedding

around the beauty of Jackson, with a natural feel and fun pops of pattern in the reception. They chose a color palette of white, gray, and natural hues to create the look.

The Dress: Abigail stunned in a lace Tara Keely dress. “When I found my dress after just a day of looking, I knew it was the one. I felt comfortable, unique and happy in it. In all the other dresses I tried on, I felt like I was playing ‘dress up’, but when I put this one on, I felt like the best version of myself and knew it was the dress I wanted to get married in!” The Flowers: The flowers kept in theme with the soft

and natural color palette of white and gray. Lush greenery was complemented with bundles of white flowers like baby’s breath, tulips and hydrangeas.

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The Favorite Detail: “Rocky, our DJ. He played such great music that perfectly embodied Sam and I, and everyone danced the night away.” Mr. and Mrs. Moment: “I don’t think there is a moment

that was specifically our favorite, but it meant so much for us to have family and friends travel from near and far to celebrate our wedding with us in the place we love.”

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The newlyweds danced to Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots by the Flaming Lips. “We chose this quirky song because we felt like it accurately describes our relationship. Us taking on the world together.”

The First Dance:

The Sweets: “We had s’more and carrot cake

cupcakes (our favorite flavors!) from our favorite (and Jackson’s best) bakery, Persephone Bakery.”

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- VENDORS BRIDE’S DRESS Tara Keely, Blue Bridal Boutique | bluegowns.com BRIDE’S JEWELRY Bounkit | bounkit.com BRIDE’S RINGS Blue Nile | bluenile.com BRIDESMAID’S ATTIRE Joanna August | joannaaugust.com CUPCAKES Persephone Bakery | persephonebakery.com CATERER Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis | jhgtc.com ENTERTAINMENT DJ VerT-OnE | FB: DjVerTOnE FLORAL Wild and Free Florals | wildandfreeflorals.com GROOM’S SUIT J. Crew | jcrew.com HAIR Tanya Crocker | tanyacrocker.com HONEYMOON Corsica and Paris, France

Advice for RMB Brides: “Do what makes YOU happy. Everyone is going to give you their opinions and advice, but you want to make sure your wedding is a reflection of your relationship and interests, not someone else’s.”

MAKEUP The Bride! OFFICIANT Mark Sullivan, Friend of the Bride & Groom PHOTOGRAPHER Heather Nan Photography | heathernanphoto.com

Three Words: Picturesque, Genuine and Fun

TRANSPORTATION Barker Ewing White Water | barker-ewing.com VENUE Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis | jhgtc.com

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Take a moment during your wedding day to have your photographer capture you and your beau naturally together. Take a stroll and enjoy each other’s company - the result will be a great snapshot of you two in love on the happiest day of your life!

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al fresco dining

Enjoy the best of the Wyoming landscape with dinner service outside! We adore how the rustic wooden chairs blend seamlessly with the woods, while the table pops with bright burgundies, red and pink blooms, taper candles and citrus. This combination of refined elegance and nature was thoughtfully designed by Simply Grand Events and Magnolia Ranch.


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One of the amenities that makes Snow King Resort a destination in Jackson is its newly renovated outdoor pool terrace. Perfect for cocktail hour or an intimate “I Do,” we love the modern touch it gives with amazing views!

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Tara & Phillip teton village

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Tara and Phillip were set up by a pair of their married friends. After a year of hearing that they needed to meet each other, they finally decided to appease their loving friends… and good thing they did - turns out they were made for each other! Phillip proposed on a gorgeous summer day when they went to a local festival for some fun.Tara heard an airplane approaching and noticed it had a banner trailing behind it, curious as to what it said, she waited for the banner to get closer and was completely surprised by its message of “Tara, will you marry me? Love Phillip.” As she looked down from the sky, Phillip kneeled beside her, ring in hand. Surrounded in a park full of cheering strangers,Tara said yes! The duo celebrated their love with close family and friends on June 19th.

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The Theme: Tara and Phillip let the breathtaking natural beauty of

Grand Teton National Park be their wedding theme. They wanted a more intimate wedding, with the guest list consisting of just the couple’s immediate families. They kept their color palette simple with tans and creams, accented with a pop of pink that coordinated with the rustic and natural feel of the wedding.

The Dress: “I fell in love with my dress the moment I tried it on. It was made of cream lace with a vintage feel. I finished it off with a champagne satin sash embellished with crystals and my trusty cowboy boots.”

The Flowers: Flowers by Chloe created beautiful arrangements using

peonies, lisianthus, ranunculus, foxglove and geraniums. The creations were the perfect complement to the rustic theme of the wedding!

“The regal and spectacular Teton Mountains as our backdrop while having our families be there to celebrate with us and be part of one of the most important days of our lives.”

The Favorite Detail:

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Mr. and Mrs. Moment: “Our early morning photo

session the day after our wedding with just the two of us. We woke up before the sun, donned our wedding attire, and headed back out to the park where we were married with our photographer to capture a few shots with the amazing sunrise over the mountains. It was a quiet, crisp, stunning morning and so worth getting up extra early for!”

The Food: Hotel Terra catered the couple’s wedding and

served a fantastic three-course plated dinner. They started off with a light salad of baby spinach, applewood bacon, goat cheese and shaved red onion topped with a mustard vinaigrette. Guests had a choice of delicious, rustic-inspired pairings. Painted Hills Wyoming Angus Beef filet, roasted free range chicken breast, or baked manicotti were options that were sure to delight!

The Sweets: Tara and Phillip served carrot cake (their

favorite cake!) frosted with a salted caramel, cream cheese buttercream and toasted pecans, along with chocolate and vanilla cupcakes.

