Western Wyoming Wedding with Autumn Hues

May 23, 2024 BY: Amy

Brenna and Spencer’s vision for their wedding day was rustic and western. They wanted the wedding to truly represent who they are as a couple, and for guests to leave knowing them better and feeling like an integral part of Brenna and Spencer’s life. The couple wanted every possible aspect of the wedding to be personalized and special, so they set out to create an almost exclusively DIY wedding. The process of creating a unique and intimate wedding experience started at the beginning, with invitations. Brenna purchased a paper making kit, and hand made all 150+ invitations. It took months to blend, press, dry, and cut the paper. The next step was to design a stamp with all the invitation information, and individually stamp each one. This project set the tone for the wedding, and shows just how unique and special the couple wanted their day to be. Other unique tidbits for the wedding included all decor and florals. Brenna and her bridesmaids made their bouquets the day before the wedding, using flowers and grasses from the ranch, pheasant feathers from the previous bird hunting season, and even dried flowers brought down from Alaska so Brenna could have a piece of ‘home’ with her as she walked down the aisle. All centerpieces were hand painted with the help of family members. Brenna’s grandmother made raspberry jam from berries in her backyard in Alaska, which was given to guests as a wedding favor. The wood doors at the ceremony were built by Spencer, repurposing barn wood from a family member’s recent construction project. The couple’s guestbook was a repurposed piece of wood from the dock where Spencer purposed, and the photo backdrop for the reception was made by hand, which involved hours of cutting and drying fruit to hang from the structure Spencer built. Perhaps the most unique addition to the wedding was the couple’s unity ceremony. Brenna is Catholic, and although they chose not to have their wedding in a church, she wanted to include her faith in the ceremony. They chose to use the Catholic Lasso Ritual as their unity ceremony which involves the joining of souls through a double rosary and prayer. Brenna and Spencer made their own double rosary, using deer antler and wood from their Christmas tree to create the beads. This rosary is now displayed in their home. The location of the ceremony is what tied the whole day together. Spencer and Brenna were married on the family’s private ranch near Saratoga, Wyoming. It was quite a feat to get over 150 guests out to the location, as it is on a dirt road, has no physical address, no cellphone service, and no running water. However, it was so important for the ceremony to take place here, as this is where the couple spends most of their free time. It is where Spencer asked Brenna to be his girlfriend, and where he finally popped the question. No other location could have been more perfect! Brenna and Spencer wanted each guest to feel special and included, and hoped their day would highlight the beauty Wyoming has to offer.”

– Brenna and Spencer, the newly weds bride getting dressed with her rustic western wedding dress from The Bridal Collection for her Summer Wyoming Weddingbride putting on cowboy puts with her wedding dress to add a western spin for her Summer Wyoming Wedding

bridesmaids wearing fall inspired colored dresses for a Summer Wyoming Wedding

ceremony entrance of homemade doors for aa Summer Wyoming Wedding

aspen tree trunks to decorate Summer Wyoming Wedding's ceremony space

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