Engagement: Paige & Aleric by Virginia Ruth Photography

Veterans Day was celebrated this week, and I thought this was a fabulous time to share this beautiful engagement shoot by Virginia Ruth Photography. (Make sure you click that link to check out more of Ginny’s beautiful work!) <3

Thank you Aleric for your service, and Paige for your sacrifices as well on behalf of our family here in Laramie. <3

Bryce & Ceira Lander Engagement — Virginia Ruth Photography


Captured by Virginia Ruth Photography

Perhaps it’s because Ceira (the bride) was one of our former dance teachers at our Laramie Dance & Arts Center that we also own … perhaps it’s the historical flare she and Bryce chose when they selected their engagement shoot venue to be the Pioneer Museum in Lander … perhaps it’s the emotion Virginia Ruth captured in this beautiful shoot … or yeah, maybe it’s just all of that. Whatever it is, I LOVE these images … I can’t wait to see their wedding pics!!

Congrats to these two lovebirds, and thanks to Ginny of Virginia Ruth Photography for sharing!



photography by Ardent Photography

Thanks to Ardent Photography for sharing Jackie & Nick’s beautiful wedding with us! Their beautiful wedding took place at the Casper Country Club June 24 – and we are in <3 with these beautiful pics, including of their pooch Toby!

WEDDING SPOTLIGHT: Lisa & Brent’s 3 Forks Wedding


Thank you to Hilary & Kel of Seedhouse Photography of Steamboat Springs, Colorado for sharing Lisa & Brent’s Big Day with us! They were joined in marriage June 11, 2016 in The Lodge & Spa at 3 Forks Ranch of Savory, Wyoming, a luxurious & elegant destination that you have to see in these pictures to believe! Their day included an emotional reveal, a gorgeous outdoor ceremony surrounded by God’s handiwork, and a fun, elegant reception. We have lots of beautiful images here to enjoy — what a day, and what a beautiful couple!

Congrats, Lisa & Brent! And thanks to Seedhouse Photography for the fantastic images!

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WEDDING WEDNESDAY: West & Colletti, Rock Springs … David Huber Photography

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Thanks to David Huber Photography of Worland for sharing this peek into the West & Coletti wedding from Summer of 2015 in Rock Springs!

WEDDING SPOTLIGHT: Brittany & Wade’s Magical Mountain View Day

Thanks to Grateful Heart Photography of Rock Springs for sharing Brittany & Wade’s beautiful Mountain View wedding … I love the effects in these images & sweet expressions …



Thanks to Lacey Dale Photography of Lusk for sharing this wedding with us!

So imagine this … Anne and Andrew were married June 6, 2015, right after the Thursday flash flood in Lusk that took out the overpass on the north side of town (the side heading to Andrew’s family ranch where they planned to be married). THEN, the Niobrara County Fairgrounds were taken over by the Red Cross, National Guard and unfortunate families who lost their homes in the flood took over the reception site … so needless to say, they had to improvise. The Niobrara Country Club, in Lusk, became the new location, and the couple and their families pulled it off beautifully!


Here’s what the bride, Anne, had to say about the rushed change in plans … 

“Although the flood caused havoc and destruction, it really showed what the community is about. We had planned to have our wedding at the fairgrounds in the beef barn. Being the planner I am, we set up a lot on Wednesday hoping the rest of the week could be relaxed.  Then we woke up on Thursday morning to find half of the town underwater.  We worked Thursday and Friday, alongside others, cleaning up the town and pumping out basements, and Friday decided we had better figure out where the wedding was going to be.  All roads around Lusk were closed, with no power and no potable water. Nevertheless, we knew we wanted to have our wedding in Lusk, even if our expected 500 weddings guests would only be 50.

“Friday afternoon we found the country club was open, and after a little tweaking with the power, we were set.  Saturday morning we set up for the wedding. We tore everything down at the fairgrounds that we had set up previously, and with the help of many, many family and friends, we set up a tent that a group had lent us.  Our table and chairs and flower people went around road closures signs to get here.  For some unknown reason I decided to do my own flowers (which I had NO experience doing), and a woman that I barely knew, along with some amazing family members and friends, came out of the woodwork to create the centerpieces and bouquets. Our band went around booms and convinced highway patrolmen to let them through. And our guests form Casper (which is where I am from), Nebraska, North Dakota, Colorado, Hawaii, Wisconsin, and everywhere in between traveled different routes and, once again, through road closures to come celebrate. My hair and makeup person spent Saturday morning helping us set up, and hurried to make all of my bridesmaids and myself feel amazing without being a minute late.  People simply showed up to help, my family (which is quite large) all made it, and spent the days leading up, with what we thought would be filled with massages, pedicures, and golf, working their tails off.

“Our photographer was a dear friend of ours, and we were her first wedding experience. She wowed us with her skill, as you can see in the amazing photographs. It turned out to be the best day, and although we had a little rain shower after the ceremony, it brought a double rainbow, which made for a beautiful night. I just really wanted to share our story not necessarily because I want to talk about our wedding, but more I want people to know about this community, our family and friends that helped pull off a day we will never forget.”

