Posted November 23, 2010 | ♥ 6 Comments
There’s excitement in the air today with this beautiful Wyoming real wedding. Breathtaking green landscapes, talented wedding vendors, and creatively crafted DIY details (not to mention a happy bride and groom) makes this wedding one of our favorites! Nicholas and Caroline’s real wedding was skillfully captured by Deanna from A Day to Adore Photography.
A conversation between Caroline (the bride) and Deanna (the photographer):
“Where did you and Nick meet?”
“Nick and I grew up in the same town (Merrill, WI) and have been good friends since high school. It was not until after a classic summer romance (you know, Grease style) when we were both home from college that we actually started dating. Although our colleges were not exactly close to each other (he was in Louisiana and I was in Iowa), we managed to work through it and stick it out together.”
“Why did you decide to have your wedding in Jackson?”
“Originally we had planned to have our wedding back home in Wisconsin. However we were having a hard time trying to plan such a large event from so far away. The guest list started to get out of control; we live in a small town where we know just about everybody and we had lots of close family (aunts, uncles, cousins, second cousins, etc.) so we felt like we had to invite A LOT of people (300+). And, with 8 brothers and sisters between us and a handful of extremely good friends we were looking at a gigantic wedding party. We also struggled with
finding a nice venue with decent catering. North central Wisconsin is not exactly the chicest place ever. One night we were lying in bed talking about wedding planning, when we decided neither of us felt good about the way the whole wedding was going. In fact, we had begun to resent the wedding. It was turning into much more of a production- a lot more quantity than quality. It was then we decided we had to make a change. At first we thought about simply eloping, perhaps somewhere tropical, but we both wanted to have our family and close friends there. After some thinking, Nick came up with the idea of having a sort of ‘destination wedding’ and inviting a small, select group out west. We really only wanted to get married and have a fantastic party with the people we love. We decided on Jackson Hole because we felt the area really fit our personality (adventurous, outdoorsy, with a hint of cowboy/cowgirl) and would be a fantastic place for our friends and family to visit.”
“Were there any other people who helped out on your wedding day?”
“We had a few DIY projects. My mom made the recipe cards that had the recipes for all of the cakes, my friends and I mixed trail mix and stuffed them into the “happy trails” bags for favors, I collected various vases and bottles that my friends filled with extra herbs, greens, and flowers that Lily and Co. gave to us, my sister Anna bought and spray painted the water bottle bins, and for the place cards I wrote the names on river rocks and major western rivers Nick and I have visited.”
Photography: A Day to Adore Photography, Pocatello, ID
Vendors: All catering was done by Spring Creek
Flowers: Lily and Co., Jackson WY
Invitations, Programs, Trail Mix Stickers: XOWYO, Jackson WY
Venue: Spring Creek Ranch
Cakes: Caroline’s Mom
DJ: Mainstream Music, Pocatello
If you love these images and are interested in seeing more from this Idaho wedding photographer, check out her website here. You can also view her preferred vendor listing in The Bridal Book here at Emmaline Bride!
All images courtesy of A Day to Adore Photography. All Rights Reserved.