Memories in the Making
Lindsay & Ryan
Words by Lindsay Mulford + Photography by Morris Weintraub
Ryan and I met while on a group vacation at St. Croix, which was organized by one of my best friends from college. Eighteen of us, ranging from college friends to coworkers to friends of friends, descended upon the Caribbean island for Memorial Day weekend.
We spent the next two years in a long-distance relationship; I was an investment banker living in Manhattan, and Ryan was a sporting goods salesman based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Finally, we convinced our bosses to let us move to Chicago to be together at long last.
Once engaged, we knew right away that Jackson was where we wanted to have the wedding. My family grew up vacationing in Jackson, but Ryan,s family had never visited. We created a long weekend itinerary full of our favorite Jackson activities for our closest friends and family. We went whitewater rafting on the Snake River, just as I did as a child, toured Yellowstone National Park, introduced Ryan,s nephews and niece to the wonders of the West, enjoyed some local wine tastings, and attended the rodeo twice.
Our closest friends flew in to celebrate with us, including my friend Caroline, who introduced us, and a surprise visit from my best friend, U.S. Open tennis champion Sloane Stephens, who was able to join us between tournaments. We wanted a very small wedding, but with no detail or experience spared. We love knowing that our friends and family will have fond memories of such a special place.
18 August 2018
Cameron Merritt, friend
hair & makeup
Tanya Crocker, Hair & Makeup by Tanya
Morris Weintraub, Imagewell Photography
Vince Gutwein, String Lake Ensemble
Alison Kyle, Destination Jackson Hole