Real Wedding: Jacqueline Kay Abel & Tyler Thomas Katsos at St. Regis Deer Valley

LIVE IN Los Angeles, California OCCUPATIONS She works in advertising; he works in marketing HOW THEY MET At his going-away party when he was moving from Denver to LA. She had just started grad school in Denver, so they dated long distance for two years. HOW THEY GOT ENGAGED He proposed at one of their favorite restaurants around the corner from their house in Venice Beach. As a surprise, he flew in both of their families and rented the restaurant’s wine cellar where they were all waiting to celebrate with them. NUMBER OF GUESTS 150 WEDDING THEME Rustic luxury, inspired by their love for the mountains in the fall. They wanted their wedding to feel warm and cozy like an elegant cabin. DÉCOR DETAILS Ox Blood hues, lots of greenery, wild-like flowers, and wood and iron accents HOW THEY MADE THE DAY THEIR OWN They wrote their own vows and were married by one of their best friends FAVORITE CEREMONY MOMENT Being announced as husband and wife and looking out at all of their favorite people ready to celebrate with them MENU Center-cut angus beef tenderloin; cedar plank king salmon; wild mushroom ravioli DESSERT Deconstructed carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, s’mores, and cowboy cookies, the groom’s one request—he took as many home as possible and ate them for weeks after FAVORS Custom wine openers FIRST DANCE “Coming Home” by Leon Bridges, and “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” by Whitney Houston FAVORITE RECEPTION MOMENT When the band played “Friends in Low Places” by Garth Brooks and the groom, groomsmen, and the couple’s dads got on stage to sing MOST UNEXPECTED MOMENT The rain! But in the end it made for a killer dance party. THE DAY IN THREE WORDS Authentic, lively, joyful HONEYMOON Italy

We’ve shared our lives together for eight years, so I didn’t think I would be as emotional as I was. There’s something about celebrating your love with all of your friends and family that brings such an overwhelming sense of joy. —Jacqueline, the bride

VENDOR LIST
Ceremony, Reception, Catering, Cake & Hotel for Guests: The St. Regis Deer Valley
Wedding Planner: Meredith Parsons of Bluebird Event DMC
Florist: Amanda Hansen of Decoration Inc
Photographer: Meghan Kay Sadler of M.K. Sadler Photography
Videographer: Shark Pig
Paper Goods: Yeti & the Beast
Gown: Houghton Bridal from The Dress Theory, San Diego, California
Alterations: Karen Thomas
Veil: Sara Gabriel
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Reformation
Groom’s & Groomsmen’s Formal Wear: Bonobos Tuxedos
Rehearsal Dinner: High West Distillery
Registry: Amazon.com, Heath Ceramics, Williams-Sonoma, Zola.com