Early Autumn Alfresco Wedding in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Bride, in long fitted lace white wedding gown and long veil, stands forehead to forehead with a groom, wearing a black suit, in front of an altar created from golden-leafed aspens beside the Snake River in a Jackson Hole wedding ceremony.
Photo: Ama By Aisha

Shannon and Austin both have a deep appreciation for good food and great company. That is, after all, what brought the pair together! In 2015, Austin was working as a Chef at Tony’s when a beautiful blonde he’d never seen before found her way to the kitchen. After working side-by-side for the day, they went their separate ways until a year later when they reconnected at a Houston bar. Austin’s friend struck up a conversation with one of Shannon’s friends, and Shannon recognized Austin but couldn’t pinpoint where from. “He said he was a chef and it all clicked. We saw each other for almost every single day after that and haven’t been apart since!” said Shannon.

Then, on a warm, sunny Sunday in June 2019, the inseparable couple went to church and returned home to take their dog, Fennel, to the park. Austin insisted on wearing his church clothes despite Shannon’s concern that he’d be hot and grumpy. But still, he refused to change, instead dropping down on one knee in their backyard to ask the big question. Actually, he forgot to ask, “but that was perfect because he is a man of few words,” said Shannon. Regardless, she said yes and the couple began their wedding planning journey. 

Shannon crafted all of the paper goods, from the weddings invitations to the menus! She and Austin carefully hand glued and pressed wildflowers onto vellum, matching their nature-inspired wedding theme. Then, on the big day, the couple married on the lush banks of the Snake River in Jackson Hole, Wyoming with a perfect view of the misty Teton mountains in the background and 75 of their closest friends and family members. The altar was adorned with newly-turned Aspens complete with brilliant gold autumnal colors.

After the ceremony, guests walked through the woods to a tidewater tented reception on a foliage-laden green lawn. Wine barrels, aspen branches, and farmhouse wood tables with airy gauze runners dotted the reception area, perfectly complementing the wild beauty of the surroundings. An array of bud vases and lit tapered candles lined the tables in earthy hues of dusty rose, ambers and woodland greenery. “We wanted everything to have a natural and whimsical feel,” said Shannon.

The couple found Ama by Aisha through Weddings in Houston to capture the wedding in all its au naturel beauty. They perfectly recorded the mood and delicate details of Shannon and Austin’s wedding celebration, as well as their abundant joy. Keep scrolling to see this beautiful riverside fall wedding in Jackson Hole! Congratulations, Shannon + Austin! We wish you a lifetime of health and happiness.

Dried botanicals surround a white and cream colored invitation suite including a white invitation with a light gray floral motif that reads, "Together with their Families Shannon and Austin request your company at the celebration of their wedding"

Yellow wildflowers, two green leaves and a white aspen leaf surround two velvet ring boxes holding a diamond wedding band, a solid gold wedding band, and a pear shaped diamond engagement ring.

The mother of the bride finishes buttoning her daughter's wedding dress before her fall wedding.

The groom's black and white feather bowtie rests next to dog-shaped cufflinks and wedding boutonnieres of autumn colored botanicals and small grass plumes.

Groom wearing black suit with feather bowtie walks down a leaf strewn grass path aside Snake River at his wedding in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Envelope with hand illustrated picture of woods and mountains with the name "Shanny" on it next to a hand-written letter surrounded by dried florals and leaves.

A bride taps her groom on the shoulder before their first look while standing on a bridged with the Teton mountians in the background.

Groom in black suit with blue undershirt holding bouquet of florals smiles at a smiling bride in a long lace fitted gown while standing on an outdoor bridge with the Grand Teton mountains behind them in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Groom holds hands with a smiling bride while walking across a wooden bridge at their autumn wedding in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming Outdoor wedding with bride and groom under an altar of aspens aside Snake River with the Grand Tetons in the background.

A smiling blonde bride looks up at a groom during their alfresco wedding ceremony in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

A bride and groom walk hand in hand after their wedding ceremony with an aspen-adorned altar and the Teton mountains in the background as their guests clap.

A bride in a plunging neckline wedding dress holds hands with her groom, showing their wedding bands after saying "I do."

The bride and groom embrace overlooking the Snake River in Jackson, Wyoming while the bride holds her fall wedding bouquet.

A wine barrel adorned with sprigs of aspen leaves and berries rests atop a wine barrel with a tented reception in the background.

A long table is decorated with bud vases, aspen sprigs, and tall candlesticks during a tented reception.

Groom scrunches his face and smiles at a smiling bride in long white gown and white shaw inside of a tent decorated with string lights, aspen trees and wooden guest tables set with lit candles and florals in a Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

The wedding photographer captures the beautiful fall wedding reception table from above.

A beautiful rustic-inspired ivory three-tiered wedding cake features wildflowers cascading down its front.

The bride and groom join their friends and family for a toast while seated in the center of a long reception table adorned with fall blooms and aspen sprigs.

Place setting with white scalloped plate and charger topped with a green vegetable and a serving of meat on a wooden table set with small bud vases filled with pink, mauve and cream colored botanicals, two lit tapered candles and a frame showcasing pressed florals at a Jackson Hole, Wyoming wedding.

Seated guests at a long reception table adorned with lit tapered candles and florals underneath string lights inside a tent at a Jackson Wyoming wedding.

A bride wearing a sequin cowboy hat and dress dances and points at a groom wearing glasses made of glow sticks inside a reception tent during an intimate Jackson Hole Wyoming wedding.

Bride in white fitted gown with deep slit and white glittered cowboy hat kisses groom during a their wedding send-off at their Jackson Wyoming wedding.

“Early Autumn Alfresco Wedding in Jackson Hole, Wyoming” Spotlight Houston Vendor – Photography: AMA by Aisha

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