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  • Jenny and Joe Mackey

Antelope Trails Ranch Wedding : J + Z

Updated: Feb 2


married couple kissing in front of the grand tetons

This beautiful wedding story started just over a year ago! We met with Zach and Julie in the summer of 2021 for their engagement session here in Jackson Hole. Their planner Emily (whose amazing!) connected us while they were in town for a little mix of wedding planning and adventure. During the morning of their engagement, we couldn’t help but fall in love with these two and their chemistry on camera. As we learned about Zach and Julie as a couple we laughed at the fact that they were from Charlotte. For those of you who haven’t been following us too long, our primary residence is also in North Carolina. We thought how ironic is it that we live about two hours from Zach and Julie most of the year, but we ended up connecting with them clear across the country (lol). On top of feeling like we hit it off with them, these two rocked their engagement that morning in the Tetons. When they told us a couple of months later that they wanted us to capture their wedding day, we could not have been any more pumped!


Their wedding day was held at the beautiful and luxurious Antelope Trails Ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The variety of space there to tell their love story was unreal. Our personal favorites were the views of the majestic Grand Tetons in the distance, all the aspen trees, the proximity to the snake river, and the incomparable indoor spaces for getting ready. It was a total dream wedding made even better by the fact that Julie and Zach brought all of their family and friends to join in on the fun. When I tell you this was an awesome crew, I mean it in every possible way. Their bridal parties made us instantly feel like one of the gang, their families were beyond sweet, and let’s just say everyone brought the party. It was a day we won’t soon forget, and one that we’re certain will make you smile as you follow along! We hope you all enjoy!


 


bride getting lashes done

bride's mom reacting to a gift

mom shows the painting she received as a gift

bride hugging her mother

mother of the bride wiping away her tears

bride receiving a hair piece

bridal party portrait on the porch

bride's mother putting on her dress

bride approaching her father for a first look

father of the bride smiling once he sees his daughter

bride and her dad hugging

the grand tetons behind the ceremony site

ceremony welcome sign and floral display

floral heavy backdrop for wedding ceremony


reflective shot of groom's jacket hung up


groom putting on his shoes

groomsman helping the groom with his jacket

groom portrait in a mirror


traditional groom portrait in the aspens


wedding reception at Antelope Trails Ranch

groom and groomsmen dancing

groom and groomsmen dancing with the groom's mother

bride and groom on the dance floor

bride and groom walking across a bridge

shooting bride and groom holding hands and walking across a bridge

bride and groom holding hands and walking away from the mountains

sunset portrait of bride and groom looking opposite directions

bride smiling at the groom as he picks her up

bride and groom holding hands and looking at each other

bride and groom holding hands and walking in front of the grand tetons


closer up of bride and grooms hands

bride laughing as groom whispers in her ear

dramatic lighting portrait in the woods

bride and groom raising their glasses

fun dance party

bride and her mother dancing

bride dancing with her friends

wedding guests dancing



wedding guests kicking their legs


bride and groom getting down on the dance floor

bride behind the dj booth


the groom having fun on the dance floor

wedding guests taking a selfie


bride and groom holding hands on the dance floor

Planning/Coordinating: Events Planners of Jackson Hole

Florals: Plush Floral



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