From the romantic to the rugged, there’s more than one way to pull off the look and feel of an authentic Western wedding.
With seasonal accents, vibrant details, and fashionable elements (not to mention perfectly coordinated wedding bands), three Western gals share the rustic styles that suit every type of bride out West.
“I wanted something we didn’t have to fuss with days before the wedding, so I picked out dried and artificial flowers and grassy elements that reflected autumn. Since our wedding was held on the first day of fall, I wanted to celebrate the changing of the seasons and all the gorgeous hues seen in Mother Nature. Also, because the wedding was held outside, we needed something heavy to keep the centerpieces stable in case of wind, so that’s where the wooden rounds came into place. And I chose vintage crystallike hobnail vases to help create a vintage romantic vibe.”
Kristyn Debord Durbin, Designer, Double J Saddlery, married September 22, 2018, at the DeBord Ranch in Yoakum, Texas.
Click on the image above to view the slideshow. Photography: Janzen Tew/Denim & Velvet/Courtesy Kristyn Debord Durbin
“I loved all of the details, from the cow skulls and cowhides to the bright vibrant flowers and cactus we used all over. But my favorite details of the day were my unique handmade dress by Rue De Seine Bridal, and also my custom boots and hand-tooled bouquet wrap. I have always wanted a Cinco de Mayo wedding with a fiesta theme, but with Western elements, so I took my favorite decorations from those two themes and mixed them all together. The venue was so beautiful with all the trees and the beautiful barn, so decorating came very easy. My favorite part of the decorations was what we did with the altar. It was simple yet beautiful.”
Kallie Jo Bearden, VP-Operations, West & Co., married May 15, 2018, at the Dove Creek Ranch in Dublin, Texas.
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“I like to pull in natural elements from the location. For example, Santa Fe has so much Mexican-American culture to draw from, such as serape prints, along with natural elements like cactus and adobe buildings. For a wedding in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, pulling in natural elements such as mountains and snow will set the stage. In changing scenery, it’s very easy to let nature do the work for you. My favorite way to showcase the iconic Western feel from different locations is to pull function into the wedding fashion, such as plaids, a traditional fabric used in the mountains, or serape fabrics, all a very functional part of fashion in each respective location.”
Megan Holdren, Wedding stylist and owner, LiveWire Style
Click on the image above to view the slideshow. Photography: Caree Prince/Courtesy Livewire Style, (all other images) Madi Wagner/Courtesy Livewire Style