So, you’ve made the decision to get married in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, but aren’t sure what the next step is? I’m here to help! Let’s dive right in to see how I can help you plan your Jackson Hole Wedding, and then photograph the day of your dreams!
First, If you’re new around here and we haven’t met yet, I’m Janelle. I’m a wedding and elopement photographer with over 10 years of experience photographing events. The last six years I’ve specialized in wedding and elopement photography. I’ve made over 50 trips to Jackson Hole and Grand Teton National Park! It is my favorite place to spend the summer months, under the magnificence of their mountain peaks.
You could say I’m an expert in helping you chose locations, timing, and photographing your wedding! You might also be thinking I’m someone you’d like to have as an honorary member of your bride squad, but most importantly, your wedding photographer. You’d be right, and I gladly accept!
I love Jackson Hole and Grand Teton National Park elopements! Wyoming is such a beautiful place to celebrate the love you and your partner have for each other! With thousands of miles of hiking trails, epic mountain views, and incredible lakes, it doesn’t get much better than this. Jackson, Wyoming, is a very cute town located just under 13.5 miles from the Moose Entrance into Grand Teton National Park. Hosting four elk antler arches in Jackson Town Square, this town is a unique place to visit with loads of yummy food options, ski resorts, shopping, and outdoor adventure. Summer hiking and boat trips are just a few of the experiences to be had!
In this guide, I will walk you through some of the amazing vendors that my clients have worked with in the Jackson Hole area. While I won’t give away all of my secrets here for everyone to know (a girls gotta keep a few, you know?), I do want to answer some of my most frequently asked questions. My goal is to help you decide where to go and what to do as you plan your perfect Jackson Hole wedding and give you access to our preferred vendors!
A wedding planner is so beneficial if you’re juggling all the details. They help with all the stages of planning that you want them to, and keep all your vendor information organized! If you’re having a larger wedding with several vendors, or simply need some additional input on your planning and vendors, here are a few teams I’ve worked with and highly recommend.
Kathi and I have worked on several wedding events together. She is an amazing wedding planner that I would recommend to anyone. She has a knack for keeping schedules running right on time, coordinating people, and still giving you the space to enjoy your day. Kathi organized this gorgeous wedding: Whimsical Horse Ranch Wedding in Jackson Hole, as well as several not yet featured weddings. As you plan your Jackson Hole wedding, keep Special Events Jackson Hole in mind!
The ability to create a stress-free wedding is an amazing feat. The entire Destination Jackson Hole team is fantastic at what she does and will help her clients have a successful day of their dreams. Here is a beautiful wedding I photographed that team member Krissy helped organize: Romantic Teton Destination Elopement at Schwabacher’s Landing.
Next, Jackson Hole has so many amazing venues to choose from and you want to pick the one that will be perfect for you and your guests.
The Diamond Cross Ranch wedding venue is magical! Not only does the indoor part of the venue provide loads of beautiful natural light, you can request to have the ranch’s horses released during your ceremony! I was astounded with how beautiful this venue was. You and your guests will have a fantastic view of the Tetons, especially Mt Moran. Julie & Shawn married at the ranch in 2018 and it instantly became one of my favorite venues: Whimsical Horse Ranch Wedding in Jackson Hole.
This spacious country club with gorgeous views of aspen and pine trees is located just over 7.5 miles from Jackson Hole Town Square. You can rent all or part of Teton Pines for your wedding. The clubhouse has vaulted ceilings and a beautiful staircase that is immersed in natural light. For a closer look at what weddings can be like at this venue, check out this winter wedding that my team captured: Intimate Wedding at Teton Pines.
If you’re searching for a venue that has multiple options for your size of guests, look no further! Snow King Resort has 26 different rooms to celebrate your special day, with the option of an outdoor wedding! Whether you need a space to host your entire event like Nicole and Alex’s Intimate Winter Wedding at Snow King in Jackson Hole, or a modern rustic setting for a first look, Teton Elopement at Leigh Lake and Moulton Barn, Snow King Resort has an option for you.
Set at the base of the Teton Mountains, Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis is the perfect outdoor/indoor venue for intimate weddings. Lush greens, beautiful trees, and tall peaks surround the venue. As seen in this not yet featured wedding:
Heaven on Earth. Grand Teton National Park lends itself as a magical wedding venue for more intimate weddings and elopements. Because props and chairs are not allowed to be set up in the park, locations are most ideal for couples or very limited groups. A special wedding permit is required for all weddings inside the park and can be obtained through an application on their website. Unlimited possibilities, trails, and views. If you’re considering a GTNP wedding, I can offer several location recommendations. While all of Grand Teton National Park is truly magnificent, my all time favorite location remains Schwabacher’s Landing. As seen in My Favorite Jackson Hole Location.
Just a few amazing florists that my clients have worked with in Jackson Hole!
