So. These might be the most beautiful photographs I've ever seen. Seriously, I'm not just crying wolf this time. The Jackson Hole backdrop is just about as picturesque as you can possibly get but add to that an amazing photographer, Alison Mayfield for Christian Oth, and a bride that just screams style and you have this picture perfect recipe for gorgeousness. Especially when the couple isn't afraid to have some fun with their photographer. So although I could go on and on about this wedding, I'll instead just encourage everyone to pick their jaws up off the floor and enjoy the show. And if you are desperate for more, click right here.
We really wanted the wedding to be laid back and comfortable for everyone. We envisioned a big vacation for everyone with a big party at the end. We invited the guests (just close friends and family, total of 30) to come a week early so we could visit and enjoy the outdoors (fishing, hiking, rafting, etc.). We kept it simple and focused on the beauty of Jackson Hole, it's our favorite place in the world and we wanted everyone we love to share it with us.
For the ceremony, I wanted to have the perfect view of the Tetons and I scouted so many different ranches for the right spot. I wanted to say our vows outside with the mountains surrounding us. We had a tent set up in case it rained (thankfully, it didn't), bar, and appetizers. Overall, I went for a sort of mountain chic vibe. I wanted it to be simple, natural, and elegant. The Amangani was exactly what I had in mind...modern but a bit rustic. It was a great contrast to the Lost Creek Ranch, which was pretty rugged (it's a working horse ranch). It was a little unconventional, but we like to break some traditions.
I was happy with everything, but of course, there were things that didn't go perfectly. If I could go back and change anything, it would be to try to slow down, enjoy every minute of that day, and just focus on my husband!!