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Another Great Feature – this time with “Style Me Pretty”

Posted on: March 31st, 2015

I have to say that the Barn and the fact that guests are able to stay onsite and the Happy Couples are able to share their love for The Grand Tetons is making us wildly popular. It does not hurt that we love to help in making the day special for each and every couple we host.

 

http://www.stylemepretty.com/idaho-weddings/2015/03/03/rustic-chic-ranch-wedding-in-jackson-hole/

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Grand Teton Park Ceremony & Moose Creek Ranch Barn Wedding In Victor, Idaho

Posted on: March 31st, 2015

GRAND TETON, WYOMING WEDDING: RACHELLE + BRIAN

Grand Tetons wedding

Doesn’t it seem like wedding locations + backdrops just keep getting better + better? Today’s breathtaking celebration, held at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, is one very perfect example of that statement. Encompassing such a rustic, nature-filled feeling, Grand Teton was just right for these two, Rachelle + Brian, who met in Wyoming and wanted to share the perfect vibes of the peaceful surroundings with their guests.

Rachelle says, Brian and I met while I was passing through Jackson, Wyoming on a road trip. It was fate that we met then and there and Jackson has always remained a magical place for us. Being able to finally show that to our friends and family was the most important part. We met in a pizza place called Mt. High Pizza Pie – which is where we held our welcome dinner to really take everyone on the journey.

Thanks so much to Iris & Light for these amazing photos and congrats to R + B on such a stunning day!

Grand Tetons wedding

Grand Tetons postcard

american flag socks

fist look

Grand Tetons wedding

Grand Tetons wedding

Grand Tetons wedding

Grand Tetons wedding

Rachelle’s effortless J.Crew dress was such a perfect choice for the setting!

Grand Tetons wedding

Grand Tetons wedding

Grand Tetons wedding

J.Crew Wedding Dress

rustic little ones

Grand Tetons wedding

Processional: The Scientist – Coldplay (Performed Live by Three Piece Orchestra)

Recessional: At Last – Etta James (Performed Live by Three Piece Orchestra)

First Dance: Be my baby – The Ronettes

Grand Tetons wedding

Grand Tetons wedding

gray bridesmaid dresses

Grand Tetons wedding

Overall, having our wedding in Jackson where we met and fell in love was the most magical thing. All we needed for our standing ceremony was each other and the Tetons in the backdrop – so simple. Seeing our family and friends come together for the wedding was amazing and one of the best memories. No drama! Everyone had a great time, we were so sad to see everyone go.

Grand Tetons wedding

wedding party

Grand Tetons wedding

bride and groom with dogs

Grand Tetons wedding

Grand Tetons wedding

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barn reception

US seating chart

barn reception

cowboy boot garland

The reception barn had such a great, country feel! We’re willing to bet all the guests had such a great time.

chalkboard sign

barn reception

yellow thank you note

family photos

hay bale lounge

barn entrance

barn reception

homemade pies

airstream with bunting

Don’t lose sight of the real purpose of this day. If you’re not enjoying every second of planning out the rest of your life with someone, you’re doing it wrong!

photography: Iris & Light // ceremony: Mormon Row, Teton National Park in Jackson, Wyoming // reception: Moose Creek Ranch Victor, Idaho // event design: Bride // event planning: Hillary Munro // florals: Bride, Bridesmaids + Bride’s Aunt // wedding dress + shoes: J.Crew // bridesmaid dresses: J.Crew // hair + makeup: Bride // groom suit: J.Crew // videography: Tom Littlejohn // paper goods: Bride // catering: Chippy’s Kitchen // pies: Mothers of the Bride and Groom // rentals: Signature Party Rentals // officiant: Caleb Mercado – Brother in Law of the Groom // music: Teton Strings, Judd Grossman

THIS WEDDING FEATURES RAD ARTISTS FROMTHE GWS WEDDING ARTIST GALLERYJ. Crew is a Featured Artist in the GWS Artist Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Gallery
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Two Great New Reviews for Moose Creek Ranch via some of our AirBNB Clients

Posted on: February 19th, 2015
  • We found our host to be proactive (she reached out to us prior to arrival). The house was large, clean and there was no shortage of towels, blankets, chairs. The house had diff rooms for diff uses (TV room, game room, living room, etc). Nice natural scenery. We got what we wanted … a nice place to stay in a nice rural setting.


    What Peter loved about your listing:
    The listing was accurately portrayed. We got what we expected.

    What Peter thought you could improve about the experience:
    I suppose the host can emphasize that abundance of natural scenery and that ranch is in a rural setting that is not in the midst of other houses.

    December 2014


  • This was the BEST place ever. A private cabin with all the amenities you need. Close to Jackson WY and the Grand Tetons. It was on a quite ranch next to a creek. I will stay there again for certain. I loved this place!!!