Chloe is the mastermind behind Flowers by Chloe. Her designs are created to compliment the abundant beauty found in nature. Chloe’s flowers are locally sourced whenever possible for that fresh picked, natural vibe. Some of her beautiful floral arrangements are featured in the following links: Romantic Teton Destination Elopement and Spring Moose Creek Ranch Wedding.
JH Flower Boutique is a great place to get all of your floral needs. They make the most elegant and whimsical arrangements, as seen in Kelly Wyoming Wedding, and this not yet featured weddings:
Sue created several stunning arrangements for this not yet featured wedding on the Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis Club property:
Joni has been doing florals for over 10 years and has such an incredible talent. While she’s not located directly in Jackson Hole, she is available for your destination wedding or elopement! She goes above and beyond to make sure her clients are over the moon happy about their wedding flowers!
If you are looking for an intimate elopement, the following wedding officiants can help you to achieve that goal. The elopement and wedding ceremonies they have done for my clients have been exceptional! Each officiant provides a unique experience unlike any other ceremony I’ve witnessed.
Hamish is a “Humanist Celebrant”, or officiant, that will perform a non religious wedding ceremony. He is willing to help out with some of the wedding details upon request such as writing vows and creating a wedding schedule. He is aware of the wedding photographer, so precious moments such as the first kiss can be intimately captured.
Pastor Ray is a wise and genuine wedding officiant. His ceremonies are beautifully written and include prayer, scriptures, and other poignant elements.
Cindy is a local church administrator at the Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole. She tailors your wedding ceremony to whatever you would like, ranging from religious to non-religious. She is available to officiate inside Grand Teton National Park and in the town of Jackson Hole.
There are many people who love having Tom Jordan as their wedding officiant. From spiritual to wise, Mr. Jordan exhibits many exceptional attributes due to working with couples for over 30 years. I highly recommend him to my religious couples and is a great choice to be your officiant for an intimate wedding near the Tetons.
Allow these professionals to pamper you on your wedding day. Hiring a Hair and Makeup Artist who is talented in all skin tones and textures is worth every penny!
Tanya Crocker is my go-to recommendation for weddings in Jackson Hole. With several years of experience, and a talented team, she is a professional in every sense of the word. For brides, bridal parties, mothers, and flower girls, she is fantastic. And if your man happens to get sunburned the day before your wedding, she can help with that too. Seen in these weddings: Leigh Lake Elopement and Teton Destination Wedding.
Kelly is so genuine and sweet and such a joy to work with. Her style is to naturally accentuate your best features and make you positively glow on your wedding day.
While Trudi is not located in Jackson Hole, she has traveled for several events to ensure brides receive the best services. She’s talented, sweet, and knows how to make every bride feel her best on her wedding day!
Oh, you too? I shouldn’t be surprised, because who doesn’t love good food? Below are some fantastic caterers and other eateries to consider while planning your Jackson Hole wedding.
My top recommendation for catering is Three Peaks Catering out of Driggs. Chef Steve is an extremely competent chef and professional in every aspect. Best of all, he creates the most amazing and elegant dishes. I sat down with one of my wedding couples at the end of their menu tasting and I was completely blown away by the entire experience. Dishes and dishes of food to choose from! His appetizers, main courses, and desserts can be seen in Moose Creek Ranch Spring Wedding and Whimsical Diamond Cross Ranch Wedding.
And this soon to be featured wedding with an entire donut display:
Additional recommended catering services are:
This is by no means a comprehensive list of all the talent available! I’ve heard from other sources that places like Local offer exceptional service. There are other amazing tastes located in Jackson Hole that are my favorite for low-key eating: Merry Piglets, Pinky G’s Pizzeria, Liberty Burger, Persephone’s, and Moo’s Ice Cream. I would check these places out as you plan your trip to Jackson Hole!
Chris has over 17 years of experience as a master of ceremonies and DJ. He encourages the crowd on the dance floor and initiates fun games to keep guests entertained! He’s so personable and professional, and can make any party come alive! I highly recommend Chris if you want a personalized experience with the best in the industry.
Tyler Brooks comes highly recommended for your formal event! With a full team to meet any requests, he helps guide events as a seasoned DJ and MC. He knows how to get everyone on the dance floor moving!
I know that all of that information can seem overwhelming, which is why I’ve already narrowed down a lot of the choices for you! While you are (obviously) welcome to choose whatever professionals you feel the most comfortable with, I hope that these recommendations can help give you a starting point as you plan your grand wedding day!
Lastly, I would love to capture your special day in the most beautiful place on earth! I have been so lucky to photograph over 50 proposals, elopements, and weddings around the Tetons. I’m honored to capture those priceless moments that my clients have treasured for years. If you choose Janelle & Co Photography, you can leave the stress behind and enjoy beautiful photos of you and your loved ones for years to come.