There are few places in the world that provide a better backdrop for a wedding than Jackson Hole, Wyoming. When the dramatic peaks of the Tetons are capped with snow and the leaves are starting to turn gold the area is literally picture perfect. Megan and Brad took full advantage of the view, picking the spectacular Shooting Star Ranch as the venue for their rustic fall wedding. With the help of Lindsey at Lovely Day Events, Megan put together an amazing aesthetic, with touches of lavender, wheat, and lace complimenting the stunning fall setting. Talk about a bride with great taste!
My friend and I made most of the wedding decorations . We put moss ribbon and LED string lights inside gallon sized mason jars and put sunflowers in them for our centerpieces. Kaleb also made the installation piece that was hanging over the dance floor from branches from the backyard. I was fortunate to have pieces of my cousin David Sonka with me throughout the day. He was a K-9 handler for the Marines and was killed in Afghanistan May 4, 2013. I had his dog tags around my bouquet, so I carried him with me throughout the day. Our food was also a little part of him. It was the same food we serve to military men and women through a non-profit my aunt and uncle (David’s parents Kevin and Kim Sonka) started in his memory, the Rocky Mountain Dawgs Project. They go to military bases and feed the men and women steak and BBQ dinners. Having so much of David at our wedding meant a lot to both of us. (Courtesy of the bride.)
It’s no secret that naked cakes are having a serious moment in the wedding industry – and for good reason! When raw and natural elements meet lush florals and sugar, magic happens. That’s why we were thrilled when photographer Hope Kauffman sent us this fabulous styled shoot with Whitefish’s newest cake designer, Naked Cakes Montana. Several talented local vendors joined Hope and Naked Cake’s owner, Ashley, for this rustic chic feature that has us really wishing we could have cake for breakfast today. Hey, it’s Friday, right?