so here’s the big reason we made the big trip out to wyoming! matt’s youngest brother, ed (known as dude in the family) married his girl, katie. such a pretty wedding and they did a beautiful job with everything- so many special touches: the flowers were in old blue mason jars from katie’s grandmother’s collection, there were heirloom quilt pieces on the tables, dude’s home brew in kegs, little signs painted by katie… so many little things like that- but! one of the most amazing parts was completely unplanned. they were married inside this circle of hundred year old cottonwood trees, and during the ceremony, bits and pieces of cotton floated through the air in the most amazing early evening sunlight. like magical pieces of natural glitter or fairy dust floating through the air… hard to put into words but it was pretty incredible.
the kids had a blast swinging on this tire swing, and dotty was beyond thrilled to discover a picnic table covered with butcher paper and all the crayons + markers she could wish for. a nice touch for sure- when planning a wedding, it’s good to think about a few activities for the kiddos.
i’m really kicking myself for being the only one to carry around the camera(s) all the time because this shot of my feet is the only photographic evidence (that i have, anyway) that i was even there… before the ceremony began, i asked matt if we could get a family photo in front of one of the old cabins but there was so much going on, and so much excitement buzzing through the air that the moment slipped away… so feet shots is all i got… sniff, sniff!
you’ll just have to trust me when i tell you that we cleaned up pretty nicely! mister henry happily sported a vintage tie from my collection, and surprisingly did not peel it off immediately following the ceremony! matty was looking sharp in banana republic + j crew with an armani twist (a tie i thrifted for a buck! huzzah!) and some handsome new oxfords i picked up on zappos. i found a surprise dress at THE GAP of all places and paired it with some 9 west heels, and miss dotty? she was the easiest of all… we pulled a couple of her vintage 50s summer dresses for her to choose from and she picked this one. paired it with her yellow patent saltwater sandals and she was good to go!
it was such a fun night. we stayed in one of the cabins on the ranch along with a handful of family members and people from the wedding party and woke up to swarms of mud swallows outside the window. (you can see the nests in this post)
the next morning, they served the nicest breakfast, i do believe those scones were the best i’ve ever had.
congratulations to ed + katie, and thanks for including us in your special day. XOXO
ps. for those of you who might be wondering: the wedding took place at the TA RANCH, in the foothills of the big horn mountains, just outside of buffalo, wyoming.