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Happy Tuesday! How better to start the day than with a breathtaking wedding from Carrie PattersonFrom the delicate pink, cream and sage floral arrangements by Lily & Co. to the natural outdoor setting of the ceremony, Sarah + Jesse’s wedding was the perfect blend of Southern elegance and Wyoming wild.  (How amazing is the shot of the couple exchanging their vows at the foot of a snow-capped mountain?)  I’m equally as in love with the feminine and oh-so-romantic rose-strewn aisle as I am smitten with the pretty flower balls floating in a mountainside pool.  While Sarah + Jesse’s intimate outdoor ceremony was the epitome of Southern chic, their reception in a wood-and-stone lodge was warm, cozy and inviting while still preserving the simple sweetness of their Jackson Hole nuptials.  One thing I think we all can agree on is that only pictures can do that four-tier wedding cake from Monica at the Jackson Cake Company justice!

How did the two of you meet? Tell us your story: We met while on vacation in Pensacola, Florida the summer after our freshman year of college.  My friends and I were at a restaurant/bar and started chatting with Jesse’s friends.  He was at another table when he saw me but then came straight over to talk to me. There was an instant connection: we had everything in common.  The rest, as they say, is history!

What was the design inspiration for your wedding? Southern traditional meets Wyoming.  I wanted everything in cream, sage, and blush. Lots of flowers and good fun! 

Tell us about finding your wedding dress: It was the second dress I tried on!  I kept looking at other dresses, though, but found myself comparing them to my dress.  It had that Wyoming feel to it and made me feel great!

Describe your wedding flowers: Roses, peonies, lilies of the valley and stephanotis.

Describe your wedding cake: We had a beautiful four-tier cake!  Every tier was a different flavor: German chocolate, red velvet, tres leches and chocolate with huckleberry filling.  Only the pictures can do it justice! 

Our favorite detail of the wedding was: This is a hard one.  I loved the handmade signs for the cocktails.  We had a calligrapher make little signs for the tray drinks and bar areas with the names of our two specialty drinks.  They were “Married-Ritas” and “Mint-to-Mojitos”.  I also loved that the sushi was wrapped in pink and green soy paper, our wedding colors.  I could go on and on!

Three adjectives that describe the day are: Detailed, beautiful and fun!

What advice would you give to someone planning their wedding? Enjoy it and try not to get stressed because it will be over before you know it!  I know it is easier said than done, but try to relax and have some fun.

What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future? We are hoping to have children really soon and are looking forward to being a family

Congratulations, Sarah + Jesse!  We can’t wait to hear about your growing family!

Written with love by Southern Weddings
  1. avatar Amanda reply

    O My Gosh! I follow the blog all of the time checking out all kinds of fabulous wedding ideas and when I saw the mountain scene at the ceremony site I got shivery goosebumps all over. Like WOW. :-D

  2. avatar katharine @ southern weddings reply

    Thank you so much for being such a dedicated fan, Amanda! We always love hearing from our followers and are so pleased you liked today’s wedding as much as we did :)

  3. avatar Kristy R. reply

    Jackson Hole and the surrounding Teton range may just be one of the most enchanting areas on earth. To see the spectacular scenery combined with the couple’s wedding vows is just awe inspiring. Thanks for sharing!

  4. avatar MagnoliaRouge reply

    This is so gorgeous – and what a setting! Beautiful!

  5. avatar The Perfect Palette reply

    what a wedding.

  6. avatar Jenni reply

    I love the bridesmaid dresses! Where are they from??

  7. avatar Lyla reply

    Absolutely gorgeous! These two look like they really love each other so much. The photos are exceptional and looks like it had the perfect backdrop. What a great story, great design, and a toast to Southern style!

  8. avatar Susanna @ K.i.s.s reply

    Wow. What a beautiful location for an outdoor wedding! Those mountains are just gorgeous! Their theme colors are PERFECT for the location AND the rose petals on the aisle are the perfect final touch!!!

  9. avatar Karla reply

    The setting is so breath taking. What was the name of the venue and where can I find more informaton about it?

  10. avatar bride reply

    those are some beautiful pictures, especially the one with the mountains in the background of the asile

  11. avatar katharine @ southern weddings reply

    Hi Karla and Jenni!Wasn’t this an absolutely breathtaking wedding?! The couple were married at Amangani, a luxury hotel and resort in Jackson Hole Wyoming. You can visit the resort’s website at bridesmaids wore Badley Mischka dresses from Patsy’s Bridal. To see the boutique’s lovely selection of bridesmaid gowns, please visit Wednesday!

  12. avatar Jamie reply

    Amazing wedding! Does anyone know who the designer was for the bridal gown?

  13. avatar katharine @ southern weddings reply

    Hi Jamie! Sarah’s gown is from the Monique Lhuillier Platinum Collection and was purchased at Neiman Marcus. Hope this helps!

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