We recently did a Country Western Themed Wedding.  It was a lot of fun for us, and it allowed us to step outside of the basic wedding box to create an atmosphere that was fun, but still a little formal.

Country Western Head Table

The bride and groom were honeymooning on a Dude Ranch in Montana, and they wanted to bring that feeling to the wedding.  The groom wanted steer horns and a ranch feel.   We brought in bales of hay, lighted greenery and sunflowers, mason jar candles, cowboy hats, milk cans, horseshoes, red gingham and red bandannas.  We used canvas and rope with raffia bows to decorate the head table, but the underlights added sparkle.

The ceremony was held in the gazebo.

Country Western Gazebo

Gazebo Detail

Gazebo Detail

We brought in straw bales for guest seating.  Everybody was in jeans and western wear except the parents who were seated on chairs.

The gazebo was decorated with a horseshoe, up so the luck doesn’t run out!  The sunflowers matched the reception flowers.  The guests threw handfuls of straw instead of rice.

We built a chuckwagon for the outdoor social hour.  The fly was perfect to hold the platters of cold appetizers.  We used a few details to try to make it look authentic.  An old iron skillet, a lantern, a bullwhip, firewood with an axe, and we even coiled up a snake under the front wheel!

Chuckwagon

Chuckwagon

Here are some of the other details that made this wedding special!

Locking Gift Card Box

Locking Gift Card Box

Saloon Doors

Saloon Doors

Cowboy Boot Arrangement at Entrance

Cowboy Boot Arrangement at Entrance

Cupcake Table with Horeshoe Backdrop

Cupcake Table with Horeshoe Backdrop

Straw Bale Centerpiece

Straw Bale Centerpiece

Come back at the end of August to see our Red and Gold Vietnamese Wedding as well as our Beach themed Birthday Party.  We are also doing an Afro-Centric wedding in September that should be very beautiful and different!

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