Advice for RMB Brides: “When you wake up on the morning of your wedding day, remind yourself to relax, take it all in, and savor every moment. Leave no room for stress; you’ve already done all of the hard work and planning.Today is a day for pure joy and happiness!” Three Words: Rustic, Romantic and Natural

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- VENDORS AIRSTREAM RENTAL The Silver Bungalow | thesilverbungalow.com BRIDE’S DRESS Allure Bridals, The Wedding Shoppe | weddingshoppeinc.com BRIDE’S JEWELRY Macy’s | macys.com BRIDE’S SHOES Steve Madden | stevemadden.com CATERING, LODGING & RECEPTION Hotel Terra | hotelterrajacksonhole.com CEREMONY Moulton Barn | themoultonbarn.com FLORAL Flowers by Chloe | flowersbychloejh.com GROOM’S SUIT, SHOES & ACCESSORIES Heimie’s Haberdashery | heimies.com HAIR The Bride’s sister HONEYMOON Jackson Hole INVITATIONS Designed by the Bride MAKEUP The Bride! OFFICIANT River Crossing Online | rivercrossingonline.com PHOTOGRAPHY JM Photography | jmphotomn.com RINGS Knox Jewelers | knoxjewelers.biz SWEETS Persephone Bakery | persephonebakery.com

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Myca and Nathan’s love story took flight when Myca was racing to her gate at Denver International Airport. After realizing there was some time to grab coffee and breakfast, she took an immediate u-turn and ran right smack into a tall, handsome man. He helped steady her as she apologized profusely, and then dashed off in embarrassment. Myca arrived just in time to board her flight and realized that the guy who caught her earlier was also on her flight! She boarded first, took her seat and Nathan came waltzing down the aisle.Their eyes met, and he took the seat beside her. A conversation flowed easily between the two and both felt a sense of excitement until they were interrupted by another passenger. Turns out Nathan was completely dazzled by her smile and took the wrong seat. Nathan reluctantly headed back to his seat. Myca contemplated whether or not she was the type of girl to pass a note to a stranger, but before she could decide, Nathan stood up with a sparkle in his eye and asked “I was really enjoying our conversation and I’m not ready for it to be over. If I can get the other passengers to swap seats, will you come sit next to me?” Of course Myca agreed and they got to know each other during the rest of the flight. They kept in touch and maintained a relationship with 2,142 miles between them.When Myca realized that the life they both dreamed of would be located in the Great West, she made the leap and moved! Nathan proposed one evening before Christmas in the glow of the decorated tree that they picked out together. The couple planned a private family ceremony on June 25th.

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real wedding With a small party, things were kept authentic and simple. “We wanted the natural surroundings in the Big Horn Mountains to shine and didn’t try to compete. I picked the colors based on my favorite flowers that were in season that week. We ended up with shades and textures in green, dark red and a little deep purple.”

The Theme:

Myca radiated in the Ava Maxi Dress by BHLDN. “I loved the simple lines, classic look and button closure in the back. I wanted something easy and light that I could climb a mountain in.The morning of the wedding, we met Christian for breakfast and then he drove us to our first look location. I changed on the side of the mountain highway into my dress in a swarm of mosquitoes. Without thinking, I smashed the first one that landed on me - right on the front of my dress! Thankfully, it hadn’t eaten anyone for breakfast yet and didn’t leave a big mark.”

The Dress:

“Confession: I spent more on my wedding flowers than my entire wedding wardrobe. I had a broad idea of what I wanted my bouquet(s) to look like before the wedding. I think one word can appropriately define the flowers I arranged for our day Wild. I picked the things that were peak for the end of June and trusted my wholesaler to send the best product available - Peonies, roses, dark scabiosa and eucalyptus. I cut twisty and long branches from the tree in my front yard and foraged a little rose for Nathan’s boutonnière - shhhh, don’t tell the neighbors. Our photographer came over the day before the wedding to visit and hang out while I played with flowers and my sisters baked pies for our wedding lunch. I made two bouquets - one for our hiking and wood tromping and a more delicate one full of peonies for our ceremony. A collection of smaller arrangements lined our table at lunch.”

The Floral:

The Favorite Detail: “Carrying my wild and crazy bouquet while hiking up the mountain with my love, and having it captured on camera!”

“Hiking our favorite spot on a gorgeous summer morning. The first time I visited Nathan in Wyoming, he took me on a day long tour of his favorite places in the Big Horn Mountains. Our first stop was Steamboat Point and a short (but steep) hike to a gorgeous vista. It was early summer and the hillside was absolutely covered by millions of wild flowers. It was the most magical and stunning sight I had ever seen.That was the day Wyoming stole my heart, and it was only fitting that we officially started our life together as Mr. and Mrs. in a place so full of great memories together.”

Mr and Mrs Moment:

“Make the day yours! We decided to break the ‘wedding box’ and both of us are so glad we had the freedom to make the day just what we wanted. We planned our perfect morning - breakfast at our favorite cafe, followed by exploring and hiking in the mountains we love, and a great meal with our family - it’s a dream day that happened to also be our wedding day. Choose the most important things and don’t sweat the small stuff.”

Advice for RMB Brides:

Three Words:

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- VENDORS BRIDE’S DRESS bhldn | bhldn.com BRIDE’S EARRINGS Blue Hour Designs | etsy.com/shop/bluehourdesigns BRIDE’S RINGS Erin Jane Design | etsy.com/shop/erinjanedesigns BRIDE’S SHOES Lissie, Miz Mooz | miz-mooz.com CATERER Open Range Restaurant | openrangerestaurant.com CEREMONY Steamboat Point, Bighorn National Forest FLORAL Whirly Girl Flowers | whirlygirlflowers.com GROOM’S SUIT Levi 505’s and a button down shirt | levi.com HONEYMOON Blue Sky Cabins | blueskycabins.com OFFICIANT Tony Forman | cornerstoneofsheridan.org PHOTOGRAPHER Christian Gideon Photography | christiangideon.com RECEPTION SITE The Sheridan Inn | sheridaninn.com WEDDING PLANNER The Bride!

