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Country Wedding Inspiration for Cowgirl Brides

Discover how real couples brought rustic charm to their down-home weddings.

Country Wedding Inspiration for Cowgirl Brides

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Do you prefer cowboy boots to stilettos? Barns to ballrooms? Would you rather dance the night away to a live band than a DJ? If so, you need a wedding that reflects your country spirit! 

Any true country celebration begins with a gorgeous outdoor venue that shows off magnificent rolling hills or sparkling lakes. A rustic barn provides shelter while complementing the down-home ambience. Details like lanterns, wooden barrels, chalkboard signs, and farm tables add a bit of country flair wherever guests look. Choose a menu composed of comfort foods, like sliders, fried chicken, cornbread, mashed potatoes, and pie. And if you want to rock cowboy boots under your wedding gown – go for it!

Check out a few of our favorite country weddings featured on InsideWeddings.com, below. Click on the title of each event to learn more about these rustic celebrations!

Outdoor Spring Wedding on a Ranch in Texas
The bride and groom who hosted this Texas wedding selected a location that felt like home – the bride’s brother’s ranch – for the events of their wedding weekend. The cocktail hour and reception were held in a chic wooden structure featuring a transparent ceiling. Glass lanterns containing multiple levels of candles were suspended overhead. Round tables swathed in turquoise linens were decorated with bright pink and orange blooms, which also framed the stage. A delectable wedding cake, which was displayed in the middle of the space, was adorned with chartreuse and vanilla hydrangeas tucked in between each tier.Photos by Jerry Hayes and Stephen Karlisch

Southern Lake House Wedding with Ivory and Green Color Palette
Guests gathered for the elegant outdoor ceremony on a grassy lawn overlooking the lake. A natural aisleway sprinkled with hundreds of alabaster petals led to the ceremony arch, which was comprised of magnolia-leaf garlands and featured a small chandelier suspended overhead. An enchanting lakefront porch welcomed guests to the sit-down dinner service. Dark-wood tables absent of linens were arranged in a U-shape, so guests could communicate freely with one another throughout the meal. Bundles of hydrangeas in green and cream hues provided a solid train centerpiece that “overflowed” from the ends of the table to the wood flooring at its base.
Photos by Vue Photography

Green & Yellow Rustic Farm Wedding in North Carolina
The bride and groom who hosted this farm wedding love the mountains and wanted a true outdoor event with a simple, bohemian feel, so they chose the green meadows and mountain views of Claxton Farm in Asheville, North Carolina, for their celebration. The couple exchanged vows in an open field decorated with yellow blooms and a rustic metal arch covered in greenery. The reception was held in a gorgeous barn featuring high ceilings, a stone fireplace, and custom decorations including peace signs, burlap table runners, light fixtures made of twigs, and yellow and green flowers.

Photos by Realities Photography

Rustic-Elegant Celebration on Ranch in Bakersfield, California
Beneath a magnificent oak tree enveloped with lush white roses and hydrangeas, the bride and groom exchanged heartfelt vows in front of 200 guests. Following an outdoor cocktail hour boasting impeccable valley views, guests passed beneath an arch constructed of greenery and white roses into an aged barn for the reception. The rustic space was transformed into a refined setting by way of elegant details and ambient lighting. Tin walls were covered with luxurious ivory drapery, and sparkling crystal chandeliers were suspended from wooden ceiling beams.
Photos by Braedon Photography

An Artistic Fall Wedding at a Rustic Lodge in Kansas
The bride lent her artistic eye to the décor of the couple's ceremony and reception held at a local church and a rustic lodge, respectively. A palette of coral, orange, green, and white followed the bride's desire to prevent the hues from being too “matchy” or bold. After the ceremony, attendees convened at a lodge that featured impressive wood-beamed high ceilings and a wall that was open to the forest air. The head table was topped with grey-and-white striped linens and adorned with vibrant floral arrangements in milk glass and blue glass vases, surrounded by greenery. Similar bouquets graced guest tables, which were positioned in view of the dance floor and live band.
Photos by Sharayamauck Photography

To see more rustic, country weddings designed by real couples, view our weddings page and sort by style, location, and more. 

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