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WEDDING SPOTLIGHT: Erika & Nathan’s Sweetwater County Wedding


Nathan & Erika’s wedding on September 10, 2011 (9-10-11!) was held at two great Sweetwater County locations — the ceremony took place at Expedition Island in Green River, with the reception at the Sweetwater Events Complex in Rock Springs.  Their photography was captured by the amazing David Huber of Worland.  Erika has some great bits to share from the day and check out their images — REALLY cool ideas, especially the Cold Stone buffet for dessert! (LOVE that!)

Erika’s memories of the day…








































Ice Cream Bar:  We aren’t really ‘cake’ people and while at a bridal show in SLC, I discovered Cold Stone’s catering options.  Once back in Rock Springs, I proposed the same possibility at our local branch.  We worked with the store manager to create our own serving options at the reception.  The reviews from our guests were glowing!  Everyone loved creating their own ice cream dessert using our favorites 🙂  especially the kids.

One of my favorite memories: We planned to do a fun dancing entrance into the reception with our line.  After the rehearsal dinner, we did a practice run with music at the hall and the idea didn’t go over well.  However, when we arrived to the reception hall after the ceremony, everyone was in their places and Nathan and I were able to watch them enter into the hall to the dance floor.  It was FANTASTIC!  The kids started it off with a lot of excitement and each pair that followed had their own choreographed routine created in less than 24 hours.  The guests loved it and it was a wonderful way to jump start the party.  A vision I will never forget.

Another item I will never forget are the poms!  It took a large group effort to make all of the 160 colorful tissue paper poms that covered the reception ceiling.  Two days of folding, cutting and prepping the colorful design with family members.  Then an entire day of ‘poofing’ and hanging the poms around the hall with our great groomsmen and bridesmen.  We were all sick of them by the time we were done, but it was worth it to have my vision come true!  Now the poms are a running joke among our friends and family.

Our ceremony at Expedition Island was set up by the men of the wedding party – groomsmen, bridesmen, fathers and the groom.  I gave them the pieces and they designed it all and turned out beautifully!  Even better than I had imagined.






























































































Thanks Erika and Nathan for sharing your day, and congratulations to you! Thanks too to David Huber Photography of Worland for sharing these fantastic images!  If you’d like to share your Wyoming wedding story, please contact us at!

‘Til Next Time…

Kati Hime, Editor

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