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Lexie & Chris big horn

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Lexie and Christopher both grew up in Wyoming but didn’t actually meet until Chris’ last semester of college due to his busy football schedule. When they finally had a chance to go on a date, they hit it off immediately! After college, Chris moved to Florida to train and prepare for the NFL draft, while Lexie stayed at University of Wyoming to finish her Bachelor’s degree.The duo continued their long distance relationship. She would fly out to visit him and he’d come stay in Wyoming during the off-season. For Christmas, the two ended up giving each other the same gift - Justin Timberlake tickets! They drove down to Denver for the concert and decided to make a fabulous date of it! While they were getting ready, Chris suggested they visit the Clock Tower Events venue on the way to dinner. As it turns out, he had rented the Clock Tower, and once they got to the top, music started playing, there were rose petals scattered on the ground and a table with champagne and chocolate overlooking the city of Denver at sunset. As two photographers captured the moment, Chris got down on one knee and asked Lexi to marry him! On a gorgeous June 27th, the lovebirds celebrated their love story with friends and family.

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The Theme: Lexie and Chris wanted a summertime

soirée for their wedding! They chose a palette of mint, coral and neutrals to create their Wyoming “I Do.”

The Dress: “My dress was a custom Crown Couture

gown designed and made by my friend Gaspar Cruz. Gaspar is someone that I met through pageants, and he quickly became a close friend. He designed two beautiful gowns for me at Miss America and did an incredible job designing my wedding gown as well! The gown was French lace with delicate pearl beaded accents. The gown also had long sleeves, which made it even more unique and beautiful. It had a deep V cut in the back, as well as a train.”

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The Flowers: The bride’s flowers were a colorful

combination of light pink daisies, and coral and white roses. Lexie’s Maids of Honor had little bouquets of baby’s breath, and coral and white roses. The bridesmaids had bouquets of baby’s breath and white roses. Lexie totally trusted the creative eye of DonnaJo, of Little Willow Traders, so she sent her ideas and let her create! She loved everything created for her and Chris’ wedding day!

The Food: The newlyweds had a buffet-style dinner, which

made things easy and delicious! Kiwi Katering prepared all the amazing food - there was brisket, a chicken dish and yummy sides. “All the food had a unique, fresh, creative twist.” “My ‘something borrowed’ was a beautiful antique ring from my mother. It was sentimental and special.”

The Favorite Detail:

The pair danced to John Legend’s “All of Me.” It was one of the songs that played while Chris proposed.

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Mr. and Mrs. Moment: “Chris and I wrote letters to each other the day of the wedding, and read them before the first look. That was really special, and something we will be able to keep forever.” Advice for RMB Brides: “The best piece of advice someone gave me was to take time at the reception to step back and soak it all in. Your day goes by so fast, enjoy it! Wedding planning can be stressful, but do what works for you and your groom. Make it your own and understand that something you planned will probably not go according to plan. That’s okay, no one will notice if something is out of place, everybody just wants to have fun and celebrate your day with you.” Three Words: FUN, Beautiful and Special

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Golden Leaf Bridal Headpiece Phenomena Jewelry | etsy.com/shop/PhenomenaJewelry

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Stamped Copper Bracelet Wyoming Creative | etsy.com/shop/wyomingcreative

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Embellishments Wedding day fashion is centered around that fabulous white dress, but don’t forget about all the other statement pieces that can be paired with it! From headbands to bold and beautiful jewelry, add in color and modern style to your wedding day look that will accent both your little white dress and you!

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travel in style

For getting ready wedding day and while on the honeymoon, treat your man to a new Wool and Leather Travel Bag from Animas Leather. Animas Leather etsy.com/shop/animasleather

the rmb g ent’s g ui de class act cowboy

branded

For your groomsmen, we love these Leather Key Rings from White Buffalo Republic - a great gift with everyday use! White Buffalo Republic etsy.com/shop/whitebuffalorepublic

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In the west, being a cowboy is a way of life. For your wedding day, keep that part of your beau represented with these great gifts and accessories that will help show off his western ways.


cufflink cues

If fishing is his passion, surprise your man with these silver Trout Cufflinks from Warm Wind Designs. Warm Winds Designs etsy.com/shop/warmwindsdesigns

antlers

Incorporate hunting into his attire with a Wildlands Lapel Pin and Bow Tie from Lord and Lady Co. - we love the gold pop! Lord and Lady Co. etsy.com/shop/lordandladyco

the cowboy hat

Upgrade his hat for the wedding day with a classic design! We love this Cowboy Hat from NWAttic it’s neutral color will blend perfectly with your wedding day design. NWAttic etsy.com/shop/nwattic


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Meghan & Andrew cheyenne

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Meghan and Andrew’s story proves that some love is destined from “hello.” New to Atlanta and working on a project for her job that required her to take six different people out to learn about them, she was introduced to Andrew at a party as “the nicest guy around,” who could help connect her with all the people she was trying to meet for her meetings. Meghan and Andrew met for lunch, and she left thinking “That is the nicest, most kind-hearted soul. I want to come home to a man like that each night.” Andrew’s list of business contacts arrived that night and included on the list was his mom with a * next to her name, saying “Call this person first. She’s my mom and she’s expecting your call.” A week later, Meghan and Andrew’s mom, Kathleen, met for lunch. In addition to talking business, Kathleen shared a lot about Andrew, which caused Meg to realize what a humble and incredible man Andrew was. Towards the end of their lunch, Meghan asked her last question:“What three pieces of advice could you offer me as I embark on this big work project?” Kathleen responded with “Number one: Date my son.” Meg was delighted at this and said,“Well tell him to call me!” And the rest is history! Meghan was thrilled to be married in her hometown of Cheyenne, in the same church her parents were married in 30 years ago - by the same priest, too! The two became Mr. and Mrs. on a bright, blue-skied July 2nd. Their wedding day was filled with family, friends and an abundance of love!

