If there ever was an event that proved that the best inspiration is your destination, Casey and Val’s Grand Teton National Park wedding is it. When these two approached our team, they knew they wanted something that was romantic and timeless, while celebrating the natural landscape — together with an incredible vendor team we did just that with this turn-of-the-season fête. We’re obsessed with the dreamy views of Grand Teton—seriously, you’ll lose it over that ceremony backdrop—and can’t get enough of the stone table numbers. The mixtures of earth-tones and end-of-summer pinks in the florals helped to warm up the sailcloth reception tent, while a centerpiece collection of cane pendant lights managed to feel both playful and elevated at once.
The venue, Moose Head Ranch, is complete surrounded by Grand Teton National Park giving unparalleled views from every angle. Val & Casey chose the meadow for their ceremony to make the mountain range the backdrop for their vows.
These aisle “islands” added color and cohesion to the ceremony space and were reused to decorate the front of the band stage. We love conceptualizing how to reuse blooms to make the most of the incredible designs your florist creates.
Pro-Tip: For that epic first kiss image, ask your officiant to step out the way to allow for all the attention to be on you and your partner.
Personal vows are one of my favorite parts of wedding days. Whether you plan to read them in front of your family & friends or privately before the ceremony even begins, we love these leather bound books for writing it down. Not only are they powerful keepsakes, they look beautiful in detail photos, too!
Cocktail hour on the lawn provided guests with more views of the mountains. We stationed bar high tables near the most impactful vista so guests who wanted to take take pictures with the Tetons as their backdrop had a place to set down drinks & bags.
Pro-Tip: Tenting in the mountains is non-negotiable in our books! From pop-up thunder storms to suddenly dropping temperatures, we’ve seen it all and always advise our couples to secure a tent at the same time they book their venue to ensure their wedding day dreams are minimally impacted by the unpredictable Rocky Mountain weather.
Guests were welcomed into the reception tent with glasses of champagne. Each glass had an escort card with the guest’s name and table number attached with a color coded ribbon that indicated their entree choice to catering staff.
One of the greatest design inspirations for our couple was nature. The palette pulled from the colors of the slowly changing seasons and a subtle motif of stone in the signage mimicked the mountain range backdrop.
This group knew how to party! From dance competitions, to hoisted chairs, and more than a few lost articles of clothing, the Ben Mallare Band kept everyone on the dance floor for the celebration.
Pro-Tip: Provide your toasters with some parameters. While heartfelt stories of days-gone-by definitely have their place, your wedding guests as a whole likely only have an attention span of 1 1/2 – 2 minutes per toast. If your crew is known for being longwinded, we recommend scheduling these toasts for a more intimate setting like a rehearsal dinner. This will keep those listening from tuning out during the reception and ensure you make the most of your dance floor time.
The bride dreamed of a impactful chandelier over the dance floor. Keeping with the nature inspiration, these woven basket pendants complimented the tan grass tones used throughout and casted a romantic glow over the party space.
If photography is important to you, we highly recommend a post (or pre) wedding adventure session. Casey & Val met up with their photo & video team the day after their wedding for some sunset images. Not only did these provide the photography team with more space to be creative, it allowed the couple more time with their guests day-of without having to miss out on the golden hour images they love.
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Beauty: Tanya Crocker
Catering: Bistro Catering
Cinema: Prime Wedding Films
Entertainment: Ben Mallare Events & Entertainment
Floral: Little Comet Flower Co.
Officiant: Hamish Tear
Photography: Cedar & Pines
Planning, Design, & Coordination: Skylar Caitlin for Chancey Charm Weddings
Rentals (Linens): BBJ La Tavola
Rentals (Chargers, Flatware): Colorado Party Rentals
Rentals (Power): Hughes Productions
Rentals (Tenting, Staging, Lighting, Tables, & Seating): Idaho Tents & Events
Rentals (Restrooms): Royal Restrooms
Stationery (Invitations): Wide Eyes Paper Co
Transportation: Summit Transportation
Venue: Moose Head Ranch