WEDDING SPOTLIGHT: Lisa & Brent’s 3 Forks Wedding

LISA & BRENT’S 3 FORKS WEDDING

Thank you to Hilary & Kel of Seedhouse Photography of Steamboat Springs, Colorado for sharing Lisa & Brent’s Big Day with us! They were joined in marriage June 11, 2016 in The Lodge & Spa at 3 Forks Ranch of Savory, Wyoming, a luxurious & elegant destination that you have to see in these pictures to believe! Their day included an emotional reveal, a gorgeous outdoor ceremony surrounded by God’s handiwork, and a fun, elegant reception. We have lots of beautiful images here to enjoy — what a day, and what a beautiful couple!

Congrats, Lisa & Brent! And thanks to Seedhouse Photography for the fantastic images!

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COLOR INSPIRATION: Burgundy/Marsala (Pantone Color of the Year 2015)

Pantone’s Color of the Year 2015 was Marsala, which I’m sure someone will say is different than burgundy, but I can’t see it. I do have to admit that when I saw that, I kind of had a moment to struggle with that choice. I’m a child of the 90s, and burgundy was all the rage when I was a teenager & in college. I had one of those dresses from Maurices in burgundy with the shoulder pads, the heavy fabric and the heart-shaped cut-out below the neckline with a little pearl dangling. I believe it was my husband’s brother’s first wedding (1995) that had burgundy as the main color. I guess I reflect on burgundy with the same conflict of emotion as I do when I see a teal suggestion, or the oh-so-popular-in-the-mid-2000’s black & red wedding (which was another husband’s brother’s wedding, in 2006). Funnily enough, when the first brother’s second wedding was held in 2009, their color was also red, and when my own brother was married in 2008, their color was black. Struggling to not have a moment again … What I would have given to have had a sister of my own to have some fun with color!

But don’t take my moment as a reason to have one yourself. The beautiful thing about colors and fuddy duddies like me is that we have a much broader ability now than we did 20 years ago to pair colors with variable neutrals and make them new again – and much, much more desirable. So with that in mind, I forced myself to pick up the study of burgundy and see what had evolved.

I was pleasantly surprised. Burgundy is being treated with the respect it deserves, yet the temperance it requires. Burgundy is a very color-rich jewel tone. It carries weight and, because of that, it screams ‘elegance’ – which I think is why it was seen as a perfect tone for formal gowns and weddings in the 90s. Weddings & elegance go hand-in-hand. But it can become too somber, *too* heavy, if one doesn’t pair it with some lighter colors. Enter today’s treatment of burgundy – and where it’s winning me over again … Scroll on, and click on the image for the website from whence it originated. (And thank God for Pinterest!)

Elegance personified with this heavy use of burgundy ... but I like the way their lightened it through their minty green greenery, repeated in the stationery, and the hints of light, light pink & purple.
Elegance personified with this heavy use of burgundy … but I like the way they lightened it through their minty green greenery, repeated in the stationery, and the hints of light, light pink & purple.
Now I LOVE this! Who would have thought the whimsy of sunflowers with the solemnness of burgundy?! It makes the effect light yet sophisticated, perfect for an outdoor wedding. Bravo on the choice of burgundy in the full tie on the gentlemen - the grey tux is a perfect major color player!
Now I LOVE this! Who would have thought the whimsy of sunflowers with the solemnness of burgundy?! It makes the effect light yet sophisticated, perfect for an outdoor wedding. Bravo on the choice of a grey tux to counterpoint the burgundy gowns!
This was a Pinterest find that clicked through to coukgarden.blogspot.sn but didn't really go anywhere. Again, though, the use of burgundy is lightened with pale pink and a little cream. I wish we had thought of this in the 90s!
This was a Pinterest find that clicked through to coukgarden.blogspot.sn but didn’t really go anywhere. Again, though, the use of burgundy is lightened with pale pink and a little cream. I wish we had thought of this in the 90s!
Now this is a fascinating combination, and would be smashing for a fall wedding! Navy and burgundy are both heavy colors, although navy is a beautiful neutral and really lends masculinity to the elegance of burgundy. The rich brown and greens are crucial to tie the two colors together ... the thing that I especially love, though, is how these colors combined make white just absolutely pop! The bride's gown, the groom's shirt and the white of the cake look crisp and fresh - what a way to make your whites really pop!
Now this is a fascinating combination, and would be smashing for a fall wedding! Navy and burgundy are both heavy colors, although navy is a beautiful neutral and really lends masculinity to the elegance of burgundy. The rich brown and greens are crucial to tie the two colors together … the thing that I especially love, though, is how these colors combined make white just absolutely pop! The bride’s gown, the groom’s shirt and the white of the cake look crisp and fresh – what a way to make your whites really pop!

