My husband Patrick and I got married last summer on July 27th at Grand Targhee Resort in Alta, Wyoming. It was such a magical day and truly the best day of my life thus far.
I hear brides complain all the time about how stressful planning a wedding is and how they're "Just so over all the planning and want it to be over".
Well... I had the time of my life planning my wedding. It could be because I have an amazing mom and mother-in-law who are so crafty and helped me every step of the way, or it could be because I have amazingly talented friends who could moonlight as official wedding planners. But, honestly I think the biggest reason was because when else do you get to throw an incredible party with 120 of your closest family and friends who are there to shower you with love and well wishes?!?
It was so fun to think through every small detail. I wanted to make my wedding feel special by branding the entire weekend and putting personalized touches on everything.
It all started with the invitations. I wanted the color palette to be reminiscent of the beautiful nature that surrounds Grand Targhee. Below is what we came up with and I couldn't have been any happier! Thanks to my amazing family and husband for stuffing these bad boys for more hours than I'd like to count!
For our rehearsal dinner we did a BBQ style dinner. For the silverware we made little personalized packets out of craft paper that we personalized with our event. We sealed each of them by sewing the edges with white thread (and by "we", I actually mean my Mom and Mother-in-Law).
We also wanted to keep all of our guests informed of the big events that would take place over the weekend so we delivered itineraries to each of their rooms. Bridesmaids, Groomsmen, and VIP (photographer, parents, etc.) got their own special itineraries since their schedules were a bit different.
We also delivered camping chairs to everyone's rooms with personalized name tags on them. This way, everyone could enjoy Targhee's beautiful grounds from anywhere they pleased. People loved being able to post up their chairs and relax in the midst of wildflowers and the Teton mountains.
It was such an amazing weekend and one that I will cherish for the rest of my life. I'm so grateful to have married my best friend! I love you more than anything Patrick William! Thanks for making me the happiest girl in the world! xoxo