Rugged + Elegant Wyoming Wedding: Faith + Kevin

snowy wyoming wedding

The first thing Faith + Kevin knew when they started planning their wedding was that they had to exchange their vows amidst the epic scenery of Wyoming’s Snowy Mountain Range. And once they found the Snowy Range Lodge, with a little ingenuity and a lot of hard work, things naturally started to fall into place. The overall vision was rugged elegance with a dash of inspiration from Fantastic Mr. Fox (since the they both love foxes AND Wes Anderson!). And their dream day was brought to life through a variety of meaningful DIY projects, like crafty signage, a handmade cake topper, and Starthistle honey favors from the bride’s family farm. I love how all of their fun ideas came together seamlessly to create a day that was so beautifully reflective of their unique style!

Thanks so much to the Ely Brothers for the gorgeous photography + best wishes to Faith + Kevin!

groom

first look

snowy wyoming first look

first look

first look

snowy wyoming wedding


Such a beautiful setting for a wedding!

snowy wyoming wedding

snowy wyoming wedding

snowy wyoming wedding

bride


And I’m totally crazy about Faith’s woodsy bouquet by lace.and.lillies. So many pretty elements + textures!

snowy wyoming bouquet

bridesmaids

snowy wyoming flower girl

snowy wyoming flower girl

wedding party

snowy wyoming boutonniere

groomsmen

snowy wyoming wedding

snowy wyoming wedding

snowy wyoming wedding

snowy wyoming wedding


Faith walked herself down the aisle to their beautiful waterfront ceremony site…

snowy wyoming wedding

snowy wyoming wedding

snowy wyoming wedding

snowy wyoming wedding

snowy wyoming wedding

snowy wyoming wedding

snowy wyoming wedding

snowy wyoming wedding

snowy wyoming wedding

drinks


LOVE these cute fox drink tags! :)

milk glass

games

indoor reception

table settings

mr and mrs chair signs


And here’s an awesome DIY idea: their dinner menu was beautifully written down on an old wood pallet. Such a simple + inexpensive way to incorporate some rugged style into your day. Check craigslist or your local grocery store for leftover pallets to use for wedding decor!

wood palette menu

food

speeches

skinny candlesticks

cake

fox cake toppers

Definitely a favorite memory of the day was our first dance. This year has been full of challenges and heartache, and having Kevin by my side has made all the difference. I was visiting family in Michigan when Kevin sent me the song "I'd be Lying" by Greg Laswell. I immediately broke down in tears knowing this was our song. As we danced that night, he held me so close and sang to me as we danced. I felt like I was the only person on earth before Kevin. Several guests told me later that they have never witnessed a more loving first dance.

Another favorite memory of our day were the speeches! We opened up the mic to anyone after the maid of honor and best man speeches and it did not disappoint! So many laughs and loving and tear jerking words were spoken over Kevin and me. I highly recommend that every bride and groom do this!! It engages your guests and allows many to give blessings that they may not get a chance to give later that night.

first dance

cabin

Hire vendors that match your style! Ely Brothers are simply amazing and also know how to have an awesome good time! lace.and.lillies blew me away with their designs. Giving your vendors artistic freedom allows them to shine, which will result in your wedding becoming more than you expected!

photography: Ely Brothers // venue: Snowy Range Lodge Centennial, Wyoming // florals: lace.and.lillies // cake: Sweets // catering: Word of Mouth // makeup: Candace Tucker, Dotted with Hearts Make Up Artistry // hair: Winsome Williams // wedding dress: Tara Keely, Blue Bridal // hairpiece: Mignonne Handmade // flower girl dresses: Kailyn Zoe and Co // bridesmaids dresses: J.Crew // vintage rentals: A La Crate in Madison, WI

click to add this post
to your wedding faves
I Heart This

Interested in advertising with us?



contact advertise@greenweddingshoes.com
for our current rates!