 

WEDDING SPOTLIGHT: Kali & Kord’s 4th of July Wedding

Thanks to Charity & Ricky  for sharing Kali & Kord’s beautiful 4th of July wedding in Cheyenne! Kali is a bride after my own <3, with LOTS of DIY elements in the flowers & American-inspired decor! The Big Day was held at Kali’s parents’ home, and a friend provided the cake & food. LOVE it – what a great way to celebrate a beautiful story…

I have to also share Kali’s story of Kord’s proposal… See if it gives you the response I had…

“We actually met at Kord’s brother Brandon’s wedding. Brandon married my best friend Sara, I was a bridesmaid and Kord was the best man. Kord’s proposal was soo funny! He had planned a romantic date at the Melting Pot, and as we were getting seated the host said, “So I hear we are here to celebrate an engagement!!!” Kord was furious because his surprise was ruined. I simply replied, “Well we are now!!” Both of us cracked up laughing. It ended up working out, because it took the stress of Kord and it was hilarious because nothing is very serious with us.” 

(And for those who will appreciate this last part, as I did … the Melting Pot did make up for the mistake by paying for their meal that night and giving the couple a healthy gift card…)

Check out these lovely details, patriotic decor & emotional images captured by Charity & Ricky



















 

INSPIRE ME: Polka Dot Weddings

Want to wax creative for your wedding? Color is one thing, but patterns are yet another … and whether subtle or all out in-your-face, they can provide a lot of textural oomph to your day. Check out little snippets of inspiration from below, and always, always, always, be sure to tune in to our Pinterest profile, where we’re always adding more inspiration!

Diamond Engagements of Cheyenne – check this out!

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WOW! We were so impressed with the work of Diamond Engagements in our recent Cheyenne Bridal Expo in January 2015… Check out this handmade trellis and their design – awesome stuff!

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Purple Floral Burst by Plush Floral & Ardent Photography

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We love to share beautiful work by the talented people that work with us, and we have TWO talented vendors to showcase in this blog… Both Plush Floral, based in Casper, and Ardent Photography, based in Laramie – but these two businesses are known to go ALL OVER Wyoming with their fabulous work! You can meet Ardent at our upcoming Cheyenne (January 18) and Laramie (February 15) expos!

Be sure to click on either of these two expo ad images to connect with our pre-registration page – thanks to Ardent Photography for the use of their beautiful image in the Cheyenne Bridal Expo ad, and to Blushing Crow Studio of Pinedale for their use of their beautiful image in the Sweetwater County Wedding Expo ad!

 

 

Ashley & Clayton’s Hidden Valley Wedding by Sean Lara

Be sure to check out our fall bridal expos!

