Wyo Engagement in Chicago from Beartooth Photography

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Thanks to Ken of Beartooth Photography in Casper for sharing this super fabulous engagement shoot… Mike & Abby, Casper residents who have migrated east for school, brought Ken to Chicago to capture their engagement in the context of their new, Windy City life! (And we in Wyoming know that they have to feel at home there!)

 

 

ENGAGEMENT SPOTLIGHT: RaeLynn & Damien

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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 brides@wyomingweddingsonline.com. 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!

 

Best,

Kati Hime, Editor

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ENGAGEMENT SPOTLIGHT: Catherine & Clint Part II

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I’m so excited to feature this engagement from Dreaming Hollow Photography of Laramie! Catherine is a former Miss Wyoming, and her fiance, Clint, is just the most picture-perfect cowboy one could imagine… What a great set of images! But I’m going to quit yapping and share what Tessa of Dreaming Hollow has to say about these two…

When Clint and Catherine contacted us about their Engagement portraits, they mentioned right away that one of the angles of their love story that they wanted us to document was how they met in the soup kitchen of their church.  They asked if they could use our kitchen for part of the photo session.  Of course we said yes!

We asked Clint and Catherine if they would share a bit about their experience falling in love and how they met.  Here it is, in their words:

“Without God opening the doors and shining His light on their hearts, Clint and Catherine wouldn’t be where they are today: in each others arms. After numerous (secret) attempts by their mutual friends to set them up, Catherine’s dear friend and co-worker, Emily finally gave the situation to God and thanked Him for taking care of the rest. Soon after, Clint and Catherine locked eyes across the room at the High Plains Community Church soup kitchen, Sunday, 11/13/2011. They poured their hearts out to each other while serving pea salad and made plans to see each other again. The rest is history! Through Miss Wyoming experiences and adventures in Colorado and Wyoming, Clint and Catherine grew to be inseparable, despite their busy schedules. After a summer trip to Dallas to meet Catherine’s family, the deal was sealed. Clint proposed Labor Day weekend after a beautiful horseback ride in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The love, the moment, and the proposal couldn’t have been more perfect! With their friends and family by their sides, the couple plans to say, “I do” beneath Devil’s Tower on August 31, 2013.”

Thanks to Dreaming Hollow Photography of Laramie for sharing this great engagement spotlight — be sure to click here to see part one of their shoot, from the Snowy Range Mountains of Southeast Wyoming!

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ENGAGEMENT SPOTLIGHT: Janna & Isaac

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adore this engagement spotlight from Ardent Photography in Laramie…Janna and Isaac clearly have some serious chemistry — you can practically feel it oozing from these images… I have to say that I *hope* that we get to spotlight these two’s wedding when it comes time for that…*ahem* I’ll let Stephanie of Ardent say more about these two lovebirds…

Janna and Isaac are a sweet couple, deeply in love and have a flare for the dramatic. Their first date was at a historic theater so it only made sense to capture some of that same magic in their engagement session. We chose their locations thoughtfully, making sure to pay special attention for Janna’s love of anything vintage. Their sessions were split between the Historic Atlas Theater and The Train Depot in Cheyenne, WY. What a visual treat their set turned out to be, we cannot wait for their wedding!

Thanks to Stephanie & Rick of Ardent Photography in Laramie for sharing this gorgeous engagement with us — and congratulations to Janna & Isaac on not only a new adventure in their lives together, but on finding such fabulous, palpable chemistry with each other…this is the stuff of which great loves are made…

Kati Hime, Editor

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INSPIRATION: So You Want to Propose in Jackson Hole…from Painted Buffalo Inn

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I read this blog post on the Painted Buffalo Inn blog — this is a beautiful inn from Jackson. I loved this story they posted on their blog — and asked to reshare… If you’re looking for an inspirational Jackson proposal, read through this story, but also check out the recommendations for beautiful Jackson proposal sites…

Jackson Hole is one of the most beautiful places in the world. The beauty of the majestic Tetons attracts couples from around the world. For some, they come to Jackson Hole to make a life altering decision and to proposition their significant other. This past weekend my life altered dramatically when my boyfriend of four years got down before me on one knee in front of tourists and locals alike.

It started out like any other weekend: “Let’s go for a hike off of the top of tram! I have been up there during the winter but I have yet to see it during the summer.” This past Saturday the weather was touch and go. It would go from clear skies and sunshine to looming clouds and rain in literally minutes.  Even though Sunday’s forecast  was clear and sunny my boyfriend insisted that we go up the tram – “We can get waffles!” he said. I had a sneaky suspicion that he might pop the question. We had been discussing it over the past few months and we determined that we were in a good stage of our life right now to take the next step. I told a girlfriend over breakfast that morning that I wouldn’t been surprised if he asked me at the top of the tram – it would be the perfect place. We met in New Hampshire at a ski resort (Attitash) and after about a year of dating I told Jared that I wanted to move out to Jackson Hole for the winter. The rest is history. Our relationship started on a mountain, a ski resort at that, it only made sense we should take the next step on a mountain.

