Maura, in a Monique Lhuillier gown, and Andrew, in a Banana Republic suit, leave the log-hewn church.
Maura and Andrew in Jackson Hole, WY
A nature-loving pair marry surrounded by wildflowers and the Grand Teton Mountains
The time was 6:30 a.m. on an unusually warm September morning. The sun was already high in the sky, lending a vivid blue backdrop to the Crescent H Ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where Maura Kearney, 29, and Andrew Marshall, 28, would celebrate their wedding among 175 friends and family. With horses galloping alongside, the bride took her last jog as a single woman, noting thankfully that the 200 “just-in-case” umbrellas wouldn't be needed. Hours later, in a log church in Teton National Park, Maura and her groom exchanged traditional Catholic vows, led by a deacon whom they'd gotten to know over the past year—and who, just as important, had gotten to know them.
Then it was time to trek back en masse to the rugged Crescent H, where guests dined under tents at rawhide-covered tables decorated with wildflowers stuffed in Mason jars and barnwood boxes. “No two tables were alike,” says Maura, whose event designer, Cecelia Heffernan, also wrapped the dinner napkins in rustic leather strands. Celebrating the couple's shared love of Wyoming fare (and fishing!), Maura and Andrew's menu featured elk, fresh trout from the Snake River and a favorite David Bruce Pinot Noir that the pair had shipped in from Sonoma. Fittingly, it was the Johnny Cash tune “Jackson” that got everybody on the dance floor. No better time—or place—to hear it.