    What Eva loved about your listing:
    This was an awesome cabin. I will come again someday. Perfect and peaceful!!!

    What Eva thought you could improve about the experience:
    I would love to have a flashlight in the room for taking my dog out early morning when its still dark.

    October 2014

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Breaking News – Labor Day Weekend is Open for a Wedding, Reunion or Event .

Posted on: February 15th, 2015

We have had a last minute cancellation of a wedding and can now fit it in some of those Fall Reunions or Weddings that people might have given up on finding a venue,

Labor Day is a great weekend for a event as your guests don’t have to ask for that extra day off -

Give us a call at 208-787-6078 ext #1 or email us at info@moosecreekranch.com

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The thought of starting my day looking at this cake made me smile ! I thought I would share with you.

Posted on: February 15th, 2015

I thought this cake might be a nice way to start my day !!!

Really liking the ” Naked Cake” trend – it make so much sense – who really likes the gobbs super sweet frosting anyway .

Less is more always come to mind there.

 

 

pretty inspirition

Pretty inspiration

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A Thought for the Day from Moose Creek Ranch -

Posted on: January 27th, 2015

I woke up this morning thinking about Moose Creek Ranch and this thought came to mind.

Day Upon Day 

                  Year Upon Year 

A Beautiful Life Is Built 

 

I felt like this was a very impactful phrase. I was looking for something to put on a glass window for a prop for my weddings and then felt that this one was much more in tune with all of the visitors at Moose Creek Ranch. We all need to remember this as we go day to day creating life and home for our families and friends.

 

I don’t usually get so deep in thoughts on my blogs – I am not a blog writer for sure but I can see that when you are struck with a subject words come easier !!!

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Moose Creek Ranch gets a heartfelt mention from Driggs Snowscapes

Posted on: January 22nd, 2015

If you are planning on coming to Driggs to see the snow sculptures & stay for other Teton Valley Great Snow Fest events be sure to check out our lodging partners for a wonderful Teton Valley experience! Special thanks to Teton Valley Cabins, Moose Creek Ranch, Pines Guest Haus, and Teton Valley Realty for allowing our artists comfortable places to unwind after their hard days work!

We still have a few cabins available – make sure and call Jeanette at 208-787-6078 ext #1 for the Snowscapes Special !

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Some of the most stunning wedding photos I’ve ever seen and glad to have some of them from Moose Creek Ranch – Victor, Idaho

Posted on: January 12th, 2015

This couple attended to each and every detail of their wedding . They hired photographers that captured the Tetons, the essence of the couple and of Moose Creek Ranch. Simply stunning.

 Stunning Wedding on both sides of the Tetons – click this link to be amazed and google Iris and Light for some more of the beautiful weddings that they are responsible for !

 

 Every time I turned around they had a added a detail that suited the Teton Valley and the Grand Tetons in a simple way and they enjoyed sharing Wyoming and Idaho with family and friends.

 

 

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Dream of a Ranch Wedding at Moose Creek Ranch – Explore the West Slope of the Tetons

Posted on: December 28th, 2014

 

 

Dreaming about a barn wedding?

Moose Creek Ranch is Teton Valley’s premier venue for country/barn weddings and receptions. We have the ability to accommodate your guests with both an indoor and outdoor option.

 The Moose Creek Ranch Barn is the perfect place to dance the night away with family and friends and retire to a bonfire under the stars. The main Lodge features a fireplace room, pool table room, Bride and Groom Dressing rooms, a catering kitchen. Also a dining room for you to set up and decorate as you like. Plenty of lawn area for lawn games and remember we offer horseback riding on site.

 Picture your ceremony with the sound of Moose Creek and the scenic pond as a backdrop.  We are also able to accommodate Magical Winter Weddings.

We are located 25 miles from downtown Jackson Hole, Wyoming and located on the Greater Yellowstone Loop. We offer many kinds of lodging from our 5 bedroom, 3 bath ranch house to 8 twin cabins with a full kitchenettes, queen bedroom, full bath and a sleeper sofa.

We added two new 2 Rendezvous Cabins that are sure to wow you with the Jackson Hole upscale feel – decorated and designed to feel like you are off in a cabin in the woods with added privacy.

 We also have 5 Luxury glamping tents outfitted with a queen bed and a wood stove, set on a wooden platform with a porch and personal fire pit – there is a Bathroom/Shower/Laundry facility for these tents nearby.

We have 3 full hook up R.V. sites and 5 more with power and water for a smaller pull behind R.V. We also allow personal tent camping on the Ranch.

We are pet friendly and ask that they are on leash at all times, cleaned up after and not left alone in the units at any time.

