Giddy Up! Nevada Ranch Wedding Inspiration {Styled Shoot}

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Well hello there, pardner. Why don’t you kick off those boots, grab some sweet tea and pull up a stump to join us for today’s styled wedding shoot by Taylored Photo Memories?

This stylized wedding shoot is a lotta country & western, a little bit desert inspired but totally full of love … and horses! The photos and idea may be just a concept, but the couple featured, Anna and Steve, really are ranchers and they really are married! It’s so wonderful to see so much authenticity in a styled shoot – from the wedding couple on real horses in the photos as well as an actual officiant (Angie Kelly) and a real meal (by All About Catering Las Vegas)!

The model couple’s love story is classic romance – they were introduced through Anna’s mother, who met Steve while at a training program at his ranch in New Mexico. Anna fell for her cowboy and Steve lasso’d himself a cowgirl –  they’ve been inseparable ever since. In fact, their real life horseback wedding inspired many ideas in this shoot!

McKenzi writes about her idea for the stylized wedding concept: “This Southwest themed styled shoot was something I had been wanting to do for a long time, but finding well trained horses and models that could ride them was always my biggest challenge. I finally had a styled shoot dream come true went I met the real-life cowboy and cowgirl couple — Anna & Steve Housley. They were such a joy to work with!”

Every vendor working on this creative concept (see full list, below) photographed at the old Eldorado Canyon mining town brought their own ideas to this magazine worthy spread. There are so many details to love, from the touches of rough burlap softened by Anna’s lace gown, the beautiful worked in cowboy boots, spiky succulents and desert flowers in the bouquets and arrangements, western typefaces, turquoise and coral colors, that totally delicious looking BBQ feast, a blanket ceremony and of course the horses!

What a great inspiration for an outdoor wedding! If you’re looking for more western-style weddings near Vegas, check these LVW posts out: Rustic Legends Ranch Wedding, Vegas Style or Gettin’ Hitched at McKee Ranch

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 Vendor and Venue Goodness

Styled Shoot & Wedding Venue: Eldorado Canyon / Photographer & Concept Designer: McKenzi Taylor of Taylored Photo Memories / Event Coordinator & Officiant: Angie Kelly of Peachy Keen Unions / Wedding Dress: Alfred Angelo Bridal / Bride’s & Groom’s Boots: Ariat / Groom’s Suit & Headwear: Stetson / Hairstylist: Hue Hair Studio / Makeup: Marzette Hanoian of The WoW Factor! /  Floral: Peter Frigeri of Gaia Flowers / Catering: All About Catering Las Vegas / Cake: Showboy Bake Shop / Stationery: Snoack Studios / Horses: Housley Performance Horses / Saddles: Ansur Saddlery, Circle Y Saddles / Tanning: BodyGlo

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7 Comments on Giddy Up! Nevada Ranch Wedding Inspiration {Styled Shoot}

  1. Alexis Amity
    May 3, 2013 at 12:53 pm (4 years ago)

    I had such an awesome time doing this shoot with my fellow comrades, always a pleasure! Thank you Little Vegas Wedding for taking the time to feature our hard work and serious dedication to the wedding industry in Vegas =) I will be Tweeting, Pinning and Facebooking it all!!!!

  2. Kelly
    May 3, 2013 at 1:34 pm (4 years ago)

    Alexis, this was one of my favorite stylized shoots ever. Great work! The ribs looked delicious and the blackberry lemonade looked sooooo refreshing!

  3. Alexis Amity
    May 3, 2013 at 2:10 pm (4 years ago)

    @ Kelly, Why thank you! We really appreciate the positive feedback and we look forward to future styled shoots :)

  4. Angie Kelly, Officiant
    May 4, 2013 at 4:22 pm (4 years ago)

    Kelly, you really captured this adventure well. Perfect words for the perfect day! I can’t wait to share this post!

  5. Kelly
    May 5, 2013 at 4:19 pm (4 years ago)

    Everyone did such a beautiful job! Glad to feature it on the blog!

  6. Marzette
    May 15, 2013 at 2:04 pm (4 years ago)

    Thanks Kelly, great blog! This couple was too cute…Really enjoyed doing Anna’s makeup, she had beautiful eyes that easily sparkled! It was a great shoot. I’m definitely sharing this post! Thanks!

  7. Kelly
    May 22, 2013 at 10:47 pm (4 years ago)

    Anna looked beautiful – wonderful work, Marzette!

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