WEDDING SPOTLIGHT: Brianna & Mati’s Casper Mtn. Wedding

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Thanks to Kristi Williams Photography for sharing this week’s wedding spotlight!  Brianna & Mati were married July 3, 2011 on Casper Mountain at the Nordic Club. Brianna is a native of Casper, and returned home from Atlanta, GA to be married in Wyoming.  “After seeing the beauty of their simple wedding on the mountain, I can see why,” Kristi says.  Check out these beautiful images — their first look pics are SO sweet, and be still my heart and recent inspiration post — they had a dessert station!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to Kristi Williams Photography for sharing this week’s wedding spotlight — and CONGRATS to Brianna & Mati!  If you have a wedding or engagement spotlight to share, please contact us at brides@wyomingweddingsonline.com – we’d love to feature YOUR beautiful Wyoming wedding or engagement!

ONE more wedding expo left for the season…and that’s in Riverton! March 31, 10-3 at the Fremont County Fairgrounds. Fashion show by Back on the Rack in Riverton begins at 2 PM!  For more info, including booths and questions, contact Patty at Back on the Rack via Facebook (follow link) or call 307-856-6766.

‘Til Next Time…

Kati Hime, Editor

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INSPIRATION: Fun for Your Bridesmaids!

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www.boards.weddingbee.com

We had SO much fun yesterday at the Laramie Bridal Expo! The fun and unique arrangements the models carried in the fashion show were TO DIE FOR — Poppy’s and Fresh Flower Fantasy in Laramie both had such fun ideas! Reminded me that we haven’t discussed fun bridesmaid ideas for awhile… Here are a few neat ideas — like the boots above! Nothing says Wyoming Wedding like boots…

www.greenweddingshoes.com Image by Priscilla Valentina

 

www.lovetheschultzes.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.onestylebride.com

www.emmalinebride.com — LOVE the idea of a feather for their hair…

www.polkadotbride.com — LOVE fascinators for bridesmaids!

For more inspiration and Wyoming Weddings excitement, stay tuned! We’ve loved meeting all of you at the wedding expos — and we’re always here to help! Contact us at brides@wyomingweddingsonline.com with any questions!

‘Til Next Time…

Kati Hime, Editor

editor@wyolifestyle.com

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ENGAGEMENT SPOTLIGHT: Vanessa & Josh’s Winter Wonderland

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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Thanks to David Huber Photography in Worland, WY for sharing these awesome images! Vanessa & Josh’s shoot included not only snow, but the fun you can find in it — from sledding to just simply being a kid again, these images invoke a playful side to being in love… And I’m seriously digging it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to David Huber Photography in Worland for sharing these images — and congrats to Vanessa & Josh! Do you have a wedding or engagement spotlight you’d like to share? It’s easy! Email us at brides@wyomingweddingsonline.com — we’d love to give YOU the spotlight!

‘Til Next Time…

Kati Hime, Editor

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INSPIRATION: Dessert Tables

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Our buddy Linda gave us a great inspiration suggestion — dessert tables! It doesn’t take much explanation to get the idea across — it’s so popular right now! From candy tables to ice cream stations (check out David Huber Photography’s image!) to fanciful dessert inspiration…chocolate fountains of course…lots of FUN stuff! Do you have a suggestion or idea to share? Post on our Facebook page or comment here — or — email us at brides@wyomingweddingsonline.com! We’d love to hear from you!  Check with an awesome Wyoming caterer for more information on dessert bars and creative ways to entertain that go beyond wedding cakes — visit with our friends Essence of Life Catering in Casper, Cafe Rio in Rock Springs, Nana’s House of Goodies in Cheyenne, Coalter Loft/Gannett Grill in Lander, Liz’s Cakes in Laramie, and Liquor Depot in Rock Springs!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.perfectweddingzone.com


www.savvysoirees.blogspot.com


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www.savvysoirees.blogspot.com

www.weddingbycolor.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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www.jacobhenrymansion.com

www.provoweddingguide.wordpress.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Huber Photography, Worland, WY

David Huber Photography, Worland, WY

‘Til Next Time…

Kati Hime, Editor

editor@wyolifestyle.com

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ENGAGEMENT SPOTLIGHT: Kelly & Melissa’s Winter Engagement

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Thanks to The Rancher’s Wife’s Photography in Saratoga for providing us with this week’s spotlight!  Kelly & Melissa were engaged November 10, 2011 in Laramie — their upcoming wedding on August 11, 2012 will be held at the Saratoga Resort and Spa.  Thanks to Kate of The Rancher’s Wife’s Photography for sending these beautiful images!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to The Rancher’s Wife’s Photography in Saratoga for this spotlight – and congratulations to Kelly & Melissa!  Do you have a spotlight? Wedding or engagement, we’d love to share your Wyoming wedding story!  Contact us at brides@wyomingweddingsonline.com.  And if you have an engagement to share, be sure to register it on our website — follow this link for the form!

‘Til Next Time…

Kati Hime, Editor

editor@wyolifestyle.com

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INSPIRATION: Retro Weddings!

