WEDDING WEDNESDAY: LYMAN LOVELINESS…

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Thanks to Deniell MacDonald Photography in Evanston for providing our Wedding Wednesday spotlight this week!  These are fun images — here’s what Deniell had to say about Danny & Shayla’s Lyman, Wyoming wedding…

Shayla and Danny were married June 11, 2011 at the heritage barn in Lyman Wyoming.  Such a beautiful building –and quite possibly the CUTEST place for a small intimate wedding/reception!  With it being on the outskirts of a small Wyoming town, the view from the back side of the building is absolutely gorgeous. You have a clear view of the Uinta Mountains and miles and miles of nice green grass/pastures. I LOVED photographing this wedding, it was AMAZING!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks Deniell for sharing this wedding with us!  Do you have a Wedding Wednesday spotlight you’d like to share? Email us!  Wedding or engagement, doesn’t matter!  editor@wyolifestyle.com  We’d love to feature YOU or your work if you’re a photographer!

 

‘Til Next Time…Keep the great work coming, you’re all fabulous!

 

Kati Hime, Editor

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INSPIRATION: Summer Love Songs!

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Love this photo! By Deniell MacDonald of Evanston

It’s summer…and that means we have love songs by the google-plex! (OK, maybe not, but I always loved that word as a kid and have always looked for another opportunity to throw it out there.) 🙂  Here are three songs that I think are pretty good wedding material from the last few months…do you have a suggestion?  We’d love to hear it! Email us at brides@wyomingweddingsonline.com, post on our Facebook page, or post a comment on this blog!

Thompson Square – Are You Gonna Kiss Me or What

Blake Shelton — Honey Bee

Colbie Caillat — I Do

 

WEDDING WEDNESDAY: Sami’s Beautiful Bridals…

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Thanks to Lacee of Leather-N-Lace Photography of Evanston for sharing our Wedding Wednesday spotlight! If you’ve followed this blog for awhile, you’ve seen our engagement spotlight on Sami & Ryan from Evanston.  Today we’ve got images from Sami’s beautiful bridal shot to share!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sami & Ryan are both native Wyomingites — born and raised in Evanston!  Their June 9th wedding ceremony took place at the Timpanogas Temple in American Fork Utah, with a luncheon at Thanksgiving Point Utah and a reception at home in Evanston later that night at the Stake Center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is my favorite…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to Lacee of Leather-N-Lace Photography in Evanston for sharing these fabulous pictures with us — and CONGRATULATIONS to Sami & Ryan!  Do you have a Wedding Wednesday spotlight (or an engagement spotlight) for us? We’d love to share! Contact brides@wyomingweddingsonline.com!

‘Til Next Time…

Kati Hime, Editor

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MEET OUR VENDORS: Fresh Flower Fantasy

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Today we’re shining a spotlight on Fresh Flower Fantasy from Laramie!  Owner Ruth Arthur and her team strive to make each and every wedding a beautiful work of art. They have been a long-standing Laramie business and would love to visit with you about your wedding and other flower needs!  Check out these samples of their wedding work — and I apologize for the giant spaces between pictures, I have been fighting with the spacing and it’s not playing nice today: 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wildflowers in tin buckets at St. Albin’s Chapel, Snowy Range Mountains (and a beautiful outdoor location!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A bridal bouquet with white tulips…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Archway swag — how neat is this?!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Contact the crew at Fresh Flower Fantasy in Laramie at 307-742-7616 and be sure to visit them on Facebook!

‘Til next Time — we’re excited to connect YOU with Wyoming!