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The Theme:

Meghan and Andrew planned a classic and elegant wedding with touches of sparkle and fun! She used a color palette of blush, ivory and sage to create her perfect wedding day look!

The Flowers: Meghan wanted flowers that were soft and

sweet-looking, so she chose a mix of ivory and cream peonies and hydrangeas, accented with blush garden roses and sage accents for her bouquet. Their centerpieces included a mix of hydrangeas, lilies, freesia and sage accents, with champagne-colored stones in the bottom of the centerpiece vases to add a little shimmer. The ballroom was adorned with potted trees with little white lights sparkled in each corner, giving it a “secret garden” feel.

The Dress: “The story behind my dress is a fun one: my mom

came out to Atlanta to shop for a dress with me, and I initially thought I wanted something lace. We went to five different places looking at almost exclusively lace dresses, and at the last place, I found (what I thought would be) my dress. I wanted to sleep on it, so we held off on ordering, and it wasn’t until the day my mom was headed back to Wyoming that I said, ‘Mom, I think that lace dress is not the dress after all.’ My mom’s flight was departing in about two hours, but I asked if we could squeeze in a quick trip to Bridals by Lori (where we had actually canceled our appointment because I was so excited about the lace dress I found at another place), and she said, “Let’s do it!” We had all of 15 minutes to peruse the selections at Bridals by Lori. When I saw my dress on the hanger, I thought, ‘That’s a cool dress! It’s so different than anything else I’ve seen - I want to try that!’ With the dress on, I looked at my mom with tears in my eyes - only to see that she had tears in hers - and we both said, ‘This is the one!’ Meghan drove her mom straight to the airport and went back later that evening to get measured!

The Favorite Detail: Meghan and Andrew share the same favorite detail! “As soon as we got engaged, I knew I wanted to surprise Andrew by performing a song I’d written for him. Originally, I thought I would play the piano or guitar and sing, but when we booked the band, I thought, ‘I wonder if I could have the band learn my song!’ The band was amazing and made my dream a complete reality. I sent them a chord chart and scratch track a few months before the wedding, and we were able to coordinate a FaceTime rehearsal, as well as a live run-through on our actual wedding day. At the reception, after the toasts were complete one of the band members said, ‘Meg and Andrew, someone wants to make a very special tribute to you; Please pull your chairs to the center of the dance floor.’ I acted like I had no idea what was going on, but then the band leader handed me a microphone, the band started playing my song, and I sang (and rapped) to my man! It was an absolute blast and a total surprise for not only Andrew, but everyone in the room - especially when I broke into the rap!”

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The Food: The couple loved their wedding menu from Little

America! As an appetizer, guests enjoyed buffalo chicken flatbread, prosciutto-wrapped asparagus, bruschetta and mozzarella skewers. Dinner was a choice of grilled salmon with rice and vegetables, or a filet with mashed potatoes and vegetables, both served with a spinach salad of strawberries, candied pecans, blue cheese and balsamic vinaigrette.

The Sweets: Meghan and Andrew chose a five-tier

champagne cake with butter cream frosting on the outside and vanilla and raspberry fillings on the inside, along with delightful chocolate and vanilla pot de cremes!

The Mr and Mrs Moment: Meghan and Andrew shared with us that their two favorite Mr. and Mrs. moments were when they walked out of the church as husband and wife, and when she sang to Andrew!

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Advice for RMB Brides: Meghan’s top three tips are: 1. When you get outside the church or after walking down the aisle at the end of the ceremony, look at each other and say “We are married!” 2. Take mental snapshots throughout the day - little pauses where you really stop, look around and fully take in the details. 3. Stay together during the reception. Someone gave Andrew and I this advice, and we are so glad we took it, because it’s easy to get separated with so many guests to say hello to, but if you stick together, you’ll get to experience the wedding as a couple - not individually.

Three Words: Joyful, Profound and FUN!

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color palette BEAUTY Beauty on Location by Liz | beautyonlocationstudio.com BRIDE’S DRESS & VEIL Bridals by Lori - Rivini | bridalsbylori.com BRIDE’S SHOES Badgley Mischka | badgleymischka.com BRIDE’S RINGS Cumberland Diamond Exchange | cumberlanddiamond.com BRIDESMAIDS ATTIRE Nordstrom - Alfred Sung | nordstrom.com CAKE Sweet B Bakery | sweetbfc.com CATERER Little America, Cheyenne | cheyenne.littleamerica.com CEREMONY St. Mary’s Cathedral, Fr. Carl Beavers | stmarycathedral.com Same church where Meghan’s parents said “I Do!” FLORAL Palmer Flowers | palmerflowers.com King Soopers | kingsoopers.com GROOM’S ATTIRE Kenneth Cole | macys.com Bostonian | macys.com GROOMSMEN ATTIRE Their choice! HONEYMOON Kauai, HI INVITES Paper Source | papersource.com LIGHTING Wave Audio Video | waveaudiovisual.com LODGING Little America, Cheyenne | cheyenne.littleamerica.com MUSIC New Soul Brigade | greenlightbooking.com PHOTOGRAPHY Justin Wright Photography | justinwrightphoto.com RECEPTION Little America, Cheyenne | cheyenne.littleamerica.com REHEARSAL DINNER Cheyenne Depot | cheyennedepotmuseum.org TRANSPORTATION Silverado Stages | silveradostages.com VIDEOGRAPHY Jeremiah Karr | jeremiahkarr.com WEDDING PLANNER One Stylish Event by Olivia Schon | oliviaschon@gmail.com WEDDING VOCALIST & MUSICIANS Rebecca Roubion Czarka | rebeccaroubion.com Scott Meredith (trumpet), Ellen Lewis (piano), John McInerney (prelude music on piano), Dr. Linda Walters (organ)

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get the look

Get The Look

snowy range ski area

megan lee photography

Centennial

southwestern vibes meet wyoming. color your wedding day with turquoise, oranges and greens that play perfectly into a snowy range fiesta!

