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A Rustic Western Wedding in Montana

Refined rustic. Western chic. Simply elegant. Joanna and Josh’s gorgeous wedding at the Mountain Sky Guest Ranch was all that and so much more. With help from the incredibly brilliant team at Lukas Trudeau Event Company, the day was one filled with sophisticated charm from the bride’s custom gown to the pheasant feather accents. From the groom’s custom Prada suit to the delicious dessert spread by the talented gals at Elle’s Belles Bakery. The sublime Montana fall weather to the equine guest appearance. Call it whatever quality comes to mind – this wedding is picture perfect.

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The Wedding Vendors: Photographer:  Lauren Brown Photography  //  Event Planner & Floral Designer: Lukas Trudeau Event Co   //  Cake: Elle’s Belles Bakery  //  Dress Designer: Joan Shum Brides   //  Venue: Mountain Sky Guest Ranch 

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Simple Mountain Elegance at Devil’s Thumb Ranch

Jemma & Matthew | March 28th |  Tabernash, Colorado

From the bride: We fell in love snowboarding in the mountains. We spent many vacations snowboarding in both California and Colorado!  To get married in the snow just seemed like the perfect fit.  We loved the idea of having as many people in the same place as possible and Devil’s Thumb Ranch could not have been more perfect.  Almost all of our guests stayed on the Ranch, enjoyed everything from skiing, ice fishing, sleigh rides, sledding, snowmobiling, snow shoeing, to massages and just lounging around.  The venue and location provided something for everyone!

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Simple Mountain Elegance Wedding at Devil's Thumb Ranch, Colorado

Simple Mountain Elegance Wedding at Devil's Thumb Ranch, Colorado Simple Mountain Elegance Wedding at Devil's Thumb Ranch, Colorado Simple Mountain Elegance Wedding at Devil's Thumb Ranch, Colorado Simple Mountain Elegance Wedding at Devil's Thumb Ranch, Colorado Simple Mountain Elegance Wedding at Devil's Thumb Ranch, Colorado Simple Mountain Elegance Wedding at Devil's Thumb Ranch, Colorado Simple Mountain Elegance Wedding at Devil's Thumb Ranch, Colorado

 We had our ceremony in the restored Broad Axe Barn at Devil’s Thumb Ranch.  It took place in front of the fireplace with very simple cream and wood chairs, cream curtains, chandeliers and tons of candles lining the aisle.  The space was crisp and intimate creating a dream-like feeling.

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The seating chart was completely DIY.  We glued each and every petal on each and every flower (24 petals for each flower), on both the escort card and the place cards.  They turned out great, but were so time consuming.

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Our décor was absolutely perfect. Simple, yet elegant and dreamlike.  The cream curtains, with tons of candles and simple floral designs allowed the setting and our surroundings to shine through.

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My advice:Do NOT try to make everyone else happy. You will fail.  Be respectful to your family and friends, but when it comes down to difficult decisions, they are your decisions.  Also, have fun with the process. Don’t stress out too much and enjoy the journey.

Simple Mountain Elegance Wedding at Devil's Thumb Ranch, Colorado

Jemma’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Luxe Venue, Caterer, Cake & Lodging: DEVIL’S THUMB RANCH { more info }. Literally, perfect. Honestly, the best food I’ve ever had at a wedding, or in general really.

Photographer: Brinton Studios! People still comment on our pictures. They made us look 10x better than in real life.

Event Planning, Design & Florals: Kara Delay of Love This Day Events. She got our style so quickly, worked with us on everything, even from 1000 miles away! We were so comfortable just handing it off to Kara and trusting everything would go as planned.

Hair & Makeup: Beauty on Location by Liz. I couldn’t say enough wonderful things about Liz, and highly recommend her to any bride.

Wedding Gown Designer:  Galina Signature  //  Bridesmaid Dresses:  Joanna August, sea of love  //  Groom’s Attire: Calvin Klein  // Groomsmen Attire: Vera Wang

DJ: Elite DJ  //  Musicians: Cheza Quartet  //  Videographer:  Jon Byron (wedding: http://vimeo.com/95353756 Photo Booth: http://vimeo.com/97198102)

Honeymoon Location:  Bali! Secretly planned by Matt. I had no clue where they were going until we arrived at the airport in Taiwan and received my boarding pass!

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An Intimate Winter Wedding in Jackson

Audrey & Jordan  |  January 3rd  |  Jackson, WY

From the bride: We decided to have a simple and intimate mountain wedding in Jackson. We didn’t want anything over the top just a nice wintery celebration.

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An Intimate Winter Wedding in Jackson. Wyoming

I wore white snow boots with my wedding dress and found a white fur coat and custom designed handmade gloves for my outdoor photos to stay cozy warm! I also used a beautiful brooch bouquet for the pictures outside to save my fresh flower bouquet from the below freezing temperatures. An Intimate Winter Wedding in Jackson. Wyoming An Intimate Winter Wedding in Jackson. Wyoming An Intimate Winter Wedding in Jackson. Wyoming

Even though the temperature dipped to around 10 degrees, we had a blast modeling taking pictures. We felt as if we were in our own personal winter wonderland fairytale.

An Intimate Winter Wedding in Jackson. Wyoming

The ceremony was held in a cozy wooden chapel with a stained glass cross for a backdrop with only 45 of our closest friends and family in attendance.

An Intimate Winter Wedding in Jackson. Wyoming Jordan-Audrey-2361We couldn’t miss taking a few photos under the iconic antler arches all lit up with Christmas lights at twilight.  

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Looking back, I would allow more time at the reception, 2 1/2 hours was not enough!

An Intimate Winter Wedding in Jackson. Wyoming

Audrey’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Ceremony Site: Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole. Beautiful little chapel perfect for an intimate family wedding. 

Reception Site: National Museum of Wildlife Art. No decorations necessary, which makes it so great for a destination wedding, plus they eliminate the need for catering, renting tables, etc.

Photographer: Jamye Chrisman Photography. She was totally on top of it and willing to go the extra mile plus, she turned our blustery wedding day into magical winter wonderland photos!

Florist: Fleur de V //  Wedding Gown Designer: Allure  //  Brooch for bouquet: Amanda Jerkins Design  //  Snow boots: Roxy 

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