After months of listening to mutual friends drop not-so-subtle hints that they'd hit it off, Brooke Stein and Adam Moss finally met — without even knowing that the other was the suitor their friends had babbled on about. Luckily, a friend spotted them sitting together and later connected the dots for the duo, and after the success of their first official date, the new pair couldn't help but agree with their friends' assessment: Brooke and Adam were a perfect match. Two years later, Adam popped the question. And about a year after that, on July 25, 2015, the pair tied the knot in Jackson, Wyoming.
It was important to bride and groom that their guests needs came first at this destination wedding, so Brooke and Adam dreamed up a weekend where family and friends could be together and celebrate in a chic, elegant, and fun outdoor setting. At the Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis Club, nestled in the Tetons, it was impossibly easy for the couple to plan a dreamy celebration, and the only pre-wedding necessity was accentuating the venue's natural beauty. With the help of Amy Zaroff Events, they did just that. And lucky for us, La Vie Photography didn't miss a single stunning detail.
Brooke and Adam invited 200 friends and family members to join in the celebration. Their paper suite, which played up the mountain setting of the wedding, included invitations not only to the wedding but also to a welcome party, rehearsal dinner, and a brunch, making their big day a true weekend-long getaway.
With her mother and grandmother by her side, Brooke knew she had found The One when she slipped on her Monique Lhuillier wedding dress because she couldn't wipe the smile from her face. The strapless trumpet-style dress featured Chantilly lace and a gathered tulle overlay. "It was just so comfortable and fun to wear," Brooke says.
Brooke completed her bridal look with family heirloom jewels, including aquamarine earrings and a gold bracelet, and carried a wild bouquet of ranunculus, roses, eucalyptus, and other greens. Adam, who looked dashing in his classic black-and-white tuxedo, tucked a pocket square into his jacket and pinned a twine-tied boutonniere to his lapel.
While the couple's groomsmen mirrored the groom in classic tuxes, the bridesmaids wore convertible Jenny Yoo gowns, which gave them the freedom to each dress a little differently. "I chose this dress because my sisters loved it, and because I wanted each bridesmaid to be able to customize the dress so that they could feel gorgeous and fabulous on the wedding day," Brooke says.
The bridesmaids carried all-baby's breath bouquets, also tied with rustic twine.
"We wanted to be married in a location that was outdoors and embodied simple, stunning elegance," says Brooke. Since their ceremony held on the club's golf course (where views of the towering Tetons serve as a backdrop) the couple needed little in the way of decoration. But what they did add was almost as breathtaking as the natural views: Aged wine barrels covered in baby's breath and a birch branch chuppah that was draped in greens and flowers complemented the setting.
The couple's flower girls, dressed in gold shimmering tutus and cowboy boots, raced down the aisle at full speed. One even lost a boot along the way. "The youngest got stage fright and had to be carried down the aisle by her grandfather. They were adorable, funny and silly, and we wouldn't have had it any other way," says the bride.
During the ceremony, Brooke and Adam exchanged traditional Jewish vows. Their rabbi also read excerpts from their Ketubah, which was painted by the bride's grandmother.
The couple's favorite design detail? The custom bourbon and champagne displays, which were made from wooden ladders and boards and decorated with green wreaths. Drinks in hand, guests could lounge outside on vintage-inspired furniture or sit at cocktail tables topped with wild floral arrangements held in birch vases.
Guests found their seats on a calligraphy seating chart decorated with green garland. The bride and groom, however, chose to dine at a table set for two.
The couple's naked cake featured layers of almond cake with fresh raspberry, strawberry, and vanilla buttercream filling.
Brooke and Adam took their first dance as husband and wife to "Just the Way You Are" by Billy Joel. But they may have enjoyed another dance even more: "There was an out-of-this-world dance-off between two wedding guests to Michael Jackson's 'Beat It,'" Brooke says. "Everyone was going absolutely crazy!"
The couple honeymooned in Thailand for three weeks. "It was a dream," Brooke says.
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis Club || Wedding Planner: Amy Zaroff Events
+ Design || Bride's Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier || Veil: L'atelier Couture || Hair: Sara Grimaldi || Makeup: Tanya Crocker || Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo || Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss || Florist: Lily and Co. || Invitations: Gretchen Berry Design || Music: Ground Control || Catering: Bistro Catering || Cake: Jackson Hole Cake Company || Rentals: Canvas Unlimited; Wildflower Linen; Nuage Designs; Wyoming Party Rentals || Photographer: La Vie Photography
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