As we rode up the Tram at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Jared played it cool. Little did I know at the time my hand had grazed across the ring box in his pocket while we rode up to the top of Rendezvous Mountain. Jared said he was hungry and wanted a waffle so we went into Corbet’s Cabin and ordered a brown sugar and butter waffle. He disappeared to use the restroom. After we got our waffle he told me that he wanted to get away from people and that we should walk down the hill a little bit to eat the waffle. Though I found it an odd request, I complied. As we headed down the mountain I spied two bouquets of flowers and a bottle of champagne as well as his backpack set next to a rock. As we neared the rock I said “I think that I know what’s going on here.” And then he proposed. It was surreal. His proposal was short and sweet and the next thing I knew I had a ring slipped on my finger and we heard shouting and applause. Some people got tipped off by the tram operator and were watching us from the tram dock. Others spied from above taking photos of the whole thing. Meanwhile, a girl from a hiking party ran up and asked if we wanted our photo taken. I was in a daze, did this really just happen? It was perfect, I couldn’t have imagined a better proposal! Girls, well control freak girls like me I should say, dream about how they get engaged. However, never once did I dream that I would get engaged at the summit of Jackson Hole. It was so, us. I have to say, it’s good to let your significant other plan your proposal, they may surprise you!


After a brief photo shoot we sat down on the rock and toasted to our new life together as fiances. We drank the champagne until our hands got too cold and we had to run for the tram. Once we arrived in the base area we went to Cascade to get a drink and call our loved ones and share the news.

I promise that this won’t turn into a sappy wedding blog, but the reason I am writing this post is because my fiance works at a hotel in Teton Village. There was a guest who wanted to propose to his girlfriend but didn’t know where to do it. He had told the front desk that he saw a photo on Jackson Hole’s Facebook page of a couple that had just got engaged at the top of the tram. The front desk had Jared come talk to the guy and give him some tips for his proposal. I figure people may have a location in mind when they come to Jackson or they may intend on scouting out some locations once they get here. Below are some suggestions on where you may propose to your prospective fiance:

Schwabacker’s Landing in Grand Teton National Park This location has beautiful views of the Tetons but it also incorporates a water element (the Snake River) which makes for stunning photos and scenery.

Moulton Barn in Grand Teton National Park – There are two iconic barns located just off of Antelope Flats Road. Buffalo  frequent the area and the historical barns are rustic and charming.

Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park – the lawn at the Jackson Lake Lodge overlooks (you guessed it) Jackson Lake and the Teton Range. Moose are seen often hanging out in the brush between the lodge and the water. Perk to this location – you don’t have to go far for a celebratory drink and you can even have your friends and/or family waiting in the bar for you to announce your engagement.

Top of the Tram – Don’t feel like you are a copy cat, I’m sure that Jared isn’t the first, nor the last to do it. And wow, it’s beautiful up there. Just make sure that you bring a jacket – it gets cold up there!

The Snake River Dike – If you park on the east side of the Snake River off of Highway 22 just before Moose-Wilson Road there is a beautiful walk along the dike of the snake river. The views are phenomenal and the walk may help you calm your nerves!

There are a plethora of other options that I don’t even begin to describe here – I went for the natural route. Either way, Jackson Hole is the perfect place to get engaged. Why wouldn’t you want to have a excuse to revisit the area? After Jared proposed he told me that he couldn’t wait to bring our children back to this spot where he got down on one knee. It was the sweetest thing ever and I can’t wait to come back to Jackson (if we ever leave) and do just that.

Thank you to the Painted Buffalo Inn for allowing us to share this sweet story! Congrats to these lovebirds — and please send us your Wyoming proposal/engagement/wedding stories! We’d love to share with our readers!

‘Til Next Time…

Kati Hime, Editor

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WEDDING WEDNESDAY: Evanston Engagement!

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Today’s engagement spotlight comes from Leather-n-Lace Photography in Evanston — Lacee does a FABULOUS job, and she’s such a sweetie. Honestly — she just is a joy to be around. I adore getting emails from Lacee, she’s just bubbly and fun and that comes across in her photography as well!

Our couple today is Sami & Ryan. They are both native Wyomingites — born and raised in Evanston!  Their June 9th wedding ceremony will take place at the Timpanogas Temple in American Fork Utah, with a luncheon at Thanksgiving Point Utah.  They’re planning a reception at home in Evanston later that night at the Stake Center.

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Ryan is a returned missionary for the LDS church and has just finished a degree at Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs. Sami just finished her first year of Interior Design at Utah State University in Logan. They will reside in Evanston Wyoming following the wedding.

Thanks Sami & Ryan for letting us shine a spotlight on your engagement — and to Lacee of Leather-n-Lace Photography in Evanston for letting us share these fantastic images!  A couple more, I love these…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Want to be our next Wedding Wednesday spotlight?  Engagement or newlyweds (even a year or two out!), we’d LOVE to include you! Email brides@wyomingweddingsonline.com to let us know you’d like to participate!

 

‘Til Next Time…Congrats, Sami & Ryan!
Kati Hime, Editor

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