Kati Hime, Editor

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WEDDING WEDNESDAY: Happy Jack Wedding

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Images by Ardent Photography, Laramie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to Ardent Photography in Laramie for sharing this beautiful wedding with us!  Meet Nicholai Smith and Gina Shively, who were married May 28, 2011 in the beauty of Wyoming.  Their ceremony was held in the beautiful Laramie Mountain Range at Happy Jack, and their reception at the historic Train Depot in downtown Laramie.  Their decor was handmade, which makes my DIY heart go pitter-pat! Congratulations, Nicholai and Gina — keep scrolling down to check out more of this beautiful wedding!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks again to Rick & Stephanie of Ardent Photography in Laramie for providing us with this Wedding Wednesday spotlight — and CONGRATS to Nicholai and Gina!!!

Do you have an engagement or wedding you’d like to suggest for Wedding Wednesday? Just give us a holler at brides@wyomingweddingsonline.com!

 

‘Til Next Time…Keep Sending Us Your Beautiful Stories!

Kati Hime, Editor

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INSPIRATION: Bridal Shower Games

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Summer weddings are in full bloom, and that means bridal showers are too! Needing some fun little games for the event? We’ve collected some fun websites and ideas, some with G-rated games, some a little…less so…so obviously it goes without saying, Reader Be Advised. 🙂

So you’ve collected a room full of your closest friends, co-workers, and family from both you and your fiance’s sides, most likely. What are the odds that everyone knows each other?  Pretty slim.  So to break the ice, have a few games to get some giggles and talking generating.  Here are some fun ideas we found out there:

  • Finish the phrase:  Find a series of sayings that are well-known, and a few that are not. Say the first half of the saying, and let the guests shout out the rest of it.  Award points to those who answer first — and to those that have the funniest things to add, even if they’re not the right answer! (www.playerzblog.com)
  • Clothespin game:  You may have heard of the diaper pin game at baby showers…this is a clothespin variation for bridal showers. Two variations I found:  #1, if someone says a key word they lose their clothespin to the person who heard it first. The one who has the most clothespins by the end of the shower wins. Some key words might be bride, groom, wedding, honeymoon, or any other fun ideas you can come up with!  #2, watch for guests who cross their legs — if you cross your legs you lose the clothespin! It’s harder to keep from doing than a lot of women realize! (www.blissweddings.com, www.playerzblog.com)
  • Hot Potato:  Put something that someone has to wear in a box — in the source that I’ll reference here, they mention the item being a corsage, which is of course lovely…but they also suggest perhaps including something on the funnier side to put in the box (they mentioned a shower cap, or maybe even a hilarious hat or a feather boa, your imagination’s the limit!) Pass the box around the circle of guests like a hot potato, and the one who is stuck with the box when the music stops has to wear the item for the entire shower. Would definitely be a hilarious photo op! (www.blissweddings.com)

So it’s time for snacks — which means time for mingling!  Need to encourage your guests to mingle?  Here are some fun ideas:

  • Celebrity game:  Write the name of a celebrity on sticky notes, and stick one to each guest’s back.  Have each guest talk to each other as if they’re talking to the celebrity on that person’s back.  Guess who the celebrity is on your back…give them a time limit to figure it out.  This encourages both moving around and talking! (www.playerzblog.com)
  • Purse Hunt:  Divide your guests into teams and give them some scavenger hunt-type items to find in their purses.  Do the typical things (like a pen), but also add some odd items (this site mentions a rock, or one event I was at had us find a coupon, a picture of your kids/grandkids/pet/honey, a bobby pin or something REALLY obscure!)  Award points for the items found:  common items score less points than the obscure ones.  This is a fun idea that will get your guests both moving around and talking! (www.blissweddings.com)

Ready to open gifts?  There’s all SORTS of fun to be had!

