A Rustic DIY Wedding with Vintage Touches in Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Cara wanted to create a very vintage feel so the florist searched local antique shops for old mason jars and terracotta pots that fit the casual elegance of the day.
The flowers were done by local floral design firm, Lily and Co., who kept the palette to greens, whites, and neutrals.
The Bridal Bouquet
Filled with fresh millet, bay laurel and succulents, Cara's bouquet was all about natural beauty.
Cara and Spencer fashioned mason jar florals to each of the outside chairs to create a focal point for the ceremony aisle. The blooms were kept simple and clean, all going back to the organic, effortless elegance.
The Ring Pillow
A sweet and simple ring bearer pillow accented with a satin ribbon was used.
The Flower Girls
Along with the other floral elements, the flower girl crowns were thoughtfully designed to capture a rustic elegance. The blue-tinged leaves in the crowns picked up the hues of each wearer's dress.
Cara's bridesmaids chose their own gowns. It was important to the bride that each girl have a dress that she really loved and felt pretty in. Staying within the color palette, each bridesmaid chose a Jim Hjelm gown that was fitting to her personal style.
Carrie Patterson was the incredible photographer behind Cara and Spencer's wedding. Carrie's simple, straight forward approach was perfect for the complete DIY charm and the purely gorgeous design behind the day. With the natural beauty of Jackson Hole as a backdrop, Carrie captured the details and the emotion with serious style.
Here, a bridesmaid displays her bouquet.
Cara and Spencer wanted to make sure they incorporated lots of organic elements in their wedding. So the bride found the birch which Spencer then helped cut into disks for the centerpieces, to reflect the gorgeous mountains in the backdrop. The florist finished the table decor with jars of hydrangeas and terracotta pots of rosemary.
The bride's mother lovingly sewed the burlap table runners with teal string to compliment the color palette and add to the Western feel of the reception. Her assistance in the crafting made this a true family affair.
The bride and a friend came up with the Western-inspired design for the wedding and created the elk head logo, perfect for fall in Wyoming. They made a custom stamp from the icon and used it throughout the wedding, from the invitations to the menu and place cards at the reception.
When it came to their reception, Cara and Spencer were going for a completely relaxed, organically classy vibe. They achieved it by keeping the decor simple and understated with DIY details that the bride and her mother crafted. A predominately white color palette was accented with natural burlaps, greens, and slight touches of teal, in keeping with their effortless elegant style.
Place cards were made using kraft card stock, all inspired by an invitation that Cara spotted in an issue of Martha Stewart Weddings. Continuing on with their theme and elk logo, the bride carried this simple, organic approach throughout all of her paper goods.
Rich McLaughlin, the pastry chef at Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis, created the cakes for the celebration, including this one, which sat perched atop a wood pedestal and was surrounded by stalks of wheat that matched the colors and atmosphere of the setting. A cake in the shape of the Jackson Hole Aerial tram with raspberry filling and almond buttercream inside was made for the groom.
Photography: Carrie Patterson Photography, carriepattersonphotography.com