Keep scrolling down for lots of gorgeous pictures…

Being the planner I was too when it came to our wedding, I am shuddering at the thought of what Anne & Andrew had to go through! This is an incredible story. Way to improvise guys – the moral of the story is they celebrated their love & marriage, no matter what happened to the best laid plans. Thanks to Lacey Dale Photography for sharing this event with us – and congrats to Anne & Andrew! Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

‘Til Next Time … Keep Sending In Those Weddings!

Kati Hime





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Jessica & Casey’s Big Sandy Wedding – Grateful Heart Photography

Click the image above to register to attend the 23rd Annual Cheyenne Bridal Expo January 18, 2015! Registrants are entered to win a HONEYMOON or a FLAT SCREEN TV!
Click the image above to register to attend the 23rd Annual Cheyenne Bridal Expo January 18, 2015! Registrants are entered to win a HONEYMOON or a FLAT SCREEN TV!

Pre-register to attend the 7th Annual Sweetwater County Wedding Expo, February 7, 2015! The event takes place at the Freight Station in Downtown Rock Springs, and is FREE to attend. Registrants can win a FLAT SCREEN TV!
Pre-register to attend the 7th Annual Sweetwater County Wedding Expo, February 7, 2015! The event takes place at the Freight Station in Downtown Rock Springs, and is FREE to attend. Registrants can win a FLAT SCREEN TV!

Congrats to Jessica & Casey on their August 16, 2014 wedding up in Big Sandy! Jessica & I met on Facebook through our Wyoming Weddings page, where we learned just how small Wyoming really is… My grandparents and Jessica’s grandparents have cabins on the same one track, rock-filled road near Big Sandy Recreation Area! Jessica was in the process at the time of planning her and Casey’s unique wedding – and we’re so excited to feature it on our blog today! Thanks to our dear friend Stephanie of Grateful Heart Photography in Rock Springs for sharing these images & story with us…

I love when a photographer has an opportunity to photograph a true Wyoming couple on their wedding day. On August 16, 2014, I had the pleasure of photographing Casey and Jessica  in their outdoor ceremony in the wide open spaces of Big Sandy Openings. Most couples use a candle or sand ceremony to unite their love as one. This couple, using their hunting archary equipment, shot their arrows into a heart shaped target to unite them as one. The bride made her beautiful bouquet of flowers, as well as the both of them made their decorations for their big day.  They were officiated in marriage by Lenny Kaumo and the reception dinner was provided by Boschetto’s European Market and Deli.

Purple Floral Burst by Plush Floral & Ardent Photography

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We love to share beautiful work by the talented people that work with us, and we have TWO talented vendors to showcase in this blog… Both Plush Floral, based in Casper, and Ardent Photography, based in Laramie – but these two businesses are known to go ALL OVER Wyoming with their fabulous work! You can meet Ardent at our upcoming Cheyenne (January 18) and Laramie (February 15) expos!

Be sure to click on either of these two expo ad images to connect with our pre-registration page – thanks to Ardent Photography for the use of their beautiful image in the Cheyenne Bridal Expo ad, and to Blushing Crow Studio of Pinedale for their use of their beautiful image in the Sweetwater County Wedding Expo ad!




Congrats to this beautiful couple on their June 28, 2014 wedding! Their beautiful ceremony was held at St. Rose Catholic Church in Torrington, and their reception was held at Scottsbluff Country Club in Scottsbluff, NE. Congrats to them – and thanks to E&R Photography of Casper for sharing this gorgeous wedding with us!


WEDDING SPOTLIGHT: Dorn Wedding by E&R Photography

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Thanks to E&R Photography of Casper for sharing this beautiful wedding! I am in love with the details in Bailey & Brandon’s gorgeous wedding, held in Beartrap Meadow on Casper Mountain and Paradise Valley Country Club  on June 21, 2014.  Thanks again to E&R Photography




John & Amber’s Thermopolis Fairytale – by Beartooth Photography

Check out our Upcoming Fall Expos – both with FREE Admission!

Laramie Fall Bridal Expo — Sunday, October 19, 12-4 PM, UW Hilton Conference Center

Casper Fall Bridal Expo — Saturday, November 1, 12-4 PM, Ramada Plaza

and in 2015…

Cheyenne Bridal Expo — Sunday, January 18, 2015, 12-4 PM, LCCC — Booths are filling!

Sweetwater County Wedding Expo — Saturday, February 7, 2015, 12-4 PM, Downtown Rock Springs — Booths are filling!

Laramie Sweetheart Bridal Expo — Sunday, February 22, 2015, 12-4 PM, UW Hilton Conference Center — Booths are filling!

Sheridan Bridal Expo — TBA!


For booth information on any of these shows, please shoot us a line at editor@wyolifestyle.com!


Thanks to Beartooth Photography of Casper for sharing this really magical wedding with us…

Check out these pictures and I bet you’re gonna agree, ‘magical’ is the word to describe John & Amber’s day… The two were married July 12, 2014 in Thermop, with lots of unique details (how the heck did they secure those china pieces to that sign?!) that are definitely magical. And I literally said ‘Wow’ out loud when I saw these pictures. VERY cool details. Congrats John & Amber, and thanks Beartooth Photography!