The Vibe: Western Chic. The Feeling: Love. The Vendors: Amazing. The Scenery: Out Of This World. The Weather? The Best Part. This mountainside western chic wedding inspiration styled shoot exceeded my wildest dreams in terms of bridal attire. Kasara from The Teal Door and I worked together on bringing the design to life but one thing that stayed important to us: we wanted to do something unique, that highlighted custom-curated elements from local creators. I wanted to step outside of the traditional styled tablescape, accompanying small wedding cake… I wanted this shoot to be playful, romantic, and to showcase the dreams of the creators behind the scenes.
If you’re planning a wedding in Alaska, here is a full list of the vendors. Hiring these amazing people will help make your wedding day dreams come true!
Planning + Design: Wild Rose Weddings and Events
Photography: Chelsa Jay
Florist: The Teal Door
Bar Service: BarHounds
Videographer: Serendipity Video
Custom Jewelry/Silversmith: StoneWise Silver Co.
Menswear: Generation Tux
Bridal Gown: Bateau Bridal Boutique
Hair/Makeup Artist: Vibe Artistry
Rentals/Decor: Forest and Fern Wedding Rentals
Venue: Alaska Mountain Rugby Grounds
Eeek, how lucky are we that Mrs. Alaska agreed to model for us?! Not only is Chelsea stunning, but she is a mom of 4 rowdy boys and an advocate for disability inclusion.
Hair and Makeup: the incredible Tiffanee from Vibe Artistry styled these beautiful, unique and truly western chic braids. Makeup was a soft glam bridal look that enhanced Chelsea’s natural beauty.
Bridal Jewelry: for a true western chic vibe, turquoise jewelry was a MUST. Who better to create something totally unique for Chelsea than local silversmith, Dana Pruner- owner of StoneWise Silver Co. The statement necklace was the perfect compliment to the flattering neckline on the gown. The ring is also a custom piece.
These rhinestone covered boots were the perfect completion to our Bride’s look – the perfect touch of chic for this western bride.
Pocket Boutonnieres are all the rage these days and I AM HERE FOR IT! I absolutely love this unique way to incorporate florals in to the men’s look. But the real stunner here? A custom created Bolo Tie from StoneWise Silver Co. For mountainside western chic wedding inspiration, turquoise was a heavy hitter.
The Groom’s Suit was provided by Generation Tux– my favorite fully online suit and tuxedo rental shop. They make the rental process so easy for couples, planners and your guys. Bonus– when you book with me, you get access to my exclusive discount which gives the wedding party 25% off their rental + a free rental for the Groom with 5 paid rentals.
BarHounds is a new, local bar services that offers a mobile bar trailer setup. Their bar is BEAUTIFUL! It is modern and features a rooftop… perfect for your DJ, or an intimate meal after your nuptials. The bartenders custom curated these fabulous drinks. They were so decadent, and totally on theme.
Western Chic Wedding Inspiration Bar Menu: Perfect if you are looking for western-inspired signature cocktails for your wedding!
Cowboy Mimosa- mulled apple cider / brandy / champagne / cinnamon sugar rim
Shootin’ Peaches in a Prarie- bourbon / torched peach syrup / fresh lemon juice / egg white
Old Dusty Road (Old Fashioned) – rye / toasted pecan demerara / bitters / orange peel
Welcome to the Badlands- tequila / pomegranate juice / lime / ginger agave / smoked salt
The Pack Mule- vodka / fresh lime / pumpkin spice syrup / ginger beer / cloved orange
This beautiful bar menu was created by local artist Sawdust + Silt.
Forest and Fern Wedding Rentals is a local event rental provider. They provided the beautiful seating, glass table and wedding decor. I absolutely love working with them to bring my clients’ designs to life! Forest and Fern has these beautiful rust wing-back chairs, and velvet benches in several different colors. If you’re planning your Alaskan dream wedding, I highly recommend reaching out to Stacey and Melissa to browse their wide selection of rentals.
Kasara from The Teal Door absolutely knocked the florals out of the park. The Teal Door is a wedding florist who specializes in bohemian-inspired wedding florals. She designed this custom hat for our Bride to wear, as well. One of my favorite features from these western chic wedding inspired florals was the bar menu meadow- surrounding our beautiful bar menu in a full arrangement. A detail that I see often forgotten- the ribbon on the Bridal Bouquet. This ribbon should be a statement- it should tie in with the overall design, but it should contrast well with the flowers and give the bouquet that final touch that makes it truly stand out among the other wedding flowers.
Serendipity Video put together this beautiful video of the evening. If you are looking for a wedding videographer in Alaska, definitely reach out to Audrey!
Thanks so much for reading! I hope you find some inspiration for your western chic inspired wedding from this blog– I truly loved putting this together. If you’re in Alaska, this vendor team is some of the best in the business and we’d love to help you on your wedding planning business!