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Yellowstone National Park Anniversary Shoot

Just when I’d convinced myself the O’Malley’s work couldn’t get ANY better, they send this Yellowstone National Park engagement complete with snow capped mountains, wild bison and one madly-in-love couple who still managed to steal the show. Click here for so much more!

From O’Malley PhotographyI’m convinced that there’s nowhere like the West. Full of snow-capped mountains in the winter and lush, green valleys in the summer, it’s no wonder visitors fall in love and never leave. We ventured into this beautiful landscape from Paradise Valley, Montana into Yellowstone National Park, where bison were slowing passing by and snow was falling all around. The day was a magical mix of natural beauty and the true love between these two gems.

Photography: O'Malley Photographers | Hair And Makeup: Sarah Ashley | Location: Yellowstone National Park

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Rustic Jackson Hole Wedding

One thing I know for certain: Carrie Patterson totally rocks.  And the weddings she captures? Always, always some of my favorites.  Take for example this sweet Jackson Hole affair, aka, the perfect mix of rustic and romantic with a big ol’ dash of elegance thrown in for good measure.  See all of the gorgeous details (including seriously stunning paper goods from Chick Invitations) right here

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From The Bride… Mountain towns and skiing have always held a special place in our hearts. Shortly after learning to walk, Nick and I both learned to ski. What united us after our graduation from Vanderbilt University was our career goals in medicine, our love of the outdoors, and of course our love of skiing. In early spring of 2011, Nick proposed while skiing at Beaver Creek Mountain with photographers in tow. This location was carefully chosen, as it is where I learned to ski. With this epic proposal, I knew that we would have to wed amidst the beauty of the mountains. Nick’s grandparents’ home in Jackson Hole, a destination where he skied as a child, provided the most incredible backdrop for our rustic and elegant wedding. Instead of fine paper invitations it was wood thanks to the design of Chick Invitations, instead of a ballroom it was a finished barn and a tent among the Tetons, instead of table numbers it was ski trails, and instead of crystal glassware it was ski boot shot glasses. Growing up, my mom and I used to say that my style was Shabby Chic. I wanted my wedding to portray this style, polished yet rustic.

Most of our guests were traveling from the East Coast, so we decided to make their long journey memorable. The weekend started with a cowboy themed welcome dinner at the Four Seasons and welcome bags put together by Jackson Hole Marketplace which included locally sourced items; huckleberry jam, buffalo jerky, and Kate’s Tram Bars Friday night, the rehearsal dinner was held at the Couloir. At the top of the Gondola, the views are unparalleled and the food was just divine. We envisioned our wedding day as one full of family and friends, a mountain backdrop, sunshine, colorful florals, plenty of libations, and an energetic band. We danced until we dropped and all aspects far exceeded our expectations and our day was absolutely magical.

The most memorable moment of our beautiful day was seeing Nick for the first time as I walked down the aisle. I had kept all of the details of my dress, veil, hair, and makeup a secret. His face was truly priceless and I am so lucky that my amazing photographer captured this moment.

We danced to Nizlopi’s “Love Is”. When Nick and I first started dating we were obsessed with this British band and would listen to their CD on repeat for hours. Although it is a song that not many people know, it held a lot of meaning for the two of us.

The menu featured Grilled Flat Iron Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Haricot Vert, Tarragon Chimichurrin paired with Seared Steel Head Trout with Chipotle Corn and Napa Cabbage Veegetable Slaw. Probably the biggest hit from the evening was the Pig Candy – a Bistro Catering secret: spicy candied bacon. Our friends are STILL talking about this and the band, Party Crashers. For any party in the west, Party Crashers knows how to make everyone put on their dancing shoes and sing their hearts out. What we wanted was an epic evening in a magnificent place-we truly couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day and are so thankful to all of our vendors, friends, and family for making our day perfect.

Photography: Carrie Patterson Photography | Videography: Moonstone Pictures | Event Planning: In Any Event | Floral Design: Lily And Company | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Jackson Cake Co | Invitations: Chick Invitations | Ceremony Venue: Private Residence - Tucker Ranch | Reception Venue: Shooting Star Golf Club | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J.Crew | Catering: Bistro Catering | Hair & Makeup: Frost Salon | Band: Party Crashers | Bride's Jewelry: AR Morris | Bridesmaids' Jewelry: Padgett Hoke | Wedding Album: Priscilla Foster Handmade

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Rustic Moose Head Ranch Wedding

I’ve swooned my fair share of rustic nuptials, but to be totally honest? This is probably my new fave. It’s the wedding that lets the stunning landscape do all the talking, with a few well-edited nods of color and style infused along the way. Of course, the straight-from-a-magazine images by Carrie Patterson only add to my obsession and if you’re looking for more, you can find it right here.

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From the Bride…

What was your “perfect wedding” vision?

Outdoor wedding with a rustic feel. We love nature and the outdoors and wanted to share that love with our friends and family. We also wanted to have a fun and casual environment for our guests where they felt like they were as much a part of the wedding as we were.

What are three unique details that you infused into your decor?

Well first and foremost, the entire backdrop of our wedding (the Grand Tetons) is where we got engaged (we got engaged on top of the Grand Teton), so that was important to us. We loved the idea of having a table as our “alter” and having items placed on it that are important to our heritage – Bible passed down from great ancestors and a Ganesh (Hindu god).

What was your most memorable moment?

Our ceremony. Our siblings were our officiants and our ceremony was comprised of friends and family reading poems and passages that we love. We also had a good friend sing “this must be the place” by the talking heads that was fantastic. It was sunny, there was a great breeze and seeing our friends and family sitting before us, having our siblings at our side and friends and family come up and read and hug us throughout the ceremony was amazing.

What song did you do your first dance to?

Scarlet Begonias by the Grateful Dead – totally nontraditional but a blast to dance to and a meaningful song for us.

What was on your menu?

Bison! We also had a million appetizers because our cocktail “hour” was two hours long. We also served pie instead of cake

What – if anything – did you DIY?

My girlfriends created a collage of old photos of Viraj and I together and of us growing up that we displayed at our “dinner the night before”. We also created programs with all of the readings from our ceremony with recycled paper on the outside. Other than that I completely trusted our wedding planner and florist!

Photography: Carrie Patterson Photography | Event Planning: In Any Event | Floral Design: Lily And Company | Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham | Invitations: I DO INVITATIONS By Sue Coe Designs | Catering: Bistro Catering | Hair: Jenifer Jeffers Hossack | Location: Moose Head Ranch

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