WEDDING SPOTLIGHT: Erika & Nathan’s Sweetwater County Wedding

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Nathan & Erika’s wedding on September 10, 2011 (9-10-11!) was held at two great Sweetwater County locations — the ceremony took place at Expedition Island in Green River, with the reception at the Sweetwater Events Complex in Rock Springs.  Their photography was captured by the amazing David Huber of Worland.  Erika has some great bits to share from the day and check out their images — REALLY cool ideas, especially the Cold Stone buffet for dessert! (LOVE that!)

Erika’s memories of the day…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ice Cream Bar:  We aren’t really ‘cake’ people and while at a bridal show in SLC, I discovered Cold Stone’s catering options.  Once back in Rock Springs, I proposed the same possibility at our local branch.  We worked with the store manager to create our own serving options at the reception.  The reviews from our guests were glowing!  Everyone loved creating their own ice cream dessert using our favorites 🙂  especially the kids.

One of my favorite memories: We planned to do a fun dancing entrance into the reception with our line.  After the rehearsal dinner, we did a practice run with music at the hall and the idea didn’t go over well.  However, when we arrived to the reception hall after the ceremony, everyone was in their places and Nathan and I were able to watch them enter into the hall to the dance floor.  It was FANTASTIC!  The kids started it off with a lot of excitement and each pair that followed had their own choreographed routine created in less than 24 hours.  The guests loved it and it was a wonderful way to jump start the party.  A vision I will never forget.

Another item I will never forget are the poms!  It took a large group effort to make all of the 160 colorful tissue paper poms that covered the reception ceiling.  Two days of folding, cutting and prepping the colorful design with family members.  Then an entire day of ‘poofing’ and hanging the poms around the hall with our great groomsmen and bridesmen.  We were all sick of them by the time we were done, but it was worth it to have my vision come true!  Now the poms are a running joke among our friends and family.

Our ceremony at Expedition Island was set up by the men of the wedding party – groomsmen, bridesmen, fathers and the groom.  I gave them the pieces and they designed it all and turned out beautifully!  Even better than I had imagined.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks Erika and Nathan for sharing your day, and congratulations to you! Thanks too to David Huber Photography of Worland for sharing these fantastic images!  If you’d like to share your Wyoming wedding story, please contact us at brides@wyomingweddingsonline.com!

‘Til Next Time…

Kati Hime, Editor

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INSPIRATION: What Do You LOVE?

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You know, sometimes it’s just fun to post some cool pictures that have caught our eye over here at Wyoming Weddings…I started off thinking of a theme of pictures, or some sort of unifying thread that connects all of these, and then I thought…ah, heck with it…these are just things that we LOVE. Of course, what WE love may not be what YOU love — and that’s where we want to hear from YOU! Do you have something you adore? We’d love to see it!  With that in mind, we’re launching a new weekly series, called I LOVE _____. Post on our Facebook wall, or leave us a Tweet (@wyoweddings), and say “I LOVE…” then fill in the blank, and if you have a photo to stick along with it, the better! We’d love to see an example of what you love!

Here are a few things we love…

WE LOVE…being an individual…

Image by Abbydell Photography, Jackson


Image by Abbydell Photography, Jackson

Image by Ardent Photography, Laramie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image by Ardent Photography, Laramie

Image by Leather-n-Lace Photography, Evanston

Image by Kristy Cardinal Photography, Lander

WE LOVE…sweetness personified…

Image by Deniell MacDonald Photography, Evanston

Image by Julie Livermore Photography, Rawlins

Image by Jen Hebert Photography, Casper

WE LOVE…awesome details…

Image by Janelle Rose Photography, Cheyenne

Image by Sunshine Photography, Torrington

Image by Keith Turbitt’s Shutter-Vision, Cheyenne

WE LOVE….SHOES!!! (Yes, I had to do it)

Image by Melanie Araas Design & Photography, Sheridan

Image by Chai Photography, Cheyenne

WE LOVE…LOVE…

Image by Melanie Araas Design & Photography, Sheridan

Image by Beartooth Photography, Casper

Image by Ardent Photography, Laramie

What do YOU love? Post on our Facebook wall or send us a tweet @wyoweddings — we’d love to hear from YOU!

Kati Hime, Editor

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WEDDING SPOTLIGHT: Green River Love, a Puppy Dog & Pink Shoes…

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Thanks to Janelle Rose Photography of Cheyenne for our wedding spotlight this week! She’s got a fun story from Green River — meet Kade & Katie!

From Janelle:  Katie and Kade met through Kade’s sister. Knowing that Kade was somewhat shy, she insisted that they meet, and helped things along by inviting them both to dinner at her house. She invited them “just as friends,” but they have been together ever since.

Katie and Kade were married July 9th, 2011 at Centennial Park in Green River. Katie’s grandmother was unable to make it to the wedding, so Katie wore her grandmother’s necklace in honor of her and as her “something borrowed” for the big day. Katie wore the first dress she tried on. When she saw the pistachio-colored sash on the dress, she knew exactly how she wanted to complement it; with pink heels…watermelon-colored, to be exact!


There were many happy tears during the day, plenty of sunshine, and great food by the talented Gomez family. The reception featured a photo booth, which made for plenty of laughs and memories. And last, but not least, there was a dog named Digger-K who showed up somewhat grudgingly later on in the night for her portrait with her doting parents.



Thanks Janelle for sharing this special day with us!  (I am in LOVE with those shoes and that cake topper…) Do you have a wedding or engagement spotlight to share? Contact us — you could be our next feature!  Email brides@wyomingweddingsonline.com or contact us via our Facebook page — or on Twitter @wyoweddings!

‘Til Next Time…Keep sending us your beautiful Wyoming Weddings, we LOVE what you’re doing out there!

Kati Hime, Editor

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