From the bride, Lauren: As a photographer by trade, having our wedding day documented was extremely important to me! In fact, I started planning our entire wedding on the basis of two things, the photographer and a national park. We knew that we wanted to get married in a National Park, but we also needed our ceremony location to be accessible for all family members and myself, in a big white dress! The accessibility of Schwabacher Landing in Grand Teton National Park was perfect, and the area would accommodate our small wedding party perfectly. It all started as a dream to get married with the mountains as our backdrop, but with a little planning, our dream came true!

A Simple & Dreamy Wedding in the Mountains, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

A Simple & Dreamy Wedding in the Mountains, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

My favorite part of our wedding day was our first look, leading all the way up to the ceremony.

A Simple & Dreamy Wedding in the Mountains, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

I was really nervous getting married outside in September without a back up plan, but I couldn’t envision us getting married anywhere other than Schwabacher’s Landing in Grand Teton Nation Park.

A Simple & Dreamy Wedding in the Mountains, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Although extremely simple, our ceremony was perfect and although the weather was unseasonably cool, it didn’t rain!

A Simple & Dreamy Wedding in the Mountains, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

We both read our own personal handwritten vows (which I was terrified of doing, but knew I wouldn’t regret it) and it was one of the most beautiful experiences that my husband and I have ever shared. My husband is a writer by trade — his vows were eloquent, unique and they are incredibly special to me. Let me share, “Falling in love with you was watching a storm form on the horizon. Seeing the landscape ahead of me blanketed in snow, and all I could do was wait for it to happen to me, too. And when it came over me, my entire view changed. Everything I saw was different, but it was the same. It all was pristine. And in my life, I promise that every fresh footprint I lay will be with you. I vow to love you like the mountains love the snow. I promise to quietly miss you like the flowers do the rain. And I swear to keep you forever like the canyons hold silence. So before our friends and people we love, I hope you feel the same and ready for the next part of our adventure as husband and wife. You are the compass that helps me through this land and I know our life will be one full of things deep, sometimes dark, but always lovely”.

A Simple & Dreamy Wedding in the Mountains, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

A Simple & Dreamy Wedding in the Mountains, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

A Simple & Dreamy Wedding in the Mountains, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Looking back, having a small wedding was the right fit for us, it saved a lot of money and allowed us to spend more on our guest accommodations.

A Simple & Dreamy Wedding in the Mountains, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

My advice: Plan your wedding to be exactly what you and your partner want it to be — try not to stress and don’t let the pressure from others sway how you plan your wedding. This day is yours, and it’s a celebration of you coming together as a married couple. Everyone who matters will respect and enjoy your wedding day exactly as you have it envisioned. Overall, just try to relax, enjoy the day because it’s over in the blink of an eye!

A Simple & Dreamy Wedding in the Mountains, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Lauren’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Photographer: Jamye Chrisman Photography // Flowers: JH Flower Boutique // Dress: Blue by Enzoani // Hair & Makeup: Tanya Crocker Hair & Makeup // Ceremony: Schwabacher’s Landing, Grand Teton National Park

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From the bride, Natalia: We choose to get married in the Grand Tetons because to us, there are no other mountains as impressive as the Grand Tetons – the prettiest place in the United States!

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We had burlap welcome bags filled with mountain treats (e.g jerky, smores) adorned with  tags of our favorite mountain quote, “ The mountains are calling and I must go” John Muir.

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We had our dogs with us for photos, and it was nice to have a dog sitter look after them so no one else had to. Jackon Hole Wedding in the Tetons

For our guest book, I had a wedding tree that guests added their thumbprints as leaves.

Jackon Hole Wedding in the Tetons

I had birdseed hearts hanging on Aspen branches as escort tags.

Jackon Hole Wedding in the Tetons

Our décor was simple with white and taupe lines and barn wood box flower arrangements.

Jackon Hole Wedding in the Tetons

Jackon Hole Wedding in the Tetons

My favorite reception details were the fireplace and the cake!

Jackon Hole Wedding in the Tetons

My advice: Take it slow! It goes by so fast. Even with only 32 people at the wedding, I still feel it was a blur. I was so happy to have a wedding video to see the events.

Jackon Hole Wedding in the Tetons

Natalie’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Ceremony Site: T.A.Moulton Barn, Grand Teton National Park.

Reception Site & Caterer: Hotel Terra. John Thomas and team made sure everything was perfect and beautiful. The food was great.

Event Planner: Vibrant Events of Jackson Hole. Virginia and Laurie provided great guidance along the way and kept things going smoothly on the day of.

Photographer: Jamye Chrisman Photography. Great photos! And she is really chill which helps when everyone else is going nuts.

Flowers: Gild the Lily Too. Loved my bouquet; it was white roses with deep purple calla lilies, eucalyptus, and lavender.

Cake: Jackson Cake Company. Monica is the best! Delicious and beautiful cake, and she made the smores for our welcome bags.

Musician: Judd Grossman. Love, love, love Judd. He is so awesome. I have had friends say how great he is to this day.

DJ: Jackson Hole DJ  //  Linens: BBJ  //  Chivari Chairs: Canvas Unlimited //  Wedding Gown: Wtoo by Watters from Felice Bridal //  Bridesmaid Dresses: Love Lane  //  Men’s Attire: Vera Wang from Men’s Wearhouse  //  Dog Sitter: Chasing Tails

Honeymoon Location: Fiji and New Zealand

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