When it comes to groom's fashion, fabrics such as denim, linen, and cotton are staples. For a look that's country strong but still wedding-worthy, take a gander at this handsome groom's hat-vest-belt buckle combo.
Consider personalizing your ceremony with a "fight box" or "wine box." How it works: During the ceremony, fill a wooden box with a bottle of wine, two glasses, and handwritten letters expressing why you fell in love with one another. Then, you both hammer it shut with nails, and promise not to open it until your first major argument or a milestone anniversary (whichever comes first).
Tie the knot — literally — with two cords that represent your individual selves. As the rope intersects, two lives become one. The finished knot symbolizes how your love will remain strong no matter what obstacles come your way.
A country band or bluegrass band can create the perfect ambiance for this special occasion. (If you prefer to have a traditional wedding band, consider having a country musician play during just the cocktail hour to get guests in the festive spirit.)
No country-themed wedding would be complete without rib-sticking comfort foods like pulled pork, smoked chicken, coleslaw, green beans, mac 'n' cheese, shrimp and grits, and biscuits. Remember that presentation is key.
Entertaining games are a mainstay of laidback country nuptials, and one of our favorites is "The Shoe Game." During the reception, remove both of your shoes, then trade a shoe with your new spouse so that you’re holding one of each. Then, have a designated person ask a series of questions about the two of you and your relationship (i.e.. “Who will be doing most of the cooking?” "Who said 'I love you' first?"). After each question, hold up the shoe of the person you think is the best answer to the question.
Itsy Belle Cakes designed this charming birch tree wedding cake, complete with the initials of the bride and groom "carved" into the side. Because the groom gifted his groomsmen custom-made axes, it was only natural to "cut the tree down" with an ax!