Inspiration

We're channelling our inner cowgirl today, and marvelling over all these stylish western wedding ideas. There are boots, tassels, dried grasses and cacti. Plus, a horse, and the sweetest glasshouse reception perfect for an intimate ceremony.

VISION

We wanted to create a totally cool and unique style aimed at couples who dare to be different. Different shades of blacks, whites and nudes were the running colour scheme throughout the shoot however deep reds were used as a complementing colour to create a contrast and depth.

Western Rebel

Holly Dallison founder of Locate to Create was eager to deploy both dried and fresh-cut flowers throughout the shoot. The juxtaposing styles were selected to provide contrast and to introduce a “wild west” feel throughout the venue. This was further enhanced by the prop selection, classic lines where created through conventional wooden backdrops, beautiful whitewashed shutters and rustic wooden trestles, whilst Western-themed props were injected to again create contrast.

Holly Dallison
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Styling

Vintage barrels, waggon wheels, cacti and cowhide rugs were just a few of the items used to bring the Western vibes to life. These were especially vital to the ceremony set up, as they created a huge impact and introduced further Western styles. With the restrictions to wedding ceremonies, we took the opportunity to demonstrate how stunning a 15-person ceremony could look. The sensational venue complemented the petit ceremony and really helped to create an intimate and private feel.

Holly Dallison

Western Wedding

There are soo many elements you can draw upon from the wild west to have a stylish western wedding. Holly Dallison and team of suppliers have dressed the bride and grooms in cowboy boots, hats, bootleg ties and tassels. And complemented the intimate glasshouse wedding venue with dried flowers and cacti; wooden barrels and frames displaying bite-sized cakes; Plus, a horse, because not cowboy should be seen without his noble steed.

Tablescape

Table styling was another area where the theme shone through. A hybrid of modern meets vintage was deployed with both black and brass creating a gold rush throughout the table. Vases and other small theming items further helped to complete the Western Rebel vibes. A canapé swing was used to display alluring treats sitting alongside cactus. This collaboration highlighted the essence of the shoot. Classic meets creative Western with a playful twist.

Hollie Dallison

If wearing a black dress and having a wild wedding appeals to you, you may also want to see this same-sex inspiration shoot beautifully portraying feminity and masculinity in equal measures.

Written by Lorna Shaw

Workshop Host: Rebecca Carpenter Photography | Styling, Furniture and Props: Locate To Create | Videographer: Rix Weddings | Venue: Our Beautiful Glasshouse | Florist: Beverley Wilson Floral Design | Cake : Malarkey Cakes | Stationery : Wonderland Invites | Tableware Cutlery & Glasses: A Touch of Vintage | Dresses: Shikoba Bride | Hair & Makeup: Storme Makeup & Hair | Jewellery: Ashley Wild Bridal | Models: Jack & Rose | Jay & Sam
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