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Natural Fall Jackson Hole Wedding

If there ever was an event that proved the Tetons should be on your wedding location short list, Shannon and Austin’s natural fall Jackson Hole wedding is it. When we teamed up with these two professional foodies, they knew they wanted a wedding weekend that celebrated their fine-dining backgrounds, while still feeling relaxed and welcoming—and that exactly describes this elevated rustic-meets-boho affair. We’re obsessed with the sunset inspired color palette— I mean, Magnolia Ranch really outdid themselves with these floral—and can’t get enough of the paper details that the bride designed herself. The warm wood textures helped to ground the design, while the incredible menu from Bistro Catering managed to feel both elegant and easygoing at once. Our only question? Can we renew their vows soon?

rustic tented welcome dinner with taupe & white checkered table cloths, wood folding garden chairs, and bud vase centerpieces
(left) ranch water signature cocktail honoring the couple's Texas home
(middle) firepit set up for late night s'mores
(right) dinner menu held up by a piece of wood sump amongst the bud vase & wildflower centerpiece

The weekend kicked off with a raucous, denim-themed welcome party. The signature cocktail paid homage to the couple’s current home city, Houston. This simple Ranch Water drink features tequila, lime juice, and sparkling water.

We loved the fire pits provided by the Antelope Trails Ranch team. They provided obvious warmth as the temperatures dropped, but also a fun after dinner activity with s’mores.

With an executive chef groom & baker bride, you know the menus for the whole weekend were perfectly curated and delicious. For the welcome party, they kept things casual with a family style meal. Roasted Pork Butt with Bulgogi Marinade was served with a variety of sauces and the guests’ choice of steamed bao buns or lettuce cups. Sides of marinated cucumbers, vegetarian dumplings, and Thai noodle soup rounded out the evening’s offerings.

riverside ceremony in Jackson Hole at the base on the Tetons with benches for ceremony seating and natural birch wood arbor decorated with seasonal branches

Can you get a better view than that?!? Florist, Magnolia Ranch utilized local tree cuttings to decorate the ceremony arch and tent poles. Using these native plants furthered to play with the changing leaves of fall for a natural aesthetic.

Bride Shannon’s “something old” included rings from all the generations of love that came before her. She wore her mother & grandmothers rings down the aisle to carry them with her as she said her vows.

Pro Tip: The walk from the bus drop off to the riverside ceremony site took about 10 minutes. To ensure a great guest experience, a bucket of non-alcoholic drinks sat on the path to the ceremony. On their way back, guests were met by servers with trays of wine to direct them to the cocktail hour site.

A mixture of wooden farm tables and smaller rounds with textured linens created interest for this reception tent. Gauzy cheesecloth runners on the farm tables softened the look and provided a touch of boho to the otherwise rustic rentals.

For guest experience, we added walls and a heater to ensure everyone had fun after the sun went down (the first snow of the season took place the morning of the wedding on the mountain tops!) Pashminas throughout the space also provided extra warmth for guests.

As food was important to this couple, we made time in the photography timeline for the photographer to capture each of the meal options. With catering often taking up 20-30% or more of a wedding investment, it makes sense to immortalize your selections just like decor.

Vendor Credits

Beauty (Hair): Champu Salon

Cake: Jackson Cake Co.

Catering: Bistro Catering

Cinema: KGB Productions

Coordinator: Skylar Caitlin Events for Chancey Charm Weddings

Dress: Unbridaled

Entertainment: Mimi Smith (Ceremony Strings) & Green Light Booking (Reception Band)

Floral: Magnolia Ranch

Photography: Ama by Aisha

Production: Hughes Production

Rentals: Canvas Unlimited, Tavolo Rental, XOWYO

Signage: XOWYO Paper

Venue: Antelope Trails Ranch

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