  • What the Bride Says:  My friends did this for my baby shower, and it was absolutely hilarious — I saw this suggestion with a wedding twist and this is really a fun game.  As the bride opens gifts, have someone secretly write down what she says when she opens the gifts. “Oh how cute!” for example or I could go on but I won’t… 🙂 At the end of the shower, read them out loud with the idea that this is what she’ll say on her wedding night…it is absolutely hilarious! (In the baby shower version of the game, the things I said were what I said when our baby was conceived, which was equally as hilarious…the funniest ones probably had to deal with the size of the baby clothes I received, that got everyone rolling…) 🙂 (www.playerzblog.com)
  • What does the Bride Love? This is a bit of a twist from one of the ideas on this website, and is a fun idea.  Come up with a list of things that the bride loves before the shower:  her favorite movie, her favorite color, her favorite season, etc.  You could also throw in funny things like the favorite thing about her fiance, how many kids do they want, etc. (of course think about the potentially sensitive subjects, especially if both moms are attending!)  After the bride opens a gift from someone, have that guest answer a trivia question before the bride goes onto the next gift.  You could award prizes to those who guess right, OR you could award points for correct answers — if that guest doesn’t know the answer to her question, let someone else offer to answer — give a prize to the guest with the most points! (www.playerzblog.com)

Give her something to take home!

  • Recipe collection:  In your invitation, provide a blank recipe card. Ask each guest to bring a favorite recipe written on the card and collect them in a clear-sleeve photo album for the bride.  This was done at my bridal shower, and still is a treasured keepsake with sauce splatters on the pages and bent corners from all those yummy recipes I received from my guests… (www.weddingbliss.com)
  • Collect Some Advice:  Collect a series of envelopes that have one moment of married life written on the outside. (“Wedding Night”, “First Fight”, “Having a Baby”, a holiday the couple will share together, etc.)  Have a guest each pick one and write a piece of advice for that event on an index card.  Seal it in the envelope, and give the bride the envelopes as something to refer to each time they happen.  (www.playerzblog.com)

Most of all, have FUN! A bridal shower is a time to enjoy the happy occasion with your friends and family.  Keep everyone smiling, talking and enjoying the time — there is MUCH fun to be had!

 

‘Til Next Time…I’d LOVE to hear your bridal shower suggestions!

Kati Hime, Editor

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INSPIRATION: Antler Wine Glasses!

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Photo provided by Antler Workshop & Gallery, Dubois Wyoming

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to Antler Workshop & Gallery in Dubois for allowing us to share their unique wine glasses!  These would make a beautiful wedding or shower gift, or a bridal party gift…they’d also look great at your head table…or just for fun!

 

Antler stemmed wine glasses can be ordered, or furnish your own glasses with etching if you like and Kurt will add the antler stem.  These glasses have a nice feel.  They are a great gift item, wedding memorabilia and looks great on the head table.  Antler can be white tail or mule deer and vary in eye guard shapes.  Any size or shape glass can be supplied from martini to champagne flutes.  Glasses shown are $55 each.  For more information, call Kurt at 307.455.2204, and visit their website at http://www.antlergallery.com.


Thanks to Lyn & Kurt for this really unique bit of inspiration!  Hunting and wildlife are a very large part of our Wyoming Lifestyle, and incorporating these elements into your celebration can give it a fun Wyoming flair!
‘Til Next Time…I’d love to share your bits of inspiration!
Kati Hime, Editor
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SHOESDAY TUESDAY: Western Jewelry!

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OK, so it isn’t SHOES we’re discussing here, but that’s okay — today I wanted to get some feedback on how you feel about working western jewelry into your wedding attire.  I for one LOVE that big chunky western jewelry look — but — is that the right feel for a formal? What do you think?  There of course are beautiful pieces that are less on the chunky side too… I’d love to hear your opinions, and if you plan to use western jewelry in your Big Day, let us know what you’re using! Weigh in here or on our Facebook page !

I found some great pieces over at www.cowgirlwesternwarehouse.com — awesome stuff!

www.cowgirlwesternwarehouse.com — ‘Clear Rhinestone Cross Pendant on Chain’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.cowgirlwesternwarehouse.com –‘Cowgirl Brown Beaded Concho Necklace Set’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.cowgirlwesternwarehouse.com — ‘Smoke Topaz Rhinestone Cross Necklace Set’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’d LOVE to hear from you! Do you have western jewelry that you’re planning to wear or gift? We’d love to hear your thoughts on how to rock the western look for your wedding! Comment here or on our Facebook page!

