Where to wed when the bride is from Connecticut and the groom is from California? For Heather and Brett, Jackson Hole was the obvious choice, as a place they’ve enjoyed together and where they got engaged.
Bridesmaids carried pink antique hydrangea and the bride carried white garden roses.
One of the best parts of the day? “My family surprised us with an antique car as we walked out of the church,” says Heather. “The owner was a local gentleman who did not drive this car for any compensation. He was impossible to reach and would only accept a donation in his wife’s name to the local hospital. It was very special to spend our first moments together as a married couple in the presence of a man who loved deeply and we were touched that my family arranged it.”
The signature cocktail was a play on the couple’s last name, a “My Tighe” (aka Mai Tai).
I love this little detail: “Brett has been known to wear Croakies to every wedding and formal event we go to. In honor of his charming style and since Croakies are a Jackson Hole company we made custom Croakies for our guests with ‘Tighe the Knot’ printed on the back of them. Brett wears his proudly almost every day in California.”
Why did you choose this location for your wedding? Brett is from California and I am from Connecticut. Jackson Hole which sits in between those places has been incredibly special to both of us for many years – skiing, fly fishing, hiking and roadtripping. We got engaged at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain after a day of skiing.
What inspired you when you were planning your wedding? We love the outdoors, we love being free, and Jackson represents that to us.
Did you include any traditions in your wedding? We don’t consider ourselves overly traditional in the classical sense, but there were some traditions we incorporated. I married with my grandmother’s ring – she represents to me all that is fun and adventurous and wonderful in life, an attitude I hope to carry with me in my life and marriage.
What was the best advice you received as a bride? Right before you leave the church, pause for a moment and look at everyone’s faces. It’s quite cool.
What advice do you have for other brides? Spend some quality time with your best friends and family leading up to the event. It’s far more important than a last minute beauty appointment.
Do you have any budget tips for other brides? Be as creative as possible and ask for anything you want even if it’s not customary. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no.