WEDDING: Deanna & Nicholas’s Fabulous Wedding Adventure

Deanna & Nicholas’s Fabulous Wedding Adventure

captured by Macy Carter Photography

Thank you to Deanna & Nicholas and their photographer, Macy Carter of Macy Carter Photography (website at and IG handle @wanderingambition) — for sharing this beautiful day with us! Deanna and Nicholas were married May 4, 2018 at Schwabacher’s Landing in Grand Teton National Park near Jackson. “We were going to get married at Mormon Barn, but Schwabacher’s Landing was a last minute change, and totally worth it,” Deanna says. “The first time I went to Grand Teton National Park was with my family in 2013 and I immediately fell in love with it. I was determined to get Nicholas there and for him to enjoy it as much as I did!”

I’ll let Deanna tell you about the adventure that was their big day …

“In 2016 we graduated college with our bachelor’s degrees and decided to treat ourselves. So as a graduation gift we designed a national park oriented road trip. 

We drove for three months, over 15,000 miles and visited 23 National Parks and hiked over 67 miles. Wyoming was our number one most memorable state. The landscape, wildlife, and untamed magic in the air made us want to go back. So on June 6th, 2017 Nicholas proposed to me in Havana, Cuba and my first vision for the wedding was with the Teton mountains behind us.

Starting on April 19, 2018 we drove from FL to WY in our tiny 2017 Chevy Cruze with my brother in the back seat and everything needed for us to relive our last journey. On May 4th we were joined by my mom, dad, brother, uncle, aunt and cousin. The officiant was a childhood friend of my mother’s and his wife came too. The photographer, Macy, and her now fiance, were there as well.” 

Deanna and Nicholas were married at 5 pm, just before the sun set. Deanna steals my heart as a DIY bride, making all of their boutonnieres, bouquets and invitations. The couple also added a special, unique touch to their unity ceremony. “Our unity ceremony was our vows in a wooden box that contains a bottle of wine which we will drink on our one year and reread our vows and then replace the wine,” Deanna explains. “The box has our name and the date of our wedding engraved in it.” (LOVE! And have I said yet how much I LOVE Deanna’s dress?!)

The couple resides in Seattle now, and we wish them the very best for a life full of love and continued adventure… Thanks to Deanna, Nicholas and Macy for sharing these beautiful images with us!

–Kati Hime

VENDOR SPOTLIGHT: Casper’s Pump House Events at the Tate Pumphouse

Casper’s Pump House Events Combines Ease + Beauty + Breathtaking Views!

Wedding images by Alison Brady Portraits

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Tate Pump House text & image courtesy Pump House Events


Walking the Platte River Trail along the White Water Park in Casper is a great way to discover a beautiful wedding venue.

Pump House Events is located at The Tate Pump House in Casper, and is an ideal venue for brides who wish to have their wedding ceremony and reception in the same place.

The Tate Pump House is a lovely historic brick building with an adjoining patio mere steps from the North Platte River with Casper Mountain as a majestic backdrop. The Pump House boasts manicured lawn areas with a pedestrian bridge that spans the river and offers perfect views for exquisite and romantic wedding photos.

Inside, the Pump House offers a stunning, refined event space perfect for dining and dancing the night away. Huge windows provide guests magnificent views throughout your reception.

The venue is equipped with a large catering kitchen to afford your event a full-service experience. All cleaning before and after your event is included in the rental, as well as tables and chairs, all set-up and tear down of the space and the services of a Certified Wedding Planner/Professional Event Coordinator onsite. The resident Wedding Planner is the first person to arrive and the last to leave. She remains on the property for the entirety of your event. Her job it is to make your function a memorable success, by doing everything from bussing tables and refilling beverages, to providing attentive service to each and every guest, and making sure the bride’s vision is achieved.

Asked what makes Pump House Events unique, their Professional Event Planner, Robyn Reynolds Fischer, zeroed in on three special qualities:  “First, our view. We are fortunate to be located in a dream location situated at the river’s edge, with stellar views of Casper Mountain, but also within walking distance of downtown Casper. That means our brides don’t have the additional expense of paying vendors to deliver tables, chairs, food, tents, etc. to a venue located miles from town.”

