Imagine your wedding at a beautiful ranch. This year’s top wedding trend draws inspiration from the Wild West. We’re not talking about roping cattle on horseback; we’re talking about the rustic atmosphere of a ranch or rustic log home with views of some of the most breathtaking landscape views you or your guests will ever see.
Think of a combination of rustic elements with a bit of elegance. Instead of seating guests at a bunch of round tables, consider using long wooden tables – even if they’re rough looking. Choose wooden benches or wooden chairs for seating. There is no need to dress the chairs with fabric covers, and there is no need to have a tablecloth. Think about a simple table runner – either a vintage lace one or something more rustic like a runner made from burlap.
Ornate centerpieces aren’t appropriate for long wooden tables. Instead, use simple vases that are filled with wildflowers – or seasonal flowers in natural colors. Small Mason jars would make nice candleholders that line the table, alternating between the flower arrangements. If you are having your wedding meal in a place that is covered, think about hanging flowers by attaching a length of rope that is secured to planks of wood, from beams near the ceiling. Place flower arrangements on the wooden planks draw the eye up and add color to areas that would otherwise be void of ay décor.
Leather is also big this year, so consider making napkin rings with strips of leather or leather laces. Dress the napkin up by securing a flower in each napkin before it is tied. In lounge areas or areas where people might sit for cocktails or conversation, add more wildflowers, and consider using copper cups like ones that are used for beer or drinks throughout the event.
Bridal bouquets, corsages, and boutonnieres should be colorful and use seasonal flowers that capture the sense of wildflowers – in case they aren’t available. Dare to be different and wear a floral wreath instead of a veil, or have bridal attendants wear a single flower in their hair.
If you’re getting married in the Billings area, you’ll have no trouble capturing the essence of the Wild West and all of its glory because we’re surrounded by the spectacular beauty of the untamed west.