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Thanks to Leather-n-Lace Photography of Evanston and our friend Lacee Sims for this beautiful wedding spotlight! I’ve known Stephanie for years through Wyoming Job’s Daughters, where she is a mover & shaker and a sweet, sweet girl…Ryce is a lucky guy! Here’s what Lacee has to say about this personality-filled wedding:

Stephanie & Ryce were married September 21st  2013 at the episcopal church in Evanston, Wyoming. They have been dating for 8 1/2 years after meeting at a Job’s Daughters/DeMolay event. Ryce & his family are from Story Wyoming,  Stephanie & Ryce worked hard to maintain this long distance for 6 + years until Ryce made the move to Evanston and started working making fantastic metal works! These two are very involved in family & community projects and traveled to New Orleans in 2009 to aid in Katrina relief. Stephanie just attained her nursing degree and is working at the hospital. They will reside in Evanston in their newly purchased home after their honeymoon back to New Orleans for a cruise that takes them to Belize and other exotic ports of call. Sephanies father performed the ceremony for them. It was a beautiful & special day with many sweet touches found. I want to thank my second shooter Tammy, for all her wonderful work again!

Thanks again to Lacee of Leather-n-Lace Photography of Evanston for sharing Stephanie & Ryce’s day with us! Congrats to these two!

WEDDING SPOTLIGHT: Lisa & Kelly’s Black Hills Border Wedding

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Many of our Northeast Wyoming residents will attest to the beauty of Wyoming’s Black Hills, which also spread up into South Dakota… and many residents of both states journey back & forth across the border to enjoy that beauty. In that spirit, we’re excited to share Lisa & Kelly’s Black Hills wedding (held September 28, 2013) from Abbydell Photography — held ‘on the border,’ as Abbysays. Abby gives us the lowdown on the highlights from this beautiful day… “Fall wedding, perfect weather, ombre bridesmaid dresses, mason jars, candlelight reception with pumpkin pie & cider, blue stitching of initials on inside of bride’s dress and inside of groom’s tie for ‘something blue’…succulents & berries in the bouquet, parting gift of honey from a local beehive… LOTS of personal touches throughout the wedding day.”

I agree, this is fabulous!

Thanks again to Abby of Abbydell Photography for sharing this beautiful, WY + SD wedding day. Congrats to Kelly & Lisa, and much luck to you on your new journey! I bet it will be filled with many personal touches, just like your wedding day…


COLOR INSPIRATION: Sage (without returning to 1999)

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Taking a look at a popular late 90’s/early 00’s color that can be beautiful…without feeling like a bad retro trip! That color is sage green — I was in two weddings where this was the predominant color at that time, and saw MANY weddings with this color come through the flower shop I worked at in college. It became one of the top wedding colors, and still is a beautiful choice – but how to make it seem classy and not a bad throw back to 13 years ago? The big thing about colors in the 90’s and early 00’s was the use of saturated color — one main color with the secondary color being more of a small accent. For example, sage green dresses, perfectly matched shoes, ribbons, tux elements, etc. Switch it up – pick another strong color that can come through in heavy doses, balancing out the sage green and making it feel like a team player rather than a sole performer. For example, a deep purple paired with sage gives a feeling of richness which suggests elegance. This can pair perfectly to give weight to an outdoor Wyoming summer wedding, *or* utilize it with doses of gold or silver for a dropdead gorgeous winter wedding palette! Another color is coral — this makes sage green become fun and flirty. Perfect with a cocktail length coral dress for an outdoor summer wedding, or a spring wedding to bring a brightness to the room. You can also pair sage green with silver for an instantly cool feel – would be beautiful with long-sleeved gowns, white Christmas lights or candlelight to bring back an element of warmth, and a modern design to your decor. Tres chic, and so versatile!

I’m a Better Homes & Gardens addict, and their paint feature on green this month touched on this. They advised that pairing sage green with a crisp white makes it feel preppy & beachy; pair it with an ivory (and perhaps even switch to a deeper hue of green) to lend depth and elegance and create the feeling of a Southern manor home. Think ivory roses with deep green leaves & stems… Lovely again for a winter wedding, or a beautiful candlelight event.

Below are some inspiration points we’ve scoured from here and there to inspire you. Don’t be afraid of ‘outdated’ colors – think of new ways to use them, and you’ll never be accused of pulling a Marty McFly move at your wedding!


















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Thanks to our friend Lacee Sims of Leather-n-Lace Photography in Evanston for sharing this spotlight with us! Here’s what Lacee has to say about this sweet couple…

“Pat & Rebeka met in 2011 at their mutual place of employment and sparks flew but not good ones! It was definitely not love at first sight, but Pat was sweet & persistent and finally won Beka’s heart over. After two years of dating they were married at the Purple Sage Golf Course in Evanston, Wyoming on August 31, 2013. They will continue to make their home here in Evanston. It was a beautiful storm cloud-filled day & the wind/rain that this end of the state needed so badly held out until after the ceremony & photography. A special thanks to my photographer friend Tammy for shooting second on this wedding.”

Thanks again to Lacee Sims of Leather-n-Lace Photography in Evanston for sharing this spotlight! Pat & Rebeka, my husband & I started out with bad sparks flying too – and we’re over 22 years together now! Don’t worry, it only helps to make everything stronger – the arguments better, LOL – and the makeup twice as sweet! Best of luck to you both!

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Thanks to Lacey Dippold Photography of Cheyenne for sharing this fun wedding! Brittany & Joe and were married at the Horse Creek Cattle Company in Cheyenne on September 21st, 2013. Talk about a beautiful venue! Love these pics – including a boudoir wedding gift reveal to the groom… Thanks Lacey!
































































































































































































































































































































































Thanks again to Lacey Dippold Photography of Cheyenne for sharing this wedding – and congrats to Brittany & Joe!

WEDDING SPOTLIGHT: Historic Governor’s Mansion Wedding


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Thanks to Lacey Dippold Photography of Cheyenne for sharing this wedding spotlight! Tim & Valan were married August 17, 2013 at the Historic Governor’s Mansion in Cheyenne. What a neat place for a wedding! I love history, but combining history + romance is a win-win! Check out these beautiful images… and thanks Lacey for the share!

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