“Secondly, we offer the services of a Certified Wedding Planner.” Robyn Reynolds Fischer has been coordinating ceremonies and receptions for over two decades, and has an extensive background in food and beverage management. Before moving to Wyoming, she co-owned a restaurant with her husband in South Carolina and previously worked for the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Atlanta.

“Lastly, the Tate Pump House has an exceptional history. Originally, the Pump House was just what its name implies. It was a water pumping station that sent water to Midwest and the Salt Creek Field. After the Pump House was gifted to the Platte River Trails Trust in 2007, the facility was generously turned into a community gathering place, outfitted with public restrooms and seasonal kayak and float rentals, to foster recreation by the North Platte. Any profits made from renting the Event Space, are used to maintain the Pump House so it continues to be the ideal place for runners, walkers, cyclists, kayakers and others who want to enjoy the river and the trail system in Casper.”

If the Tate Pump House sounds like a venue that has everything you need for your ceremony and reception, or if you want more information about hosting your event, contact the Tate Pumphouse at 307.577.1206.

What People are Saying about Tate Pump House …

Amanda M.  — “We had our wedding reception here! It turned out completely beautiful. Not to mention how much help Robin was when it came to setting everything up from the vendors to the actual tables and chairs for the event! I couldn’t have done it without her! Thank you so much!”

Heidi Nicol — “As the owner of HQ Southern BBQ, we have had the pleasure of catering several events at The Pump House. Located right on the North Platte River, it is a stunning venue with great spaces inside and out. Working with Robyn, the events coordinator, has always been a joy. She is on top of every detail and makes sure every event is elegant and runs smoothly. Her southern charm is like none other. We are proud to be a partner with such a great venue. If you are looking for a great space for your next event, this is a must see!”

Alyssa J. — “We had our wedding at the Tate Pump House and I don’t know if we could have found a better fit for what we wanted. Robyn was amazing through the whole thing. She had great suggestions, answers, and was great at listening to what we wanted. She was wonderful to work with and made things so much easier! The wedding turned out beautiful and I don’t think we could have asked for better. I highly recommend the Tate Pump House for any event.”


WEDDING SPOTLIGHT: British + American = One Lovely Wedding

Thanks to Mandy Carroll-Bell of MC Picture Company in Sheridan for sharing Mr. & Mrs. Caywood’s beautiful, July 16, 2017 wedding day! The lovely bride is from England, and I love the joining of their homelands in these images. The groom and his mother, Sonja Caywood, are both talented Wyoming artists from Dayton, Wyoming. It’s not surprising that these two had a beautiful wedding full of artistry and love.


Heather & Dustin’s Wedding in the Snowies — part 1




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Dustin & Heather’s Wedding in the Snowies

Captured by Ardent Photography, Laramie, Wyoming

Thanks to Ardent Photography of Laramie for sharing this beautiful wedding with us! Heather & Dustin were married in a beautiful and sunny summer ceremony at Snowy Range Livestock & Ranch. Their bridal party and wedding attire came from Laramie’s Mountain Valley Bridal, Laramie’s Party Pros Entertainment provided their rocking party afterward, and their cakes & cupcakes were made by Dustin’s sister, Christy … Congratulations Heather & Dustin!

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Congrats on your Beautiful Wyoming Wedding!

Kati Hime, Editor


Valentine’s Day Goodies from Sweets Cakes & Pastry of Laramie!

2016 Sweetwater County Expo poster


It’s Valentine’s Day, and Sweets Cakes & Pastry in Downtown Laramie has a GREAT Special Pre-Order Menu! Order by February 9th to take advantage of these yummy treats & deals … Place your order in their shop at 211 E. Grand Avenue, or call 307.223.2147!



Chocolate Dipped Strawberries — $15/Dozen :  Strawberries dipped in chocolate. Available by the dozen.

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies — $20/Dozen & $10/Half-Dozen :  Heart shapes bite-sized red velvet whoopie pies with cream cheese filling. Orders by the half dozen and dozen.

— Cakes for Two — $20/Each : Cake flavors available in vanilla bean, lemon chiffon or chocolate. Iced with white or chocolate buttercream or whipped cream. Add fresh strawberries or raspberries on top for $5 extra.

— Brownies — $25/Dozen : Heart shaped and dusted with powdered sugar. By the dozen.