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www.loti.com

I was SUPER fortunate to have the opportunity to emcee the wedding fashion shows in Casper & Cheyenne. (THANK YOU to Rocky Mountain Sound and Light in Casper, Hart’s Tux & Gown in Casper and Dan D Party Corner in Cheyenne and Mountain Valley Bridal in Laramie for those opportunities!) I LOVED what Hart’s and Mountain Valley Bridal selected to display for 2012 — one thing I particularly enjoyed seeing what the little retro elements thrown in:  lace, birdcage veils, variance in sleeves (cap/short/long), and be still my 50’s fashion-lovin’ heart… SHORT dresses!!! Eeeeek!  This is one gorgeous dress worn by the beautiful Kelli Erickson, owner of Mountain Valley Bridal in Laramie…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So…50’s weddings.  What do you think of first?  I think of the glamorous elements of the 50’s first — stars like Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly or Elizabeth Taylor…a groom with the look of Paul Newman in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof or Montgomery Clift in Raintree County… Then I combine it with the memories shared by my grandmother, who was married in 1954.  The reality of a real, small-town America 50’s wedding:  a small church wedding at the family church, followed by a reception in her parents’ Kearney, NE backyard. The neighbors all came over, and everyone brought a bit of food for a potluck.  There was no band, no dance floor.  No champagne.  She had a short dress, short wristlet gloves, and my grandfather wore a suit jacket and trousers for the ceremony, but lost the suit jacket for the June reception.  My grandmother is the youngest daughter of a seven-child family:  six girls, one boy.  My grandmother’s sisters all eloped — her wedding was the only wedding her parents attended of the six girls.  Sound interesting? I agree! Sound unusual?  Surprisingly, not so much, once I had visited over the years with other seniors that I met through my work and volunteer activities.  There were big, elaborate weddings like what we’re accustomed to today, but they were far more the exception than the rule.  Depression, wars, a view toward a wedding as a beginning of a marriage, much less the elaborate affair we know it to be today…all these things affected the way a true ‘retro wedding’ was assembled.  Justice of the Peace weddings and small weddings were definitely common in small towns across the country.  (Heck, when my parents were married in 1977, their wedding was quite typical according to my mother:  their ceremony took place in the church sanctuary, with their reception held in the church’s meeting hall in the same building.  A receiving line, simple food and cake — no dance floor, no dancing, no toasts.  I had to do some serious educating of my family when it came to our wedding in 2000, lol!)

So here’s what I’m thinking… If my grandmother would have told me in 2000 that I should have a retro wedding like hers, I probably would have cried!  Many of these elements work VERY well for modern couples — and I celebrate that! — but I know for me, and many other brides I visit with every year, we like the idea of the modern wedding.  So when it comes to ‘retro style’, I suggest that we take elements of retro decor and fashion, and perhaps let the retro habits remain celebrated in the annals of wedding lore…unless they float your boat! (And in which case, bravo!)

All right. That was my muse on American pop culture a la weddings for the week.  My Laramie High School Humanities teacher, Mrs. Maxfield, would be quite proud!  Enough of me talking…time to check out some pictures!  Here are some modern twists on retro goodness…50’s style!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.halterneckwedding.onsugar.com


www.trevorhutchison.com


www.yourweddingsupport.blogspot.com


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.adorablegamine.blogspot.com


www.ruffledblog.com

‘Til Next Time…do you have a retro wedding story? A history to share, or a time period we should explore? We’d love to hear from you!

Kati Hime, Editor

editor@wyolifestyle.com

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Tips from the Wyoming Pros: Wedding Expo Labels!

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www.bridaltradeshows.com

Keith Turbitt of Keith Turbitt’s Shutter-Vision in Cheyenne had a beyond fabulous suggestion for helping to streamline your wedding expo experience:  labels!  While at the Cheyenne Bridal Expo last Sunday, Keith noticed a few brides had created labels with their name, their fiance’s name, their wedding date and contact info (phone number, email, etc.).  Instead of rewriting this over and over…and over and over…at the expo, they simply stuck on a label on the form at each vendor’s table and kept on moving. Brilliant!

Thanks to Keith Turbitt’s Shutter-Vision in Cheyenne for sharing! Just had to add one of Keith’s beautiful shots below…be sure to check out his website and contact him for more info on your Wyoming wedding, no matter where it is — Keith does amazing work!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Til next time…Do you have a tip? Email us at brides@wyomingweddingsonline.com!

 

WEDDING SPOTLIGHT: Jay & Lisa’s Casper Wedding

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Thanks to Janelle Rose Photography in Cheyenne for sending us this week’s wedding spotlight!  I tear up seeing these images…the emotion is so palpable! These are beautiful. Here’s a little back story from Janelle…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jay and Lisa were married in Casper on June 11th, 2011 at the Casper Mountain Trails Center. It made for a beautiful location — a rustic-looking lodge in a gorgeous mountain setting. Their reception was at the Elks Lodge in downtown Casper. We snuck away for a few photos after the ceremony to take photos at Garden Creek Falls on the Bridle Trail, just down the road from the Trails Center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks again to Janelle Rose Photography in Cheyenne for this week’s wedding spotlight! Do you have a wedding or engagement spotlight? We’d love to hear from you, whether you’re the couple or a Wyoming wedding professional! Email us at brides@wyomingweddingsonline.com. Be sure to visit our planning guide online, or click the link to see our list of locations in your community — and check back often, because we’re updating it constantly and will have more communities and points covered soon!

‘Til Next Time…

Kati Hime, Editor

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