Holiday Gift Guide for Your Bestie

Gift_Guide_2013_bestie

I can’t believe it is December already! This past month went by so fast and now it’s our most favorite time of the year! We had a lot of fun with our Gift Guides last year, so we are excited to share our 2013 Holiday Gift Guides this week starting with gifts for your bestie – which could also work great for sisters, moms and girlfriends. :) Hope this is a start and helpful for those looking for gifts. :)

1. Jonathan Adler box // 2. measuring gaggle // 3. meow iPhone case // 4. 31 Bits bracelet // 5. #Love ring // 6. gold monogram mugs // 7. mint + gold polka dot vase // 8. gem ring // 9. hello print // 10. heart water bottle // 11. candy jar terrarium // 12. ombre clutch

Be sure to also check out our Gift Guides on Pinterest – Holiday Gift Guide for Her, Holiday Gift Guide for Him and Holiday Gift Guide for Little Ones

click to add this post
to your wedding faves
I Heart This

Interested in advertising with us?



contact advertise@greenweddingshoes.com
for our current rates!

Playful Georgia Farm Wedding: Missy + Sten

bride and groom

The design aspects of Missy + Sten’s playful farm wedding were inspired by the rustic surroundings of their Georgia venue, Vinewood Plantation, as well as their love of all things vintage! They knew they wanted to incorporate some seemingly common + stereotypical wedding details, like parasols, pinwheels + cowboy boots, but pair them with more unique + eclectic elements to give the environment a ton of personality. I’m super in love with the pretty, bright bouquets by Jennifer Hopkins and all of the sweet, antique furniture pieces + decorative elements that were incorporated into the design. So many lovely details to inspire those of you who are planning a day with a fun vintage vibe!

Big thanks to Matt Miller at Our Labor of Love for the super pretty photography and congrats to Missy + Sten!

chalkboard

hair pieces

chalkboard

groomsmen

boutonniere

bright and summery bouquet


Each of the bridesmaids picked the dress of their choice from EtsyModcloth, and Target and paired their frock with cowboy boots. Such a perfect, laid-back look.

summery mixed bridesmaids

flower girl and watering can

bridesmaids with umbrellas

outdoor ceremony

mantle decor


And love how their ceremony site was chock-full of mismatched vintage furniture items!

summery entrance doors

flower girl and ring bearer

outdoor ceremony

groom

outdoor ceremony

outdoor ceremony

outdoor ceremony

outdoor ceremony

outdoor ceremony

outdoor ceremony

outdoor ceremony

outdoor ceremony

Processional: Sleepwalk – Santo + Johnny

Recessional: No One Like You – The Scorpions

First Dance: For Me This Is Heaven – Jimmy Eat World

outdoor ceremony

marching line

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

statement necklace

cocktail hour


Vintage-inspired bird illustrations were fashioned as escort cards + looked right at home affixed to an old barn door…

postcard escort card

hanging chandeliers

chalkboard

hanging chandelier

small bud vases


One of the ways Missy + Sten put a twist on the traditional was by hanging paper parasols, in various shades + sizes, upside down over the head table. The end result is a totally playful + eclectic look, and a super easy DIY that has a lot of impact!

hanging umbrellas

vintage plates

pear terrarium

entrance

draped fabric

pie bar

first dance

Surround yourself with good people that want the best for you. A support system is worth more than gold! Take it one task at a time, and try not to get too overwhelmed with the planning. Enjoy your big day, and try to take it all in because it goes by so fast! Also, focus on finding great wedding planners, a great dj, and great photographer - we did and it made all the difference in the months leading up to the event, the actual wedding, and the photos we have to cherish all of our special memories!

photography: Matt Miller at Our Labor of Love // venue: Vinewood Plantation Newnan, Georgia // event design + planning: Jamie Elliott McPherson, owner/event designer; Tra Raines, owner; Maria Fabre Hickman, director of events of Vinewood Plantation // floral design: Jennifer Hopkins // wedding dress: Marisa gown at Bridals by Lori // veil: Kellys Closet // hairpieces and groomsmen boutonierres: Lindsey Cairns – lynzcairns@gmail.com // shoes: Modcloth // bridesmaid dresses: Etsy, Modcloth, and Target // hair: Alixx Hetzel special occasion/master stylist at Star Salon // groom suit: Macys // paper goods: Minted // catering + cake: Sun in my Belly // music: Adam Darby

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryMinted is a Featured Artist in the GWS Artist Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Gallery
click to add this post
to your wedding faves
I Heart This

Interested in advertising with us?



contact advertise@greenweddingshoes.com
for our current rates!