Sugar Cookies — $20/Dozen : Heart shaped cookies, frosted and decorated with sprinkles. Orders are by the dozen.


If you forgot to pre-order, stop by Sweets Cakes & Pastry and choose from the current selection of sweets for your sweetheart. We would love to get to know you!

Kodi Davis, New Owner, Sweets Cakes & Pastry



WYOMING WEDDING: Desarae & Justin’s Ranch Wedding


Congrats to Desarae & Justin on their June 7 wedding, captured by Y-Cross Photography of Hulett, WY! The Wedding was located on the Starck Cattle Ranch in Lusk, Wyoming. “We had the ceremony looking out to one of my favorite spots on the ranch not far from the horse barn where the reception was held,” Desarae says. “The ranch is such a special place to us, we knew we wouldn’t want to confess our love for one another at any other location.” Justin’s parents had tossed around the idea of building a new horse barn. “When we expressed to them we wanted to get married on the ranch they thought there wasn’t a better time to start making the new horse barn a reality!” Desarae adds. “We spent nine months building the horse barn from his parents’ vision.” Most of the wood used was cut down and even saw milled by the couple from the ranch. “It was so special putting all that time and energy into something that when it was finished was just as amazing as you dreamed it would be. Plus it held a very special place in our hearts knowing our family pulled together and was able to build something so beautiful.”

Another big part of the wedding was the Annual Starck Cattle Branding:

“Before I met Justin, I was just a Colorado girl who had some horses, pigs, and chickens. I never had the opportunity to experience the ranching lifestyle. Once I got the opportunity through his family’s cattle ranch it didn’t take long for me to truly respect and love the ranching way of life. I believe brandings are one of the best times — there is such a great western camaraderie, always with lots of family and friends, oh and you can’t forget the delicious food after the work is done! I truly enjoy brandings and I wanted my wedding guests who never had the opportunity to see what a cattle branding was all about, to be able to experience it — so we decided to give an open invite for all our wedding guests to join us the day before the wedding for the Annual Starck Cattle Branding. It was an amazing time full of family and friends – we couldn’t have been more blessed! The next day with those same family and friends we shared our vows in their presence and confessed our love – it was a beautiful day, and one that we will never forget!”

Thanks Desarae for sharing, and to Y-Cross Photography of Hulett for the beautiful images! CONGRATS to Desarae & Justin!

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FASHION: Lovely Lace!

 I am in love with lace, one of the hot bridal gown trends that we saw in this year’s fashion shows! Whether they’re sleek & vintage, or full skirts with delicate detail, there are some incredible options … We have just a few bits of inspiration for you!

Check out these Wyoming bridal salons for their excellent selection, customer service & best of all – located RIGHT here in Wyoming …

Laramie – Mountain Valley Bridal

Gillette – Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow Bridal & Formal Wear (YTT Bridal & Formal Wear)

Casper – Hart’s by LaNeige

Jackson – Tuxedo Rentals at Briar Rose – the ONLY Tuxedo Rental Location in Jackson!

Cheyenne – Tuxedo Rentals at Dan D Party Corner!



Laramie Train Depot Elegance by Ardent Photog, Fresh Flower Fantasy & Mtn Valley Bridal

We greatly appreciate the incredibly talented photographers across the state who share their work with us – like Ardent Photography of Laramie, who shared this recent photo shoot at the Laramie Train Depot in Historic Downtown Laramie with us… This was part of a course that they host, called Ardentology, and it’s a super popular one! The lovely model is Alisha Ann, who’s also Mrs. Laramie 2015, who has appeared in the fashion shows in our Cheyenne & Laramie expos! Her beautiful dress is from Mountain Valley Bridal (also in Downtown Laramie), and the flowers are by Fresh Flower Fantasy!

Always love the opportunity to promote many great Wyoming vendors in one place!


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Click the image above to register to attend the 23rd Annual Cheyenne Bridal Expo January 18, 2015! Registrants are entered to win a HONEYMOON or a FLAT SCREEN TV!
Click the image above to register to attend the 23rd Annual Cheyenne Bridal Expo January 18, 2015! Registrants are entered to win a HONEYMOON or a FLAT SCREEN TV!

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