Laramie Fall Expo — October 19, 12-4  UW Hilton Conference Center

Casper Fall Expo — November 1, 12-4  Ramada Plaza Riverside

Pre-Register and beat the lines!  www.wyomingbridalexpo.com

 

Thanks to Sean Lara Photography for sharing Clayton & Ashley’s June 21, 2014 wedding at Hidden Valley campground in Wyoming! I love these details… and these two are obviously pretty fun to hang around… 06-21-173625Some sassy pics of the ladies in Downtown Laramie, a trip to the legendary Buckhorn…Sean captured all the details!
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WEDDING SPOTLIGHT: Kylee & Nick

I *adore* these images from Kylee & Nick’s Gillette wedding! Their wedding was held April 26, 2014 at New Life Wesleyan Church, with their reception at the Gillette Senior Citizen Center. I love these fun details & happy smiles…what a cool couple! Thanks to Caiti Jackson Photography of Gillette for sharing these awesome images with us…

 

 

WEDDING SPOTLIGHT: Cyndi & Dave’s Red Butte Ranch Wedding

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We’re so excited to spotlight this wedding from David Chilcott Photography in Sheridan! Cyndi & Dave were married August 31, 2013 at Red Butte Ranch near Casper. I love the deep plum of these dresses, the little splash of cowgirl, some adorable lanterns (what a great idea!) and a gorgeous sunset…

 

Inspire Me: Chevron!

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Chevron! When I first heard someone mention the name, I thought “Huh?” But over the past year, Chevron has popped up in strength everywhere. It means many different things in many different professions, which I find interesting – it’s everything from an anatomical term to a geological term to a company. Why is this word so popular? Perhaps it’s as fun to say as it is to use in design. That’s my theory, at  least. It’s graphically stunning for weddings, perfect in your home, and darn cute in clothing… it’s just a good, all-around graphic. Can dress up or dress down your event to suit your taste. Can’t enough good stuff – and with that, I’ll shut up now and share some Chevron inspired wedding pics…

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WEDDING SPOTLIGHT: Ben & Nikki

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Thanks to Shelby Tweedy Photography  of Casper for sharing Ben & Nikki’s wintry wedding day! (I’m in love with this color scheme of pink + blue in contrast with the white snow!) They were married December 21st, 2013 at Adams Park in Casper. “It was a chilly 20 degrees out, but Nikki, a Scotland native, was right at home amid the snow and cold. She came over to the States for school, but fell in love with an all American cowboy!” Shelby says.

Thanks Shelby Tweedy Photography of Casper for sharing Ben & Nikki’s wintry wedding day with us! What a neat idea, getting married in a white wintry wonderland!

WEDDING SPOTLIGHT: Sarah & Spencer

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I can’t tell you how excited I am to share this wedding, shared with us by Ardent Photography of Laramie! Sarah was one of our Job’s Daughters over 10 years ago now… I know she probably won’t be thrilled that I share this story, but whenever I think of Sarah, I think of our state conference when she was around the sixth grade age. She had just placed first place in our Fine Arts competition for her violin solo, and had the opportunity to play her piece in front of an auditorium of people. She and I were standing backstage waiting for her to go on, and she was shaking like a leaf…but she went on, took a deep breath and played beautifully from memory, without a hiccup. I was so impressed! I knew this was a very special young lady…and now she’s married! I still can’t believe it. I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Spencer yet, but knowing Sarah to be an outstanding young lady from an outstanding family, I’m quite sure that Spencer is equally outstanding.

Another thing that I love about Sarah are her awesome parents… Her dad, Mr. Ferguson, was my ninth grade Civics teacher, and one of my favorites. He was always ready with a joke, but he is also one of the most talented singers I have ever heard. I was excited to see that 

he and his long-time duet partner, Mrs. Aragon, performed at his daughter’s wedding… (And no, I still can’t call my teachers by their first names.) Sarah’s mom, Peggy, is a dear friend and a very talented nurse. She was wonderful to work with in our Job’s Daughters bethel, very organized and always keeping me on track. When I had my children, Peggy was a priceless resource on lactation and infant care. I just can’t say enough good things about this family.

I also have to add that I’m loving these golf-inspired details… Be sure to check them out! The wedding was held at Laramie’s beautiful St. Matthew’s Cathedral, with the reception at the historic Ivinson Mansion in Laramie, a popular wedding destination. Ardent captured the property beautifully!

 

Congrats again to Sarah & Spencer – I love this detail-filled wedding… The use of their favorite golfing paraphernalia is an awesome touch! Thanks again to Ardent Photography of Laramie for sharing this special day with us!