WEDDING SPOTLIGHT: Taylor & Austin’s Casper Mountain Weddings

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Thanks to Beartooth Photography in Casper for sharing this beautiful wedding with us! Taylor & Austin were married August 4, 2012 on Casper Mountain, at the lovely Sunburst Lodge. Check out these fun images…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks again to Beartooth Photography in Casper for sharing this beautiful wedding — congrats to Taylor & Austin!

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‘Til Next Time…

Kati Hime, Editor

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WEDDING SPOTLIGHT: Amber & Will

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Thanks to Beartooth Photography in Casper for providing us with this beautiful wedding spotlight!  Amber & Will were married in Paradise Valley in Amber’s grandmother’s backyard on May 27, 2012…what a fun idea! I remember hearing stories from my grandmother’s family, and many girls from that era either held their receptions or entire weddings in a family member’s backyard. I think that is a very special idea. What a way to incorporate your family into your day!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks again to Beartooth Photography in Casper for providing us with this beautiful spotlight — and congrats to Amber & Will!

We’ll be spotlighting more weddings & engagements as we journey into our busiest season of the year…WEDDING SEASON! Whoot! If you have a spotlight for us, please shoot us a line at brides@wyomingweddingsonline.com!

‘Til Next Time…

Kati Hime, Editor

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ENGAGEMENT SPOTLIGHT: Taylor & Austin

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Thanks to Lacee of Leather-n-Lace Photography in Evanston for sharing this spotlight with us! Check out these great images, and the story provided by Taylor below…

Austin and I met last August when school started. We actually first ran into each other moving into the dorms. One of my favorite stories is when he tried to sit by a few other girls at an orientation picnic and i made sure to sit right in between them, Austin didn’t have a choice after that  Our wedding is August 4th on Casper Mountain at the Sunburst Lodge. Its going to be a fun party with lots of our family and close friends. I am very excited. We will both play basketball for Casper College next year.

Thanks again to Lacee of Leather-n-Lace Photography in Evanston for providing us with this spotlight! Looking forward to spotlighting their summer wedding as well!  If you have a spotlight you’d like to see on our blog, email us at brides@wyomingweddingsonline.com!

‘Til Next Time,

Kati Hime, Editor

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WEDDING INSPIRATION: Little White Chapel

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Thanks to Jen Hebert Photography of Casper for sending in this spotlight! This couple had a gorgeous wedding at the little white chapel in central Wyoming that receives a good deal of wedding action… Check out these beautiful images!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks again to Jen Hebert Photography of Casper for sending in this spotlight! If you’d like to see your wedding or engagement in the spotlight, it’s easy! Shoot us a line at brides@wyomingweddingsonline.com!

‘Til Next Time,

Kati Hime, Editor

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ENGAGEMENT SPOTLIGHT: Lanae & Scott

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Thanks to Ken of Beartooth Photography in Casper for providing us with this week’s spotlight!  Lanae & Scott are planning a June 30th wedding — their ceremony will be held at the gorgeous (and oh so popular!) chapel in Esterbrook, and their reception in Cheyenne.  Love these images — some really creative stuff — and I appreciate the mixture of indoor and outdoor images.  Ken does really interesting work!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to Ken Stoecklin of Beartooth Photography in Casper for sending these images over! Best of luck to Lanae & Scott, and congrats to you as well!

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WEDDING FASHION: Embellishments Galore

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We have seen fashion shows in Gillette, Casper, Cheyenne, Laramie and Rock Springs…and the overwhelming new trend this year is embellishments! Whether it be ribbon, feathers, flowers, belts, a little bit of bling… embellishments are in! A few bits of inspiration…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jasmine with a bit of ribbon embellishment — you can find Jasmine gowns at Mountain Valley Bridal in Laramie!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.kentuckystudio.com — An Etsy find via GracefullyGirly


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Made to Measure lace gown; www.perfectwoman58.com

 

www.jaksflowergirldresses.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.200shop.com

www.weddingdress7.info

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A lovely gown from Hart’s Tux & Gown, Casper — featured in the Wyoming Bridal Extravaganza 2012 in January at the Casper Events Center!

Beautiful! Make your wedding dress more personalized by adding your own embellishments — shop your Wyoming bridal shops, check out Etsy, or be sure to ask those talented crafters and sewers in your life — perhaps they can help you out!

‘Til Next Time…

Kati Hime, Editor

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INSPIRATION: Dessert Tables

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www.imbueyouido.imbueyou.com

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


www.savvysoirees.blogspot.com


 

www.savvysoirees.blogspot.com

www.savvysoirees.blogspot.com

www.weddingbycolor.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.weddingbycolor.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.jacobhenrymansion.com

www.provoweddingguide.wordpress.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Huber Photography, Worland, WY

David Huber Photography, Worland, WY

‘Til Next Time…

Kati Hime, Editor

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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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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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WEDDING SPOTLIGHT: Hot Pink & Black by Beartooth Photography

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Thanks to Ken at Beartooth Photography in Casper for providing today’s wedding spotlight! This couple had a gorgeous hot pink & black wedding — and we just had to share! I LOVE these details!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Want to see your wedding or engagement featured on our blog? It’s easy! Email us at brides@wyomingweddingsonline.com! Be sure to visit our engagement list and register your Big Day with us –check out the current planner online and keep visiting our website as we update our distribution points! Next 2012 expos are January 21st in Sheridan (at the Sheridan Holiday Inn) and Casper (at the Parkway Plaza)! Thanks again to Beartooth Photography in Casper for sharing this fun black & hot pink bit of inspiration!

‘Til Next Time…

Kati Hime, Editor

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ENGAGEMENT SPOTLIGHT: Alex & Tori

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Thanks to Jen Hebert Photography in Casper for providing this FUN engagement session! I’ll let her tell the story… “Alex is a plane mechanic and he proposed to her here. When Tori asked if that would be a good place for engagement photos I think I might of started jumping up and down and shouting YES! SERIOUSLY!! We had access to planes!!!! And the sky was beautiful… LOVED this session!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congrats to Alex & Tori and thanks to Jen Hebert Photography for such awesome images in a fun environment! I LOVED this the moment I saw it because it is truly taking something that is meaningful to the couple and turning it into their own personal art. LOVE LOVE LOVE that — always be sure to talk to your photographer about what is important to you and how you can incorporate it into your images — you’ll have those memories forever, and it’s even stronger when it speaks to your heart!

If you have a wedding or engagement you’d like to share on our blog, please give us a shout! Couple or photographer (or other WY wedding vendor!), doesn’t matter! Email brides@wyomingweddingsonline.com.  Be sure to register your engagement on our website:  http://www.wyomingweddingsonline.com/1122.html and check out our 2012 guide online while the presses are rolling:  http://www.wyomingweddingsonline.com/currentplanner.html Check out our e-mags on our website as well!  http://www.wyomingweddingsonline.com/E-Mag.html With all this inspiration at your fingertips, we are excited to be your source for constant Wyoming wedding inspiration!

‘Til Next Time…

Kati Hime, Editor

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WEDDING SPOTLIGHT: Michael & Morgan’s Casper Mountain Wedding

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Thanks to Jen Hebert Photography in Casper for sharing this week’s wedding spotlight with us!  Check out this beautiful western wedding — Morgan and Michael’s wedding was held September 10, 2011 on Casper Mountain.  I adore their western wear, the decor — and that elk arch! Great inspiration, check it out — and CONGRATS to Michael & Morgan!