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Yellowstone: Nature's Masterpiece

Words by Courtney Cox
Photos courtesy of John Cain Photography

Artist Kristy Rice of Momental Designs and a talented team of vendors transformed the destination of Yellowstone National Park. They created a “Painter’s Wedding,” including a contrasting color palette used sparingly to allow nature’s bounty to be the true focal point. To recreate this gorgeous vision for your own event, reference the vendor list below. We would like to extend a special thanks to Kristy Rice of Momental Designs for the styling and stationery and to Emily Clarke Events for the design and planning.

1: Model Terasina Bonanini is a vision in the “Seville” gown by Claire Pettibone. Her bouquet of foraged flora found on-site lends itself to the rustic elegance of the look.

2: The bountiful centerpieces of mixed floral by Intrigue Designs pairs perfectly with the linens by La Tavola and tabletop rentals by Posh Couture Rentals. Table and chairs provided by Yellowstone Under Canvas.

3: A bouquet of wildflowers gives the “Rachel” gown by Claire Pettibone an understated look, which is idyllic for the setting our bride is in.

4: The meandering river stretches for miles behind our beautiful bride wearing the “Seville” gown by Claire Pettibone and holding a bouquet of wildflowers and grasses.

5: With a watercolor painting by Momental Designs behind, our bride is a vision in the “Rachel” gown by Claire Pettibone.

6: Wooden director’s chairs with canvas covers give the exact feel this “Painter’s Wedding” reception demands.

7: The table is set with stunning flowers by Intrigue Designs, linens by La Tavola and tabletop rentals by Posh Couture Rentals. The copper, mirror-finished menus by Momental Designs reflect the sky above and add elegance to the look.

8: The hand-painted cookie favors by Momental Designs top off this table with the perfect whimsy and detail it deserves.

9: This watercolor invitation was created with heavy ink and individually applied gold spatter. Stationery by Momental Designs and calligraphy by Kelle Anne McCarter of Designsgirl.

10: Painted wood veneer place cards with ink details by Momental Designs and calligraphy by Kelle Anne McCarter of designsgirl are superbly fitting for this celebration.

11: Our model floats across a grassy field in the “Rachel” gown by Claire Pettibone, holding a bouquet of wildflowers with Yellowstone Under Canvas as her backdrop. This “glamping” venue offers luxury-rustic tents with down comforters, wood stoves and comfy vintage seating.

12: A mountain watercolor painting paying homage to the beautiful surroundings that are Yellowstone, acts as the backdrop to this vintage silver platter adorned with personalized, hand-painted sugar cookies, art created by Momental Designs.

13: A wooden cake table is topped with a two-tiered confection created by Whipped.

14: Our reception table centerpiece was designed to mimic the feel of wild lupine growing in a field with understated, modern linens by La Tavola, golden flatware, purple glass goblets, china and chargers by Posh Couture Rentals.

15: The hand-painted cookie favors and copper menu cards are by Momental Designs. Calligraphy by designsgirl.

16: Our bride looks contemplative and stunning in the “Luella” gown by Tara LaTour holding a wildflower bouquet.

17: Painted wood veneer place cards duplicating the soft, yet vibrant color palette are a perfect fit for our celebration of nature’s bounty. Created by Momental Designs.

18: A simple up-do and twirling drop-waisted blush “Luella” gown by Tara LaTour with an oversized bouquet of wildflowers complements the sprawling fields of Yellowstone.

Vendors: Styling & Stationery: Kristy Rice of Momental Designs, Photography: John Cain Photography, Design and Planning: Emily Clarke Events, Venues: Yellowstone Under Canvas, & Yellowstone National Park, Floral: Intrigue Designs, Gowns: Claire Pettibone, & Tara La Tour, Calligraphy: Kelle Anne McCarter of Designsgirl, Cake: Whipped, Model: Terasina Bonanini, Linens: La Tavola, Tabletop Rentals: Posh Couture Rentals, Flower Supplier: Schaefer Wholesale, Table & Chairs: On-site from Yellowstone Under Canvas

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