 

‘Til Next Time,

 

Kati Hime, Editor

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FROM SARAH MERRILL: Bright, Bold Bouquets!

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Thanks to Sarah Merrill of Suite Blooms in Cheyenne for today’s blog!  Sarah’s discussing the use of bright, bold colors in your bouquets, and she found some beautiful examples to illustrate their effect…see under the picture for Sarah’s explanation of flower types and color interaction.  Thanks Sarah!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source:  www.brides.com

Brides that are looking for a Moroccan feel will love this vibrant textural bouquet that features Tulips, Gloriosa Lilies, & Nerines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source:  www.flower-arrangement-advisor.com

The soft, feminine – country bouquet is achieved using Lisianthus & Freesia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source:  www.floralverde.com

Choosing to feature Roses in your bridal bouquet is a no-brainer because they are available year round & in so many colors.  In fact, they remain the most popular wedding flower.  That having been said, you can use Roses and still have a unique bouquet… This one shows off deep pink Roses, incorporates Spray Roses to vary the bloom size, and pairs them with Wax Flower.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source:  www.deartheresa.com

The tropical feel in orange and green were no mistake in this bouquet.  Its creator picked Protea as a focal flower and grouped it with green Hellebores, orange Ranunculus, orange Roses, velvety Cockscomb & Ornithogalum to create a stunning bouquet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source:  www.steelcitybride.blogspot.com

Having trouble deciding on a color scheme?  Talk to your florist about combining several colors in your bouquet.  The resulting look is like a treasure chest full of gemstones!  The key is repetition of each boom throughout the bouquet.  Pictured here are cream, pink & orange Roses, fuchsia Dahlias, green Cymbidium Orchids, mango Calla Lilies, Hypericum Berries & blue Hydrangeas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source:  www.bouquetweddingflower.com

A mass of purple Lisianthus flowers accented with Anemones & wrapped with a polka-dot ribbon creates this modern yet soft bouquet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source:  www.myweddingflowerideas.co.uk

This girly pink bouquet of light and dark pink Roses & pink Calla Lilies gets a dose of whimsy with its lime green Alchemilla.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source:  www.theknot.com; photo by Cameron Ingalls, Inc.

A citrus color palette bouquet is perfect for your beach ceremony when it is made up of orange Roses, Spray Roses & yellow and green Cymbidium Orchids.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source:  www.theknot.com; photo by Glen Abog Photography

This bouquet is the ultimate ray of sunshine.  Simplicity is the key to this look, comprised of yellow Calla Lilies & Yellow Cymbidium Orchids.

 

Thanks Sarah! Remember to visit Sarah Merrill’s Suite Blooms in Cheyenne for more information — she does a fabulous job!
‘Til Next Time…I love Sarah’s blogs!
Kati Hime, Editor

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SHOESDAY TUESDAY: Adorable Clutches!

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We talk about shoes often on Tuesdays, but I have enjoyed finding some other accessories to throw out there too…Abby of Abbydell Photography in Jackson shared the most beautiful little clutch picture with us on our Facebook page , and it got me thinking — CLUTCHES! Of course! So I found just a few to drool over — but if you have another great suggestion, shout it out! We’d love to see what you drool over! Share with us here or on our Facebook page!

Here are some two delicious styles from Nordstrom and one from Lulu Townsend…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nordstrom, Glint Ruffle Bow frame clutch, www.polyvore.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nordstrom, Ruffle Chiffon Frame clutch, www.polyvore.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lulu Townsend Rosette Frame Clutch www.polyvore.com

 

Just a few ideas to throw out there for you…I’d love to see what makes you tick! Share with us on our Facebook page or on our blog or Twitter — under ‘wyoweddings’!

 

‘Til Next Time…I’m Loving Accessories! What else can we cover?

 

Kati Hime, Editor

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