Most wedding parties host their rehearsal dinner/Welcome BBQ on Friday and their wedding and reception on Saturday, while some even squeeze in a Sunday Breakfast to wrap up their special weekend.

This unique facility and our affordable wedding package make wedding planning easy and provide a central venue for your guests and family.

We are also able to bring the value of a mid-week wedding at a discount venue price. It allows you that summer time Teton Wedding with an eye towards your budget. . You are welcome to provide your own food and alcohol.

Our Manager, Jeanette Beard is very helpful with helping you seek out quality local vendors.

 We have many items on site for you to use for your wedding to decorate and tables and chairs for 125 people.

Please call or email to request a brochure and additional information about the Moose Creek Ranch

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Come visit Moose Creek Ranch in Victor, Idaho Home of some of Snowscapes Events and a Proud Sponsor

Posted on: December 17th, 2014

Dear Friends of Snowscapes:

Hello and happy winter!

We are today officially one month away from block making & snow stomping to get the 2015 Snowscapes underway!

This year we had a great response from interested artists and teams wanting to sculpt snow here in Downtown Driggs. There are some great sketches and ideas from this talented group and we are all looking forward to seeing what is in store! Many of these artists have sculpted here in Driggs before and will no doubt have great works again this year.

The Downtown Driggs Community Association, along with major event sponsors Huntsman Springs, Grand Teton Distillery, Teton Arts Council, Harmony Designs and Barrels & Bins, is proud to announce the 2015 field:

  PARTICIPATING TEAMS

  • Bullshirters, Victor, ID – That Snow Bull. Captain Doug Cassidy – Sponsored by Guchiebirds

  • Team Rotary, Driggs, ID – Under Advisement. Captain Bob Heneage – Sponsored by Allstate of Driggs

  • Snow Be Doo, Victor, ID – Daughter of Earth and Sky. Captain Greg Geffner – Sponsored by Sage Realty

  • Who S-nows, Driggs, ID – The Monolith’s Alternate Reality. Captain Ramon Olmedo – Sponsored by Heron Glass

  • Chefs of Victor, Victor, ID – Sorcerer. Captain Michael Hoffman – Sponsored by Teton Thai

  • North Fremont Dreamers, Ashton, ID – TBD. Led by Art Teacher Janine Davidson – Sponsored by The Wardrobe Co

  • Team Oregon, Welches, OR – Snow Geese. Captain Leon Laucirica – Sponsored by Corner Drug

  • Bonners Ferry Carvers, Bonners Ferry, ID – Celebration Dance. Captain Lee Harris – Sponsored by Grand Valley Lodging

  • Team Bumann, Gardiner, MT – To Ski or Not to Ski. Captain George Bumann – Sponsored by High Peaks Physical Therapy

  • North Idaho Snow Sculpting, Kellogg, ID – The Release of Peace. Captain Barb Dunham – Sponsored by Jorgensen Associates

  • Team Wyoming with The Three Wise Guys, Laramie, WY – TBD. Captain Alison Arnold – Sponsored by Liquor Market

  • Kids Zone & Community Block – Citizens of Teton Valley Collaboration – Sponsored by Peaked Sports

You can send the splendor of Snowscapes through the mail! Great greeting cards from images of last year’s sculptures are now available. See attached flyer for the images selected for this year’s card packs – ten beautiful shots from the 2014 sculptures. Cards available at Driggs City Hall or online at www.driggssnowscapes.org (US Shipping Available).

There are lots of great ways to get involved with this year’s Snowscapes from Snow Stomping, Volunteering, donating musical or culinary talents, or bragging about this great community event on Facebook. Please visit our website www.driggssnowscapes.org or e-mail Lauren at events@downtowndriggs.org to learn more about getting involved.

Remember that Snowscapes is one cool part of the Teton Valley Great Snow Fest – two weeks of awesome activities celebrating winter and fun! Visit www.tetonvalleyfoundation.org/greatsnowfest for information on all the Snow Fest Events.

Snowscapes Calendar:

January 16th

Snow Stomping 2 pm – 6 pm

January 20th-23rd

Sculpting Days – view the sculptors at work!

January 24th

Snowscapes Judging & Display Day!

Kid’s Activities, Igloo building hosted by NOLS and winter sports vendors add to the fun on Saturday.

Official Judging 9 am
People’s Choice Voting 9 am-5 pm
Awards Ceremony 6 pm

Stay for the 4th Annual Driggs Snow Ball, 7-10:30pm

January 25th

Finished Sculptures on display
Teton Science Schools Kids Winter Ecology 12-4
Teton Geotourism Center open 12-5

Stay tuned to Snowscapes happenings on Facebook.com/DriggsSnowscapes and see you all soon!

Lauren Bennett

Event Coordinator

Downtown Driggs Community Association

events@downtowndriggs.org

www.driggssnowscapes.org

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