Carrie Patterson was the incredible photographer behind Cara and Spencer's wedding. Carrie's simple, straight forward approach was perfect for the complete DIY charm and the purely gorgeous design behind the day. With the natural beauty of Jackson Hole as a backdrop, Carrie captured the details and the emotion with serious style.
Here, a bridesmaid displays her bouquet.
Cara and Spencer wanted to make sure they incorporated lots of organic elements in their wedding. So the bride found the birch which Spencer then helped cut into disks for the centerpieces, to reflect the gorgeous mountains in the backdrop. The florist finished the table decor with jars of hydrangeas and terracotta pots of rosemary.
The bride and a friend came up with the Western-inspired design for the wedding and created the elk head logo, perfect for fall in Wyoming. They made a custom stamp from the icon and used it throughout the wedding, from the invitations to the menu and place cards at the reception.
When it came to their reception, Cara and Spencer were going for a completely relaxed, organically classy vibe. They achieved it by keeping the decor simple and understated with DIY details that the bride and her mother crafted. A predominately white color palette was accented with natural burlaps, greens, and slight touches of teal, in keeping with their effortless elegant style.
Rich McLaughlin, the pastry chef at Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis, created the cakes for the celebration, including this one, which sat perched atop a wood pedestal and was surrounded by stalks of wheat that matched the colors and atmosphere of the setting. A cake in the shape of the Jackson Hole Aerial tram with raspberry filling and almond buttercream inside was made for the groom.