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Kristin & Tucker // Jackson Hole Hot Air Balloon Wedding

Kristin and Tucker got up at the crack of dawn to start the preparations for their wedding day. Actually, BEFORE the crack of dawn...I got to the house around 5 am and Kristin was already deep in the makeup chair, getting ready. Virginia over at Vibrant Events of Jackson Hole and Margaret at Elevated Ballooning pulled together a super fun dream team of vendors for the very first Elevated Weddings wedding - Persephone Bakery, The Silver Bungalow, Gild the Lily Too, Shayne Cosmetics, Hair & Makeup by Tanya, and Mountain Media all worked their butts off to make it all happen. I had a great time (even getting up at 4:30 in the morning!) and am so excited for this venture to take off (pardon the pun, ha!)

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All smiles in the pre-dawn hours.

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RAWR!!!!!

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Prettying up the basket.

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It's all about the attitude.

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Do I want to go inside the balloon? ARE YOU KIDDING ME???

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Up we go!

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My favorite shot of the day.

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And on to the Silver Bungalow!

How

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How beautiful is Persephone's cake? Also: delicious.

 

 

 

 

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Thanks so much to Virginia and Margaret for making this happen and to Kristin & Tucker for letting me be a part of their big day!

xoxo

Sarah & Eric / Jackson Hole Elopement Photographer

Sarah and Eric came out to Jackson Hole from Missouri to have a sweet backyard elopement at their officiant's house in the town of Jackson. After a short and sweet ceremony we did some photos around the area (helloooo Flat Creek, pretty!!) and then headed up north to get the Tetons in a few images. Some favorites -

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Aren't they cute? And I love her non-traditional dress!

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I just love this one.

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SO CUTE.

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Eric was a little self conscious about his braces but we managed to get a big smile out of him at the end, yay. :)

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Thank you both so much for having me and best wishes for your future!!!

xoxokt

Shannon & Thomas / Grand Teton National Park backcountry wedding

Shannon & Thomas came out to Jackson to elope in Grand Teton National Park with some of their closest friends. When Shannon asked if I'd shoot in the park, of course I said yes right away, I shoot in the park all the time! When she asked about hiking up Cascade Canyon a ways, I said sure, why not...not really thinking about the gear I'd have to carry or asking how far 'a ways' might be. :) We ended up hiking about 2.5 miles up and in (and up...and up....) to a gorgeous little lake that I never got the name of. Everyone brought along their wedding clothes and changed once we got there - Shannon brought a full on wedding dress all the way in!

A few of my favorites -

The ferry at Jenny Lake.

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The hike in.

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Errrr. Yeah. It got a little exposed.

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The wedding site.

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Beautiful bride!!

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First look.

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Love this shot.

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Fishing!!

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Big congratulations to Shannon and Thomas and thank you so much for sharing your day with me!

xoxokt

 

Coordinator/Officiant - Alison Kyle at Destination Jackson Hole

Hair/Makeup - Body & Soul Salon

Dress - Carrie's Bridal

 

Robin & Mike / Jackson Hole wedding photographer

   

 

Robin & Mike made the trek out to Jackson from St Louis for their beautiful destination wedding. They had the ceremony and reception at Lost Creek Ranch north of Jackson, and I don't know that I've ever seen a prettier site - they had such wonderful design and accessories from Vanessa over at Fleur de V, and of course the view can't be beat. Virginia at Vibrant Events made sure the trains were running on time and Robin & Mike were both so laid back and fun to work with; I just wish they were closer so I could photograph their upcoming new addition (CONGRATULATIONS!!!) as well.

Some favorites -

Leslee Anne working her hair and makeup magic (not that Robin needed any assistance - how gorgeous is she?)

 

 

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Robin's adorable niece was their flower girl.

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Robin & her dad.

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Gorgeous!!!

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Off we go to the ranch!

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They had the most amazing flowers and decor - purple everywhere!

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Why yes, she DID ride in on a horse drawn wagon. How cool is that?

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Mike seeing Robin for the first time in her dress.

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BOOM. What's up, amazing wedding location?

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Robin was so excited about the horses - she's allergic, but loves them, so this was a bit of a special (hopefully not too dangerous!) treat to get to hang out with some of the ranch's horses a little.

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Love all of these shots on the couch. Big shout out to Nate for dragging it over to the fence for me!

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Dancing to one of Pete Muldoon's many band incarnations - this one has a trombone and they ROCKED THE HOUSE. If you haven't heard a trombone wailing on 'Folsom Prison Blues' you're missing out.

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Fun fact - we hardly ever get to use sparklers in Jackson because a) fire danger and b) fireworks are illegal in Teton County. This summer we had nothing but rain and Virginia got permission to light it up at the reception, and I'm SO GLAD she did.

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Thank you so much for looking and please feel free to leave a comment!!

Coordinator - Virginia, Vibrant Events Jackson Hole

Venue - Lost Creek Ranch

Hair/Makeup - Leslee Anne

Dress - Monique L'huillier

Florist - Fleur de V

Event Rentals (couches, whiskey barrels, etc) - Hunter Gatherer

Music - Pete Muldoon

Catering - Bistro Catering

Cake - Atelier Ortega

 

Julie & Sam / Jackson Hole wedding photographer

   

Julie & Sam got married a few weeks ago during one of the biggest thunderstorms I can remember. It started sprinkling as the wedding party walked down the aisle, and then relented just long enough for their lovely ceremony before returning with a vengeance. We took it as the good luck sign that it is and had a fantastic time surrounded by their loving family and friends at Julie's childhood home here in Jackson.

A few favorites -

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Lovely hanger from Lila Frances - thank you ladies!

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Father of the bride.

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They were prepared!

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My favorite thing about these two was that they were unutterably goofy and laughed all the time. It was so fun to watch and be around.

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We did put the rain to good use for a few portraits of the two of them.

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Whooo, a break in the weather!

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Mandatory Air rocked the house, as they do.

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Venue - private residence

Coordination - In Any Event

Food - Bistro Catering

Cake - Jaclyn at the Teton Mountain Lodge

Florist - Fleur de V, Flower Girl

Band - Mandatory Air

Hair - Erin Kivlin

Makeup - Jenny Bragg, Champu Salon

Thanks so much for looking and please feel free to leave a comment!