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ikat & arrows

Play with patterns and textures in your wedding design! We love the eclectic, bright and bold blend of natural Wyoming and Southwestern vibes crafted by Embellish Productions!

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painted sugar

We love painted cakes! They add a touch of edible art to your array of sweet treats and mesh perfectly with your wedding design. Sweets Cakes & Pastry captured the hues and feel of this Southwestern wedding perfectly.

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a snowy spring

Only in the Rockies can you plan a spring wedding in May and get snow! Make the best of the weather by cuddling up with your love in a colorful throw. Snow or sunshine, your day is about love, so make the most of the weather!

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snow inspiration

ashley merritt photography at jackson hole winery


snow inspiration

the snow report with each season comes stunning scenery in the rockies, but snow is something special. it creates some of the most breathtaking views of the mountains, so embrace the cold and fall in love with snowflake kisses for your wedding day.

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snow wedding

Erin & Garrison jackson

hannah hardaway

Erin and Garrison had a whirlwind romance; the kind you see in movies with a happy ending. They met when Erin was on a ski trip visiting a friend in Jackson Hole. Her friend was roommates with Garrison, and she spent the whole week skiing with them. They had so much in common, including the fact that they were both from Washington. After the trip, they parted ways and Erin wondered if she’d ever see him again; Garrison called her three weeks later and told her that he was headed back to Washington too! From there, the relationship blossomed. On a ski trip back to Jackson, Garrison proposed to Erin as he rode up to her on a snowboard, with all of their friends watching. Everybody took the gondola up and celebrated with beers at the top. The sweethearts said ‘I Do’ with loved ones on a snowy day on January 30th.

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The Theme: Erin and Garrison designed their lovely day as a rustic

and romantic winter wonderland. The bride, bridesmaids and moms wore fur to complement the theme! The feel of the wedding was elevated with a natural color scheme to enhance the backdrop of the Tetons. Black and gold were also used to accent the neutral palette.

The Dress: Erin glowed in her ‘Chloe’ dress by Rue De Seine - it

had long crocheted lace sleeves and a vintage, Boho feel. “I saw this dress on Instagram and fell in love instantly. I bought it from Dress Theory in Seattle. It was the first dress I tried on and I knew it was the one. The romantic Boho style fits my personality.” “Jackson Hole Flower Company did an amazing job with the flowers! I am really into flowers and gardening, and the owner Sue and I worked together going back and forth with ideas.” White flowers with green accents tied into the natural feel of the wedding. Champagne spray roses, anemone, veronica, ranunculus, dusty miller, and hydrangeas were all part of the floral design. Erin’s floral crown of champagne roses, white wax flower and greenery harmonized with the wedding day look.

The Flowers:

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The First Dance: The pair danced to a great classic “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong. The Food: “We wanted to stick to local Wyoming cuisine

that would be in season in January. We served buffalo Swedish meatballs and hot buttered rums following the cold outdoor ceremony to warm people up. We served elk chops, chicken for the non-elk chop eaters and gnocchi for the vegetarians, mixed green salad, butternut squash and grilled artichoke hearts, mashed potatoes and fresh biscuits with honey butter.”

The Sweets: The savory meal ended with a variety of delightful petit fours from Atelier Ortega.

The Favorite Detail: “I loved the flowers and the

antlers on the tables. The antlers were a family friends collection that he had found hunting, so it seemed very appropriate and fit with the Jackson Hole style! We hung grapevine balls with string lights on them on the deck. It looked magical with the snow coming down during the ceremony.”

Mr. and Mrs. Moment: “Riding up the tram the next day as husband and wife!”

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Advice for RMB Brides: “Follow your wedding vision and do your planning. When the day comes, you’ve already done all the hard work and planning, so just enjoy it, things are going to go how they’re going to go, and some things are out of your control, so just soak up every second and live in the moment. I had a zen feeling come over me on my wedding day. I was surprisingly calm because I knew all I had to do was show up and marry the love of my life!” Three Words: Snowy, Romantic, Mountain-esque!

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color palette

- VENDORS BEAUTY Champu Salon, Shara Buday | champusalonjh.com BRIDE’S DRESS Dress Theory, Rue De Seine | thedresstheory.com BRIDE’S JEWELRY Anthropologie | anthropologie.com BRIDE’S RINGS Engagement ring, Packouz Jewelers | packouzjewelers.com Wedding band, Hines Goldsmiths | hines-gold.com BRIDE’S SHOES Badgley Mischka | badgleymischka.com BRIDE’S FLOWER CROWN Jackson Hole Flower Company | jacksonholeflowercompany.com BRIDESMAIDS’ ATTIRE Assorted furs & Mismatched dresses Anthropologie, Nordstrom, J-crew anthropologie.com, nordstrom.com, jcrew.com CATERER, LODGING, TRANSPORTATION & VENUE Spring Creek Ranch | springcreekranch.com FLORAL Jackson Hole Flower Company | jacksonholeflowercompany.com GROOM’S SUIT Men’s Wearhouse | menswearhouse.com HONEYMOON Europe INVITATIONS Bird and Buffalo | birdandbuffalo.com MUSIC Major Zephyr Band | majorzephyr.com OFFICIANT Les Davis, Family friend PHOTOGRAPHER Hannah Hardaway | hannahhardawayphoto.com REHEARSAL DINNER Couloir Restaurant, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort jacksonhole.com/couloir-restaurant.html RENTALS Chairs, Canvas Unlimited | canvasunlimited.com Chargers, Montana Party Rentals | montanapartyrentals.com SWEETS Atelier Ortega | atelierortega.com WEDDING PLANNER Sandra Guido & Lindsey Nickel, Lovely Day Events | lovelydayevents.com

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snow inspiration

Western Romance

ashleigh brown photography

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“The best wedding planning advice I can give to other brides, is to be original and follow your heart. I took my time choosing details for our wedding that would be sentimental to us and would reflect who Dillon and I are as a couple. I wanted to be able to look back on our wedding day and remember how special it was, and that certain elements could not be duplicated. For example, my dress was made by my grandmother for my mother to wear in her wedding. She altered it and changed the sleeve style for me to wear. Elements such as that in your wedding are priceless and unforgettable.�

A LY S S A & D I L L O N married june 20th

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snow inspiration

snowy serenity

megan lee photography

all you need is each other for a snowy ranch elopement. soft snowfall, blush hues and greenery complement the rustic backdrop at vee bar ranch and set the scene for a special day shared between two people in love.

