Become a Top Wedding Planner – The Western Cowboy Country Chic Wedding Theme on “My Fair Wedding”


Celebrity wedding planner David Tutera’s latest challenge was a Texas bride who was planning a cowboy themed wedding complete with a collection of cowboy boots (to use as vases for sunflowers), wagon wheels (to lean against tables), mason jars (to use as drinking glasses) and horseshoes. All of which David found to be a little kitchy.

Here is what David did to change the wedding from cowboy kitchy to country chic:

Set the wedding at MD Resort in Aurora, Texas, a guest ranch and Bed and Breakfast.

The ceremony was outdoors and set to look like a backyard wedding. He hung ribbons is from the trees which blew in the wind and added movement and color. The aisle was sprinkled with flower petals. The seating was an electic mix of old chairs and pews.

The bride, in a gown by Jorge Perez that David chose, and wearing her purple rose boots, arrived in a horse-drawn carriage with her parents. Because she did not have bridesmaids, David used this as a way to create a dramatic, theaterical moment that usually comes with a procession.

The reception was in a barn at the resort. The ceiling and columns were filled with lights and ribbons and sunflowers hung from wagon wheels on the ceiling.

David wanted the tables to look like someone went to grandma’s cupboard and pulled out whatever they could find so assorted little jars, mason jars, and soup cans tied with burlap and lace were gathered together. Each had one flower, a sunflower, tulip, peony, or ranunculus, so it looked like someone went to the garden and picked flowers to bring to the tables. Plates were a mix of vintage china patterns. Linens added color and texture to the tables.

The wedding cake was rolled fondant painted plaid and decorated with gum paste flowers. The grooms cake was made to look like a fishing tackle box. The cake designers/bakers offered three flavors; white cake with white buttercream filling, almond cake with blackberry cream cheese filling and white cake with raspberry liquor buttercream filling. The bride had selected white with white buttercream and the baker suggested she have different flavors on each tier. She just should make the anniversary topper, which the bride and groom will eat on their first anniversary, the favorite flavor.

The dance floor and band were setup outside the barn.

The video above shows the wedding with all of the details and you can go to the WEtv site for a full list of the vendors.




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