Kristina and Jesse

Wednesday, May 9, 2012





 


 



 








 










Southern California is unquestionably gorgeous, but when these two Los Angeles lawyers decided to tie the knot, there was only one place they'd marry–the bride's family vacation home in the mountains of Jackson, Wyoming. Can you believe those incredible views? 

Guests knew they were in for a naturalist celebration from the moment they opening Tiny Pine Press' beautiful stationery suite–a hand-colored photograph of the house and pond served as the couple's save the date, and the invitation featured a twig and twine closure. Guest bags included local delicacies like Cowboy Chocolate, and an acre of rainforest, to offset the wedding's carbon footprint.

Kristina chose a ruffled Oscar de la Renta gown, paired with Christian Louboutin pumps for portraits and ivory Frye boots for the wedding, held beside the property's pond, while Jesse wore John Varvatos from head to toe. One sister served as bridesmaid in an ivory dress and gold hoop earrings, while the bride's younger sister wore a Crewcuts dress and carried a pail of petals and wildflowers. Bouquets by Cecelia Heffernan of Flower Hardware combined antique garden roses, sweet peas, clematis, and scabiosa, but boutonnieres were made of wildflowers and herbs collected on the property and tied together with leather cord.

While the couple snapped their first look photographs with Yvette Roman, nearly 200 guests gathered to take in the sublime setting and sip mason jars full of huckleberry lemonade. Kristina and Jesse's yoga teacher lead the multi-faith ceremony beneath an Aspen tree huppa that left few eyes dry. The newlyweds slipped away for a few private moments (and a glass of bubbly), then joined their guests under a large tent where twenty foot farm tables were covered in ivory linen and wildflower arrangements. Menus tucked into linen napkins outlined the local and organic meal prepared by Bistro Catering, including greens with truffle vinaigrette, roast chicken with mushrooms, Moroccan-spiced salmon and wines from California and the Pacific Northwest. Just outside tent, event planners Yifat Oren & Associates arranged Adirondack chairs around a fire pit, ready for roasting marshmallows, while an old barn door placed atop hay bales served as a rustic coffee table.

The couple's wedding cake was made up of their respective favorite flavors, red velvet and carrot, united by cream cheese frosting, but guests also had their choice of mini fruit pies, cobblers and homemade ice cream by Pai's Place. And as guests danced to the sounds of West Coast Music, a 12-piece big band from Los Angeles, the newlyweds toasted to a beautiful day surrounded by those they love most. 


Images by Yvette Roman, spotted on Martha Stewart Weddings

28 comments:

  1. Such a gorgeous & meaningful setting for this wedding! So natural yet elegant.

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  2. Astonishingly beautiful!! Those blooms are to DIE for and buffalo in the background....Crazy good!!

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  3. Oh my! The flowers alone make me want to squeel with delight...I wonder if anyone has every told the bride that she looks like Natalie Portman? Lovely lovely! Thank you for sharing!

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  4. buffalo at a wedding?!! You're killing me.

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  5. The majestic world of nature never fails...this wedding is exquisite!

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  6. That dress is beyond magnificent!

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  7. I love their little table to themselves. How nice to have that quiet time together! I really love all of this.

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  8. oh god, everything about this wedding is beyond perfect. Love the handmade feel, the nature all around them, her dress, that adorable table just for the two of them... major sigh...

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  9. Oh wow. I am floored with the setting of this one, Lena. What a gorgeous, peaceful spot to tie the knot!

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  10. LOVE the cobbler ideas. Man, there's nothing so beautiful as an outdoor wedding. Gorgeous.

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  11. What a beautiful rustic wedding. I drove through Wyoming a few years ago and it really is gorgeous.

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  12. Oh my gosh, what a gorgeous day!

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  13. Lena, I find myself falling in love with every single wedding you post lately! So beautiful!

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  14. Oh my goodness... I adore this wedding!! Especially that invitation suite.

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  15. so charming! i am drooling over those personal little cobbler looking desserts. and the jars of punch!

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  16. her dress was really beautiful!

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  17. Gorgeous! I love an outdoor wedding.

    ~ Clare x

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  18. those old wooden boxes with the flowers are a genius idea for centerpieces!

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  19. how beautiful! her dress is insane and how amazing are those buffalo??

    xo

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  20. I'm drooling over the menu. What a gorgeous wedding!

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  21. Simple lovely and chic...I really love the little touches that make this so special. The location is perfect! XO

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  22. Jackson Hole is an amazing place for a wedding. Great find Lena!

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  23. SO beautiful. Love her gown =)

    www.theblogforbrides.com

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  24. undeniably one of the most down-to-earth beautiful weddings EVER! and her dress is to die for!

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  25. undeniably one of the most down-to-earth beautiful weddings EVER! and her dress is to die for!

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  26. wow! just like a fairytale. the bride's dress was exquisite! :)gina

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