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warm embrace

Walking together on freshly fallen snow, hand in hand and full of love - what could be better? Let your love keep you warm!


snow inspiration

table for two

Indulge in a divine meal for your elopement! Order in or have a private chef create a menu filled with your favorite bites and dine on a table adorned with floral, lace and soft blush touches.

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cake sweets cakes

& pastry | sweetswyoming.com dress mountain valley bridal | mountainvalleybridal.com decor & furniture echos of yesterday | echosofyesterday.com

floral poppy’s flowers | poppyswithlove.com hair jenn bagley, bows and fringe | bowsandfringe.com invitations creative by me | creativebyme.com makeup meagan kelley models anastasia

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burgundy & blush

Just because your a party of two, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a custom cake! We love naked cakes covered with full blooms and filled with butter cream, for this snowy “I Do,” it’s a great addition to the design of the day.

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western hearts with its endless beauty and rustic ranch feel, brush creek ranch is the perfect setting to write your love story. all you need to do is escape west and let your heart embrace all the beauty southern wyoming has waiting for you.

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red romance

Delicate, natural and rich in color - we are smitten with this bridal bouquet look from Hana Style Designs. A gorgeous lace Marchesa gown completes this ranch wedding day look.


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the ranch

Brush Creek Ranch will exceed your expectations in service, luxury and style. It’s a place where every amenity, every detail, every moment is tailored to your experience. It is the ultimate destination for the bride and groom looking for an authentic and top-tier western wedding experience.

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inspiration

sunset kisses

With over 30,000 acres in the heart of Wyoming’s famed Platte River Valley, between the Sierra Madre Mountain range and stunning Medicine Bow National Forest, Brush Creek Ranch will capture your heart and provide a stunning backdrop for a wedding filled with love, celebration and sweet sunset kisses.

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inspiration

beauty janie rocek | janierocek.com design

& planning pink diamond events | apinkdiamondevent.com cake sweets | sweetswyoming.com dress little white dress - marchesa |

lwdbridal.com dinner plates heath ceramics | heathceramics.com flatware kate spade | katespade.com floral hana style designs | hanastyledesigns.com glassware anthropologie

| & berin photography lisa o’dwyer | lisaodwyer.com table runner silk and willow | silkandwillow.com venue brush creek ranch | brushcreekranch.com

anthropologie.com invites the wells makery | thewellsmakery.com menswear model’s own models racquel

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inspiration

cassie madden photography

modern muse

inspired by blending industrial art and feminine styles together, this look creates a gorgeous union between the two that we can’t get enough of! haven, an art gallery in casper, plays host to this modern look designed by last best weddings.

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silk & metal

Soft silk in canary yellow, blush and ivory tie together this stunning bouquet by Plush Floral, filled with full amber roses that tie in effortlessly with the copper hues. Taking the soft palette and placing it in a space filled with concrete and metal enhances its natural beauty.

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adorned

In such an industrial space, we love the addition of a flower crown on a stunning bride! Be inspired by the art at Haven and create your own floral art to wear.

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amber glow

We just love the color palette used to create this look! Amber, yellow, blush and neutrals are the perfect complement to the modern space, and they add a soft, romantic spin to the traditional ivory wedding day hues.


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a masterpiece

Let your wedding day be about you two! Take the things and styles you love and blend them to create something that represents you as a couple! Your wedding day is all about your love story, so capture it with all the elements that define you.

& place cards cast calligraphy | castcalligraphy.com design & planning last best weddings | lastbestweddings.com dress harts by laneige bridal | | plusheventsfloral.com hair & makeup the glamour gypsies | theglamourgypsies.com jewelry okes jewelers | okesdiamondcenter.com models katie and joseph photography cassie madden photography | cassiemadden.com rentals yonder floral & decor house | houseofyonder.com ribbons & table runner silk & willow | silkandwillow.com venue haven | occasionsbycory.com calligraphy

hartstuxandgowns.com floral plush floral

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sweet summertime

kick off your wedding weekend with a rehearsal

dinner sweetened by bbq and ice cream! q roadhouse is known for its comfort food inspired menu complemented

with craft beer brewed in-house by roadhouse brewing co. for a summer soirée, it’s the perfect destination to enjoy the tetons and celebrate your upcoming “i do.”

| champusalonjh.com catering bistro catering | bistrocatering.net clothing penny lane cooperative | pennylanecooperative.com floral briar rose floral | | duffeldonkey.com models sarah & chris photography two bird studio | twobirdstudio.com props home again | homeagainjackson.com, roam | roamjh.com signage & menus bird & buffalo | birdandbuffalo.com stylist style jackson hole | stylejacksonhole.com venue & caterer q roadhouse & brewing co | qjacksonhole.com wine barrels canvas unlimited | canvasunlimited.com

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inspiration

classic cars

Nothing is more sweet than kisses in the back of a vintage Chevy - create a stylish seating area great for candid photos and moments together during your rehearsal dinner.

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cream & sugar

Ice cream is as sweet as it can get! With Cream & Sugar’s fresh, unique flavors, you’ll be sure to treat your guests to a taste of heaven. It’s the best spot for local frozen delights, and the perfect nightcap before the big day!

