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Simple & Rustic in Wyoming by Jamye Chrisman Photography

Caroline & Trever | May 25th | Dubois, Wyoming

From the bride, Caroline:
Our mountain wedding was beautiful. The backdrop for pictures and the lighting was perfect. The fresh air was wholesome.  I’ve always loved the mountains, they feel like home to me. 
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The ceremony was only 15 minutes total including processions. It was quick, sweet, and straight to the point. Exactly what we wanted.

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My advice: Start making your invite list IMMEDIATELY and start asking for addresses.  Getting correct addresses was by far the longest process and what caused the most stress for the first few months. Also, we got engaged in January and married in May, so there was no time for fun engagement pictures and cute save the dates.  It wasn’t practical because literally by the time we got all the addresses, it was time to mail the actual invites. The short engagement also made this process a bit more stressful than normal. JaymeChristman18

Caroline’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Luxe Photographer: Jamye Chrisman Photography {more info  | website}. We LOVED her!

Venue: Crooked Creek Guest Ranch. Very nice people and beautiful location.

Wedding Gown: Mori Lee by Madeline Gardner

Honeymoon Location:  Kauai, HawaiiWe stayed at the St. Regis. We LOVED it.  SO NICE!   We went snorkeling everyday, one of which we swam with 6 sea turtles!!!  And we went on a zip line tour one day. 

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Rocky Mountain Vows at Devil’s Thumb Ranch

Catalina & Mark  |  April 13th  |   Devil’s Thumb Ranch

From the bride, Catalina:
Sustainability of our surroundings is very important to us and became a deciding factor when we chose the destination for our wedding.  We wanted our guests to experience the Colorado mountains and enjoy the incredible scenery.  We decided on an intimate wedding at Devil’s Thumb Ranch with the presence of just our family and closest friends.  Our wedding day was truly unforgettable!

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Catalina’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS
All of the vendors we chose were absolutely wonderful. We wanted to support local businesses and had this in mind when we made our choices.

Venue: DEVIL’S THUMB RANCH {More info  | Website}We chose Devil’s Thumb Ranch because of its unique and beautiful setting in the Colorado mountains.
Photographer:  David Lynn PhotographyCaptured our wedding day exactly how we remember it.
Floral Designer: Plum Sage Flowers.  Amazing job with the herbs, flowers, plants and candles.
Cake: Teacup.  Unbelievably delicious.
Invitations, seating chart, table numbers:  Tasha Rae Designs
Hair Stylist: Weemala

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Country Chic at Moose Creek Ranch by Jamye Chrisman Photography

Emily & Jarrod  |  September 14th  |  Moose Creek Ranch, Idaho

From the bride, Emily:
We wanted to get married somewhere beautiful. A place where we could be married outside, hold the wedding and reception at the same place, and somewhere that could lodge our out of town guests. Moose Creek Ranch was the perfect place.

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A mountain destination wedding is perfect for those who love to be outside. Getting married is the most special day a couple can have and it should be in the most beautiful place possible. I loved the whole feel of Moose Creek Ranch, especially the barn with its twinkle lights.  JaymeChrisman0114

My advice: Try not to stress, and start planning early. It’s your wedding only do what you want. Also, I really didn’t want to organize a seating chart so instead I put up a sign outside the lodge that read, “Come as you are, stay as long as you can, we’re all family, no seating plan.” Best decision ever. JaymeChrisman0115

 Emily’s Recommended Vendors

Venue: Moose Creek Ranch { More info | Website }.  This place is beautiful, quiet, and has awesome ‘glamping’ tents.

Photographer: Jamye Chrisman Photography { More info | Website }.  Jamye was everywhere and nowhere all at once. She captured all the required shots, was very unassuming, all with a very reasonable price.

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