We wanted to keep the outdoor decor simple for our ceremony as all we needed was our breathtaking backdrop of the Tetons.
We wanted our reception inside the “Big Red Barn” to feel romantic, intimate, and elegant. Ian Whipple worked his magic with luscious flowers in shades of blush and off-white, beautiful greenery, and candles in various heights and holders bringing our vision to life.
We provided transportation to and from our wedding venue so that our guests to eat, drink, and enjoy themselves fully without having to drive back to town after the reception. We consider eating and drinking one of our favorite hobbies so serving an unforgettable meal to our guests was of utmost importance as well as having an open bar and our signature drinks. Maho Catering created unbelievably delicious and beautiful hors d’oeuvres and dinner! Our cocktail hour consisted of Dungeness Crab Crudo, Grilled and Braised Pork Buns, Bison Sausage, Summer Spring Rolls, and more. Our dinner was served family style and just thinking about the Herb Crusted Snake River Farms Waygu Steaks with Straw Potato Cakes still makes my mouth water.
Tom and I met 8 years ago when I began working at the Front Desk at the Four Seasons. I did not like him at first, but then he grew a beard over the off season and, wow, did he look good! I continued to play hard to get, but he eventually won me over during a float trip with our friends. I was so afraid to jump off the “Jumping Rock,” but Tom calmed me down, talked me through it and we dove into the Snake River together, hand in hand. From “beach days” sunbathing at Jackson Lake in the summer to knee-deep powder days snowboarding at JHMR in the winter, Tom and I became inseparable and fell in love.
We moved to Denver in 2016, started new jobs and adopted a puppy named Moose! Moose became our everything from the moment we brought her home – we like to think that she is the most-loved dog in the world. Christmas of 2017 was spent at Tom’s childhood home in Orinda, California and all of us “kids” were diligently searching for the pickle ornament on the Christmas tree since the first one to find the pickle gets to open the first Christmas present – a Crowell family tradition. 7-minutes or so later, I finally found the pickle! I turned towards Tom excitedly and found him down on one knee, with his mother’s ring. I thought he was fake proposing, again, as he has done this once before to be funny. Then, I saw the tears in his mother’s eyes and realized he was truly proposing this time. What a wonderful Christmas!
– Bride, Jean Crowell
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