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inspiration

ice cream sandwiches vanilla, huckleberry, mint

ice cream cones vanilla, chocolate, cheesecake, tart huckleberry

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the menu Warm blue corn muffins with honey butter Locally-foraged Morel mushrooms with sea beans, baby heirloom tomato-tarragon puree Carter Country beef tartare with huckleberry-jalapeĂąo compote Huckleberry crisp with sweet corn ice cream

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getaway find the perfect place to celebrate married bliss


the happy campers fireside resort Jackson

the inside story Introducing Fireside Resort, Jackson Hole’s first nature lodging experience and only luxury summer and winter ski cabin resort. Each of their 23 Fireside Cabins represent a combination of both rustic and modern design. Located just minutes from the slopes and from Grand Teton National Park, Fireside Resort offers extended stay and pet-friendly lodging, and is the perfect choice for every season. It is truly one-of-a-kind luxury lodging in Jackson Hole. This is the kind of understated quality, simplified luxury and access to nature that you can relax into. Warm and inviting. Rustic and simple. Cozy up in one of their many Jackson Hole cabin rentals. Your own private campfire is just a match away!

the lodging There are two options for adventure seekers - the Caboose cabin sleeps up to six people with a king-sized bed, queen-sized pullout leather couch and additional sleeping loft comprised of two single beds. The Wedge cabin sleeps two to four people with a kingsized bed and queen-sized TempurPedic pullout leather couch. The bedrooms in both cabins have the option to close off from the rest of the space with a sliding door. The living rooms are equipped with an inviting fireplace and a flat screen TV in both the bedroom and living room. If you feel like being a chef for the night, you can do so with the kitchenette: a stove-top range (non baking oven), microwave, toaster, coffee maker, refrigerator and dishwasher. On the deck, you have your own small propane grill, picnic table, and fire pit - perfect for grilling your catch of the day and roasting marshmallows.

the perks In addition to a unique experience in luxury lodging, Fireside Resorts is pet-friendly and just minutes away from a plethora of activities for any season: skiing, snowboarding, whitewater rafting, fishing, hiking and more! After a fun-filled day, you can sit back with a great view of the Tetons as you relax with a beer by the fire pit. Find out more and book your stay at www.firesidejacksonhole.com, you won’t want to miss out!


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2–4 mon t hs Plan fun group activities for guests Plan a hair & makeup trial run Book rehearsal dinner Begin wedding dress alterations

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Send out formal invitations (Mail out invitations 6-8 weeks before wedding day)

Choose a date & location

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Choose your bridal party Begin creating a guest list Hire a wedding planner

Pick up wedding rings

Design a fun wedding website

Purchase wedding attire accessories

Research marriage requirements

Schedule final dress fitting Purchase wedding weekend attire

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Schedule spa services for bridesmaids Finalize event schedule

Select a photographer

Confirm bridesmaids’ & groomsmen attire & gifts

Have engagement photos taken

Confirm photo list with photographer

Finalize guest list

Create guest favors & welcome bags

Send out Save-the-Dates

Finalize rehearsal dinner & mail out invitations

Pick a caterer

Enjoy a bachelorette weekend with the girls

Select a florist Select a DJ or band

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Appoint an officiant Purchase your wedding dress

Obtain a marriage license

Decide on bridal party attire

Pack for your honeymoon

Register for gifts

Break in your wedding shoes

Decide on color palette & style of wedding

Confirm transportation & travel Confirm all wedding details with vendors

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Provide final guest count to caterer Create final seating chart & escort cards

Reserve rental items

Send timeline & contact info to the bridal party

Order wedding cake and/or desserts

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Get groom & groomsmen fitted Purchase wedding rings Order invitations & other stationery

Confirm all details with planner & officiant

Reserve a room block for out-of-towners

Drop off welcome bags to lodging

Plan your honeymoon & apply for any passports

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Vibrant and joyful wedding photography for the fiercely in love! I strive to deliver wedding photos that are romantic, emotional, and that capture the beauty of our surroundings. I believe in building relationships with my couples that will hopefully last long after that final spin on the dance floor. Your wedding photos should be enjoyable and stress-free. Therefore, all wedding packages include comprehensive coverage and two photographers to capture all of those special moments. In 10 years, you won’t remember what the cake tasted like, what song brought everyone to the dance floor, or what flowers were in your bouquet...but your wedding photos will last a lifetime. I cannot wait to tell your love story through my images!

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Accommodations Blue Sky Cabins | blueskycabins.com Fireside Resort | firesidejacksonhole.com Hotel Terra | hotelterrajacksonhole.com Little America, Cheyenne | cheyenne.littleamerica.com Spring Creek Ranch | springcreekranch.com

Beauty Amazing Rayz | FB: Amazing Rayz Beauty on Location by Liz | beautyonlocationstudio.com Bows and Fringe | bowsandfringe.com Champu Salon | champusalonjh.com Frost Salon | FB: Frost Salon Crown Couture by Gaspar Cruz | gasparcruz.com Janie Rocek | janierocek.com Jenny B Artistry | jennybartistry.com Tanya Crocker | tanyacrocker.com The Glamour Gypsies | theglamourgypsies.com

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Fashion Anthropologie | anthropologie.com Badgley Mischka | badgleymischka.com BHLDN | bhldn.com Blue Bridal Boutique | bluegowns.com Bridals by Lori | bridalsbylori.com David’s Bridal | davidsbridal.com Dress Theory | thedresstheory.com Crown Couture by Gaspar Cruz | gasparcruz.com Harts by Laneige Bridal | hartstuxandgowns.com Heimie’s Haberdashery | heimies.com J. Crew | jcrew.com Jim’s Formal Wear | jimsformalwear.com Joanna August | joannaaugust.com Levi | levi.com Little White Dress Bridal Shop | lwdbridal.com Lord and Lady Co | etsy.com/shop/lordandladyco Macy’s | macys.com Men’s Wearhouse | menswearhouse.com Miz Mooz | miz-mooz.com Mountain Valley Bridal | mountainvalleybridal.com Nordstrom | nordstrom.com NWAttic | etsy.com/shop/nwattic Penny Lane Cooperative | pennylanecooperative.com Plum Pretty Sugar | plumprettysugar.com Ripley Rader | ripleyraderstyle.com Steve Madden | stevemadden.com Target | target.com The Bridal Collection | thebridalcollection.com The Wedding Shoppe | weddingshoppeinc.com

