Thank you to Janelle Rose Photography of Cheyenne for graciously providing us with these beautiful images from Meggan & Nate’s June 6, 2015 wedding, the first wedding to be held at the new University of Wyoming, Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center.  This facility is a beautiful place to hold your wedding, special event, or simply stroll through and enjoy. This beautiful couple has the support of many friends and family members – guests included Governor Mead and First Lady Carol Mead, and the couple’s family presence, on both sides, is strongly felt throughout Janelle’s images. Meggan’s maiden name is Hathaway (many Wyomingites recognize that name!), and Nate’s father is a long time member of the Wyoming legislature. Personally, I adore Nate’s mother, Karen Nicholas, who was my second grade teacher (and first teacher I had after moving from a two room, rural Wyoming schoolhouse to Laramie public schools in 1986. Nate’s sister Kim is an OB/GYN and I enjoy working with her every week when I scan the future of Laramie’s citizens. I love how small Wyoming can be sometimes!

But I digress … and I haven’t even touched the topic of the bridesmaids’ shoes yet! (J’adore!) I recall Kim sharing with me the work Meggan & Nate put into finding their perfect wedding location, and we discussed just how beautiful the UW Gateway Center would be for their event. I personally think it was a home run — the warm lighting & graceful ambiance, with a powerful hint of Wyomingesque flair fit for families with strong and long-term ties to the Cowboy State … a romantic and touching way to celebrate the joining of two lives and families.

Congratulations to Meggan and Nate, and may your lives continue to be full of beauty, light and love!



Thanks to Janelle Rose Photography of Cheyenne for sending in this fabulous engagement spotlight! Here’s what Janelle has to say about this fun couple…

“I love when couples want to do something fun and different for their photos. RaeLynn and Damien live in Rock Springs but offered to come my way for their engagement session. I always suggest we do something for the engagement session that reflects the couple’s interests. It just so happens RaeLynn and Damien have connections that allowed us to get on the UW field (alas, before the new turf). Those of you who know me, know what a big Cowboys fan I am. I jumped at the opportunity. We started at the Union for a few shots and moved to the field later on in the day. SO much fun. Thanks, RaeLynn and Damien. I had a blast with you! Can’t wait until August! Go Pokes!!”

This is AWESOME — and what a fun idea! Thanks again to Janelle Rose Photography of Cheyenne for sending this engagement spotlight our way — GO POKES!!!

If you want to see your wedding or engagement spotlighted on our blog, it’s super easy — shoot me a line at We’ll need the blessing of your photographer (who’ll receive credits for their work) and a little detail (or a lot, if you want) about your day!



Kati Hime, Editor