WEDDING SPOTLIGHT: Kjera & Jacob’s Dubois Wedding

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Thanks to Kjera & Jacob for sending us their wedding story! Lots of beautiful images from Arnica Spring Photography follow, and Kjera has shared some wonderful details from their day — including what made their day ‘green’! This wedding was held October 2009, but as is the case with fall in Wyoming, snowfall enveloped the scene! With winter weddings just around the corner, we’re thrilled to see how Kjera & Jacob incorporated the snow and wintry weather into their beautiful autumn event… What a great wedding, filled with love, personal touches and tradition…(I’m in love with those specialized drinks they served!)

Jacob and I met at a Willie Nelson concert at the base of Snow King Resort in Jacob’s hometown of Jackson, Wyoming. Two years later, he proposed while we were floating the Snake River in our raft. We set our wedding date for the following October 10 allowing Jacob to finish his season on the Teton Helitack crew fighting wildfires and taking advantage of my long weekend celebrating Columbus Day and Dí­a de the Raza from the Journeys School where I am an elementary school Spanish teacher. We settled on Triangle C Ranch in Dubois after exploring other options around Jackson and wanting to give our guests a unique (and affordable!) Wyoming experience. Jacob’s family has been long time friends with the owners of the ranch. As our family and friends began to descend upon Wyoming, the wintery weather descended as well. The morning of our wedding greeted us with zero degree temperatures and a foot and a half of fresh snow. Our outdoor ceremony was moved into the lodge, although we decided to still get married on the deck in glittering snow. Thanks to hard work and flexibility all of our family and friends, guests enjoyed a one-of-a-kind wedding celebration. From the cleansing sage ceremony to the anniversary dance honoring Jacob’s grandparents, the wedding day was packed with personalized touches. Children enjoyed a room of their own decked out with a horse pinata, cowboy hats and lots of arts and crafts. We dined on beef from our family ranch, butternut squash soup from aunt’s and uncle’s gardens, a mashed potato bar with all the trimmings (served in margarita glasses!) and chocolate and pumpkin desserts prepared by friends. We sipped “The Jacob”, a Jack Daniels and Dr. Pepper creation, “The Kjera”, a huckleberry margarita, local wines, Snake River Brewery’s OB1 organic beer, Mountain Meadow raspberry lemonade and Henrie homemade root beer. We danced the night away to the bluegrass tunes of Steam Powered Airplane and classics from Kjera’s ipod. Although it has been two years since that magical day, people continue to tell their personal stories of adventure, love and laughter . . . and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What made our wedding “green”?

Combining ceremony, reception and lodging locations

Organic flowers

small wedding party

handmade headbands (.etsy)

handmade groom’s gift (.etsy)

handmade attendants’ gifts (local)

LOTS OF LOCAL GRUB:  beef from family ranch, potatoes from local farm, regional wines & local beer (AND few processed foods!)

dessert bar built by friends

no wedding transportation

GREEN INVITES:  electronic invitations for rehearsal dinner, website for wedding information, send and seal invitations–no envelopes, alternative registries (experiences, recycled and sustainable products)

GREEN FAVORS:  donation to Heifer International as favors & local lip balm as welcome gifts, re-useable clothing for children

GREEN DECORATIONS: vintage jars for centerpieces (have since graced two more weddings!) natural materials for decorations (spices and grasses from location)

LOCAL TOUCHES:  local jeweler designed and created our rings & artist friend created our ketubah

small eco-resort honeymoon

Thanks to Kjera & Jacob for sharing this story! Beautiful work by Arnica Spring Photography! What a neat event — and the special touches on the day are so much fun to read. GREAT ideas for green weddings too — do you have a GREEN wedding tip? We’d love to hear it!  If you have a wedding story you’d like to share, contact us at brides@wyomingweddingsonline.com — we’d love to feature YOU! (We’re especially searching for autumn & winter stories!)

‘Til Next Time…

Kati Hime, Editor

editor@wyolifestyle.com

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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
editor@wyolifestyle.com
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