Music DJ VerT-OnE | FB: DjVerT-OnE Major Zephyr Band | majorzephyr.com New Soul Brigade | greenlightbooking.com Rebecca Roubion Czarka | rebeccaroubion.com RMF Entertainment | rmfdjs.com

Paper Après Ink | apresink.com Bird and Buffalo | birdandbuffalo.com Cast Calligraphy | castcalligraphy.com Creative By Me | creativebyme.com Paper Source | papersource.com The Wells Makery | thewellsmakery.com

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Flowers Briar Rose Floral | briarroseflowers.com Flowers by Chloe | flowersbychloejh.com Hana Style Designs | hanastyledesigns.com Jackson Hole Flower Company | jacksonholeflowercompany.com Little Willow Traders | littlewillowtraders.com Magnolia Ranch | magnoliaranchjh.com Palmer Flowers | palmerflowers.com Plush Floral | plusheventsfloral.com Poppy’s Flowers | poppyswithlove.com Whirly Girl Flowers | whirlygirlflowers.com Wild and Free Florals | wildandfreeflorals.com

Gifts & Jewelry Alice & Olivia | aliceandolivia.com Animas Leather | etsy.com/shop/animasleather Ashley Anne Jewelry | ashleyannejewelry.com Blue Hour Designs | etsy.com/shop/bluehourdesigns Blue Nile | bluenile.com Bounkit | bounkit.com Cumberland Diamond Exchange | cumberlanddiamond.com Erin Jane Design | etsy.com/shop/erinjanedesigns Crown Couture by Gaspar Cruz | gasparcruz.com

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Après Events | apresevents.com Ashley Merritt Photography | ashleymerrittphotography.com Ashleigh Brown Photography | ashleighbrownphotography.com Autumn Cutaia Photography | autumncutaia.com BHP Imaging | bhpimaging.com Cassie Madden Photography | cassiemadden.com Christian Gideon Photography | christiangideon.com Christine Pienaar Photography | christinepienaarphotography.com Emily Sacco Photography | emilysacco.com Hannah Hardaway | hannahhardawayphoto.com Heather Nan Photography | heathernanphoto.com Jamye Chrisman Photography | jamyechrisman.com Jenny Losee Photography | jennyloseephotography.com JM Photography | jmphotomn.com Julianna Eckley Photography | juliannaeckley.com Justin Wright Photography | justinwrightphoto.com Kokoro Photography | kokorophotography.com Lesley Leigh Photography | lesleyleighphotography.com Lisa O’Dwyer | lisaodwyer.com Megan Lee Photography | meganleephoto.com Plum Pretty Photography | plumprettyphotography.com Rene Tate Photography | renetate.com Two Bird Studio | twobirdstudio.com Whitney Hunt Photography | whitneyhuntphotography.com

Planning Embellish Productions | embellishproductions.com Last Best Weddings | lastbestweddings.com Little Willow Traders | littlewillowtraders.com Lovely Day Events | lovelydayevents.com One Stylish Event by Olivia Schon | oliviaschon@gmail.com

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Pink Diamond Events | apinkdiamondevent.com Simply Grand Weddings & Events | simplygrandevent.com Style Jackson Hole | stylejacksonhole.com

Rentals A-One Weddings & Events | cheyenne- specialevents.com Canvas Unlimited | canvasunlimited.com Echos of Yesterday | echosofyesterday.com La Tavola | latavolalinen.com Montana Party Rentals | montanapartyrentals.com Party Time Plus | partytimeplus.com The Bent & Rusty Cotton Company | thebentandrusty.com The Silver Bungalow | thesilverbungalow.com The Wedding Pew | theweddingpew.com Yonder Floral & Decor House | houseofyonder.com Wave Audio Video | waveaudiovisual.com

Savory Bistro Catering | bistrocatering.net Couloir Restaurant, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort | jacksonhole.com/couloir-restaurant.html Dining In Catering | diningincateringinc.com Hotel Terra | hotelterrajacksonhole.com Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis | jhgtc.com Kiwi Katering | FB: Kiwi Katering Open Range Restaurant | openrangerestaurant.com Q Roadhouse & Brewing Co | qjacksonhole.com Spring Creek Ranch | springcreekranch.com The Powder Horn Golf Course | thepowderhorn.com

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Transportation Barker Ewing White Water | barker-ewing.com Sheridan School District | 307.672.3105 Sheridan Trolley | 307.672.2485 Silverado Stages | silveradostages.com

Venue Big Horn Equestrian Center | thebhec.org Blair Hotels | blairhotels.com Brush Creek Ranch | brushcreekranch.com Cheyenne Depot | cheyennedepotmuseum.org Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole | fourseasons.com/jacksonhole Grand Targhee Resort | grandtarghee.com Haven | occasionsbycory.com Hotel Terra | hotelterrajacksonhole.com Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis | jhgtc.com Little America, Cheyenne | cheyenne.littleamerica.com Moulton Barn | themoultonbarn.com Q Roadhouse & Brewing Co | qjacksonhole.com Saratoga Resort & Spa | saratogaresortandspa.com Snow King Resort | snowking.com Snowy Range Ski Area | snowyrangeski.com Spring Creek Ranch | springcreekranch.com The Powder Horn Golf Course | thepowderhorn.com The Sheridan Inn | sheridaninn.com Vee Bar Guest Ranch | veebar.com

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The Bride's Planning Guide to a Perfect Rocky Mountain Wedding.