Late October I was contacted by the wonderfully talented Christine Donee whom had found me on Instagram and thought we'd make a good team creating something beautiful in the mountains on her trip to Jackson. Along with the amazing Lauren of Someday Soon Flowers, we had so much fun on a very cold fall day up Granite Creek playing with textures and light. We were racing in the rain on the last shots and as we drove away, the first snow began to fly! Here's some of the gorgeousness!
On an icy cold January day, we played with winters cool blues and whites. From evergreen woods to swans floating by, everything about this shoot felt romantic and quintessential winter. I loved having the opportunity to work with Simply Sarah Photography for this shoot for Style Me Pretty. How fitting that this was published very close to Valentine's Day! Our real life couple really lent some authenticity and sweetness to the shoot. I loved the use of burgundy, white, and blue in the flowers, linens, and ribbon. I always love working with Sami of Magnolia Ranch on these shoots! She always brings an unexpected and romantic element to the table!
For the full feature: visit: http://www.stylemepretty.com/2017/02/23/jackson-hole-winter-vow-renewal/
Photography: Simply Sarah @simplysarah_photography
Dress: Claire Pettibone @clairepettibone
Ring: Trumpet and Horn @trumpetandhorn
Shoes: Bella Belle @bellabelleshoes
Planning and Styling: Simply Grand Events @simplygrande...
On election night, I had the privilege and fun distraction of styling and attending this small gathering of Scout Guide ladies at the beautiful home of Stephanie Spackman! The food was (as always) insanely good prepared by Chef Matt Oda from Bistro Catering. I am lucky enough to get to try his delicious dishes at every event I do with Bistro Catering and am always blown away that food can be so good in such remote places.
It was fun meeting a few new talented gals and mingling with old friends by the fire.
I loved creating the centerpieces which were large but lovely! The flower arrangements were made up of lots of different textures and foliage that felt distinctly fall. Utilizing pink pepper berries, Magnolia leaves, chocolate geranium, and fruiting persimmons in the arrangements made them smell peppery and fragrant. The garden roses, orange ranunculus, and scabiosa made the arrangements feminine and wild.
We had such a fabulous September in Jackson Hole and the evening of Edie and Rob's inmate fall wedding at the club was no exception! The sun illuminated the fiery maples and golden cottonwoods through the Snake River Cannon, reflecting off of the river. It was truly the most spectacular fall day!
Edie, chose an unconventional mint green dress to marry her sweetheart, Rob. With her sister at her side, the two exchanged their vows in front of an small group of friends and family under a barn wood arch draped in eucalyptus greens. The Aisle was lined with echoing silver dollar eucalyptus to hint at Aspen Tree leaves. The string quartet played throughout cocktail hour as guests mingled on the expansive wrap around deck and sipped champagne. Everyone moved into the dining room for dinner which kept with the intimate feel by featuring...
I just love spring! I love that it is technically "off season" but happens to be one of the busiest seasons in planning. This spring was chalkfull of cake, catering tastings, wine pairings, site walkthroughs, and floral mockups. One of my very favorite parts of the whole planning process is when my destination clients come to Jackson and get to see what we've been working on and really dig into the design and overall feel for the day. Getting to taste the food that will be served on their wedding day, see the centerpieces, feel the linens, and walk down the aisle where their ceremony will take place, is all so important in the client feeling a connection to their day. It also gives them finality and ownership in all the details that we've planned together. I love visiting the venues with my couples and seeing them react to the scenery and the locations with fresh eyes. There's something so special about destination weddings and having a big reveal every time! Is it Summer yet?!...
You said “Yes!”, now what? Your friends and family will begin asking about the date, the wedding party, the venue, the colors scheme, and inevitably start giving you overwhelming, unsolicited advice. Before you start registering for spatulas and pinning romantic bridal up-dos, here are some tips from wedding planner and designer, Kendra Hobson of SIMPLY GRAND EVENTS about how to navigate the next steps after you get engaged!
THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS
Before diving into the overwhelming sea of ideas on Pinterest, sit down with your fiancé and prioritize the top 5 must-haves in order and then set your budget accordingly. If having an amazing party is first on your list, allocate more of your budget towards a great band and production company to get your guests on the dan...
Styled Shoot for Rocky Mountain Bride Spring 2016 Regional at Spring Creek Ranch
Photography by the uber talented Hannah Hardaway.
On a gorgeous June day, the light was warm and soft, the grass was shoulder high, and mountains still shimmered with snow. Spring Creek Ranch offered us the perfect inspiration and backdrop for this fun project.
This was such a fun project to style! Hannah Hardaway shot everything in such soft light that really enhanced the romantic June glow we were going for! I wanted to highlight our big Wyoming skies, sweeping plains, and dramatic mountain ranges. We wanted to incorporate western elements like leather, cow skulls, hides and vintage silver while keeping it feeling young, romantic, and little bohemian. To accomplish a balance of boho-western and classic romance we kept everything fairly dressy using heirloom silver trays and crystal stemware with more modern elements in the Heath Ceramics china and Tayloe Piggot jewlery. The soft whites and a...
A gorgous couple on a gorgous early September day! Erin and Michael were laid back, dressed to the nines, and had the time of their lives. The joy on their faces was evident throughout the entire day and the sunshine was prevelant!
Their guests were so much fun! They all hit the dance floor with some pretty impressive (even some choreographed) dance moves! It was a big highlight of the night!
Their talented photographer, Keith Lee, is family to the bride and took special care to capture every moment!
Beautiful videography was captured by Jackson's own, Apres Events.
This bride and groom were so cool and truly loved eachother madly. It was an extreme pleasure to be a part of their day! *Click on "See More" for sweet pictures and video content!
On a gorgeous late September day, the leaves where at their peak golden state, the mountains where glowing with sideways sunlight, and a warm breeze swept over Snake River Ranch. This was a really off beat, cool couple that really cared about the comfort of their guests and overall fun factor.
The bride wore a blue and white floral gown instead of your every day white dress which provided the color scheme and theme throughout the wedding decor. Bride and bridesmaids bouquets were filled with various tropical orchids and hughes of yellow to give texture and funkyness to the bridal party.
The ceremony took place in an the aspen grove on the Giltner Addition of the Ranch, with the Grand peaking throught the bronze cottonwood trees. The ceremony was heartfelt and jovial.
An extended cocktail hour took place in the main field overlooking the mountains and sweeping ranch views. Mix and match blue and white linens from La Tavola adorned the cocktail tables and the a remote lounge space was p...